Almost 3,000 years old, Málaga is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Málaga is famous for being the birthplace of renowned artist Pablo Picasso. In his honor, his birthplace Casa Natal and the nearby Picasso Museum have been preserved and maintained.
La Alcazaba was a Moorish fortress that has been standing tall since the 8th century. Castillo de Gibralfaro is another such fortress.
The ruins of the mountainside Roman Theatre are a must-visit. Málaga Cathedral is a majestic structure that took more than 150 years to build. The Automobile and Fashion Museum has about 100 classic cars and 200 pieces of yesteryear fashion.
Football fans would want to tour La Rosaleda. It is the wonderful stadium of the local football club, Málaga CF. The beaches of Málaga are a sunbather’s delight. Tourists like lazing around at La Malagueta, La Misericordia, and Los Alamos beaches.
The August fair is a pompous affair in Málaga. It is celebrated annually to mark Málaga’s return to Christian rule. You should definitely try espeto (grilled sardine) at a chiringuito. It is a delicious local delicacy of Málaga. Golf enthusiasts can practice their swing at the 18-hole golf course, Parador de Málaga.
Here’s our list of the best hotels in Málaga:
- Gran Hotel Miramar
Paseo Reding, 22, 24, 29016 Málaga, Spain
The classic design blends perfectly with modern conveniences at the Gran Hotel Miramar. The sumptuous VIP Club offers scenic sea views. You can always visit the Malagueta Beach, which is a stone’s throw away. Gran Hotel Miramar is an absolute grandeur.
- Vincci Seleccion Posada del Patio
Pasillo de Sta. Isabel, 7, 29005 Málaga, Spain
The guestrooms are bright and spacious, and many of them have balconies and small terraces. The highlight of this boutique hotel lies beneath the bar. You can walk into the remains of the Roman and Arabic walls of Málaga. Competitors are envious of such a unique possession.
- Molina Lario
Calle Molina Lario, 20, 29015 Málaga, Spain
Mod guest rooms have exquisite views of either the city or the courtyard terrace. You can savor Mediterranean cuisine at the chic El Café de Bolsa. You’d also fancy a drink at the Pool Bar Lounge, wouldn’t you?
- Barceló Málaga
Calle Héroe de Sostoa, 2, 29002 Málaga, Spain
Situated in the main railway station, you can enter the lobby on a slide. Bright colors have been generously used in the hotel. The 221 guest rooms are spacious and have wooden floors. El Andén restaurant serves healthy Mediterranean cuisine. Diet-conscious guests will appreciate the calorie count displayed on the menu.
- Gran Meliá Don Pepe
Via Hotel Don Pepe s/n, Calle José Meliá, 29602 Marbella, Málaga, Spain
The guest rooms come with picturesque views of either the mountains or the sea. The lively open-plan lobby has a marble floor and retro white furnishings. Guests love to sunbathe on day beds around the large pool area.
- Finca Cortesin
Carretera Casares, s/n, 29690 Casares, Málaga, Spain
The rooms of this tranquil retreat are stylish and luxurious. The greenery of the gardens and patios makes you feel closer to nature. You should unwind at the outstanding spa. Four pools should be enough for you to sunbathe in.
- Parador de Gibralfaro
Castillo de Gibralfaro, s/n, 29016 Málaga, Spain
Located right beside the Gibralfaro Castle, this Parador stands tall at the top of a hill. The surrounding areas are known for tapas-tasting sessions. The fine-dining experience in the landscape of a dimly lit Málaga is unmatchable. It is among Málaga’s most sought-after hotels.
- Room Mate Larios Hotel
Calle Marqués de Larios, 2, 29005 Málaga, Spain
The interiors of this designer hotel abundantly feature the bold black-and-white color scheme. The roof terrace treats you with pleasing views overlooking the tower of the Málaga Cathedral. The voguish bar is a hit among the local Malagueños for its impressive cocktails.
- Hotel Villa Guadalupe
Urb, Calle de Bandaneira, 6, 29190 Málaga, Spain
This hilltop hotel is located in the countryside and has easy access to the beach. Paintings by Dutch artist Irene van Vlijmen grace the walls of and common places. You’d want to splurge on the tasty food served by renowned chef Amador Fernández.
- Room Mate Valeria
Plaza Poeta Alfonso Canales, 5, 29001 Málaga, Spain
The Mediterranean-inspired interiors of this hotel are unconventional. Quite audacious of the designer to do so. The rooftop cocktail bar is fantastic. You can loosen up at the plunge pool. Room Mate Valeria is a laidback yet swanky hotel.
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