A long time ago that I wanted to write this post in connection with Malaga. I have already spoken of some gastronomic possibilities with several points of interest of this city enjoy, but this summer, with the visit of several friends, I wanted to recommend activities that were free, but that would give them a good idea of what our city hides.
They loved them all suggestions and chided me for not having them published, so taking advantage of the opportunity that gives me Thrifty with this post, today I bring them unto you, not only for those who live here, but also for your guests and visitors to the city. Sure there are many more activities, but it would be nice start for these do we start?
1 if you have good weather that almost certainly, you can you have a swim in any of its beaches and enjoy the Sun. A real luxury is living in a city bathed by the sea, and if up you almost always good weather, then the beach season stretches endlessly from April to October. Enjoy the Sun and sea all year round.
2 walk through the new Pier One and the Palm Grove of surprises. The new pier of the port of Málaga has become a great place where to walk. Full of shops and places where to make a stop, walking can take the pulse of the city, enjoy the views of the Cathedral, the alcazaba, Gibralfaro or the new Ferris wheel and admire yachts incredible as the Abdullah Al Futtaim, Tycoon of the United Arab Emirates, from Paul Allen, Bill Gates partner or the King of Saudi Arabia, which usually dock several times a year in the port. Lengthens the trip until the end of the pier where you can see the only female lighthouse in Spain: our street lamp.
3 know the botanical wonders that hides the Park of Malaga. Gardens in cattle to the sea centuries ago, land of Renaissance and Baroque, is with many subtropical species, which makes it one of the largest public parks in Europe. Also features various rides, monuments and sculptures (if you have children you can not miss the burrito) will be able to find them all?
4 visit the beaches of Pedregalejo and El Palo. This city is elongated and the beaches of the area this will surprise you. The environment sailor and the many bars (or picnic as they are called here) that there are on the seafront making endless kilometres, give it a unique atmosphere with authentic and Bohemian flair to this area of the city. In fact, it is the preferred area of many foreigners who come to learn Spanish.
5. delve into the gastronomic heart of the city by visiting the Atarazanas market. The main gate of the market is where was the naval workshop in Arab times, and shields at the top of the arc, have made it possible to place it in the reign of the Nasrid King Mohamed V. A spectacle of color where you can discover the great products of the land and those who eat Malaga.
6 visit the museums. There are a lot of them that you can go free: Center of contemporary art (CAC), and the Roman Theatre. Others include free admission on Sunday afternoon as the Pompidou Museum, and the Picasso Museum which has free the last Sunday of each month. Take advantage of it!
7 discover the historic centre. The narrow streets that make up what was the old Jewish quarter, tea houses, the gardens of the Cathedral and all the streets that will teach you a more intimate Malaga, where the walls breathing history of many centuries and many civilizations. Stroll along Calle Larios, that welcomes all and lose yourself in the narrow streets with shadow that give rise to sunny squares, and that will help you to learn a little more about this fantastic city.
8. don't miss the sunset from the viewpoint of the Parador de Gibralfaro. You will enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets you've ever seen. The sea and the city at your feet will have a special color with the last light of the day.
9 visit the churches of the city. Except for the visit to the Cathedral, churches and basilicas admission is free. In this way you can know the rich imagery is Malaga as well as meet some of the most beautiful churches in the area.
10.Visita city at Easter or at the fair in August. You will enjoy the two most important cultural events of the city. In them you can see how the people of Malaga live their culture and their traditions. The city is decked out and doubly worth the visit. It more than most.
Malaga is a city surrounded by mountains, so it has grown along. Therefore, if you want to explore it from one end to another, it is quite complicated to do it on foot. A good way to make easy visit is to rent a vehicle and good and cheap is the Thrifty car hire . They have several collection points and the best prices so enjoy discovering the city by car.
It is very comfortable and practical. There are many zones of parking where you can park the car without having to pay. You have to leave the area of the historic centre but both in the area of mercy and in El Limonar, Pedregalejo and El Palo area there are many areas where the SARE (parking regulation system) is not implemented and the parking is free. So discover the city by car and enjoy! This city has much to offer, take advantage of it!