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The 10 top places to visit in Malaga

A visit to Malaga combines a sunshine coastline with stylish city living. Enjoy the quirky museums and boutiques, beautiful buildings, and laid-back lifestyle the Spanish are famous for. Not sure where to start? Check out our list of what to see.

Malaga Cathedral

Malaga Cathedral

No tour in Spain is complete without exploring the Roman Catholic religion that underpins its culture. Malaga Cathedral offers breathtakingly ornate stonework, inside and out.

Alcazaba

Alcazaba

Now this is history! An Arabic defensive castle with fabulous views over the city and the harbor - the perfect place to practice that panoramic photography setting on your phone.

Picasso Museum
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Picasso Museum

Never mind the building, which seamlessly combines history and modern architecture, the exhibits inside are amazing examples of this great artist's work, in the city where he was born.

Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol

When your feet need a break, head to this famous sunshine coast, grab a sun lounger and relax. Sandy beaches and the weather are the real draw. Arrive early for a quieter visit.

Castillo de Gibalfaro

Head up to this fortress in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid a very hot climb (or stop halfway for a refreshing sangria!). Not for those with difficulty walking.

Fundacion Picasso

Real enthusiasts will want to check out this archive of all things Picasso, including documents, art collections, and plenty of detailed information on the father of Cubism.

Tivoli World

Find all the fun of the fair here, including classic rides and loads for kids to do. A family wristband offers the best value and refreshments are reasonably priced.

Guadalhorce River Estuary

A birdwatching paradise, the fabulous views also make this a great place for amateur photographers to enjoy Malaga. Easy to access by car, or the No.10 bus from central Malaga.

Sea Life Aquarium Benalmádena

Sharks, unusual sea-life and colorful coral will amaze kids for at least half a day. Ask the knowledgable staff about the animals for extra value on your 9.95€ online ticket.

Museo de Malaga

Culture vultures and history buffs get your fix at the Museum de Malaga, where exhibits are split into two categories – fine art and archeology. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Planning Your Malaga Visit

How long do I need?

Spend a week here to combine plenty of sightseeing with soaking up the sun. Even a two-day break will give you a sense of the city, though.

How do I get there?

Malaga airport is the fourth busiest in Spain, and offers flights from most major European cities.

Do I need a car?

You don't need a car to explore Malaga itself, but rental cars are relatively inexpensive in this part of Spain and offer the freedom of a trip further afield, where there are plenty of things to do. Opt for air conditioning in the summer months.

What should I bring back?

Skip the stuffed donkeys and opt for embroidery or porcelain for a classy, handmade keepsake.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    Just before and after the summer rush are the best times to visit. Beach crowds will be more sparse, prices will be lower, but you'll still enjoy the warm temperatures and low rainfall.

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What people are saying about Malaga

Comfortable bus and walking without guide

The bus picked us up in Malaga. After a small breakfast we started the walking (a bit later then expected, because of the the long queues). Once you enter the route, you walk on our own, no guide. You already got some info in the bus and it’s very relaxing to be able to walk at your own pace. The bus trip back was quick (maybe because of the nap :) ) and we arrived back in Malaga by 14:45

Excelent servicio both with the guide and in the office

Our guide Samuel was fun and knowledgeable on what he was talking about. He went an extra mile on his task as a guide. On the other hand, Erica in the office was courteous, efficient and with an extreme attitude to help and solve all our needs and questions. Both are an asset to the company they represent. THANK YOU!!!!!

Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour Reviewed by Jose J, 03/07/2019

A fascinating day with adventure and nature

I love trips to the nature, but this was something more. The views thruog the path ar astonishing. The remains of the old path are telling the story of danger and strong will to build something. You can feal this danger on every step of your walk. I loved it an wish to return once more with the option to visit the lake.

Caminito del Rey Path: Full-Day Tour Reviewed by Djura, 07/07/2019

A great relaxing experience to add to any vacation in Malaga

I loved going to the bathhouse, it was so unique and made me fee boujie. The massage I received wasn’t the best though and they forgot we bookwd them so we had to get squeezed in between sessions, which the experience on a lower note, but the hot stone room was a cool and very unique item I haven’t seen before.

Hammam in Malaga: Bath and Relaxing Massage Reviewed by Eva, 15/08/2019

Great views but a lot of time wasted waiting around

Views were fantastic, nice easy walk, just a lot of waiting around (to get the group ready, to get in, to wait for tours in front of us, even to take the bus back) still worth it tho. Suppose to be a 3 hours tour, we left at 10 and didn’t make it back to the starting point until 3pm