Souvenirs are great, don’t even try to disagree. Taking home a memento of a magnificent trip should be mandatory for all travellers, and we’re often guilty of adding kilograms to our luggage in the form of souvenirs, be they traditional or quirky. These are our favourites from Málaga.
Málaga is Picasso time, and the souvenir industry backs that up. Picasso-themed items are all over the place and can be as tacky or as classy as you like. We understand the latter, but we’re not going to deny our love for tacky souvenirs. Get yourself a Picasso mug.
Our international booze collection if impressive to say the least, and some saccharine sweet Malaga Wine is another great addition. They have been making wine in these parts for centuries, so pay your respects and pick up a bottle to take home. Sweet white wine is the norm, but rose and red are also available.
One of the great symbols of Málaga, the biznaga is a little bunch of white flowers that are usually found in the streets of the city. You’ll find them mostly in summer, but the 365-days evolution of tourism has seen them become available in winter too. A statue to the traditional biznaga maker (El Biznaguero) stands in the Pedro Luis Alonso Gardens.
MÁLAGA CF MERCHANDISE
The 2012/13 Champions League quarter-finals must feel like a lifetime ago for the beleaguered fans of Los Boquerones. Málaga CF are back in the second division after a decade-long run at the top, and financial difficulties hint at a difficult future. Help the football club out by picking up some merchandise from the official shop, maybe a cuddly anchovy or something like that.
This is Spain, it doesn’t get much more authentic than ceramics. Andalusia is ceramic central, with colourful tiles found all over the place. Why not add a bit of colour to your own HQ?