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SUR in English

http://www.surinenglish.com/

In German

Written Press

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In Russian

Written Press

SUR en Ruso

In Swedish

Online Press

http://www.sydkusten.es/

In Finnish

Online and Written Press

http://espanjansanomat.es/espanjansanomat/
http://www.olekustannus.com/asuntoporssi/

In Norwegian

Online Press

http://www.norskemagasinet.com/

In Danish

Online Press

http://www.solkysten.net/

Consulates

  • Austria

    Alameda De Colón, 26 - 2º Izq., 29001 Málaga

    +34 952 60 02 67

  • Denmark

    Calle Córdoba, 6, 29001 Málaga, Spain

    +34 952 21 17 97

    consulado.malaga@danconsul.net

  • Finland

    Blasco de Garay, 7, 29001 Málaga, Spain

    +34 952212435

    finlandia_malaga@mundivia.es

  • Germany

    Calle Mauricio Moro Pareto 2-5°, 29006 Málaga, Spain

    info@malaga.diplo.de

  • Ireland

    Av. Boliches, 15, Galeria Santa Mónica, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain

    +34 952 47 51 08

  • Luxembourg

    Calle Marín García, 10, 3ºC, Málaga, Spain

    +34 951 31 91 73

  • Morocco

    Calle del Valle, Chalet D-28, El Remanso, Urb. La Alquería, Benahavís, 29650 Málaga

    +34 609 57 98 99

  • Norway

    Av. Boliches, 60, 29640 Fuengirola, Spain

    +34 952667955

  • Netherlands

    Av. Palma de Mallorca, 57, 29620, Torremolinos, Spain

    nlgovmal@nld.e.telefonica.net

  • Saudi Arabia

    C/ Mauricio Moro, 2 Bl. Sur Plt. 2ª, 29006 Málaga, Spain

    +34 952 31 03 58

  • Sweden

    Calle Córdoba, 6 - local 501, 29001 Málaga, Spain

    http://www.consuladodesueciamalaga.com

    +34 952 604 383

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Calle Mauricio Moro Pareto 2-2°, 29006 Málaga, Spain

    Info.Consulate@fco.gov.ukt

  • United States of America

    Avenida Juan Gómez "Juanito", 8. 1ºC, 29640 Fuengirola

    +34 952 47 48 91

Opening Hours, Bank Holidays, Festivities

The shops in Malaga open between 9:00 and 10:00; they close for lunch at 13:00 or 14:00, and open in the afternoon at 16:00 or 17:00 until 20:00 or 21:30. Large shopping centres and department stores, however, do not generally close at lunchtime. Some shops and all the shopping centres and department stores open on Saturday afternoon, whilst all shops are closed on Sundays, except for certain special periods throughout the year when the shops have permission to open.

Bank Holidays

  • 1st January New Year
  • 6th January, Epiphany
  • 28th February, Day of Andalusia
  • 17th April, Maundy Thursday
  • 18th April, Good Friday
  • 1st May, International Worker´s Day
  • 18th June, City´s Patron Saints Day, Saint Ciriac y Saint Paula
  • 15th August, Assumption of Mary
  • 8th September, Our Lady of Victories Day
  • 12th October, Spain National Day
  • 1st November, All Saints Day
  • 6th December, Constitution Day
  • 8th December, Immaculate Conception
  • 25th December, Christmas

Festivities

  • Carnivals, 10 days around Ash Wednesday
  • Holy Week
  • Saint John, Midsummer Night, 23rd June
  • Virgen del Carmen, 16th July
  • Malaga Feria , around the middle of August
  • Christmas Day

Gastronomy

Discover the wide range of gastronomic options Malaga has to offer. During the last few years the city has undergone a true revolution in catering that has converted it into a top gastronomic destination. An opportunity not to be missed, you will be able to choose from a huge variety of ways of understanding food. And all of this in a setting such as that which Malaga offers visitors, with its streets, museums and monuments; its climate and its people.

Traditional Fare

You will have no difficulty in finding, on the table of our many restaurants our Mediterranean diet, made using traditional recipes. You will be able to appreciate the faithful nuances of the most popular dishes, culinary formulas that have, through successive refining, reached absolute perfection. However, you will also be able to try out novel and enriching approaches to these traditional recipes, which give them added value. This is the recovery of traditional Malaga cuisine, decked out in its best for those special occasions and where fish reigns supreme, but without forgetting the local meats and vegetables that make up the Malaga’s culinary landscape.

