Shadowed by other Andalusian cities for years, the port city of Malaga has finally stepped into the spotlight! Malaga offers a rich history , architectural treasures , colourful plazas and a sizzling nightlife . Both chic and cosy in feel, Malaga is a city of captivating landscape and tranquil beaches perfectly suited to relax, dine and be grateful to be alive.
If you're playing with the idea of hiring a car in Malaga, you're in luck, since there's always plenty of car hire possibilities either at Malaga airport or in the city centre.
The roads in Malaga are well maintained, however, they often experience heavy traffic . The high season in Malaga are the hot months of June, July and August. So, if you like it hot, visit Malaga in the summer. For sightseeing we recommend spring or autumn. Skiing and skateboarding are also available in nearby Sierra Nevada. The maximum BAC level is 0.05% for drivers of private vehicles. There is a Zero Tolerance law for novice drivers who have held a driver's licence less than two years and for young drivers 21 years of age or younger. Car hire in Malaga is very popular, and therefore considerably low-priced. There's plenty of rent a car companies to choose from, such as Sixt, Europcar, Keddy and more, so you'll definitely find something that will go hand in hand with your needs and expectations!
For a great start to your trip, visit the Historical Core of Malaga and admire the various architectural styles. Even if you’re not psyched about museums, there are two that are definitely worth a visit – Picasso Museum and Bullring and Bullfighting Museum . And lastly, hit the popular Malagueta Beach !
Depending on your interests and the length of your stay, there are many places to explore in the Andalusian region. So if not before, then now is definitely time to consider a car hire for your Malaga vacation. Once you have your rental vehicle, you can start planning your memorable road trips!
Driving about 43mi (70km) southwest, you will arrive at the resort town of Marbella . Stroll on the cobbled streets and enjoy the lovely boutiques and art galleries situated on the plazas. If you have a little extra time on your hands, explore the town’s districts .
Driving north there are quite a few destinations to see that are not particularly far away. The closest is the city of Granada , just 77mi (125km) northeast of Malaga. Granada boasts stunning medieval architecture, in particular, a series of palaces and gardens known as the Alhambra . About 100mi (16 km) north of Malaga lies the city Cordoba with numerous attractions and a charming atmosphere. You can also drive 125mi (200km) northwest of Malaga and reach Sevilla , a city of gardens, churches, museums, palaces and plazas.
Seafood dishes, cold soups, honey-based desserts as well as sweet Malaga wine are what you can expect in this city. Try the fried seafood platter, Fritura malagueña . Or for something lighter, head to the beach and pick any of the close by restaurants and dig in some roasted Sardines Espeto . Battle the heat like a local and order a cold soup – Porra Antequerana tomato soup with ham, fish and hard-boiled egg or Ajoblanco made with peeled and toasted almonds, garlic and olive oil are both refreshing and delicious. If you want to spice up your vacation with a lively night-time adventure, explore the streets of Plaza de la Merced, Plaza de la Constitución, Calle Granada, Calle Alcazabilla, Calle La Malagueta and Calle Larios .
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