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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

Brilliantly and seamlessly executed by wonderful guide and driver

We were met at the cruise terminal by a charming and friendly driver, Jose, who took us in his super comfy van to Granada, to meet our guide, Alberto. The site is spectacular and the guide was knowledgeable, fun, pleasant and very fluent in English. All in all an absolutely great tour! Thanks.

Private Alhambra Tour From Malaga & Surrounds Reviewed by Michal, 04/04/2019

Fantastic Tour with Javi who was such a great guide

Fantastic Tour with Javi who was a great guide with so much knowledge of the food and drink of the area. Really helpful with the list of restaurants and food stores Our group were all delighted and visited all of our stops again before we came home

Malaga: Tapas Tasting Tour Reviewed by Keith, 03/11/2019

The place was amazing. The driver Juan was very professional. The guid

The place was amazing. The driver Juan was very professional. The guide was friendly. But WHY 130€

Guided Tour of the Alhambra from Malaga Reviewed by Stefano, 03/01/2019

Breathtaking, friendly tour guide, worth the trip and money!

Excellent service was provided by both the tour guide (Ricardo) and the bus operator. The tour itself was excellent and breathtaking. Ricardo was very informative along the trail, adding touches of historical information along the way. Well worth taking this trip, the entire family enjoyed, including our 10 and 8 year olds.

Caminito Del Rey From Málaga Reviewed by Juanita, 02/25/2019

A perfect way to get the grip of a littlebig city

Going bye Segway was fun, a little scary, but a perfect way to get a grip of the town of Malaga. Went on the 2 hours tour and that was just perfect. I am surten we will do it again in the next littlebig town that we will visit

Málaga Segway Tours Reviewed by Simon, 02/12/2019