Malaga is a great city to choose as your base on a visit to this part of Spain, as it is perfectly placed to easily reach all of the best bits of Andalucia. The transport in and out of Malaga is fantastic, from the airport, to the central train station Maria Zabrano, or just through the car shares that are a regular occurrence between locals. From the caves of Nerja, which are less than one hour away, to the architecture in Cordoba, you are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to day trips out of this fantastic city.
If you like mesmerising architecture, head to Cordoba. Aside from the arched Roman bridge, there is the internationally famous Mezquita Mosque and the Alcazar (palace) de los Reyes Cristianos. If you still have time to spare, take a dip at the hamam and take a winding walk through the historic and picturesque Jewish Quarter. The train is a slightly more expensive travel option, but cuts your travel time in half, and the views make the journey fly by.