Car Hire Madrid Airport
Malaga Airport is located 8km southwest of Malaga city centre.
Car rental companies are located in Malaga airport, but if you’d like to explore things further afield you’ll find other car rental companies located at the railway station and at city centre locations.
Day Trips/Events in Madrid
Adventurous tourists are free to take a short trip to the pretty beaches of Nerja or Motril. Meanwhile, the town of Ronda provides plenty of photo opportunities. Anyone in need of a cultural hit will find the Museo Picasso Malaga to be a fascinating day trip.
The Alcazaba on Plaza de Aduana is another interesting option. Here you’ll discover scenery that dates back to Moorish times as well as the early Christian settlers.
Located high in the hills, some 48km from Marbella is Ronda, one of the most historic towns in region. The town is a popular day-trip destination for those holidaying on the Costa del Sol who want to take a break and soak up some of the culture at the many cafés and restaurants. Ronda is renowned for its dramatic gorge which divides the medieval from the 18th century parts of town. The gorge is also known as El Tajo and is spanned by a stone bridge called Puente Nuevo which once housed a prison and is now a popular viewpoint for visitors. There is also a magnificent walkway known as El Parador located along the river gorge which provides wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Ronda is also famous for having a bullring which is known for being the oldest and largest in Spain. In the low season, the bullring is open to visitors and has an impressive museum.
A permanent exhibition takes place in the Museo Interactivo de la Music (MIMMA) in the Muralla Plaza de la Marina. It is open every day from 11.00 to 21.00.
A permanent exhibition about the Malaga artist Rafael Perez Estrada is open to the public on the lower ground floor gallery of the Municipal Archives.
Eating Out in Madrid
Malaga is home to some of Spain’s finest restaurants. Popular eateries in the area include Clandestino, La Paloma, El Campanario and El Tintero.
Things To See/Do in Madrid
Malaga is one of Spain’s most under-rated cities. The birthplace of Picasso is home to a range of world class restaurants, bars and historical attractions.
Malaga is a world away from the nearby coastal resorts of the Costa del Sol, where English is more commonly spoken than Spanish and fried breakfasts replace traditional tortillas.
The Picasso Museum is by far Malaga’s most popular tourist draws and has in recent years, led to the rise of boutique hotels and upmarket restaurants. In the city’s historic centre, the Moorish fortress and Christian castle nestle happily side by side, both overlooking an attractive cathedral and upmarket shopping streets, as well as a web of narrow pedestrian streets within the old town. Eating out in Malaga.
Just outside the busy port, the beach is equally picturesque. Sandy stretches of coastline are located along the eastern suburbs, where traditional fried fish is always accompanied by a cold beer at a chirunguitos (beach bar). With such wonderful attractions on its doorstep, Malaga is much more than a gateway town - it’s a fully formed destination.
Malaga’s Calle Marques de Larios is the city’s main shopping avenue and offers plenty of chic clothing stores. Local specialities include leather bags and shoes, embroidery, iron work and ceramics. Meanwhile, El Corte Ingles on Avenida de Andalucia is home to a multi-storey department store selling all sorts of goods. Those looking to sample some authentic local cuisine will find delicious food at the Atarazana market which is open every day until 2pm.
This area of Spain is sometimes called the “Costa del Golf” due to its 39 courses, its year round sunny weather and its reasonable course fees. Meanwhile, watersports enthusiasts will discover a range of fun activities including scuba diving, sailing, kite surfing and wind surfing.
Our suppliers for cheap car hire in Madrid Airport are Atesa, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Goldcar, Interrent and Sixt.
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