Maria Zambrano train station has become one of the most famous spots in Malaga City. This train station is very conveniently located, near the beach, near the historic centre, museums, Soho and the Marina. Long distance trains, as well as C1 line that connects Malaga with nearby cost towns such as Torremolinos, Benalmádena and Fuengirola, lay their tracks here. C1 line takes you to the airport for less than 2 euros and in 10 minutes. Also, if you are planning to travel to Granada o other towns of Andalucía, the bust station is very near, just 3 minutes away.
The way the Shopping Centre Vialia and Maria Zambrano train station merged is absolutely practical, making this area of the city one of the most popular ones to stay and visit. The shopping centre has all the famous stores for clothing, technology and food. It has a big cinema and many cafés and restaurant inside and outside.
The area is full of nice restaurants and cafés and interesting venues. One place that deserves special mentioning is El Carmen food market. It is not at all touristic and has an astonishing variety of fresh and local products. The is also a terrace overlooking an ancient church, where you can order a drink and some of the market’s café’s delicious tapas.
The area of Maria Zambrano is very popular for renting an apartment. It is only 15 minutes away from Muelle 1 Marina and the historic centre, where the Cathedral and Larios Street lay. El Soho is even closer, only 7 minutes away. El Corte Inglés shopping centre and CAC museum, only 5 minutes away walking. The area is full of shops, cafés, restaurants and is very lively all year long.