Malaga is a bustling Mediterranean port city and although it is so close to the tourist expansion along the coast on the Costa del Sol it has retained its original character and hosts many fine hotels and restaurants. As we write, a major part of the old city is being restored. The splendid balconied baroque facades are being kept standing while the interiors are demolished and rebuilt, and gradually the ageless wonder of this charming and vibrant city is being restored.
Visit the new Picasso Museum where there is a wonderful collection of works from this Malaga-born artist. The museum is in the heart of the city so we will have the chance to see the area around the cathedral as you walk towards it. Stop for some well-earned refreshment in one of the many pedestrians-only streetside restaurants and cafes - or head to the beach! On the eastern edge of coastal Malaga there are clusters of beach restaurants where you are able to sample some of the best seafood available anywhere. Sit and watch your sardines being grilled on the beach in a special firepit while you take your pick of the freshest shellfish on offer. Watching the action on the beach and nearby cafes against the backdrop of the blue Mediterranean is almost as entertaining as the food!
Malaga has lots to offer for a longer stay. We find that often our guests will choose to take a room in a hotel for a couple of days or so, before or after their workshop to take in the atmosphere, and we think itís an excellent way of rounding out your holiday. You may choose visit the Alcazaba, an 11th Century fortress, the Gibralfaro on the hilltop overlooking the port and the city or the Roman Theatre, explore the great pedestrian shopping areas, the market or the many tapas bars around the Calle Larios.