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Holiday rentals and apartments in Malaga city centre
Enjoy the best of the Costa del Sol's lively atmosphere in the centre of Malaga, where you can soak up the year round sunshine and experience the allure of superb city beaches! Spend lazy days relaxing on golden sand and explore everything that the city has to offer! This buzzing, cosmopolitan, historical gem of an Andalusian city boasts a host of interesting historical attractions like the fabled Moorish Alcazaba. Delectable local and international cuisine, shopping and lazy days of sightseeing and enjoying the sunshine await!Holiday rentals in a Spanish coastal paradise
Find stylish, contemporary holiday rentals just for two or rent a beautifully furnished penthouse perfect to stay at with your friends! The apartments and other holiday lettings in the city centre of Malaga are all carefully renovated and have everything you need, including air conditioning. Staying in the centre of Malaga means that you'll be close to the many exciting attractions and sights of the city. On top of that, most rentals are located at walking distance from the beach.
Holidays in Malaga city centre: The area and getting aroundA sun-drenched beach destination
Malaga is easily reached from all major European airports with flights touching down at Malaga airport. There are daily flights leaving from London, Manchester or Birmingham, and in only 3 hours you can be relaxing at the beach! The city is well-connected to the airport with taxis, a bus service and a train leaving regularly for Malaga's city centre.Lazy beach days, golf and sightseeing
Malaga is a perfect destination for an idyllic beach holiday with easy access to the best beaches along the Costa del Sol with lots of opportunities for relaxing, sunbathing and swimming in calm waters! From your holiday rental in the centre you can easily reach the nine stunning golf courses in the area for golf enthusiasts to enjoy. This popular city destination guarantees that you are perfectly located for fantastic adventure day trips to some of the fascinating heritage sights near Malaga such as Nerja, Mijas and Frigiliana, as well as the glamour of beautiful Marbella with its exquisite beaches and legendary nightlife.
Travellers and activitiesMalaga for beach lovers
In Malaga centre you are spoiled for choice with no less than 8 golden sand beaches right on your doorstep! The most famous beach is La Malagueta, located closest to the city by the port, whereas scenic El Palo beach is located in a fishing neighbourhood and is perfect for a family day by the sea. Pedregalejo beach is the place to be for cocktails and a fashionable night out with friends. Further from the centre, El Campo de Golf beach is a popular destination for kite surfing enthusiasts while Peñon del Cuervo has a great party and beach barbecue vibe.Malaga for museum and history lovers Boasting more than 30 museums, Malaga is the cultural capital of Andalusia! The city is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and in the centre you can visit the Picasso Museum, with hundreds of artworks by the artist, and the Picasso Birthplace Museum, where you can wander about the house where he grew up in and discover more about his early life. Lovers of classic paintings will love the Carmen Thyssen Museum, while the Pompidou and the CAC will satisfy modern art fans. Other museums you can visit are the Flamenco Museum, the Automobile Museum and the Russian Museum with a selection of art on loan form the State Museum of Saint Petersburg.
Top 5 travel tips for Malaga centre1. Visit the famous Malaga Cathedral
The cathedral of Malaga is one of the most iconic sights of the city centre. This stunning 16th century cathedral boasts an imposing bell tower with a steep 200-step staircase. If you feel up to it, you can climb all the way to the top and enjoy a panoramic view over the city of Malaga, the Alcazaba citadel and Gibralfaro Castle. The interior of the cathedral is beautifully decorated with paintings, sculptures and other artwork. The stained-glass windows are exceptionally beautiful!2. Relax at Muelle Uno and the port of Malaga
Malaga's port area with its shops, restaurants and sleek promenade is the place to be for an evening of drinks. Cocktails, live music and street artists will keep you busy till the early hours! The street market on Sunday gives you the opportunity to shop for handmade, local souvenirs. From artisan jewellery to pottery made by local studios, you'll be sure to find unique products.3. Head to historical Marbella
No trip to the Costa del Sol is complete without a visit to historical Marbella. Why not try a fantastic tapas tour of Marbella's old town filled with whitewashed houses, quaint cobblestone streets and facades with ancient ironwork balconies that are adorned with vibrant bougainvillaea. You will have the time of your life exploring Marbella's elegant town squares, art museums and upmarket boutiques. Be sure to stroll through the beautiful public park, Paseo de la Alameda, a lush, tranquil oasis in the old town that is also home to a stunning botanical garden!4. Admire the Concepcíon Botanical Gardens
The botanical gardens of Malaga are easy to reach from your apartment in the city centre, either by bus or taxi. The lush gardens are one of the grandest tropical and subtropical gardens in Spain and Europe. Explore 250,000 square metres of beautiful greenery, palm trees, flowers and cacti, and admire sweeping views over the city. Pack a picnic and relax on a bench for a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city!5. Visit the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro
Don't miss Malaga's key attraction: the ancient Alcazaba fortress. This imposing building is located slightly higher than sea level and looks out over the city. Discover Malaga's history and enjoy a beautiful view of the centre and the port area. For even more impressive views, head up to the Gibralfaro, another fortress that you can reach by hiking uphill (don't worry, you can also get there by bus or taxi if you don't feel up for the hike). Here you will be able to see the iconic view of Malaga's plaza de toros, the avenue and Calle Larios.