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Thursday, May 30, 2024


 Malaga is a beautiful city with a mix of history, culture, and vibrant street life.

We decided to skip our included tour, which was an hour ride out to Mijas and then an hour ride back because my allergies were really bad. I took Mucinex-D, which helped, but I didn’t want to spend two hours on a bus today.
Instead, I asked the new ChatGPT-4o for suggestions of things to do, and it gave me a list of ten activities. We chose the following, and it worked out great.
**A Walk Through Malaga:**
**Calle Larios:**
This main shopping street is perfect for a leisurely stroll, window shopping, and people-watching. The pedestrian-only, wide streets make it fun to walk around and check out all the shops, restaurants, and bars.
**Plaza de la Merced:**
This lively square is home to the Picasso Birthplace Museum and a great spot to enjoy a coffee or a meal. It's also a fun place for people-watching, with plenty of outdoor café tables.
**Atarazanas Market:**
Visit this bustling market to experience local life and sample some fresh Andalusian produce and tapas. This market was amazing—one of the most impressive fresh produce markets I’ve ever seen, with lots of fruit, fish, and meat.
**Picasso Museum:**
Malaga is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and this museum houses an extensive collection of his works. The museum was enjoyable, covering Picasso's life and many styles. For a minute, we thought the graphic showing the elevator was the way to the bathroom, but we figured it out.
**Malaga Cathedral:**
Known as "La Manquita" (the one-armed lady) because one of its towers was never completed, this impressive cathedral is a must-visit. As we were walking the streets, we first thought the back of the cathedral was the front. It was so impressive that we took a turn, saw the front, and were corrected.