We have to admit that our A to Z of Malaga has been a challenge, but a fun one as we’ve discovered and uncovered unusual names and places in the city. In this latest blog post in the series, we look at U to Z, the last letters of the alphabet and probably the most difficult. Read on to discover 6 of the best things to see in Malaga.
A to Z of Malaga
Next in our series of A to Z of Malaga, we go from the letters P to T as we uncover facts and figures about Malaga. In this blog post we take you from Picasso to Torrijos – discover them for yourself when you’re next on holiday in Malaga.
The other blog posts in the A to Z of Malaga series can be read here (A to E),here (F to J) and here (K to O).
P is for…
First up on our fourth installation of the A to Z of Malaga is Pablo Ruiz Picasso, born in Malaga city on 25 October 1881.
Why is he on the list?
Picasso is the most famous person from Malaga and an icon in the city. The Picasso Museum is one of the biggest attractions in Malaga and the most-visited museum in Andalusia. It provides a great overview of the artist’s work throughout his life and takes in all his styles. The Picasso Museum also hold some of the best art exhibitions in Malaga.
[box type=”note” style=”rounded” border=”full”]Top tip: Every October Malaga celebrates Picasso’s birthday with special events in the city.[/box]
An extra P
Pergola – I’ve included this because it’s my favourite part of Malaga. There’s something really special about walking under the long walkway admiring the play of light and shadow, and the views of the Port.
Q is for…
Quirky and applies to most of the street art in Malaga.
Why is it on the list?
The street art in Malaga adds real flavour to the city. Soho district has the best – practically every street has a mural or 2 and/or some fun art on a doorway or shutters. You can also see some good street art along the river and in the area around Calle Victoria.
[box type=”note” style=”rounded” border=”full”]Top tip: When you’re looking at street art in Malaga, don’t forget to look up as well as down. Some of the best murals are way up high.[/box]
An extra Q
Not beginning with Q but including it – La Manquita, the nickname for Malaga Cathedral. Locals calls it the ‘one-armed lady’ because it only has 1 tower. Read our guide to Malaga Cathedral here.
R is for…
Rosaleda football stadium, home to Malaga CF,one of the main football teams in Spain.
Why is it on the list?
Football fans would never forgive us if we didn’t include some reference to Malaga CF… And watching a football match at the stadium is 1 of the best things to do in Malaga on a Saturday or Sunday evening.
[box type=”note” style=”rounded” border=”full”]Top tip: To get the best ticket deals book well in advance.[/box]
An extra R
The Russian Museum, one of our favourite museums in Malaga. And the collection changes completely every February so you get to see a whole new set of art every year.
S is for…
Semana Santa – Easter in Malaga is one of the biggest events of the year.
Why is it on the list?
Holy Week with its magnificent processions and amazing atmosphere is one of the highlights in the Malaga calendar and well worth a visit.
[box type=”note” style=”rounded” border=”full”]Top tip: If you’re planning to visit Malaga at Easter book well in advance.[/box]
An extra S
Sand, sea and sun – at Playa de la Misericordia and Playa de la Malagueta, both lovely beaches in Malaga. Lots of sand, all the amenities you need, blue-flag and a great place to chill out after sightseeing. And you can go year-round!
T is for
Tejeringos, those delicious churros that are fried in a full-circle.
Why are they on the list?
Churros are one of the most typical things to eat in Malaga and a great way to start your morning or help your energy levels in the afternoon. There are lots of places to eat churros in Malaga – our Guide to Malaga lists the best!
[box type=”note” style=”rounded” border=”full”]Top tip: If hot chocolate and churros are just too filling have a coffee with your tejeringos./box]
An extra T
General Torrijos – first considered a liberal rebel and then a national hero, General Jose María Torrijos died in Malaga in 1831. He’s one of the city’s most honoured men with his own fountain and square, one of our favourites in Malaga.
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Next up in our A to Z of Malaga series, we go K to O on a journey via India and orange blossom. This latest post discovers and uncovers unusual names and places in the city – check a few of them next time you’re on holiday in Malaga. [Read more…] about Our A to Z of Malaga – Part 3 K to O