Flight and hotel Malaga
Package Holidays In Malaga
The historic city of Malaga is a thriving arts mecca which is home to a constellation of Michelin starred restaurants which light up the city's culinary scene. In addition to the extensive Roman ruins, Moorish palaces sit atop the mountains and pretty cobbled alleyways conceal a variety of intriguing museums.
Before Booking A Flight And Hotel In Malaga
It is easy to organise flights and hotels in Malaga from the UK. Direct flights from Cork to Malaga depart regularly, along with flights from Dublin to Malaga. The currency is the Euro. Spanish is the national language, but English speakers are widely understood in the city. Malaga is just one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1) so it couldn't be easier to arrive and and enjoy the delights of city breaks in Malaga.
When Is Best For Weekends In Malaga?
Thanks to Malaga's location in the Mediterranean, the city enjoys a pleasant climate year round. Between May and October there is little rainfall in the city, which basks in the warmth of the sun. Naturally this is also the high season and many establishments raise their prices as visitors flood into the city. For this reason spring and autumn are the perfect times to see the city in its cloak of near-perpetual sunshine.
What Is There To Do During Weekends In Malaga?
Crowning a hill draped with bougainvillea, scented jasmine and orange trees is the thousand year old Alcazaba. This 11th century Moorish marvel is one of Malaga's most memorable attractions. Wander through its courtyards past flowing fountains and be transported back to the city's heyday. The Alhambra hovers in the back of the mind as you explore the sublime gardens, patios and exhibition of Islamic pottery.
Stroll through the Botanical Gardens, which is home to Europe's largest collection of subtropical plants. Waterfalls gush beside feathery palm trees. There is even a Doric temple to discover among the greenery, which once housed the archaeology collection of the gardens' former patrons, the Loring-Heredia family.
What Is There To See On City Breaks In Malaga?
Malaga's museums exert a magnetic pull on even the least curious visitor to the city. Here are some of the the highlights:
- Make the pilgrimage to the Picasso Museum to see more than two hundred of the artist's early works, cubist period masterpieces and intriguing late works. Sculptures from clay and sheet metal and a fixation with musketeers bring you closer to the man behind the masterpieces. The collection is housed in the gleaming 16th century Buenavista Palace, which also presents contemporary exhibitions.
- Another 16th century edifice, a Moorish palace, is home to the Museo Carmen Thyssen, a collection of Spanish and Andalucian art, including internationally renowned painters Ignacio zuloaga and Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida. The gallery paints a picture of Spain in the 19th century as a fiery place characterised by brawls, bullfights and flamenco.
- Malaga's former tobacco factory has been transformed into a gallery space presenting vintage cars with vintage couture. It might sound a strange mix but the chronological curation draws fascinating links between stylistic epochs and the exhibits are easy on the eye.
Meals Out On Package Holidays In Malaga
Malaga's culinary scene is as happening as its cultural one. Fresh fish garnished with a squeeze of lemon is a staple in the city. Prawns and squid arrive still sizzling from the grill. Flavoured with paprika, garlic and white wine, Gambas al Pil-Pil is another classic you should be sure not to miss. Naturally Paella is on the menu as well. For an alternative to seafood try the moreish meatballs known as Albondigas. Wash it all down with a refreshing glass of Victoria, the city's favourite beer.
Momentos Of Package Holidays In Malaga
Famed for its sweet wines, the region produces a number of superb reds and whites which make excellent mementos of a weekend in Malaga. They are best enjoyed together with some Manchego cheese and quince jelly. Fragrant extra virgin olive oil is both delicious and great for the skin. Alternatively, bright Andalusian ceramics make a cheerful souvenir from your time in the city. Hand painted pots, bowls and other decorative items are sure to bring a smile to your face every time you use them.