Explore the Old Town
Upon arriving in Málaga, seek out the old part of town. This is about a 15-minute walk from the bus station and the Maria Zambrano train station, and takes you over the (mostly dry) Guadalmedina river, past the dilapidated but intriguing quarter of Soho and up Alameda Principal towards the stunning port. Calle Marques de Larios, which will appear on your left, is the gateway to the super-trendy yet typically Andalusian old town centre; the street itself is wide and magnificent, and feels more like a Parisian boulevard than anything else you are likely to encounter in Andalusia, where even main streets can feel narrow and overshadowed. Lined with designer shops and smart cafes and tapas restaurants, it leads up from the port area to old Málaga’s biggest square, Plaza de la Constitución.