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15 September 2021

Sweety Nails

In need of a quick fix-up for your nails? Pop into Sweety Nails, right in the city centre, in the Entorno Thyssen. If time’s of the essence, this tiny side-street salon can, more often than not, do walk-ins. This Chinese-run shop is filled with beauty products, nail polish and Oriental decorations. Added bonus – they speak English. Malaga GuruThe Malaga Guru […]
31 October 2023

Teatro Echegaray

The smaller of Malaga’s two grand theatres, after the Teatro Cervantes, the Teatro Echegaray is tucked away on the street of the same name, right in the heart of the historic centre. Seventy-seven years after it originally opened as a cinema, the Teatro Echegaray was meticulously refurbished and transformed into a theatre at the start of the 21st century, reopening […]
31 October 2023

How to get a NIE in Malaga

If you’re not Spanish and you’re planning on staying in Spain long term, the chances are that you will need a Número de Identidad de Extranjeros (known most commonly as a NIE). Why do I need a NIE? To get practically anything done in Spain, you need an identification number. For foreign nationals, the NIE is your all-purpose identification and […]
25 March 2023

How to get to Malaga city centre from the airport

The airport transfer is always the worst part of any trip, isn’t it? Luckily there is no shortage of options to get you from the Costa del Sol’s international airport to Malaga city centre. Trains to Malaga from the airport The Renfe Cercanías is the cheapest and quickest way to get between the airport and the city (from 1.80€ one […]
9 February 2024

MIMMA (Malaga Interactive Music Museum)

Housed within the 18th-century Palacio del Conde Navas, the Museo Interactivo de la Música de Málaga (MIMMA) is a must-visit destination for music enthusiasts and curious minds alike, offering visitors the chance to explore both musical history and architectural heritage. Located in the historic centre of Malaga, this museum boasts one of Europe’s most comprehensive private collections of musical instruments, […]
31 October 2023

Getting the bus in Malaga city

Getting around Malaga by bus is easy. Empresa Malagueña de Transportes (EMT) boasts an extensive bus network that is very reliable and safe to use. Most areas in the city are reachable by a single bus from the Alameda, the main boulevard at the bottom of Calle Larios. Paying for the bus in Malaga If you’re in Malaga for a short […]
9 February 2024

Museo del Vino (Wine Museum)

Located just off Calle Carretería, the Museo del Vino offers visitors a comprehensive look into the region’s esteemed wine heritage. Since its opening in 2008 within the historic Palacio de Biedmas, the museum has attracted a steady stream of wine enthusiasts and history buffs alike, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the winemaking process, from grape cultivation to bottling. Through its […]
31 October 2023

Sala Paris 15

Sala Paris 15 is a legendary venue on the Malaga live entertainment scene. Located in the San Luis industrial estate on the western side of the city (taxi required to get home!), it first opened its doors in 2010 and has since hosted hundreds of live concerts and sets by both national and international DJs. This versatile venue, which also […]
31 March 2023

Getting to Malaga Airport from the city centre

The trip home after a nice holiday is always horrible. However, the trip from Malaga city centre to Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport is a short one with three easy options. 1) Take the train The Renfe Cercanías suburban train is the quickest way to get between the airport and the city (12 minutes). It’s also the best value for money […]
8 February 2024

Accessing free public healthcare in Andalucía

The public health system in Spain often ranks among the world’s best. Known for its universality, it provides free-at-the-point-of-use healthcare (for most services) to all residents, regardless of their income level or employment status. Funded through taxes and social security contributions, the system offers comprehensive coverage, including primary care, specialist services, hospital care and prescription drugs. Health centres and hospitals […]