We stayed at Area Malaga Beach, it’s a great camper stop and worked really well with Lily as it is located on a dog beach. It is an easy walk along the promenade to a selection of bars and restaurants too. It gets very busy so you do need to book in advance on their website. It cost 13 euros per night with electric. http://www.areamalagabeach.com/en/
The bus stop is about 5 minutes walk away from the camper stop. We caught the number 160 bus into Malaga, a single ticket cost 1 euro 70 each and took about 20 minutes.
Malaga’s historic old town dates back to 770 BC and is very diverse. The Roman amphitheatre of Málaga, dates from the 1st century BC but was only rediscovered in 1951.
There are plenty of museums to visit, including the Picasso museum. You can walk up to the Castle of Gibralfaro, which is connected to the Alcazaba, the lower fortress and royal residence.
The imposing Baroque cathedral takes centre stage in the old town. On the original plans it had two towers but only one was finished due to lack of funds so it is popularly known as ‘La Manquita’ (One Armed Woman).
Located behind the cathedral in Plaza Obispo is the Palacio Episcopal (Bishops Palace). The three storey building itself was constructed in 1762 by Antoni Ramos. The Baroque style facade of red white, pink and grey marble certainly stands out & houses religious art exhibitions.
The area around Plaza de la Merced is great for restaurants and we had some Tapas in El Pimpi. El Pimpi is situated inside an old 18th century Málaga mansion house and opened in 1971 and is one of the longest-standing bodega bars in Málaga.
The architecture is stunning and around every street corner there seems to be interesting buildings.
We only spent three days in Malaga and it certainly wasn’t long enough to see all the sights. So I am sure at some point we will return.