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Ayuntamiento, Malaga Malaga is the centre of attraction for extreme athletes from all over the world. The reason for this is one of the main suburban attractions-the Trail of Kings Il Caminito del Rey . It is a trail laid over the gorge El Chorro , which is located at the altitude of 100 to 300 meters. It is an old and dilapidated narrow path, lined with concrete, the width of which does not exceed one meter. Over the years, the trail has become decrepit, there are huge holes in many parts instead of concrete, and others are completely missing the railing. Today, the Trail of Kings is considered to be one of the most dangerous hiking trails in the world. All people who are keen on extreme sports should take into account that the route has taken the lives of more than one experienced climber, so you can go on the road only accompanied by a guide and only if you have special equipment.
Inestimable historical landmarks and monuments of Malaga attract travelers from all over the world. An ancient fortress named La Alcazaba is set on the top of one of the high hills. The … Open
Do you want to walk in places where there is no huge number of curious tourists with cameras? Then take a look at the picturesque village El Morche , which is a short drive from Malaga. There is a large fruit farm, a walk here will give a lot of unforgettable impressions. Passing through dense thickets of reeds, at the entrance to the farm you can see old farmhouses and huge cacti, but the main interest is exotic fruit trees. Guests of the farm will have the opportunity to see with their own eyes how mango grows and ripens, look at the spreading fig and nectarine trees.
Another attractive place for those who prefer natural attractions and walks in deserted places is a half-hour drive from the city. It should be visited in the spring, the main feature of the suburban area is the variety of almond trees. When they bloom, they look a bit like sakura, so travellers usually call the charming suburban area of Malaga Andalusian Japan. Copyright
Many travelers primarily identify Malaga with sunny beaches. The resort counts more than ten beaches. Many coast areas are marked with blue flags showing the high level of ecological safety. … Open
After admiring the amazing Japanese scenery, be sure to visit the nearby village Cártama . It is famous for being a permanent venue for horse fairs for many years. A visit to this place will be interesting for everyone who wants to get acquainted with the culture and traditions of the indigenous population, you can see the best breeds of horses at fairs, as well as interesting items of ammunition. It is not a good idea to buy souvenirs on the fair, but you will get a lot of positive emotions from communicating with incredibly intelligent and graceful animals.
Socorro Square. Ronda. Malaga. Andalucia Are you hungry? Then hurry to one of the popular beaches of Malaga, here you can find one of the main gastronomic attractions of the city – a small open cafe Chiringuitos. It serves wonderful seafood on an open fire, and one of the specialities of these cafes is fried sardines. The taste of this simple and unpretentious delicacy will please you, and the affordable price is sure to amaze tourists who can not afford expensive restaurants.
1. The main public transportation means in Malaga is a bus, all the main routes are cruising the city from 7 am till 11 pm. At night the public transport is presented with four bus routes … Open
Do you want to relax in a more refined environment? Then pay attention to the restaurant El Jardín , which is located near the Cathedral. It can be safely called one of the most unusual restaurants in the city, the thing is that every Thursday the restaurant hosts tango evenings. Everyone can take part in the dance evenings, and those who do not know how to dance can just admire the skills of other couples and, of course, try the most delicious specialities from the chef.
Malaga harbor with the cathedral in back

Climb Two Fortresses

There are 2 attractions in Malaga. You will be able to visit them if you want to see the city from the height. They are located next to each other. These attractions are connected by a specially built passageway. The first of them is La Alcazaba fortress-palace. It is open from 9:30 am to 20:00 on any day of the week except Monday. You will have the opportunity to climb its wall to admire the views of Malaga and the port.
The most popular shopping destination in the city is the Mercado Central de Atarazanas market, it has long become a real city landmark. The market sells dozens of types of fresh fruits and … Open
The second attraction is the medieval Gibralfaro fortress. It is built on a mountain with the same name. It is open from 9 am to 8 pm from Tuesday to Sunday except public holidays in the summer season. The fortress is open until 6 pm in winter. You can go up to its observation deck. You will enjoy Malaga, the bay, the Strait of Gibraltar, and the coast of Africa at an altitude of 140 meters.
View about the malaga bull arena and the harbor

Stand in the Tower of the Cathedral

The Cathedral is a religious landmark of the city. It was built from 1528 to 1782. You can visit it to see the beauty of the interior decoration. You will admire the magnificent sculptures, frescoes, and stucco. If you want to you will get the opportunity to climb its tower. A wonderful panorama of the old city and its bays will open in front of you.
Malaga is a picturesque and lively town located in Andalusia. This city is also the capital of Costa del Sol province. The center of the city carefully keeps the ruins of the ancient theater … Open

Spend Time on the Attractions of the Aqualand Torremolinos Water Park

Aqualand Torremolinos Water Park is located 16 kilometers from the city. It was opened in 1984. The water park is open from 11 am to 6 pm every day from May 20 to September 18. You will have the opportunity to have fun on all the rides without exception. You can swim in the pool, play mini-golf, cross the rapids of an artificial river, and relax in a tropical lagoon. You will also get the opportunity to make descents from various water slides. There is an extreme kamikaze slide among them. Its height is 24 meters.
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Overcome El Caminito Del Rey (the King's Little Path)

If you want to experience the thrill you can take a walk through El Caminito Del Rey while traveling around the surroundings of Malaga. It is located at an altitude of 300 meters in the picturesque El Chorro Gorge, located between 2 canyons. It is 3 kilometers long and 1 meter wide. There are no railings in some places on the route. Many of the concrete slabs were already crumbling.
In Malaga, tourists with children should definitely visit the original “Museo Alborania” which is dedicated to the marine theme. This museum has a very diverse exhibition which is sure … Open
If you decide to have fun in such an extreme way you will feel the thrill of the breathtaking descents and glass paths. You can go through them and test your courage. However, keep in mind that the help of a guide and the rental of climbing equipment may be necessary for such a trip. You can contact the travel company Finca La Company for this purpose. It works in the village of El Chorro.
Malaga desde Gibralfaro

Scuba Diving in the Waters of Malaga

You can go water skiing, kitesurfing, surfing, fishing, snorkeling, and diving, or go for a yacht ride while relaxing on any of the 16 beaches of Malaga. If you choose scuba diving you can get training at a local diving club. You will get the opportunity to explore the underwater world of the Mediterranean Sea. You will see dolphins, turtles, reefs, and caves if you go on a day trip with 2 swims. If you come to the bay, located in the National Marine Park you can see Moray eels, octopuses, lobsters, various plants growing under the water, and corals.
Sea food gourmands will love the restaurants of Malaga. The resort offers a vast selection of gastronomy establishments of different food trends, however the most popular among visitors are … Open

Extreme Entertainment in Malaga

If you want extreme entertainment you can choose a suitable option during your stay in Malaga. For example, you will be able to book a flight on a balloon. You will enjoy the amazing view from the height in the early morning for an hour. It is also recommended to take a 6-hour SUV tour of the Sierra de Las Nieves Natural Park. You can jump from the bridge to El Puerto de la Torre for even more thrill.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Malaga
♥   Restaurant 'Girol' Fuengirola. Type - Modern cuisine. 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Charolais Tapas' Fuengirola. Type - Modern cuisine. 26.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Vinotinto' Fuengirola. Type - Modern cuisine. 26.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Malaga
♥   Castle 'Alcazaba of Vélez-Málaga' Málaga, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Gibralfaro' Málaga, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Santa Catalina' Málaga, 3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Bezmiliana' Málaga, 12.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Álora' Málaga, 27.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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