Malaga is known for its fantastic beaches and pleasant Mediterranean climate. In addition, its well-known promenades are very popular with locals and tourists alike. The Malaga Promenade par excellence is the one known as Antonio Banderas PromenadeThis is a 2.5 km long beach, where you can enjoy a pleasant stroll, a swim in the Misericordia beach or a good "pescaito frito" (fried fish).
Antonio Banderas Promenade
The Antonio Banderas Promenade is understood to run along the entire length of Misericordia Beach, bordered to the west by the Espigón de la Térmica, and to the east by the Paseo Marítimo Antonio Machado.
As a curiosity, this promenade in Malaga is named after the famous actor from Malaga. Antonio Banderaswho is originally from the city.
This promenade has wide palm-lined pedestrian pavements alongside the Misericordia Beach. An ideal place to take a relaxing stroll by the sea, or enjoy a good typical Malaga lunch in one of its many beach restaurants, better known as the "Malaga restaurants".beach bars".
This promenade has also become a very popular place to go to do outdoor exerciseThe area has a large area dedicated to the practice of sports, with areas for running, cycling and rollerblading on the cycle path, as well as several areas with exercise machines, children's playgrounds and table tennis tables. On the beach you'll also find sand football pitches, beach volleyball courts and a wide range of water and sports activities for those looking for an adventure in the sea. You can rent kayaks, tables of paddle surfing or even take surfing lessons to enjoy the waters of the Mediterranean.
The atmosphere on the Paseo Marítimo Antonio Banderas is generally quite lively, especially during the summer months. During this season, you will also find numerous street stalls offering a variety of products, such as handicrafts, jewellery and clothing.
In addition, this promenade is also venue for cultural events and activitiesconcerts and exhibitions have been held at different points along the promenade, taking advantage of its privileged location.
As mentioned above, this promenade covers the entire length of the Misericordia BeachOne of the best known beaches in the city and frequented by young people and families. It is 2 km long, with a multitude of restaurants where you can enjoy the famous Malaga gastronomy, where you can enjoy lidsas the traditional fried "pescaíto" frito, espetos and other popular dishes.
Near this beach is the West ParkThe park is a green space with gardens, children's playgrounds and sports courts. It is an ideal place for a leisurely stroll, picnic or outdoor activities.
As a curiosity, in the past the Misericordia Beach was the site of Malaga's industry, with its factories and ovens, chimneys and smoke rising into the skies. And as an example of that time we find the Los Guindos chimney or Monica tower, which belonged to the industrial facilities of the Los Guindos lead smelting factory.
Without a doubt, if you visit Malaga in summer you should add a visit to the Antonio Banderas promenade to your itinerary. Another seafront promenade in Malaga that you cannot miss is the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Promenadewhich runs the length of the La Malagueta beach.
What to see in the area around the Paseo Marítimo in Málaga
The Paseo Marítimo Antonio Banderas is located close to other places of interest in Malaga, such as the Port of MalagaThe hotel is a modern open-air shopping centre with a selection of shops, restaurants and bars overlooking the harbour. In addition, in the "Muelle Uno" You also have the option of taking a boat trip or even visiting the famous Pompidou Museum in Malaga.
On the other hand, you will also be close to the historic centre of Malagawhere you can explore the Alcazaba, Malaga Cathedral and other emblematic sites.
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