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Top Choice Museum in Málaga

Museo Picasso Málaga

This unmissable museum in the city of Picasso’s birth provides a solid overview of the great master and his work, although, surprisingly, it only came to fruition in 2003 after more than 50 years of planning. The 20…
Top Choice Cave in Nerja

Cueva de Nerja

It’s hard to imagine the surreal world that lies beneath the mountain foothills 4km east of Nerja, and it’s even harder to believe that these vast caverns weren’t discovered until five local chicos (young men) who h…
Top Choice Tapas in Málaga

El Mesón de Cervantes

Cervantes started as a humble tapas bar run by expat Argentine Gabriel Spatz but has now expanded into four bar-restaurants (each with a slightly different bent), all within a block of each other. This one is the HQ…
Top Choice Flamenco in Málaga

Kelipe

There are many flamenco clubs springing up all over Andalucía, but few are as soul-stirring as Kelipe. Not only are the musicianship and dancing of the highest calibre, but the talented performers create an intimate…
Top Choice Cathedral in Málaga

Catedral de Málaga

Málaga’s elaborate cathedral was started in the 16th century on the site of the former mosque. Of the mosque, only the Patio de los Naranjos survives, a small courtyard of fragrant orange trees.Inside, the fabulous …
Top Choice Castle in Málaga

Alcazaba

No time to visit Granada’s Alhambra? Then Málaga’s Alcazaba can provide a taster. The entrance is next to the Roman amphitheatre, from where a meandering path climbs amid lush greenery: crimson bougainvillea, lofty …
Top Choice Fusion in Málaga

Óleo

Located at the city's contemporary art museum with white-on-white minimalist decor, Óleo provides diners with the unusual choice of Mediterranean or Asian food, with some subtle combinations such as duck breast with…
Top Choice Spanish in Marbella

Farm

First, it’s not a farm but rather an exceptionally pretty restaurant in Marbella’s old town consisting of a patio, a terrace and a dining room furnished with modern ‘chill-out’ flourishes. The food's all farm fresh …
Top Choice Seafood in Nerja

Chiringuito de Ayo

The menu is listed in nine languages, but the only word you need to understand at beachside Ayo is ‘paella’. They cook the rice dish every day in a huge pan atop an open wood-burning fire right next to the sand. A p…
Top Choice Seafood in Torremolinos & Benalmádena

El Gato Lounge

Gato Lounge tries to be a little different from the other places on the beach, so you won’t find the default sardines here. The menu leans towards international dishes with a bit of Asian flair: Thai fish cakes and …