The 4th November 2013 sees the start of the 27th edition of the International Jazz Festival of Malaga. For seven magical days (until the 10th November) the Cervantes Theatre located in Malaga’s historic centre will host a series of concerts featuring top class musicians including Eric Alexander, Dorantes, Enrico Pieranunzi, the Suzette Moncrief Jazz Band or Kroke.
We’re always looking for fun and interesting things for out guests to do whilst on holiday with us and we think we might well have stumbled across a great one here: Gourmet Tapas Tours in Malaga.
It’s funny how we came across these unique tapas tours… they actually mentioned us on Twitter after having taken a group of guests who were staying at our hotel on one of their fabulous gastronomic tapas tours of Malaga. Turns out they’ve actually had over 30 groups of Sunset Beach Club guests take one of their tours so they must be doing something right
Are you thinking of visiting Malaga city centre? Forget the busy train, the packed bus or trying to find a parking space in the mad city centre… just go on a fun ferry ride from Benalmadena Marina to Malaga Port.The trip only takes an hour and you get the added bonus of enjoying the stunning views of the coastline.
You’ll be jumping aboard a super modern and fast catamaran with capacity for up to 250 people. The ferry has two decks, an upper open deck (great for soaking up some sun) and a cooler and more protected interior deck. As you’d expect, there is also a full bar service so that you can enjoy a refreshing drink as you cruise into Malaga port!
We’re just days away from one of the most important events in Málaga’s calendar year: The Holy Week or ‘Semana Santa’ as it is known here.
If you’re planning a holiday to this part of the world for your Easter Holidays this year, we highly recommend you take – at least – a day to explore the wonders of this amazing festivity; you won’t regret it.
The ‘Semana Santa de Málaga’ is famous for its impressive processions in which the ‘cofradías’ (brotherhoods) proudly parade their ‘Tronos’ (Thrones) through the streets of the city as the expectant crowds cheer, sing and applaud to the sound of the unmistakable music played by the marching bands.
Did you know that the Picasso Museum in Malaga offers guided tours to all visitors?
In actual fact, it’s one of the main attractions of this wonderful museum. Guided tours of the museum – for adults and families – are actually included in the price of admission; however, you do have to sign up for the service at the ticket office 30 minutes before the visit. Keep in mind that numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 people and minimum of 5.
At the moment, the Picasso Museum offers two types of visit to the individual public; here’s a quick summary of these visits:
1) Getting to Know the Collection: A guided visit, highlighting selected works from the collection, led by a Picasso Museum educator. These visits are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at the following times:
Tuesday: at 6:00pm and 7:00pm
Wednesday: at 11:30am (in English)
Saturday: at 1:00pm, 6:00pm and 7:00pm
2) Gallery Talks: The tours led by Picasso Museum educators focus on selected works from the temporary exhibitions or on specific themes. From Thursday 28 February, the museum is offering a tour focused on the exhibition Picasso of Malaga. Earliest Works. Available on Thursday’s at 6pm (Please note this is in Spanish.)
Have you visited the Picasso Museum in Málaga? Have you taken one of the guided tours? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.
The Picasso and Thyssen Museums are, perhaps, the most well known; however, hidden in the back streets of the cities historic centre, we can find real treasures such as the Museum of Glass and Cristal and the Dolls House Museum. The latter is a recent discovery which we want to tell you about in this post.
I love heading in to the centre of Málaga with the family and taking a leisurely stroll around the city’s centre and the new ‘Muelle Uno’ waterfront. Although a little cooler in the winter months, it still makes for a fantastic afternoon out! A few days ago we took a drive in to Málaga to experience the impressive and, now famous, Christmas light display and enjoy a quiet drink on the waterfront.
Here’s a summary of our afternoon… in photos!
A few days ago one of our colleagues from the commercial department, Inma, visited a unique and somewhat different Christmas nativity scene in Malaga… one made of plasticine!
The cultural department of Malaga’s town hall is exhibiting this nativity scene – created by the Educa Foundation – over the Christmas period. This wonderful 40 square metre exhibition is made up of more than 200 figures made of plasticine. Apparently they needed 35 kilos of plasticine and three months of hard word to put this masterpiece together.
Our guests often ask us for recommendations on things to do at this time of year so we’ve decided to put together this list which includes activities and specific places you can visit during the holidays. Although the title of this post specifically states Benalmadena, you’ll find that out list wanders a little further down the Coast; that being said, all of these places are well connected by public transport. If you’re planning on visiting the Coast this Christmas I’m sure you’ll find something of interest on the list. Here goes…
#1 Visit one of the many tradition Christmas Markets on the Coast . You’ve got two nice markets here in Benalmadena but a trip to Malaga’s city centre is also highly recommended as they too have a popular market.
#2 Selwo Marina is open form the 22nd December 2012 to the 6th January 2013 and offers a great day out for all the family. With a spectacular Dolphin show and the only Penguinarium in Andalucia, it’s definitely one to put on your list.
#3 Time to head in to Málaga city centre and see the impressive Christmas light display. You can get the train from Arroyo de la Miel straight into the centre of Málaga; easy and cheap! Well worth a visit!
Christmas is fast approaching and you can really start to feel the magic of the festive season; the streets are decorated with colourful lights and local shops and businesses are getting into the Christmas spirit with shop fronts showing off wonderful gifts and products which are sure to attract passers by!
There’s nothing quite like a good Christmas Market to get into the festive spirit and we’re happy to report that there are quite a few locations for you to choose from this year. These markets are a great opportunity to buy interesting gifts and treats to take home as well as a chance to sample delicious sweets, cakes, and other wonderful local products, so typical at this time of year.