Located in the heart of the city, it has been a popular destination for tourists and locals alike for centuries. It is home to some of the oldest buildings in Malaga, as well as several trendy boutiques and restaurants.
The street was named after José María de Larios y Melgar, who was a local politician from Malaga during the 19th century. He played an important role in modernizing the city and promoting its culture. As such, Calle Larios has become known as “the heart” of Malaga’s historic centre due to its long-standing importance to locals and visitors alike.
One of Calle Larios’ main attractions is La Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga (Malaga Cathedral). This impressive building dates back to 1528 when construction began under Spanish architect Diego De Siloé. The structure features both Gothic and Baroque elements, with stunning stained-glass windows that have been donated by various noble families throughout history. Visitors can also see beautiful frescoes on its walls depicting scenes from Bible stories such as Adam & Eve or Noah’s Ark inside this grand cathedral which still stands today despite numerous earthquakes over time that threatened its existence.
In addition to La Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga, Calle Larios also boasts many other interesting sites including Casa Natal del General Torrijos (General Torrijos Birthplace House) which houses a museum dedicated to his life; El Palacio Episcopal (The Bishop’s Palace), an 18th-century palace built by King Carlos III; Plaza Constitución where you can find vendors selling traditional crafts; Teatro Echegaray (Echegaray Theater); Iglesia San Felipe Neri (Church of Saint Philip Neri); Museo Picasso Málaga which hosts works by Pablo Picasso; Paseo del Parque – a lovely park filled with trees and flowers; Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art – showcasing contemporary artworks from around Andalusia region; Mercado Central – a lively market offering fresh produce, meats, cheeses & more. Last but not least, there are plenty of cafés & restaurants along this famous street, so you won’t go hungry while exploring all these sights.
All in all, Calle Larios offers something for everyone: whether you’re looking for historical landmarks or just want some fun shopping opportunities – this street will definitely not disappoint.