48 hours Malaga in the capital of the Costa del Sol, the sunshine coast. One of my favorite cities in Spain. Only in the 1960s was Malaga known as an important tourist center. Hotels and resorts sprang up all over the city. The most famous son of Malaga is undoubtedly Pablo Picasso, more on that later.
Travel guide for your planning in Malaga
If you did not know that I’m in Malaga, you’d probably think of Miami in the picture below.
To make the two days in Málaga varied, I decided on day one deliberately for a bike tour, as it had rained the day before. In October, there are an average of 10 rainy days, and I had caught one such. Nonetheless, a visit to the Picasso Museum was scheduled for Day Two.
It was raining again then. But otherwise, it was terribly hot, around 30 degrees and the end of October!
As usual, I was fully motivated for the upcoming bike tour (link der Tour), 23 km at this time nice weather. It started at the tranquil harbor. The first stop was the Málaga Lighthouse, called “La Farola”.
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To recommend is the beautiful harbor promenade with its many shops and restaurants. Even the super-rich park their yachts there. It is always a pleasure to look at them. Since you could be a bit jealous. A walk in the evening is only recommended.
“El Tintero”. again and again. It is located in a small fishing village called Carretera de Almeria, directly on the bike path east.
I recommend everyone to try the very special cuisine of Malaga – everything is grilled on skewers – to try. The “sardine espetos” are the classic in Malaga.
Meanwhile, she is an institution in the culinary culture of Málaga. The beach promenade “Antonio Machado” and “Playa de la Misericordia” are right in Malaga, and I’ve eaten there often if you do not want to go so far or drive.
In the afternoon then down from the bike and from the old town. It is always a pleasure to be there, as many attractions are separated only by short distances. So wear sports shoes and go!
Calle Molina Larios is the shopping and entertainment street of Malaga. It’s really fun, especially in the evening with a great restaurant, bodegas, souvenir shops, and bars. The winding streets and the footpath are made entirely of marble.
Beware of rain here! Slipping!Ticket for the cathedral
The entrance to the cathedral can be reached on the north side through a garden. As soon as you get to the inside of the cathedral, the spit will be gone! You get an impression of wealth and splendor. You should have seen this, once you are in Malaga. For a ticket, you wait seemingly forever.
Buy yourself as I have a ticket in advance, it is also much cheaper! TICKET. At the photo below in front of the Cathedral at the “Plaza del Obispo” is a great tavern, where you can sip a sangria and at the same time view the building from the outside (Taberna La Malaguena)! Here it is pleasantly shady!
A few streets further you will find the “Plaza de la Merced”! Highly recommended especially in the late afternoon, because the sun is not so high. As the locals come to their siesta to the fore. Around this place, there is a lot of gastronomy, a popular meeting place. Actually, the place is dedicated to the memory of Pablo Picasso. Here he spent his childhood.
You will also find only a few corners further Picasso’s birthplace. In the park there is a statue that Picasso shows sitting on a bench. Sit down and take a photo with him! The obelisk here at the photo was erected in honor of 48 fallen soldiers in 1831.
Calle Alcazabilla with the Roman Theater. The “Teatro Romano”, built by Emperor Augustus, is located in the middle of the city! Above is the Alcazaba Castle, one of the landmarks of Málaga.
Alcazaba is a fortress and palace complex located above the city. You can walk up from the Roman theater and take a look at the complex. That’s just great, and you have a great view over the whole city up there.
Ticket for Alcazaba the fortification and the Roman Theater
In the photo below you can see the actual extent of the fortress Alcazaba. In the foreground the fountain “Fuente de las Tres Gracias”, it is located in the middle of a roundabout. Around the roundabout you will find the huge park of Málaga with vegetation that is rarely seen anywhere.
You should not miss this!
The Bodega “El Pimpi”. It is located directly opposite the Roman Theater and next to the Picasso Museum. You can see some celebrities there on certain days.
Antonio Banderas lives right opposite the bodega. This bodega is known for its excellent wines from the region and of course for the unique cuisine. Other personalities from film, politics, art and all who have otherwise rank and name, visit this bodega.
Famous are the barrels and also the heart of “El Pimpi”. All celebrities immortalize themselves with white chalk on the barrels. The interior of this bodega, decorated with decorations on bullfights, is also worth seeing!
At the top of the picture on the second row from the right you see the autograph of Pablo Picasso, then Antonio Banderas and others.
After a long day it is time to feel “Spanish”, I enjoyed tapas and sangria in the marina.
Malaga from above: tapas tour at sunset
This tour is ideal if you want to explore Málaga in a unique and different way. Visit four terraces and get an overview of this wonderful city!
On Day 2, I worked exclusively with him and looked at hundreds of works by him and tried to find my artistic streak.
The most famous son of Malaga is undoubtedly Pablo Picasso. The Palace Buena Vista, a stately building from the 16th century, houses the Picasso Museum, the ideal entry point into the world of the famous artist. The gallery is home to 285 works largely donated by members of his family.
Enjoy an interesting day with Picasso’s works!
About Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso is probably the most important 20th century figure in terms of art. Even before the age of 50, the Spanish-born artist was one of the best-known names in modern art, with the most distinctive style and unique artistic output. Before Picasso, there was no other artist whose influence had had such an impact on the art world or attracted so many fans and critics.
Throughout his long career, he created more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and other items such as costumes and theatrical utensils. He is widely known as one of the most influential and famous artists of the twentieth century.
As an artist and innovator, he is responsible, along with Georges Braque, for co-founding the entire Cubist movement. Cubism was an avant-garde art movement that forever changed the face of European painting and object art, while at the same time influencing contemporary architecture, music and literature.
Themes and objects in Cubism are broken up into pieces and brought into an abstract form. Between 1910 and 1920, when Picasso and his contemporaries laid the foundation for Cubism in France, its effects went so far as to inspire offshoots such as the styles of Futurism, Dada, and Constructivism in other countries.
(“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and wondered why not.”) translated from german.
– Pablo Picasso
For your next visit to Malaga, I also recommend the day trips to Ronda, Alhambra & Caminto, see below