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19 February 2023

Santa Coffee

Santa Coffee (formerly Santa Canela) struck upon a winning formula when they opened their first café in the Soho district. With Malaga life lived almost entirely outside, they converted their small indoor space just off the Alamada into a special coffee lab and roastery (where they make sure to meet the highest standards of specialty coffee) and turned the big […]
12 December 2022

Tapeo de Cervantes

El Tapeo de Cervantes, named after its proximity to the theatre of the same name, is a mainstay on the Malaga culinary scene. It’s the original of what is now a group of Argentinian-run restaurants, which includes El Mesón de Cervantes and El Descorche de Cervantes, both around the corner. Unlike those two dining rooms, at El Tapeo, as the […]
31 May 2022

La Térmica

La Térmica describes itself as “a centre for contemporary cultural creation and production”. This means that it accommodates all forms of artistic expression, from the performing arts to fashion, cinema, plastic arts, music, design, architecture, urban planning, landscaping and thought. As it is managed by the Diputación provincial government, La Térmica also offers a programme of residencies, workshops, training and […]
9 June 2023

Caminito del Rey: the “daredevil walkway”

The Caminito del Rey is the jewel in the crown of rural tourism in Malaga. Pinned to the side of the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes gorge, towering approximately 105 meters above the Guadalhorce river, this path has earned the nickname ‘The Daredevil’s Walkway’ due to its historic unsuitability for the faint-hearted. Stretching across a breathtaking three kilometres, the linear route […]
8 June 2023

Hammam Al Ándalus Málaga

It’s hard to describe the Hammam Al Ándalus experience… but you’ll certainly come out of there feeling much more relaxed than when you went in! This unexpected oasis of calm, right in the city centre, is particularly welcoming after a long day taking in the sights of the city. The stunning decor at the Hammam Ál Andalus is true to […]
10 June 2023

Nerja: the heart of the Axarquía

Located approximately 45 minutes east of Malaga, Nerja stands out as the most renowned town in the Axarquía area, offering a distinct atmosphere compared to the bustling western Costa del Sol. This area attracts visitors seeking a more serene way of life, particularly within the charming whitewashed towns and villages nestled further inland. Nerja has been a popular tourist destination […]
30 March 2021

El Último Mono Juice & Coffee

Now at an all-new location, tucked down a narrow alley just off Calle Nueva, El Último Mono juice bar is the perfect place to get a healthy dose of sugar. Whether you are just getting your day started or nursing a hangover, take your pick from the vast menu of fruity concoctions, milkshakes and smoothies, all made in front of […]
6 May 2023

Casa Aranda

Casa Aranda is one of Malaga’s ‘churrerías’ par excellence. (Frespañol anyone?!) Established almost 100 years ago, this historic café has two branches in the historic centre, both relatively close to each other. Its exceptional quality and location, teamed with local prices, means that all these years later, Casa Aranda is still very much a favourite with local people. If you’re a […]
1 June 2022

Mercado de Salamanca

It’s been a long time coming but the Mercado de Salamanca is back – and is looking great. This 1920s food market in the El Molinillo neighbourhood, just north of the Historic Centre, has undergone a complete renovation, maintaining its unique neo-Arab architecture. This is, unlike Atarazanas market, very much where locals go. While it is small, there is a lot […]
23 May 2023

CAC Málaga

For modern art aficionados, the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC Málaga) is an essential part of any Malaga itinerary. The building itself, which first opened in 1939, is a magnificent example of self-sufficient rationalism by the architect Gutiérrez Soto. It’s perhaps fitting then that the Contemporary Art Centre took it over in 1998. Some of the most current artists in the […]