As the second most populous city in Andalusia and the sixth largest city in Spain, Malaga is brimming with history, whilst oozing youthful zest. Layered in the stories of yesteryears and coated in evergreen artistic flair, this orange-washed city provides all the modern metropolitan amenities typically expected of an urban city, with the quaint addition of a small Spanish village feel. Far away from its typical party-town stereotype, Malaga seeps beauty and culture from every corner, from the eclectic port area to the nascent art district unsurprisingly called Soho. However, it’s not all just pretentious intellectualism here. The raucous nightlife scene could put dark circles under the eyes of every insomniac Madrilenian and the flourishing culinary scene tantalises everyone’s taste buds, from the well-heeled crowd who sample the Michelin-star restaurants to the more adventurous lot who try the tastefully tatty fish shacks. From the city that gave the world Picasso, Malaga is aplomb with artistic allure that calls like a siren’s song.