Hello everyone! I revised this post to give a little more detail.
Taking a quick 1 week trip to Spain for my 30th birthday. We just visited Madrid and Segovia along with Lisbon 5/2019 and have been itching to go back. Our trip is January 16th-24th, short I know, but that is okay. We land in Barcelona early in the morning Friday the 17th. We will have 3 full days there. I do want to take a day trip to Monsterrat as I have heard it is a must see. We will get Hop on Hop off tickets so we can move about the city and pick and choose areas to visit. We are not big into touring every single site, seeing is just fine. Although, if there is something I just cannot miss, please share! We fly to Malaga on the 20th and spend the remainder of time there. I have two different options I am thinking of, but am open to other suggestions about day trips from Malaga. We are considering renting a car for more freedom to come and go to surrounding cities/towns. I was thinking Granada or Seville? We tend to do quite a bit when we travel and like to leave our schedule partially open for change.
Also, bonus question: Any restaurant suggestions in Malaga for my birthday on the 20th?
Thanks in advance for all the advice. I love reading everyone’s responses.