Walking along Calle Larios, the wide, pedestrian-only thoroughfare that runs through the historic center of Málaga, may improve one’s mood. Both sides of this large, tile-paved boulevard are lined with shops and eateries. Benches, bright flower stalls, and towering, beautiful lamps march along the roadway at regular intervals. It’s one of the upcoming retirement regions where many Europeans that retire buy Property for sale in Malaga province.

A series of massive canopies strung over Calle Larios, four or five levels above ground level, shade the strollers below from the hot Mediterranean heat.

There are sidewalk cafés and wine bars everywhere, with tables shaded by huge umbrellas and white-aproned waiters standing at attention. After a hard morning shopping, stylish Malagueos gather here for a drink or lunch in town.

It is also a cultural destination for visitors and expats as the neighboring Museo Picasso exhibits paintings by one of the city’s most famous local sons, Pablo Picasso. The Old Masters and Spanish romantic art from the 19th century are also displayed in the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga, situated in a 16th-century nobleman’s palace.

You can reach the port area in minutes by walking south of Málaga’s historic center. Commerce quays, cruise ships, yachts, and leisure boats may all be found here. You may also take boats from here to Melilla, a Spanish-controlled enclave on Morocco’s coast, which is only 80 miles distant.

The port area has been carefully gentrified in recent years. A lengthy paseo Maritimo (boardwalk) stretches beside the ocean, while green park sections line the avenue near the sea. Muelle Uno, or Waterfront One, a rebuilt wharf with stores and restaurants, is a popular attraction that is almost always bustling. 

A section of Paris’ famed Pompidou Museum displaying contemporary works by Spanish artists may also be found here.

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