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Antigua Casa de Guardia

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Neighbourhood: Centro
As featured in One day in Malaga
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Address: Alameda Principal 18 | Finca El Romerillo, Barriada de Olías, 29005 Malaga, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 952 21 46 80
10:00 - 22:45
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Sun 10:30 - 15:30
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:45

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Step back in time to try the sweetest elixir

Amazing place, try the pajarete 1908 straight from the barrel. If you only came in for one, you'll quickly change your mind to stay for another. Unspoilt piece of drinking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah C
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place, try the pajarete 1908 straight from the barrel. If you only came in for one, you'll quickly change your mind to stay for another. Unspoilt piece of drinking history, all reasonably priced. Also a treat to watch the guys fill 5 glasses with one hand.

Thank Sarah C
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional bar with many barrels of local wines for Malaga. Bar tab is written on the wooden bar in the vibrant atmosphere just off the main road.

1 Thank NCL_LS
York, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love this little sherry bar. Great if you're not sure which you prefer too. The tapas is great, love the fresh prawns. It's an excellent experience and one that all sherry lovers really must check out when in Málaga.

Thank Kate B
Kelowna, BC
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Essentially unchanged since 1840, this bar serves only out of the double row of casks behind the bartenders, who will pour you anything you want. Your tab is written in chalk on the old counter, and the glassware is nothing fancy, and everything from the front door to the kegs, the floor, and the bar itself looks unchanged from its... More 

Thank greenandgray
london, UK
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312 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Just do it... it's central, cheap and fun. We didn't actually care greatly for most of the wines, but we loved the atmosphere and set up and it's a low cost way of soaking up a bit of tradition and getting a glimpse into the old Málaga.

Thank deeboy
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

If you like sherry and wine you'd love this place, so much to choose from. Point to the barrel of your choice and they will give you a little taster if you ask before you commit. Price depends on quality and vintage but most about €2.70 a glassv although one or two are a lot more expensive. They also have... More 

Thank Carol H
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70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Wonderful ,a glimpse of old Spain! A fine choice of Wines,you point and choose. Your bill is chalked on the wooden bar and you sip and enjoy! A chance to smell and see a piece of history. The Bar,tiles and photos are well worth admiring.Try the Tapas a great way to start a lunch or evening meal.

1 Thank Rodger43
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Read about this place and had to give it a go. Only a few minutes walk from Malaga Central train station and in the city centre. Nothing has changed in this place for many,many years. A bit of history right in the middle of an ever modernising city. Sherry served straight from the cask. Seco,Pedro Ximenez etc. Full of locals... More 

Thank 21iain21
Somerset, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must place to start off an amazing evening in Malaga. If you don't speak Spanish just point at a barrel of your choice to enjoy a truly wonderful authentic Spanish experience.

Thank Jane A
Fife Scotland
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Fabulous, like stepping back in time. Fantastic tiles, extremely long bar, with wonderful smelling barrels. It's a joy to sample the different Malagueon wines and the tapas. It's a must go to bodega, truely remarkable. Ps the wonderful are fabulous.

Thank Yigg

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