Malaga, a port city in Andalusia, is often bypassed by tourists on their way to the beaches of the Costa del Sol. Although lacking the historical landmarks of nearby Granada and Seville, Malaga does have a few interesting sights that shouldn’t be missed. The oldest would be the Alcazaba (the Arabic word for fortress), which was built during the 11th century, while the most impressive would be the 16th century cathedral. There are also a few cultural landmarks worth a visit – the Picasso museum and the contempoary art museum – CAC Malaga.
Sunday morning was another bright and sunny day so after our hotel breakfast, we headed to the cathedral to peek inside and appreciate the mixture of Gothic and Renaissance interiors then continued on for another stroll around the tiny side streets that eventually lead to the Plaza de Constitucion. It was already noon by then and time for us to end our mini-break and head back home. We had already been to the Picasso museum so we still have the Alcazaba, the Gibralfaro castle and the contemporary art collection at the CAC to see on our next visit to Malaga.