The beautification and renaissance of Málaga is well known. The Mediterranean port city has been described by Lonely Planet as ‘the new Barcelona’, indicating that it is a must-see destination on any self-respecting traveller’s list, and a place well worth discovering. Many have already done so, coming here directly by plane or cruise ship, as part of a stay on the Costa del Sol or as Marbella residents keen to enjoy the bustle, culture, architecture, history, shopping and fine dining of this vivacious city.

As in virtually all European cities, the historic sector is where it’s at – a compact and walkable area rich in beautiful architecture, historic sites, opulent gardens, grand boulevards, quaint squares just made for Mediterranean café society and lively shopping streets lined with top international brands and local flavour. The same is also true of the dining scene, which ranges from tapas bars and family-run traditional eateries to sophisticated fine dining establishments.

A modern touch
In the midst of this classical enchantment, bordering the semitropical gardens and under the gaze of the mighty Alcazaba fortress citadel that stands atop the local mount, is Muelle Uno, an old forgotten quayside redeveloped a few years ago into a stylish new area complete shops, boutiques, cafés, restaurants, kids’ entertainment and none other than Málaga’s own Pompidou Centre. This latest addition to Málaga’s growing number of internationally renowned museums complements the low-rise modern look of Muelle Uno, which was designed to blend in with its historic surroundings and offer contemporary good looks combined with a minimal impact on its direct environment. The result is so much the more impressive, with the broad waterside esplanade dotted with trendy terraces, restaurants, cafés and lounge bars that overlook what was once a somewhat neglected part of the port within easy walking distance of the many attractions that radiate outwards from Calle Larios in the heart of the city.

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Image courtesy of Muelle Uno