The city centre of Malaga is a cultural destination with a lots of proposals to make you enjoy during your visit. This city is the birthplace of artists such as Picasso and during the last years has been able to highlight its potential to offer visitors unique experiences.
Stroll through the streets and admire the monumental heritage, savor the rich and varied gastronomy or relax on one of its beaches. In Malaga you have plans for everybody. Today we propose a very special route without leaving the city center.
We start the tour in Larios Street, this emblematic street have a lots of shops and establishments. You can make shopping while admiring the architecture of the buildings. You can make a stop to refresh with an ice cream or take a snack in one of the coffee shop you will find.
At the end of this street you can find Constitución Square, the heart of the city center. Near to the square you have shops, cafes and restaurants. Very close you can visit the Villalón´s Palace, a beautiful building of the sixteenth century, that now is the home of the the Carmen Thyssen´s Museum. If you like art in this museum you can enjoy more than 200 works of 19th century Spanish artists, in addition they make temporary exhibitions and different activities of leisure and culture.
We return to the Constitución Square and from there we need to go to the east until the Cathedral of Malaga also known as “La Manquita” because one of its tower is unfinished. This renaissance-style work began to be built in the 16th century and is a must for tourists visiting the city.
Just opposite you will find the Obispo Square and the Episcopal Palace. You can take the opportunity to make a break and relax on a terrace of the square while admiring the monuments that surround you.
We continue walking until arriving at the Roman Theater, which is located at the foot of the Alcazaba. This fortress palace is one of the most visited monuments of the city and during your walk you can discover many curiosities about the history of the city. The Roman Theater was built in the 1st century BC and has been reclaimed for use as a stage space. These two are the places you can not miss on your walk through the center of Malaga.
At the beginning of the street where you will find these two monuments, named Alcazabilla, is the Merced Square. A space full of establishments and with much life in which you can enhoy a good coffee or a cocktail. In this same square you will find the Picasso Foundation. Casa Natal Museum. A 19th century building where this artist was born and lived during the first years of his life.
To finish the route we recommend going down by Granada Street where you can see the church of Santiago where Picasso was baptized. Also you can buy souvenirs and curiosities in the shops that are around this area. And very close, inside of San Agustín Street, you will find the Buenavista Palace that houses the headquarters of the Picasso Museum.
The center of Malaga is full of places to discover. Stroll through its streets and let yourself be surprised during the tour. And when you finish the tourist day you can go to rest and relax in one of our fantastic apartments. Enjoy a boutique apartments with the comfort of being like in your own house. Book your ideal apartment in Malaga and enjoy the vacation you deserve.