Are you looking for things to do in Málaga? This is the article you are looking for!
Málaga is a city but also a province and it is composed of 9 regions: Antequera, Axarquía, Costa del Sol Occidental, Guadalteba, Málaga, Nororma, Sierra de las Nieves, Serranía de Ronda and Valle del Guadalhorce. If you are going to stay more than 3 days in Málaga, we recommend you to visit some charming places in the surroundings.
In The Palm Experience Hotels, we have created a series of routes to disconnect in the surroundings of Málaga. We have prepared several itineraries so we have had to separate the information into several parts, but do not worry, we will publish all of them soon!
The routes that we present in this first part are located in Málaga, Antequera and Axarquía. All the proposed activities are outdoors, so you can disconnect from your routine and connect with nature. Although some of them are paid, we recommend you to find out if there are days of the week that can be free. The distance from one point to another of each route varies, so make sure you have a transport (car, bus, bicycle, etc.) and do not forget to bring some food just in case!
- ROUTE 1: Unknown corners of Málaga
The center of Málaga has great monuments and cultural spaces such as the Alcazaba, the Museo Picasso, the Catedral de la Encarnación, the Teatro Romano, the Mercado Central de Atarazanas or the Centro Pompidou. However, we recommend you to visit these 3 places, which are just a few kilometers from the center, because we are sure that they will fascinate you.
The first place is the Jardín Botánico – Histórico La Concepción. Its creation dates back to 1855 and it is considered an Asset of Cultural Interest. As for the botanical part, it stands out for being one of the few gardens in Europe that has plants of subtropical climate. As for the historical part, it has several noble buildings that are worth seeing. The second place we recommend you is the Parque Natural de los Montes de Málaga. This park allows you to enjoy nature and fresh air thanks to its variety of viewpoints and trails. One of the most surprising facts about this natural space is that there are chameleons, which are in danger of extinction. The third place is the Cueva del Tesoro, also known as the Cueva del Higuerón. It is located in the town of Rincón de la Victoria and is part of one of the three caves in the world of marine origin, the other two are located in Asia and Central America. Its beauty is spectacular, making it an obligatory stop.
- ROUTE 2: Historic Antequera
Antequera is one of the most beautiful villages in Málaga. Due to its location, it is considered “the heart of Andalucía” and, although the route could be much more extensive because of all the sites to visit, we have selected 3 in particular.
The Sitio de los Dólmenes de Antequera, declared a Unesco World Heritage Site, is the first one. The Conjunto Arqueológico Dólmenes de Antequera is the cultural institution in charge of maintaining and caring for the two enclosures of the site. In the enclosure number one is the Reception Center, the Observatorio del Caminante, the Centro Solar Michael Hoskin, the Dolmen de Viera and the Dolmen de Menga. While in enclosure number two is the Visitor Reception Center and the Tholos de El Romera. It also houses La Peña de los Enamorados and El Torcal, both natural monuments. The second place is the Alcazaba of Antequera, a fortification formed by towers and walls. Due to its location and height, from it there are impressive views of Antequera. The last place is the Paraje Natural Torcal de Antequera. This natural area has a great landscape value and is ideal for those who like walking in the mountains and hiking. You will not be disappointed.
- ROUTE 3: The unknown Costa del Sol
The region of Axarquía is made up of coastal towns and villages that form the Costa del Sol Oriental. One of the most obvious characteristics of these villages is the color of their facades. All the houses are white and, from a distance, they become an idyllic landscape.
From Axarquía, we recommend you the village of Frigiliana, one of the most beautiful and picturesque. Here you can not only stroll through its streets, but you can also see the remains of the Castillo de Lizar and the Palacio de los Condes de Frigiliana. Down towards the coast, in Nerja, is the Plaza Balcón de Europa. A viewpoint located on top of a cliff with amazing views of the sea that you can not miss. In Maro, next to Nerja, are the last two spaces that we recommend you in this part. The first is the Cueva de Nerja, an incredible cave that, in addition to stalactites and stalagmites, also has cave paintings. The second point is the Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo. A natural area worth visiting for its spectacular views, both during the day and at sunset.
We hope you enjoy your stay in Malaga to the fullest!
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