We Discover The Secret Corners Of Malaga

We are going to discover some little-known corners of Malaga, although in some cases they are within the city’s tourist attractions. Places that hide something special.
We discover the secret corners of Malaga

When we visit Malaga, we think of its beaches or its Calle Larios, elegant and majestic, as well as an incredible place of leisure. However,  there are secret corners of Malaga that not everyone knows. And if you don’t have anyone in town who can take you to them, don’t worry, we’ll tell you what they are.

The secret corners of Malaga : the Alcazaba

Alcazaba of Malaga
Alcazaba – Virgynia Duque

If you have gone down Calle Larios and have wandered through the narrow alleys around it, you may have seen a small mountain crowned by an old construction. Well, this is the citadel of the city, which was used as a fortress and defense of Malaga in the days when the Arabs besieged the Andalusian territory.

The Alcazaba of Malaga was built in the 11th century and had more than a hundred main towers, along with other smaller ones. But what stands out about it are the three concentric walls that surround it.

Few people know that in addition to seeing it from the outside, its interior is available to visit. That is why we have included it in the list of secret corners of Malaga.  From the enclosure you can have beautiful views of the city, the Roman theater, the sea and any other place that is around it.

Gibralfaro castle and viewpoint

Malaga – KikoStock

This castle joins the citadel as if they were one, which you will not be able to see if you do not enter the citadel. It was a Muslim construction that the Catholic Monarchs besieged and in which Fernando el Catolico lived after that, although his wife decided to stay in the city.

From its viewpoint, which is above the castle, it is from where you get the most incredible views of the city, the bullring and part of its coast. You may have seen that image on many postcards or in photos posted on the internet. Well, now they are within your reach because you already know where they are made from.

The Pimpi

Secret corners of Malaga, El Pimpi
El Pimpi Winery – Virgynia Duque

El Pimpi is the place best known by the people of Malaga and we want to share it with you. It is not a monument, or maybe it is, since this emblematic restaurant gives off the essence of the city and is becoming a kind of museum.

At the moment it is free to enter and you will be able to see its decoration without having to pay, you know that the people of Malaga are very friendly about these things. Inside, its walls are crammed with photos of celebrities who have visited the restaurant, many of them with some of its waiters.

At the end of the premises, you will see huge barrels of wine in which there are phrases and signatures of such famous authors as Brigitte Bardot. A very characteristic, and one that catches the attention of all visitors, is that of the most famous man from Malaga, Antonio Banderas, and he says:

And it is precisely Antonio Banderas who has recently been the co-owner of this restaurant, which has always been one of his favorites.

Your new boulevard

In the area near the port, Malaga has an impressive boulevard that was built only a few years ago. You can walk through it while enjoying its modern architecture.

It is a very pleasant place to have a good time, since in addition to walking you can sit on one of its terraces to taste typical gastronomic delights of the area, such as the famous pepper salad.

His “Malaga Eye”

Noria Mirador de Málaga
Noria Mirador Princess – MariCarmennd9 / Pixabai.com

Malaga is one of the cities in the world with the most spectacular views, as the sea and the mountains embrace it from all sides. For this reason, the people of Malaga wanted to have a “Málaga Eye”, an imitation of the famous London Ferris wheel.

It is really called Noria Mirador Princess. The Ferris wheel has a height of 70 meters and 42 cabins with capacity for eight people. As you can imagine, the views from it are spectacular.

These are some of the secret corners of Malaga that you must discover. Perhaps some cases are known, but they hide details and stories that many visitors overlook, so we wanted to mention them. And, as you can see, Malaga is much more than just the coast, it has charming corners that are waiting for you to discover them.

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