Malaga, Spain

Malaga, Spain, Malaga, Spain (B)

Málaga is a beautiful city on the southern coast of Spain, located within the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is like the Miami of Spain, but with more history and culture. It is a beautiful place to escape to some sunshine, enjoy delicious food, and it is a small enough city that most of the old city can be seen in just a few days.

Iberia and Air Europa run direct flights from Madrid, and the flight time is about an hour and a half. We got our one way ticket for only 30 euro, buying very early in advance, but roundtrip should always be under 100 euro.

Renfe has a high speed train that runs from Madrid to Málaga, taking only 2.5 hours for the journey. The Renfe website is a headache to deal with, and I would highly recommend buying directly from the ticket office if possible. Ticket prices are almost comparable with the cost of the flight, depending on when they are purchased

This one is trickier, as it generally requires being able to speak a bit of Spanish as usually drivers are Spanish, but if you are able to communicate, Bla Bla Car is a great way to get around Spain. It is a ride share service, that allows drivers to charge for a seat in their car, from Madrid to Málaga, seats run around 20-25 euro. It is harder to plan in advance with Bla Bla Car, as drivers can cancel, new postings at different times are put up all the time, and coordinating can be tricky, but overall it really is a great service. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Malaga, Spain
Guide Location: Spain » Malaga
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Valerie Streif
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • La Casa Mata Central
  • El Pimpi
  • Gibralfaro Castle
  • La Malagueta Beach
  • Mercado Central Atarazanas

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