Malaga – 48 hours of sunshine!
by Eagle Travel
With a miserable UK forecast, 3 friends and I decided on a last-minute trip at the beginning of October. We quickly settled on Malaga – just 2 hours away, as the destination for our 48-hour getaway!
Often overlooked as the gateway to the resorts of Puerto Banus and Marbella, Malaga has so much to offer! After an early morning flight from Luton, we took the airport shuttle to the central station in Malaga for just 3 euros. We wasted no time in getting out to explore, with our first stop being the Cathedral. An imposing building from the outside, but inside so peaceful. Our admission included a recorded tour guide and the chance to climb to the top. The rooftop afforded wonderful views across the city, Mediterranean and beyond.
After the days exertions we came across El Pimpi – a sprawling restaurant overlooked by the Alcazabar, to refuel with Tapas. We then headed towards the harbour, through Malaga Park, full of beautiful flowers and a welcome break from the heat. The harbour is lined with shops, restaurants and bars; we continued to the shingle beach of La Malagueta – it was lovely to walk along the shore barefoot and then relax with a jug of sangria at a beachfront bar as the waves crashed in just metres away!
That evening we wandered through the tangle of narrow streets and settled down with a bottle of cava and paella to share – just wonderful!
Next morning we headed to the castle – the climb was steep but well worth it as the views were beautiful! We browsed local shops and visited Calle Larios. Stores line this pedestrianised street and I was struck by how clean it is! We love rooftop bars and chose to begin our evening at the at the Malaga Palacio. For dinner we chose the Taberna La Gloria (try the Pil Pil prawns!) and then visited another wonderful rooftop bar – La Terraza de San Juan – overlooking a beautiful church bell tower.
We missed out on the Picasso Museum this time; the weather was so wonderful it seemed a shame to spend anytime indoors! Malaga is perfect for a weekend break and has something to offer everyone whether you are a beach lover, interested in art and culture, a foodie or a shopaholic!
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