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Pedregalejo

On a sunny weekend afternoon, there is no better place to see how malagueños enjoy themselves than the charming ex-fishing village of Pedregalejo. The seafront is jam packed with restaurants and bars, and attracts all types of people, from families with children enjoying a meal out to groups of young people gossiping over a beer....

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Café Berlin

This little German-run café provides a surprising tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Located right in front of the Revello de Toro museum, and just a stone’s throw from the Museum of Malaga and the cathedral, this bar is the perfect stop-off point for a coffee and a slice of...

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Napolitan BBQ

If you like burgers and you like them big, Napolitan BBQ has to be your default option. The vast menu incorporates numerous gourmet options (serrano ham, fried mozzarella, fried aubergines…) as well as your standard cheese or chicken burgers. Piles of meat stacked metres high (maybe a slight exaggeration, but not far off!) certainly won’t...

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Getting to and from Malaga-Costa del Sol 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 between Malaga city centre and the Costa del Sol’s international airport. Train The Renfe Cercanías is the cheapest and quickest way to get between the airport and the city (1.80€ one way, 12...

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Bodega El Patio

Despite being located on the touristy Calle Granada, El Patio is a good option for simple Spanish food, especially paella. Paella, normally served only to large groups or at special times, is available all day, any day here and are of excellent quality – quite possibly the only city centre restaurant to offer this. Wash...

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Los Gatos

Located in the popular Plaza Uncibay, you might not spot it at first through the crowds of people either trying to squeeze in or filling the stools outside. One of the most popular restaurants in the city and for good reason: simple Spanish food done well, whether meat or fish. Given that it’s always so...

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24-hour pharmacies

When the worse comes to worst and you need medication outside of normal working hours, there are a handful of options available to you in the city. There are three 24-hour pharmacies close to Malaga city centre: the most central is Farmacia Caffarena, located on the Alameda Principal at the Plaza de la Marina end...

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El Farolito

For steak lovers, there is no better spot than Argentinean steakhouse El Farolito. With a cosy interior and a nice heated patio onto Calle Beatas, guests are made to feel welcome by a passionate team eager to find the best cut for you. Portions are generous and most come accompanied by a selection of succulent...

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Semana Santa

‘Semana Santa’ (Holy Week or Easter Week) is not just a religious festival, but a deep-rooted tradition stretching out to the community as a whole, and in recent decades, a tourist attraction. During this week, the city is paralysed by religious fervour. So if you’re counting on getting around without problems, or expecting to have restful...

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Andalucía Day

February 28th is ‘Día de Andalucía’, a public holiday across the region and is marked by a number of events and distinctions for local personalities and organisations. The day marks the anniversary of the 1980 referendum in which the people voted for Andalucía to become an autonomous community of Spain. Every year events take place...