What to see in Malaga in one day

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 undoubtedly 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.

Atarazanas Market

In the heart of Malaga is the Mercado de Atarazanas, where in addition to seeing and smelling you can also eat. It is in a Nasrid shipyard from the 15th century and is perfect for a stroll at noon, since you can whet your appetite in its tapas bars.

Marqués de Larios Street

After filling your belly, it’s not a bad idea to go for a walk to lower your food. There is no better place to do it than Calle Marqués de Larios, which we could say is the main street in the center of Malaga. In 2003 it was remodeled with pedestrians in mind and today it is a pleasure to go shopping around it, since there are many stores. In addition, the 19th century architecture of its buildings makes it worth a walk through it even if you do not intend to buy.

Malaga Cathedral

It is not difficult to see that there is a spectacular cathedral, as it is in view from almost anywhere in the city. Baroque and Renaissance in style, its original name is Santa Iglesia Catedral Basilica de la Encarnación. It is right in front of the Plaza del Obispo and its construction did not finish until 1782, although it was inconclusive. This is so because one of its towers is missing, which is why they call it " La Manquita ".

The Roman Theater

Another point to mark on the map is the Roman Theater. It is from the 1st century, which makes 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 architectural contrasts in a very small space. Its design follows the patterns set by the Roman architect Vitruvius.

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 State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg or the Center Pompidou , which is a headquarters of the National Center of Art and Culture Georges Pompidou of France and is nicknamed « The Cube »for its peculiar shape.

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