Malaga nightlife is alive and kicking!!! We had a couple of friends visit us for dinner this past weekend. It was the first time we have had anyone over since we have been in Malaga. A lovely evening spent getting to know each other and dining on shrimp risotto, which was absolutely fantastic.
This was followed by fried calamari (I thought that was just okay. She doesn’t eat gluten and so brought some special flour thing which l didn’t think tasted all that good, but l was in the minority! Again :-) . Pun intended!!!). We had some mouth watering dessert from a local bakery. Needless to say, we shall become regular customers from now on. It was a big hit, little miniature sized cakes, chocolate puffs and tarts.
They went over very well. They also brought a fantastic bottle of wine which we demolished pronto, along with a bottle of Rose we had chilling. The meal actually lasted 3 hours! I guess this means we are adjusting to Spanish life!
Malaga at Midnight:
The weather in Malaga in October is still pretty mild. As you can see, pretty much everyone is wearing short sleeves and shorts. This adds to the festive air, no bundling up or anything, just fresh air, especially that late at night. Very pleasant indeed.
Malaga Cathedral Night View:
About 11.30pm, they asked if we would like to take a walk around the center. I said yes right away. We have seen it during the day lots of times, but we haven’t gone out that late. They had a car, so the journey was only a few minutes. We basically made a circle around the center. We started off at the Plaza de la Merced and walked to the Roman Theatre, through to the Malaga Cathedral, the Customs building, Calle Larios and a ton of restaurants.
Highlights of Malaga Centre:
They pointed out good places to eat and drink. A cinema that shows old movies in the original language, Picasso’s birthplace at the Merced, even the great big old building purchased by Antonio Banderas, and where he plans to reside once all the apartments on the top floor have been converted to one giant big ass flat, just for him. From the looks of it, it would be at least 10,000 square feet, if not more. He is another native son of Malaga, and visits often.
Malaga Center: Lively at night
I was dog tired by the time we got back home, at almost 2.30am. It was a lot of walking, but l learned a lot. It was great to take the walk with locals. I was completely amazed at the sheer number of people that were still out, at such a late hour. Only in Vegas have l seen so many people out at that time of night.
We walked through this restaurant called Pimpi ( i will do a post at some later time, after we eat there), and no kidding, there were at least 700 people spread out over 3 floors and the outside, eating, drinking and people watching!
It was completely safe too in the center, no drunks or kids misbehaving. A mixture of mostly locals and tourists. For sure, we’re moving closer to the Malaga center so we can be part of the nightlife :-) .
Crest of Santiago Malaga:
Malaga is full of so many delightful places to see and even more places to eat. I can’t wait to really start exploring some of them, so l can show off this delightful city we have chosen to call home. One thing is for sure, unlike the states, where the night life is non existent and the restaurants close at 10pm, the nightlife in Malaga and the rest of Spain is just beginning.
Update: We no longer live in Malaga. We currently call Valencia home and we have been here for two years. Life is good
and we plan on staying here for the foreseeable future. We are loving our flat. If you plan on moving to Spain, make sure to purchase your copy of our guide which walks you through the steps so you can start your expat life sooner in sunny Spain.
Does Malaga sound like a place you would like to visit? or is it just not exciting enough for you?