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Located in the Costa Del Sol region of Spain, Malaga is an ideal destination for both art lovers and those in search of a little rest and relaxation. One of the oldest cities in the world, Malaga boasts a perfect mix of beautiful beaches, excellent museums and a relaxed Mediterranean vibe.
Quick Guide to Malaga
- Must Know: Malaga is a relatively compact city and very walkable. A leisurely stroll might lead to Pablo Picasso's childhood home, or the Museo Picasso Malaga.
- Must See: One popular walking tour takes visitors up a hill to the Gibralfaro castle where beautiful panoramic views of the city can be enjoyed. By exploring on foot, visitors also get to take in the sights, sounds and delicious smells of sidewalk cafés and restaurants.
- Must Do: Trying out traditional Spanish cuisine featuring abundant fresh seafood is an activity that should not be missed while in Malaga.
- Did You Know: Malaga is the southernmost largest city in Europe and only 130 km from the African continent.
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Everything you need to know about Málaga Airport
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Where is the airport and what is the best way to get there?
The bus Express Airport Line 75 connects Malaga and the airport in 15 minutes. The line C1 of Renfe suburban trains connects terminal T3 of Málaga airport with the centre of the city and with several locations on the Costa del Sol.
Travel to Malaga
When travelling to Malaga it is best to purchase a flight arriving at Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport. The city centre is only 10 km from the airport and can be reached by bus, taxi or train. The bus costs about 2€ and takes 25 minutes, while the train and taxi both take about 15 minutes to get downtown and cost around 3.35€ and 20€ respectively. Malaga can also be reached by high speed train arriving at Málaga-María Zambrano Railway Station.
Travelling around Malaga
The city of Malaga has two local train lines or “cercanias” and two new metro lines connecting downtown with the suburbs, however, the public bus system is the main mode of transport within the city and the most efficient way for tourists to explore. While rental cars are available for those who wish to travel further afield, Malaga is a great city for cyclists. Renting a bicycle or bringing your own is an excellent way to get around quickly while still enjoying the city's vibrant street life. Many bicycle hire companies also offer tours of the city. If cycling seems a bit too strenuous, Malaga's famous bicycle taxis or “trixis” offer the best of both worlds; a local guide and a relaxing ride. Travellers who want to get the most out of their visit and experience an authentic taste of Malaga life should consider staying in the historic city centre in proximity to cafés, shops and restaurants.