If peculiar, unfinished Gothic cathedrals surrounded by traditional balconied buildings, narrow pedestrian streets and some of the best tapas bars in the province excites you then you should plan a holiday to Malaga. Eating freshly caught sardines by the sea is one of life’s simple pleasures, and the beaches either side of Malaga are the perfect place to do it. The city was also the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and features several galleries displaying his work. Most notable is the 16th-century Museum of Fine Arts, alongside the cathedral.
The narrow side streets and alleys form a maze crammed with tapas bars and bodegas - old fashioned wine shops brimming with casks including the local sweet wine which is similar to Port.
Malaga is also well worth a visit during one of its many festivals. The Fiestas here are numerous and each one is celebrated with the vigor that is synonymous with Andalucia.