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Malaga Destination Guide

Fly Direct to Malaga

Get your sunshine escape to Malaga off to a perfect start and enjoy close airport parking with short walks to the terminal. You’ll also love the relaxed atmosphere at Shannon - no congestion and no hassle guaranteed!  

In less than a few hours’ flight from Shannon Airport, you’ll be in Malaga, gateway to the famous resorts of Puerto Banus, Marbella, Torremolinos, Nerja, and Belamadena. 

Exploring Malaga City  

As the home of Pablo Picasso, the city is steeped in history and culture. Malaga’s historic centre is home to its unmissable cathedral.  About 30 minutes north of the centre you’ll find the awe-inspiring Jardin Botanico-Historico de Malaga, one of the best botanic gardens in Europe. Known as “La Concepcion”, this 19th century garden is packed full of exotic flora.  

Unsurprisingly, there are several galleries in the city showcasing Picasso’s ground-breaking work. From the Museo Picasso Malaga to The Picasso Museum, you’ll get a real insight into the life of one the world’ greatest ever artists.   

Malaga's Cuisine 

Famous for its exceptional tapas, you need to try amongst others… Albondigas de Pescado (fish balled and fried in a mixture of eggs, breadcrumbs, flour, and salt) and Gambas al PilPil (spicy prawns fried in garlic, parsley, paprika and olive oil). You should also take a stroll along the strip on Calle Strachan and you’ll see a range of traditional terraced eateries. 

Shopping and Nightlife 

If you feel like whipping out your credit card, the best shopping can be found along Calle Marqués de Larios. A busy pedestrianised avenue, it’s best known for its numerous quality shoe stores. And when day turns to night, look no further than Vista Andalucía, arguably the best flamenco bar in the city. But remember, Spaniards don’t go out at night until the average person has gone to bed with many bars opening at 11pm and closing at 6am! 

Start planning your trip and find out more about Malaga right here.

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