Under $100: Málaga, Spain

by Benjamin Kerns

Jun 10, 2019

Malaga Beach, Spain © Radomír Režný | Dreamstime

Under $100 / Europe

The gateway to the Andalusian Costa del Sol has long been a stopover on the way to adventure up the coastline. But in recent years this charming port city blossomed into a cultural hub that cannot be missed.


Start the day with a hearty breakfast at La Recova, a restaurant famous for delicious spreads. The affordable eatery will only run you $15.


Next, make your way to the center of town to discover the cathedral. The Cathedral of Málaga was constructed between 1528 and 1782 and showcases the stunning Renaissance style popular in the region. It’s free to explore. From there, seek out the Picasso Museum. Málaga is the hometown of Pablo Picasso and the museum contains more than 200 pieces of his artwork. It’s also near the Plaza de la Mercad, a wonderful place to walk around. Entrance to the museum is €12, or free on Sunday afternoons.


Enjoy a delicious meal at La Tranca for lunch. The Spanish eatery features some of the best homemade tapas in town, and tasty beer. A meal will run $20.


Once full, walk your way up the side of Mount Gilbralfaro. The short hike begins with a scenic view of the ruins of a Roman theater, before wandering up toward the Alcazaba citadel. The structure dates back to the 11th century.


Next, a quick stop outside the city limits. The La Concepión Botanical Garden is 30 minutes away by bus, but well worth the trip. It spans more than 25,000 square meters and boasts 2,000 different plant species from all over the world. A bus ride and the entrance fee will cost €10.


Finally, make your way back to the city to experience any of Málaga’s beautiful main beaches. La Caleta and El Pedregalejo are two of the trendier options in town and offer stunning views.


End the day with dinner at El Pimpi. The cultural landmark is a must while in town and is the best spot to mingle with locals and other tourists. A meal will cost $20.


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