Five Essential Places To Visit in Malaga

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Malaga is in fashion. It was already before the pandemic, and with this one in the process of being overcome, the province and its capital maintain all the charms for the visitor. The museums of the capital, the luxury of the Costa del Sol, the wild nature of the new Sierra de las Nieves National Park, the incomparable climate of the Axarquia, or the impressive gorge of the Caminito del Rey are just some of the attractions of Malaga.

The province covers just over 7,300 square kilometers, has 103 municipalities and a population of more than 1.6 million inhabitants, which makes it the sixth most populous province in Spaininfo-icon. And although it is world-famous for the Costa del Sol, where a large part of the population and tourist municipalities such as Marbella, Mijas, Benalmádena, or Torremolinos are concentrated. It has an interior overflowing with natural attractions. Surprising as it may seem, Malaga is one of the most mountainous provinces in Spain.

Therefore, if you want to visit Malaga, our recommendation is that you rent a car to be able to move around the entire province. DelPaso is one of the leading car hire in Malaga Company for individuals. It is aimed at facilitating the mobility of tourists. In this way, you will easily find your badge in the Malaga airport car rental area.

Next, we give you some clues to discover some of the treasures of Malaga that are not on the beach.

Places to see in Malaga

1. The King's Path

It was reopened in 2015, after completing the difficult rehabilitation of an old path (originally dating from 1905) next to a gorge. Due to the passage of time, almost the entire route had no railing and had collapsed segments, and several hikers had lost their lives trying to traverse it. After the works, a three-kilometer pedestrian walkway runs along a canyon over the El Chorro dam, attached to the rock, at a height of about one hundred meters. Since its reopening it has become one of the great attractions of Malaga: according to Lonely Planet, one of the places that you had to visit yes or yes.

2. Sierra de las Nieves

This year its declaration as a National Park has been completed, the fifteenth in Spain and third in Andalusia, after Doñana and Sierra Nevada. There are almost 30,000 hectares in the highest part of the Serranía de Ronda, with a great variety of ecosystems, among which the Spanish fir forests stand out, a very rare species that is barely preserved in a handful of places in the world.

3. Frigiliana

The Axarquia is well worth an excursion. There you will find the town of Nerja, famous for Verano Azul, and inland, Frigiliana. It is a wonderful (and steep) white town, habitual in the lists of the most beautiful towns in Spain. Its steep alleys, dotted with the color of geranium pots, hide fantastic views over the Mediterranean at the top.

4. Genal Valley

Located next to the also fantastic Sierra Bermeja, the Genal Valley is especially surprising in autumn, when the chestnut trees that populate it give the landscape a spectacular ocher color.

5. Ronda

A place of pilgrimage for which characters as diverse as Madonna, Ernest Hemingway, or Orson Welles (whose remains rest on a municipal estate) have been fascinated, a walk is enough to understand why. The gap that separates the two parts of the city, joined by an old bridge, is the symbol of the city and an iconic stamp.

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