Top 5 Things to Do in Malaga
- Check out the Málaga Cathedral: The cathedral, constructed between the
early 1500s and 1700s, still stands today, showcasing its Renaissance style. The cathedral only has one tower because the money that was going to be used to build the second tower was sent to America to pay for the war and thus led the cathedral to be called “La Manquita” or one armed. The cathedral is extremely beautiful and is open to the public.
- Visit the Alcazaba: The Alcazaba, a fortress overlooking the city of Málaga, was built around 760 AD. It first served as a defense and later became a home for Moorish rulers. The Alcazaba is a great place to take pictures with an overview of Málaga or even see street cats!
- Walk around the Picasso museum: Since Picasso was born in Málaga, an interesting museum was constructed for his pieces in 2003. Most paintings were personal pieces Picasso hung in his bedroom or home. This museum is great if you want to get a better understanding of Picasso’s style, skills, and techniques.
- Go shopping: There are great places to buy clothes and shoes all around Málaga. There are even people on the streets who sell homemade items and jewelry. Most stores have sales during the summer so don’t forget to look out for signs that say rebajas (discounts).
- Try new foods: The city center is also filled with many cafes, restaurants, and bakeries. Several places serve paella and gazpacho while others serve gelato or churros. Don’t be afraid to try something new!
– The above blog post was contributed by Caroline Ramirez, who studied abroad in Malaga, Spain. Caroline was one of ISA High School’s recipients of the Social Media Scholarship in 2015, and was an ISA High School featured blogger.