These 10 things to do for free in Malaga, are just some of those you can do in this fantastic city that not only offers you sea and sun, but culture and gastronomy that you can enjoy alone or family, as a couple or with friends and that will make you fall in love with it and want to stay and live in it forever.
These are some of these activities and I review them to enjoy them whether you are from Malaga or a visitor to the city. Started!
1. If you have good weather which is almost certain, you can take a dip in any of its beaches and enjoy the sun. It is a luxury to live in a city bathed by the sea, where you also have 300 days of sunshine a year and temperatures so mild that you will think you are in summer when you are in December with 23 degrees. Here you will enjoy the sun and the sea all year round.
2. Stroll around Pier One and the Palmeral de las Sorpresas. This pier of the port of Malaga has become a fantastic place to walk that is also the favorite meeting point for foreigners. Full of shops and restaurants, it is a perfect place to take the pulse of the city, enjoy the views of the cathedral, the citadel, Gibralfaro and admire incredible yachts such as Abdullah Al Futtaim, tycoon of the Arab Emirates, Paul Allen, partner of Bill Gates or the King of Saudi Arabia who usually dock several times a year in the port. Extend the walk to the end of the pier where you can see the only female lighthouse in Spain: our Farola.
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 and take espetos. This city is elongated and the beaches of the east zone will surprise you. The marine atmosphere and the many chiringuitos (or picnic areas as they are called around here) that are on the promenade that becomes endless for kilometers, give a unique atmosphere, with an authentic and bohemian touch to this area of the city. In fact, it is the preferred area of the 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. Do not miss the sunset from the viewpoint of the Parador de Gibralfaro or from the Baños del Carmen. You will enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen. The sea and the city at your feet will have a special color with the last lights 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.Visit the city at Easter or at the August Fair. You will enjoy the two most important cultural events in the city. In them you can see how the people of Malaga live their culture and traditions. The city is decorated and doubly worth the visit. The most of the most.
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