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Why Malaga has such a bad reputation

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First of all, I´m from Malaga and I like to travel a lot. Lately I´m in contact with many people who comes to Malaga Airport and goes around Andalucia.

I´m really shock ´cause many of them just rent the car and go to Granada, Córdoba, Sevilla, Ronda and come back to the airport without seeing anything of Malaga.

Many people thinks Malaga is just about beach, sun, beers, party and nothing else...

People tend to think that is packed of english people and they could go days without hearing a Spanish word being spoken, when is fact is less touristy than Granada, Cordoba and Sevilla and Malaga doesn´t have daytrippers...so if you visit it you´ll feel like you are visiting real andalucia..

Some people also think is more expensive than other parts of Spain, of course if you go to the main square you´ll pay much more than average but if you move a bit you can get a beer and a good tapa for 1,50 € and Malaga have also very nice restaurants.

Another people think there is a huge line of high rise hotels running all along the coast, when in Malaga you only have the Malagueta and yes there are some big buildings but not hotels only spanish people who lives there, the rest of the city coast has the port and small houses of the fisher in the Pedregalejo, El Palo east area of the capital.

Oher people says the Old Town has no character..and they compare it to the Old Town of other places in Andalucia like Sevilla or Granada, well maybe we don´t have the Santa Cruz or Albaizin but the Old Town of Malaga has very nice palaces from XVII-XVIII century,many narrow streets around the city and then the Roman Theathre and the Alcazaba which was built with some colums of the roman era. And the amazing views when you climb to the top of the Gibrafaro and enter in the Castle.

Then we have the market Atarazanas old boatyard dating back to the 14th century with the marble arch. and on the other side the stained glass window, the market itself is from 186-1879

And Malaga offers many many things as parks, museums, sports, culture...so I just wrote the post because I wonder why so many people skip Malaga and also would like to tell you that if you have any question in case you doubt to come then I would like to help you.

So do you agree with many people who skip Malaga? Did you come? What do you think of Malaga?
I´m always talking about Malaga the city and not the area around The Costa del Sol which I want to clarify is much different.

Thank you for reading and sorry for my english.

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