Until quite recently, the Costa del Sol’s busiest port was no more than a transfer point to other Andalusian attractions, most notably the Alhambra in Granada, about 80 miles away. However, the city that produced Picasso (he was born here in 1881) is experiencing a renaissance. New museums, music and dance spaces, and even an internationally acclaimed short-film festival are transforming Málaga into an exciting venue for the arts.
Dinner and dancing at Flor de Lis, where menus are printed on old vinyl LPs, and DJs spin during dinner and into the night.
Perusing the collection at Museo Picasso, where some 200 works by the late artist are on display.
A performance at the iconic Teatro Cervantes, which host everything from symphonies to pop music performances.