Malaga is filled with fantastic tapas bars, restaurants and bars along with food markets like the stunning Mercado Central de Atarazanas. For a more relaxed experience, and to get a real flavor of the local lifestyle I would suggest Mercado El Carmen in the Perchel district, which is located near Maria Zambrano station. You’ll probably walk straight across the uninteresting building however, inside you will find vendors selling Andalucia’s delicious produce and vegetables, and butchers and fishmongers so that you can select your food and then cook it right and then enjoy it at tables high up or outside on a terrace.
Calle la Serna 3, open Mon-Sat 8am-4pm
I frequently visit The Alcazaba (adult entrance EUR3.50 Book on the internet) which is the ancient Arab fortress for an ethereal stroll. The gentle climb up from in the city’s historic center, and through the gardens, with their relaxing fountains, takes me back in Moorish Andalucia. The view over the city and across the Mediterranean on the way to the top of the hill is well worth the effort. Another place that is fascinating to visit is that of the Bishop’s Palace, in the square just in the front of the church. Customs associated with worship are an integral part of life in the city. One of the cofradia (lay brotherhoods) led me to an exhibit of the objects which are carried in the Easter procession. As I walked up to them I was stunned by the sheer size, intricacy and sanity of the statues.
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It’s like getting access to private clubs when you visit Cobalto 15. Cobalto 15 rooftop bar in Soho You must go to the lift located within the hallway close to the Soho Nono Charming Stay tourist apartment. The patrons there are generally a mix of elegantly dressed senoras, and casually well-groomed people in their 30s and 40s or 50s. Although the place is affluent it’s a laid-back atmosphere and I’ve been slightly unkempt on numerous occasions and yet felt at home.
Casa de Campos 15
It’s an outdoor-oriented life in Malaga with miles of beaches stretching to the east and west and a pleasant climate for the majority of the season. For me, a quick escape would be the Guadalhorce estuary nature reserve which draws more than 200 species of birds (including that white-headed duck) in the Delta that is formed from two rivers, where it merges to the Mediterranean. I cycle through the promenade, which is the Paseo Maritimo Antonio Banderas – then I follow the riverbank to make a bridge. The reserve has a bicycle parking area at the entrance and there are a variety of walks within the reserve. If customers in the cafe inquire about renting bikes, we suggest Malaga Bike Rentals just round the corner from our cafe.
I am a resident and worker in the Soho neighborhood, where you can find a variety of striking street art, however, I also love to examine the graffiti on the walls of El Ejido, the university area just south from Plaza del Merced, where Pablo Picasso was born. Some interesting places to eat include the highly-respected Restaurante Alexso on Calle Mariblanca However, I typically end up at Fonzo which is a small restaurant just across the street located on Calle Pena, where they make use of mostly organic and local products in dishes that have been inspired by many different culinary styles: the Moorish Lasagne (EUR14.50) as an example. It is spicy, aubergine and vegan take on. It’s ideal to visit in the morning, however it’s not a risky location, but at night it’s easy to wander off through the narrow streets.
In close proximity to Cafe de Estraperlo in the Soho neighborhood The Mate Valeria, formerly known as Room Mate Valeria (doubles from EUR130 room-only) is an elegantand enjoyable place to stay that has an amazing roof terrace and the plunge pool.