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Malaga & Marbella : where to stay, what to see and where to go for shopping

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Malaga and Marbella are recognized as the best tourist destinations in Spain according to the travel portal TripAdvisor for unlimited travel opportunities, a variety of types of accommodation and quality service. When asking where it is better, a definite answer cannot be given. Each resort has its own advantages.

Malaga & Marbella : where to stay, what to see and where to go for shopping

Malaga 


Malaga is a place suitable not only for Summer beach holidays.Thanks to the rich history in Malaga, it is possible to see many interesting architectural, historical and natural attractions that attract many tourists at any time of the year. And due to the fact that all the main and most interesting sights are located very compactly, in the very center of the city, you can get acquainted with the history and architecture of Malaga in one day. 

Malaga & Marbella : where to stay, what to see and where to go for shopping

What to see


• Alcazaba fortress - a structure erected in the Middle Ages and located directly in the central part of the city. This place offers unrivaled views of the entire city panorama. Inside there is a real archaeological museum, striking with the number of exhibits.


• The Picasso Museum is a must-see place in Malaga, since this great artist was born here. The presented expositions are quite curious, which makes it possible to spend about 2–3 hours examining the paintings, which are in 14 rooms.


• Music museum - it differs from all those similar places around the world in that it is interactive. Therefore, visitors can not only enjoy the exhibits, but also play on them.

Malaga & Marbella : where to stay, what to see and where to go for shopping
Malaga & Marbella : where to stay, what to see and where to go for shopping
Malaga & Marbella : where to stay, what to see and where to go for shopping

Where to stay

Barcélo Marbella

For those who enjoy luxury and glamor, Barceló Marbella is the place, where guests can spend their days playing golf in an unusual and relaxed atmosphere.  And at dusk here you can enjoy a delicious drink in a pleasant bliss on a Balinese couch, in the impeccably luxurious atmosphere of one of the best hotels in Marbella.

Malaga & Marbella : where to stay, what to see and where to go for shopping
Malaga & Marbella : where to stay, what to see and where to go for shopping

Where to go for shopping

The elegant style of the inhabitants of Malaga is closely connected with the exclusive shops of the city. Malaga is a tourist destination for shopping with countless boutiques and shopping centers. The historic center of Malaga is without a doubt an ideal place for a vacation and, in particular, for shopping. The streets are pedestrian, so you can safely walk at your own pace. Kalle Larios, the main street of the city, is also one of the most famous shopping streets in Europe, so you should start your shopping in Malaga from there.

Malaga & Marbella : where to stay, what to see and where to go for shopping

Marbella


Marbella is home to one of the largest concentrations of five-star hotels in Europe. Here you can shop in unique stores just a few meters from the just moored yacht, relax in a luxurious villa overlooking the azure Mediterranean Sea. It is an atmosphere of prestige and luxury with many golf courses and the best gastronomy right on the beach.

Malaga & Marbella : where to stay, what to see and where to go for shopping

What to see


• Visit the religious center - Iglesia Square, which is a religious building erected in the 18th century.


• Visit the Municipal Museum, where you can enjoy the original architectural exposition, as well as the Museum of Spanish Contemporary Engraving, which presents the work of famous painters.


• Stroll through one of the most beautiful botanical gardens.


• Stroll along the enchanting marble promenade and enjoy the sound of waves.

Malaga & Marbella : where to stay, what to see and where to go for shopping
Malaga & Marbella : where to stay, what to see and where to go for shopping

Where to stay


Marbella Club

The best hotel in the most glamorous part of the country, called the “Spanish Saint-Tropez”, is a real star in the hotel industry. Professionals of the tourism market are unanimous: this is not just the main hotel in the region, but one of the best in Spain and in the world. And it's not that it is a couple of minutes from the sea, famous for its luxurious pools and restaurants, perfect service and incredible infrastructure - its own lush garden, golf club, personal terraces.  Marbella Club - hotel-legend, star hotel, brand. Celebrities and the richest people of different eras have stayed here - from Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly to Sting.

Malaga & Marbella : where to stay, what to see and where to go for shopping
Malaga & Marbella : where to stay, what to see and where to go for shopping

Where to go for shopping

The center of Puerto Banus is the center of the most popular shops. Here on the first coastline you can find boutiques of world famous brands. There are Louis Vuitton and Jimmy Choo boutiques, as well as a large Armani store and many designer stores. In addition to clothing and accessories in the area you can buy chic perfumes, cosmetics and jewelry.

Malaga & Marbella : where to stay, what to see and where to go for shopping
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