TIPS

TIPS

 

EXPERIENCE MALAGA CITY

DISCOVER ANDALUCÍA

Visit Ronda, one of the eldest cities in Spain. Up in the mountains, situated in a spectacular scenery. Read more about this beautiful and charming city.

 

Visit Alhambra, outside Granada. World heritage, buildings and gardens.

 

Visit Gibraltar. A piece of Great Britain balancing on a rock. You get an amazing view if you take the cable railway to the top. Learn more.  

Visit the Cathredal in Seville. The cathedral’s name is Santa María de la Sede, and it is the worlds largest roman-catholic cathedral.

 

Visit the caves of Nerja, the largest caves in Europe. Dig deeper!

 

Visit the mosque of of Córdoba. Abd ar-Rahman commissioned the building in it year 785 AD. 900 years of different architecture have formed this master piece.

MALAGA CITY

Do you have interest in art? The most famous museum is the Picasso museum. Other famous ones are: Centre Pompidou Málaga, Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga och The art museum of S:t Petersburgs in Malaga. In total, there are 36 museums in Malaga. Indulge yourself in music, flamenco, arts & craft and much more - long list of things to do..

 

Wine with a view: AC Malaga Hotel (Marriotte), a rooftop bar and restaurant with an amazing view towards the harbour.

 

El Corte Ingles: In Malaga you find the big department store here. All busses (1, C1 36, 37) from Plaza de Merced will take you close, but C1 stays outside. The same bus lines takes you back (bus stop Victoria).

More about the different stores and restaurants in El Corte Ingles.

 

Care for football (soccer)? Spain has one of the best leagues in the world and Malaga has a good team. You can search for tickets here.

El Pimpi is a beautiful and famous bodega, very well spoken of. It has a genuine charm and even if it is popular amongst tourist, it still attracts many locals. Pay it a visit.

 

Malaga Feria – more than 500 years of celebration. There is always a good party going on in Andalucía. In Malaga, the fiesta normally is celebrated the third week in August. The fiesta is in memory of when Ferdinand and Isabella conquered the city 1487.

 

See the city from the sea! There are several boat trips to choose from. Book your ticket in the harbour, the salesmen will find you … One of the firms is called Pinto Crucero.

 

Heard of hammam, the Moorish bath? There are two in Malaga’s historic centre. We have not been there ourselves. If you are interested, check out their websites:: www.elhammamspa.com and hammamalandalus.com.

 

Hop-on hop-off-busses: Malaga City Pass and more: the tourist office

MALAGA DAYTRIPS

Water park, Mijas: www.aquamijas.com

 

Aqarium and dolphins in Benalmadena: www.selwomarina.es

 

Crocodiles i Torremolinos, more than 200: www.cocodrilospark.com/en/

 

Nature park, Zoocastellar, Castellar de la frontera: www.zoodecastellar.es

 

Zoo, the African Adventure, in Estepona: www.selwo.es

Adventure park, in Marbella, 83 challenges (4-6 years): www.aventura-amazonia.com

 

Cable railway to a look outm in Benlamadena: www.telefericobenalmadena.com

 

Butterflies, the biggest park in Europe, in Benlamadena: www.mariposariodebenalmadena.com

 

The show “Spanish nights”: bbq, flamenco, horses, in Mijas: www.spanishnight.es

 

Other events: search for different events: www.malagaturismo.com/es/eventos

TRANSPORT & SHOPPING

Taxi: Normally there are a taxi line at the nearby square Plaza de la Merced. The ride from the airport to the apartment, or vice versa, will cost you around 20 € ant it takes around 15 minutes. To book a taxi, call: 952-33 33 33. All the different companies use the same number.

 

Bus services in the city: C1, 1, 36 and 37 takes you down town. The same line takes you back. The price is 1,30 € per person and trip. You pay with cash and they accept 10 € as the highest value. You pay for children over 3 years old.

 

Bus services outside the city: There are three companies to mention, ALSA (Nerja and Nerja’s caves), Portillo (very often westbound, to Marbella, Estepona and Cádiz) and Los Amarillos (Ronda is one of their destination).

 

There are two major bus stations, One close to the ferris wheel, Estación Muelle Heredia (buses to Nerja). And the other is close to the railway station, Estacion de autobuses.

 

Rent a car and parking: Hertz is located at the railway station, and so are also enterprise.es, Avis and Budget (+34 902 090 282) and a company named Europcar.

There are two parking garages close to the apartment.

 

One private:

Parking Atlántida

Calle Refino, 16, 29013 Málaga, Spanien

+34 952 25 31 41

 

and one public:

Sociedad Municipal de Aparcamientos y Servicios

Plaza Jesús el Rico, 2, 29012 Málaga, Spanien

+34 952 06 01 04

 

Sundays and siesta: Sundays are bad days for shopping. Even El Corte Ingles is closed. Small shops, as our corner shops, will stay open. Restaurants and many museums stay open on Sundays, but in general it is a lazy day – perfect for the beach.

 

Some shops still practise siesta and they close around 15.00 and open around 18.00. Most foods stores in our block practice siesta.

 

Food stores and pharmacy: The block you live in is a society in miniature, here you find corner shops, bakery shops, a food store, and you also have the market hall close by. On the opposite side of the garbage station (which you find the corner of the market hall) there is a Pharmacy. On Calle Victoria, the street that passes by the square Plaza de la Merced, there is a food store called DIA. It is five to ten minutes’ walk in the direction of the square Victoria.

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