Malaga – The City that has stolen my heart!!!
Spending three months during my internship in Costa del Sol has given me plenty of opportunities to explore its surroundings. After Gibraltar, Fuengirola and Benalmadena, I decided to visit the capital of this region and the 6th biggest city in Spain – Malaga.
From the first moment I fell in love with it. The city is a perfect mix of old and new, as well as it has everything that you need to live comfortably and have easy access to green areas.
Going around Malaga
Malaga is not really a big city, so it is easy to walk around and get to the main attractions without any problems. To those places that are farther away you can reach using local buses. Remember! This is Andalusia in Spain, so the bus will show up when it will show up .
We (Me and my parents) went to Malaga from Fuengirola by commuter train, costs around €2.50 per person one way (if you plan to stay longer in Málaga municipality it is cheaper when you buy a 10-trip ticket that costs around €20). After we reached the city, my Dad decided that we should take a Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off buss that took us to all the attractions that are worth to visit in this City.
Hop On Hop Off Bus
I have always been skeptical about this type of city tours. In most cities it does not offer much with the ticket. However, Malaga has a well-designed package. I chose 24-hour tickets that cost 29€ per person. With this ticket I could use buses with guide (they offer guided tours in 8 languages) that are stopping next to every important attraction and are running every 20 minutes (in April).
This ticket also gives you access to museums:
- Casa y Fundación Picasso (The house of Pablo Picasso)
- Museo de la Música (Interactive Music Museum – if you like music you should visit it)
- Museo Alborania de Aula del Mar
- Museo Carmen Thyssen
- Museo Revello de Toro
- Museo Málaga C.F.
- Museo Picasso
- Museo del Automóvil
- Cuevas del Tesoro
Isn´t it amazing? And you know what? This is still not everything that you are getting. In the price it is also included a boat tour around the bay (if the weather is good), free tapas with a glass of wine (specific hours), and a Flamenco Show. I think that buying this ticket was one of the best decisions we have made (Big kiss and thank you to my Daddy ).
There is also a 48-hour ticket, so if you would like to see everything and fully use the ticket, I would recommend this option instead. It costs 49€ per person
Flamenco Show and birthday´s dinner
My parents came to visit me one week before my 29th birthday, so I decided to book a Flamenco Show with dinner included to celebrate it. I got a recommendation from a friend to visit Cal Y Canto Restaurant which offers Flamenco & Dinner packages.
They have the show twice per day: one at 8 p.m and one at 10 p.m. You can choose between 3 different price options:
1. The show + 1 drink + 1 appetizer – costs €22 per person
2. The show + 1 drink + tasting of 4 tapas – costs €36
3. The show + 1 drink + 3-course meal – costs €49
I decided that we should had a big celebration with dinner. The food was amazingly tasty, and we could try typical Andalusian cuisine. However, no one told us that the portions are huuge, so we should not have had eaten anything in the whole day .
As a starter the restaurant served a dish called Russian Salad – it is basically potatoes salad with mayonnaise – it was tasty as well as the well-known Spanish croquette with Iberian ham.
After this it was time for the main dish. Here we could choose between meat and fish. My Mum and I took tuna fillet, and my Dad went with the meat dish. All the dishes were really tasty, but for my taste they were missing fresh vegetables on the side.
After those dishes and some glasses of wine it was time for desserts. As you probably already know, I am the type of person that loves sweets and everything that has chocolate included. So, you can imagine how happy I was when we got a big portion of chocolate brownie in the end 😊. Even though I was already full after the starter and the main dish, I ate the whole cake.
That would be everything for today. I am planning to go back to Malaga before I return to Sweden. Come back soon and read more about what to visit in Malaga.
See you on the road,