In this traditional cuisine, the "pescaíto frito" (little fried fish) plays an important role and no one can leave the city without having tasted it, as it is just too tempting: just the aroma that emanates from the bars and restaurants that prepare this dish will make your mouth water. Identical effect has the star of the coast, the "barbecued sardines on a stick"; try them! You won’t be disappointed.

Together with the local fare you will also find many restaurants that serve traditional cuisine from other regions of the country, allowing you to enjoy dishes from Galicia, Castile or Navarre, as well as other Mediterranean areas.

Creative Cuisine – Cuisine with a name

In recent years our city has taken a formidable qualitative step forward are regards variety and wealth of cooking styles. You will no doubt be pleasantly surprised to find a series of newly opened restaurants that have positioned Malaga as an important area for what has been called creative cuisine. Chefs, many of which trained at La Consula (Malaga) or La Fonda (Benalmadena) catering schools, have enriched the city’s gastronomic offer with options that go from haute cuisine to cuisine that combines different styles. Furthermore, there are the professionals who come from other countries to practise their culinary skills here. Undoubtedly, we are talking about a new generation of caterers who are giving the gastronomy of our city a new slant.

Tapas

If course, you could choose to practise what is known as "tapeo" , a clever formula that allows you to taste just about everything, and not out of gluttony, but, shall we say, out of culinary curiosity. Variety, they say, is the spice of life, so ask away - that’s what the "tapeo" are there for, and when you ask for " …one of…" it is almost invariably followed by " …and another of…"

In this area of gastronomy you will find tapas to suit all tastes: from the most traditional and perfect to the most innovative and imaginative. We will not recommend any in particular because each establishment offers their own particular style (no two Malaga salads taste the same). Let your intuition guide you, your nose and your ear, based on what they “sound” like. The problem will be deciding on which one.

International Cuisine

As any grand city, Malaga offers a wide range of cuisine from other latitudes, both the all-time favourites and others that are more exotic and perhaps less well known.

Master Confectioners and Ice Cream Makers

You should not leave the city, without discovering a magnificent treasure the city holds and which not many realise exists. Malaga has the privilege of being able to offer one of the best menus of cakes and pastries in the whole country. Whether of local creation or imported, the sweet hands of our master confectioners are capable of giving form to true explosions of colour and flavour. Don’t think twice, as one of the most agreeable moments you can spend in our city will be to try one of these marvellous treats on any terrace or simply eat it from a serviette whilst sitting on a park bench to watch the world go by.

The same can be said of our ice-cream parlours that offer creamy ice creams that extend the confectioners’ art to frosty realms and a host of flavours.

The City of Malaga

Malaga city enjoys a privileged position in what is the leading tourist area in mainland Spain, making it a lively and warm place where art, culture and tradition merge on the shores of the Mediterranean. Its three thousand years of history have given it its open, voyager, commercial and hospitable character. The high amount of sunny days, together with the mild temperatures, make Malaga an ideal place to enjoy all year long.

The city has a range of top line hotel facilities, conference halls equipped with the latest technology, fantastic natural surroundings, theatres, museums and exhibition halls and a comprehensive range of complementary resources that will ensure the success of any event. Moreover, its gastronomic offer provides for a wide range of tastes, from the most traditional cuisine to the very latest trends, both in the city’s Historical Quarter, or by the waters of the Mediterranean. Finally, there is always the option of a walk through its original commercial and shopping area.

 

Malaga City Guides and Maps

Malaga Convention Bureau

The Malaga Convention Bureau (MCB) is a Department of Malaga City Council's Tourist Board which specialises in the meeting tourism sector and whose basic aim is to promote the city as a destination for congresses, conventions and incentive trips.

Due to its institutional nature, the MCB possesses extensive knowledge of the city in all matters pertaining to the field of meetings and has forged close links with companies in the sector.

The MCB has two main areas of operation:

  • Consultancy services and meeting organisation.
  • Promotion of the city of Malaga as a destination for meeting tourism.