Málaga, Spain
Jonas, 36
Content Manager, Traveller, Environmentalist
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What are the Málaga spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

The Alcazaba, the Roman amphitheatre, a sweet wine in El Pimpi, a stroll through the historic center and to Muelle Uno.

Do’s and don’ts in Málaga: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

You don't have to tip waiters in Málaga, although if the service is very good, I tend to tip to show my appreciation. From what I've heard, the only dangerous place is called Palma-Palmilla. For public transport you can easily move through Málaga on foot or take the bus. If you want to visit nearby villages you can reach some with the Cercanias (short distance train).

What do you do and why do you do it?

I work as a Content Manager for a website. I do it because it gives me a lot of freedom, I can work from wherever I want and I choose my own hours.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

It depends if you want food or not. If you go for dinner and drinks then it can easily be 50€ or more. It also depends on how much you drink of course.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Sublime, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Nina Simone, Ray Charles, Foo Fighters, etcetera. To be honest, there are too many too sum up.

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

The historic center is best during the day and the night. It has the most spots to visit and has a rich nightlife. Although I heard Teatinos is also a good neighbourhood because of the University. There are a lot of students and cheap bars.

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Málaga?

There are a lot of places that sell kebabs or slices of pizza at night. They are everywhere in the center of Málaga so you won't have any problems finding them.

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

I don't think it's ever freezing in Málaga hahaha. However, on a cold day you could visit a museum. There is the Picasso or Thyssen Museum in the historic center or you can go to CAC, the Contemporary Art Center.

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

I do a full tour, we visit the Alcazaba and possibly the Gibralfaro, we go for a sweet wine to El Pimpi, we can visit one of the many rooftop terraces in the city to enjoy the nice views. See the graffiti in the Lagunillas neighbourhood. There are some hidden gems that are nice to visit.

Your perfect night out in Málaga includes:

Good food, good music, good friends and no hangover the day after.

You’re meeting the mayor of Málaga - what constructive criticism would you give them?

A better environmental policy. There is a lot of litter in Málaga and they also do not value natural environments enough. There are not enough green areas. More money should be spent on developing or conserving green areas.

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