10 photos to inspire you to visit Malaga
I arrive in Malaga at 11:30 pm, get comfortable in a taxi, and the first thing I do is set my backpack aside and get rid of my winter jacket. Within a few minutes, I peel my jumper off and roll the window down to get some fresh air. The first thought that crosses my mind as I feel the warmth of the gorgeous Mediterranean city is, “how the hell did I end up moving to the coldest, wettest place on the planet”, read Hamburg. It’s still 3 °C in Hamburg.
Warmest winters and 300 sunny days is what makes Malaga a sought after destination. I can feel it in March, even as the clock strikes midnight.
Owing to Easter the city is a hive of activity. People throng the pavements, making merry with pizzas and drinks as the loud chatter fills the warm air. There is barely any space to walk. Easter is bigger than Christmas in Malaga or Spain for that matter, I learn later. Easter celebrations take place over the course of one week, locals call it Semana Santa, meaning a holy week. Processions with floats carrying Jesus and Virgin Mary parade through the city all day, sometimes till wee hours.
Malaga is the sixth largest city in Spain. Palm trees -allegedly nonnative- lined alleys, parrots screeching their lungs off, narrow side lanes packed with cozy restaurants and shops selling knickknacks and over a dozen beaches within the city limit, make it a perfect destination for any kind of traveler.
There is something for every kind of traveler
Beach lovers will be spoilt for choice in Malaga. And the beach restaurants are popular among the locals and tourists alike. This region is famed for its olives, olive oil, raisins, almonds, grapes, fish, and cured meat to name a few. And how can we forget the famous tapas including Portuguese and Brazilian style.
Malaga is also one of the oldest cities in the world spanning over 3000 years of history. Arabs, Romans, and Germanic ruled Malaga in the 7th, 6th and 5th centuries respectively, thus a paradise for history buffs. And the culture vultures won’t be disappointed either. It is not hard to guess that the world-famous Flamenco music and dance originated in Malaga as the city, decked in the Flamenco theme, leaves no stone unturned in making it obvious.
The spirit of the city is vibrant, warm and welcoming it feels like everyone is eager to bring a smile to your face.
P.S. These are phone shots, please forgive the quality.
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