20 April 2013

Seeing Malaga with a Walking Tour Guide

Having a spate of airport drop-offs I took the opportunity to explore Malaga a bit more. It´s a city that has grown on me bit by bit, the more I see, the more I like it and want to discover its every corner.

This time I was escorted by an expert tour guide, Victor, who was born and bred in Malaga, has travelled extensively and returned to Malaga. His company We Love Malaga, offers Tapas Tours, Walking Tours, Gourmet Tours and Flamenco Tours.

In Front of Plaza de la Marina, Malaga at night
In Front of Plaza de la Marina

My drive down had been wet, my walk to meet Victor accompanied by a steady drizzle, but from the second we met not a drop of rain fell on us.

We began with a rooftop view of the new harbour development reminiscent of many small marinas along the front, the twinkling lights giving a prettier view at night.


There´s not much Victor doesn´t know about his city and he shares its foibles as well as its glories.

Egg splatted Plaque in memory of Frederico Garcia Lorca



Malaga Cathedral at night
Unfinished Cathedral with a tower missing

I´d not even noticed on a previous visit that the cathedral was unfinished, it was designed to be symmetrical and is a twin to Jaen Cathedral.

Malaga Cathedral
Malaga Cathedral

Carmen Thyssen Museum, Malaga
Crowds Outside Carmen Thyssen Museum, Malaga

We bumped into Picasso on a park bench near his birth place

Picasso in Malaga
Picasso Statue in Malaga

before checking out Malaga´s oldest winery


and then sampling some tapas and a well earned beer.


A flat, friendly easy to explore city that comes to life so much more with some insight and history, humour and tapas - a fabulous mix and fun evening out. If you want to explore Malaga, get to know We Love Malaga.

See my Morning Photo of The Wedding Cake Church taken on the tour.

Have a look at some other trips and guided tours around Andalucia.