I have visited in the past, on a cruise, and once overnight as I was headed for a three day stay in Marbella. This time, we stayed at Don Curro, a wonderful hotel right in the heart of everything. It was adjacent to Larios Street and near the cathedral. We enjoyed Malaga so much, we regretted not spending an extra day there and a day less in Barcelona where all of us had been several times.
The long line
Disembarking with 3500 other passengers is always chaos. We joined the long queue of other passengers waiting for taxis. We had a pretty good system, though. I waited in line while the other four in our group inched the luggage up slowly from the cruise terminal. I managed our purses on top of my rolling walker ( some time that thing comes in handy ).
This beautiful cathedral was right around the corner from our hotel
This is a view of the cathedral at night
This great shopping street, minus traffic, was also a block from the hotel. We loved it and made an instant beeline there though, with the euro, there were no bargains for us!
While the others shopped, I made a quick stop here for a glass of a wonderful wine
and some tapas - I figured lunch would be delayed while the others looked for nonexistent bargains. I was on a budget that didn't allow too many purchases!
Just as in Rome, we chanced upon some newlyweds - such a lovely couple!
Nice getaway car for the bride and groom!
With my sweet waiter at Restaurante La Dehesa, Malaga
At last, my cohorts got hungry and we found a nice outdoor cafe near the hotel. It was really packed but this nice young man found a table for us and we had a fantastic meal. My Andalusian salad was delicious and I followed it up with grilled calamari - I always seem to order that in Mediterranean countries!
The police were out on their little bikes at night ( no Harleys here! )
Fountains across from our outdoor dinner spot
Outdoor promenade at night
Definitely, if I ever get to Malaga again, I will stay at least two days. We didn't even get to any of the historic spots of the city and there are so many that I wanted to see.