Spain • ANDALUCIA • MALAGA Painting Holiday
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Moors, Museums and Modern Malaga
A typical itinerary on this painting holiday in Malaga, Spain
From the airport it’s just a short trip into the centre of town. There’s time to wander the streets a little before enjoying a delicious, authentic supper. Your painting tutor will give an informal introduction and painting plan for the days ahead.
Down by the water
Recently redeveloped, the harbour provides a range of subjects from stylish cafe scenes to boats and super yachts. The brilliant white backdrop makes for interesting contrasts.
In the peaceful gardens of the Alcazaba
We sketch and paint in the fabulous Moorish citadel of Alcazaba, an 11th century palatial fortification. It is the most beautifully preserved alcazaba in Spain, standing on a hill within the city. The views from the mirador across the gardens and sea below are breathtaking. Magnificent Moorish architecture, grand views, hidden corners and beautiful gardens of pine and eucalpytus – a lovely restful day.
We will dedicate a full day sketching in and around the narrow streets and market. The newly pedestrianised centre means it’s easy to wander around, absorbing the life and goings on of the Malaguenos. Humble tapas bars and modern restaurants sit side by side, cafes, heladerias and street entertainment. The streets come alive at dusk as Spaniards take their evening promenade.
A great chance to visit the Picasso museum and the pop-up Pompidou Centre, go shopping or enjoy a good rub down in the restored Arab baths.
The fishermen of El Palo
On the Eastern edge of Malaga are a collection of small fishing harbours and a multitude of small fish restaurants that cater for Malaguenos. We spend the morning here sketching and enjoying lunch before following the sea back towards Malaga and stopping by the Banos de Carmen – a lovely waterfront cafe with occasional spontaneous flamenco.
A roof top approach
We visit two different hotels for the unique take on Malaga given by their rooftop terraces. The Moorish Gibralfaro Castle and Alcazaba dominate the skyline.
We depart early for Malaga airport.
Note: This is a selection of the many options available on this painting holiday in Malaga, Spain. Weather conditions, group interests and the tutor will influence the final itinerary. We do not supply boards and chairs on this city tour of Malaga, so please bring compact painting equipment, fold up chairs and easels if you wish.
Where we stay on this painting holiday in Malaga, Spain
Hotel del Pintor, Malaga
Hotel del Pintor is a three star, boutique hotel located in the heart of Malaga Old Town. Opened in 2005 by an artist, Pepe Bornoy, the seventeen bedrooms are decorated in red, black and white with plenty of original artwork adorning the walls. It is the ideal, comfortable base from which to explore this culturally rich city. Wifi, telephones, 24 hour porter, good breakfasts and en-suite bathrooms all included.
Airport transfer time
Approximately 20 mins
Dates and prices
5 full days of painting tuition
7 nights in en suite accommodation
7 breakfasts and 5 lunches
6 dinners with wine
Personal welcome at Malaga airport and transfers
Service of full time tour manager
Entry to the Alcazabar
Visit El Palo
Where we stay
Flat and accessible streets and pathways on this city break.