The provincial capital of Malaga is an interesting city steeped in history with two castles the world famous Piccasso Museum and a large port dominating its sea front. The port area has been redeveloped in recent years and has lots of bars, restaurants and shops. Check out the area known as Muelle Uno, right on the sea front.
The El Palo neighbourhood east of the city centre is particularly renowned for its perfectly prepared fresh seafood.
The city itself is typically criss-crossed with narrow pedestrian streets lined with high colonial buildings.
Tapas bars are abundant and there are numerous centros commerciales (shopping centres), such as the Larios Centre and El Corte Ingles.