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Found a room on San Juan de Letran in Malaga which is approximately 15 minute bus ride to school in El Palo area. Have been told city centre best for students but I do not know whether I should take a room near the school. I am there for one month. Thanks for any advice!
The city centre is 'best for students' - what is 'best' about the city for a student?
Presuming this is a Spanish language course my only thought is - if staying in the city, rather than El Palo, near the school, you would probably not be mixing as much with fellow students speaking your own language and probably be forced to speak with Malagueños and therefore improve your Spanish a little quicker. However the address in Malaga is very close to the tourist area. I suspect you will again be in or near student accommodation because of the volume of young people I see in the vicinity when I visit.
Also this is the area of the apartment:Calle San Juan de Letran, right on the Plaza de la Merced
Also wondering if it is normal not to have a fire alarm in the building. Here in Canada it is the law and all buildings must have a carbon monoxide/fire alarm installed. Thanks
All I can offer additionally is -
You can see the length of Calle San Juan de Letran on google street view.
I have no idea what experience you have of Spain (or the rest of the world) but any street in a city in Spain is certainly safer than almost every street in a great many cities in the western English speaking world. Any theft threat will be by guile and not physical intimidation or attack. More likely from fellow students.
It depends on the season you will stay in Malaga. During the summer months you would like to open the windows to sleep and it can be very very noisy if there are bars and restaurants in the neighborhood. But I would always stay in the city center.
i live in Pedregalejo near the lenguaje schooll and i would recoment you t o stay near by. Most student stay in the area and spend after classes time at beach just 5 minutes from most schools. Mainly in summer time is the best place to stay. If you want further information particulary contact
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This will be my first time in Malaga as well, so can't help, sorry. If you ever need to know anything about my hometown-Istanbul-would be more than happy to help .