If you are searching for the ultimate summer vacation destination then Malaga should certainly be on your shortlist. It is primarily known for being a sun, sea and sand destination and it certainly ticks all of the boxes for this, but Malaga has much more to it than this and there are a handful of highlights to see here. Here are a few of the top attractions in this beautiful part of sunny southern Spain.
As the tallest cathedral in all of Andalusia, you can see the stunning Malaga Cathedral from just about everywhere but it is also certainly worth seeing up close due to its unique architecture and great beauty. It is not hard to find and centrally located so it is easy to fit into your trip anytime after your Malaga airport transfers and there is plenty to do around the area.
Mirador del Gibralfaro
The astonishing views atop Mirador del Gibralfaro over the city and out to sea are one of the best highlights in Malaga and certainly worth the climb. It is a great walk and a good way to get in some exercise while on holiday, especially if you finish the hike with a nice rewarding meal and a glass (or two) of wine.
Puerto de Malaga
Malaga is a bustling port city and this is a lovely area to explore on a warm summer’s day. In addition to the fabulous views out to sea, Puerto de Malaga has lovely park areas, sculptures and, of course, many great places to enjoy a fine meal with seafood obviously being a good choice in this area!
An amazing fortress-palace which is the best-preserved in all of Spain, the Alcazaba is a breathtaking sight to behold and certainly worth seeing on a trip to Malaga. Built by the Hammudid dynasty in the early 11th century, it is somewhere that anyone with an interest in history will be fascinated by but is striking enough and surrounded by beauty so that even those without an interest in history will enjoy the area.
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Another must-visit historical site is Castillo de Gibralfaro – a magnificent castle found atop Mount Gibralfaro dating back as far as the 10th century. Again, this is somewhere that any history lover will have a great time learning about the castle’s fascinating history but it is also simply a nice place to explore with great views and even a restaurant where you can enjoy a hard-earned snack and/or beverage after the hike.
As you can see, there is much more to Malaga than the alluring sandy beaches and there is plenty to keep you active and busy here which makes it the perfect summer holiday destination.