During the first few days of being in Spain for my Erasmus year, my dad and I spent some time in my favourite city in the country- Málaga. You might have seen previous posts I’ve done on my recommendations while staying in the city, as Tom and I often come out here during our Easter breaks. I decided to do a post on my favourite photos from our few days here and maybe give you some inspiration on what to do while visiting Málaga- it really is the most beautiful little city and I’m almost sad that I didn’t pick it for my university choice to be honest! Although, trips over there are 2 hours via coach which will cost 8EUR for a single ticket, so weekends away are looking very likely!
The port is one of the main attractions of the city, with its surreally blue waters and boats bobbing along; you can sit and have a beer by the water and watch the world go by.
To get the main sights in, take a tour on the City Sight Seeing Bus for 18EUR which gets you a 24 hour valid ticket to all of the main tourist attractions such as the beautiful Alcazaba. You can see more information on that in my previous blog post from when I was last in Málaga here.
I don’t know what it is about this city that has made me fall in love with it so hard. I love how easy it is to get around- just like London, although on a much smaller scale, you can walk around and find yourself getting from either side with no trouble at all. I think rambling walks are better than taking taxis everywhere as you get more of a feel for the place, getting to know all of the side streets and discovering little bars that you wouldn’t have noticed before. Top tip: always look for the places packed with locals, not necessarily the modern-looking restaurants, as these are the best ones for really getting in touch with the real culture.
One day, I’ll get myself a little apartment in the city, somewhere small and cheap that overlooks one of the many plazas. Every apartment building looks like something out of a movie set- quite Disneyesque in colour and design. Until then, I’ll keep coming back every year and making the most of my time here; sharing this incredible city with as many people as I can!
Lots of Love,