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Cheap areas to stay in Malaga

Often seen as a transport hub for getting to other hotspots on the Costa del Sol, Malaga is actually a must-see Spanish destination in its own right. It is, after all, one of the oldest cities in the world, and you can see it all without spending a fortune, if you pick one of the cheap hotels in the city centre. There are also budget-friendly lodgings a stone’s throw from the harbour, putting you within ambling distance of a multitude of shops and restaurants.

Cheap hotels in Malaga

Ibis Malaga Centro Ciudad offers comfort at satisfyingly low prices. The smartly presented guestrooms feature thick bedding and polished parquet flooring, and the hotel’s location in the very heart of Malaga makes it convenient for sightseeing. Another good option is the Medplaya Hotel Balmoral, which is situated just steps away from the beach. It has 2 swimming pools, along with free WiFi in public areas. Alternatively, opt for the Hotel Betania, which has its own outdoor pool, as well as a serene sun terrace where you can catch some rays on lazy afternoons.

Where to find cheap food in Malaga

If you want to eat proper Malaga food without spending over the odds in formal restaurants, seek out the traditional chiringuitos. These are casual shacks serving up local specialities like barbecued sardines and other seafood snacks, and you can find some good examples in the Pedregalejo district to the east of the city centre. Meanwhile, in the heart of Malaga, and in the harbour area, you’ll find cheerful tapas restaurants where you can grab sharing platters of sausages, croquettes and other bites at good prices.

Cheap things to do in Malaga

The city’s long history is exemplified in one structure: Malaga Cathedral. Construction on this epic building began in 1528, and continued for 2 centuries. It was never actually completed, but what stands today is a beguiling hybrid of architectural styles, including Baroque and Renaissance, and is a must-see landmark on any visit to Malaga. Another sprawling structure is the Alcazaba, a Moorish fortress dating back to the 11th century. It sits proudly on a hill in the centre of the city, and you can scale the ramparts and enjoy unparalleled views of Malaga. Afterwards, brace yourself for the visions on show at the Museo Picasso Málaga. Set within a 16th-century palace, it has a vast collection of paintings, sculptures, and drawings by Malaga’s most famous son. Then, hit the sands of Malagueta Beach and bask in the Spanish sun.

Cheap ways to get around Malaga

You’ll spend most of your time in Malaga on foot, whether you’re exploring the inner streets of the city centre, or taking a walk along the waters to the beach. Another great, and cheap, way to see the sights is by bicycle, and you can hire a pair of 2 wheels easily in the city. There are also buses readily available, as well as the reliable underground services of the Malaga Metro.

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