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Málaga travel guide

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You're Going to Love Malaga

Malaga is the largest city on the Costa del Sol and has a history dating back nearly 3,000 years. Founded by the Phoenicians, it is one of the oldest cities in the world and that history can be seen today in the historical center, which is often referred to as an open museum, with ruins from Phoenician, Roman, and Moorish times.

Today, Malaga is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain. It combines beaches, history, and archaeology with a vibrant nightlife and important cultural sights. It is also the transport hub for the Costa del Sol and provides an excellent base from which to explore the region.

Malaga has some excellent shopping and delicious cuisine. As the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, it attracts many art lovers and the city boasts a number of fine galleries and museums.

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When to Visit Malaga

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Summer is undoubtedly the peak tourist season for Malaga. Temperatures can reach 95 degrees Fahrenheit but breezes from the Mediterranean Sea provide some comfort. Malaga has the warmest winter temperatures of any major European city, with average temperatures in December of around 64 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring and fall are warm and dry and the main sights tend to be quieter. Most rain falls in winter but even then it rarely lasts long.

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How to Get to Malaga

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Where to Stay in Malaga

The main areas for tourist accommodation in Malaga are along the beach or around the pedestrian zone in the city center. A good budget option is the Hostal La Palma. Room Mate Valeria is centrally located with a lovely rooftop bar and stylish rooms. The Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro also has stunning views and comfortable rooms.

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Shopping Streets

Calle Marqués de Larios is a lovely pedestrian shopping area in the city. Other main shopping streets are Calle Larios and Calle Nueva. All the major stores are here, including the El Corte Inglés department store and lots of designer brands. You can shop for fashion, shoes, jewelry, and accessories, along with some lovely artisan cheese and other products.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk will cost around EUR0.76 and 12 eggs EUR1.83. Major supermarkets in Malaga include Eroski and Supermercado El Rocio.

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Where to Eat in Malaga

The beachfront restaurants are known as chiringuitos and offer dishes such as paella, seafood, and fish. You can try the local specialty, espetos, which consists of skewered sardines. The port is another area with good restaurants. Las Garrafas is a good, simple, and traditional restaurant, while Restaurante Gallego Candamil is a popular Galician restaurant. Expect to pay around EUR7.75 for a dish in a budget restaurant and EUR30.00 for a three course meal in a mid-range restaurant.

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