Thursday, 18 October 2012


At the start of September I went to Malaga to visit my friend Lorena.  I'd been to Malaga before but only for a couple of days so it was nice to explore the city properly.

It was great to be somewhere with a local as they know all the best beaches, places to visit and most importantly the best places to eat and drink.  One of my favourite places was El Pimpi Florida, it's a small typically Spanish bar that get's very busy, we had to get there early at 9pm to ensure we got a prime position at the bar (this was the earliest time we ate during my visit).  We drank wine, ate some delicious food and sang and danced to the Spanish music, lots of fun!  The barman even gave us a free bottle of wine when we paid the bill... only in Spain.

fun times and good food at El Pimpi Florida

Malaga is a great place to go in the Summer, it's a beautiful city and has beaches too so you get the best of both worlds.  The city itself is nice to wonder around as the centre itself is fairly compact,  it's worth checking out the newly redeveloped port area too as there's lots of nice bars and restaurants.  If you do venture to the port walk all the way to the very end bar (I can't remember the name), if you go on a Thursday the fantastic sharing plates are two for the price of one and the beer is very cheap (more local knowledge).

Alcazaba de Malaga

Me and the view from the Alcazaba

Another Alcazaba view

The Museo de Picasso is a MUST for any art lover.  It is full of over 3,800 pieces of Picasso work, all in chronological order which I really liked as you can see how his work developed over the years, there is also a section devoted to the artist himself which was really interesting.  Another highlight was the Alcazaba de Malaga, this old fort is beautiful to walk around and has amazing views over the city, coast and mountains.  The beaches aren't the most beautiful, but they are easily accessible from the centre which is a bonus, The Malagueta beach area is also great of an evening as there are lots of bars and restaurants where you can grab a cocktail and watch the sun go down.

on the beach

having a paddle

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