Already thinking about your next vacation? If you have considered the possibility of planning a route through Andalusia, surely at some point you will enjoy Malaga, which is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in southern Spain.
If yours is going to be a fleeting visit, I recommend that you take note of what I am going to tell you in this article, since I share an ideal plan for a single day.
In the heart of Malaga is the Atarazanas Market, where in addition to seeing and smelling you can also eat. It is in a Nasrid shipyard in the XV century and it is perfect for a stroll at noon, since you can start opening your mouth in its tapas bars.
Marqués de Larios Street
After filling your belly it is not a bad idea to go for a walk to lower the food. There is no better place to do it than Marqués de Larios street, which we could say is the main street in the center of Malaga. In 2003 it was remodeled with pedestrians in mind and nowadays it is a pleasure to go shopping while visiting it, since there are many stores. In addition, the architecture of the 19th century of its buildings makes it worthwhile to walk through it even if you do not intend to buy.
It is not difficult to realize that there is a spectacular cathedral, since it is in sight from almost any point of the city. Baroque and Renaissance in style, its original name is Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica de la Encarnación. It is right in front of the Plaza del Obispo and its construction did not finish until 1782, although it was not completed. This is so because one of its towers is missing, which is why they call it «La Manquita«.
The Roman Theater
Another point to be marked on the map is the Roman Theater. It is from the 1st century, making it the oldest in Spain. It is in the center of the city, very close to the Arab Alcazaba and the Gibralfaro Castle. That means that one can enjoy the architectural contrasts in a very small space. Its design follows the patterns set by the Roman architect Vitruvio.
Museums and art galleries
On the Costa del Sol there is much more than beaches and great gastronomic proposals. You can also enjoy art in museums such as the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the Picasso Museum, the Russian State Museum in Saint Petersburg or the Center Pompidou, which is the headquarters of the Georges Pompidou National Center for Art and Culture in France and is nicknamed "The Cube" for its peculiar shape.
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