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Tips to Travel around Malaga

Jul 23, 2008
The city of Malaga is located in the south of Spain on the world famous Costa del Sol. It is a very popular destination because there is much to see and to do in this part of Spain. The summer months are the busiest months for tourist visiting Malaga. During this time of year the weather is what you would expect from a Mediterranean holiday destination, In general summers are hot and winters are mild, which makes Malaga an ideal out of season travel destination.

If you're travelling during the busy summer months it's important to book your flights, your accommodation and your car hire in advance. Check the most popular travel websites for the best possible deals, but do not forget to use search engines like Google or Yahoo to find other website of local companies who may be able to give you a very good last minute offer or a special discount for an early booking.

If you would like to rent a car at Malaga airport bear in mind that there are only about 10 companies with a desk inside the terminal building of Malaga's Pablo Picasso airport. Amongst these companies you will find names like Avis, Hertz or Europcar, but also local companies who offer an extense network of rental stations in Andalucia, like Seville airport, Granada airport, Almeria airport, Jerez de la Frontera airport and other popular holiday destinations in Spain. Some even deliver vehicles at Gibraltar airport, so if you fly to the Rock do not forget to consider their services.

The city of Malaga offers a lot of interesting places to visit, amongst them the Alcazaba and the Castillo de Gibralfaro. The Alcazaba is one of the largest fortresses in Andalucia and is very well conserved. The castle in Malaga is known as Gibralfaro and was constructed in the fourteenth century. This castle is open to visitors and if you love history then you should definitely visit the castle which is fairly close situated to the Alcazaba and the remains of the Roman Theatre. Gibralfaro also enjoys a fantastic view of the rest of the city of Malaga. A visit to Gibralfaro is a great way to explore the history of Malaga.

Another landmark of Malaga is the cathedral, which was built way back in 1528. Although construction continued intermittently until 1783 the construction of the cathedral of Malaga was never completed. The building has only one tower, because the second tower was never finished due to money matters. The cathedral of Malaga ha a number of different architectonical styles due to the construction being started and stopped so often over all these years.
For art lovers a visit to the CAC (Centro de Arte Contemporaneo) and the Picasso Museum is a must. The historical centre of Malaga offers some very interesting and picturesque corners, like the Plaza de la Merced or the house where Pablo Picasso was born. The archaeological museum of Malaga, with a large selection of Greek and Gothic art is also worthwhile visiting.

If you want to discover other beautiful places in Andalucia make sure to rent a car in Malaga as this is the best way to get around this part of Spain. You will find many great resources on cheap car hire at Malaga airport on the internet.
About the Author
Rudi van der Zalm is the founder of one of Europe's most popular online car hire services to help travellers find bargain Malaga car hire and other popular destinations in Spain. Visit www.carhire-in-malaga.com for your car rental in Malaga.
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