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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

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.


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.

Photo: Javier Valero Iglesias@flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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

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

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    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
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  • 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

Excellent day, an overview of the important landmarks of the city

The tour is a whistle stop of most of the landmarks in Saville. Our tour guide Paco with a dry sense of humour made the 2 hour journey a little entertaining. The tour focused on the cathedral which was magnificent. Generally a good day & the weather was kind, the rain ceased to allow us to walk about comfortably.
Full-Day Tour of Seville from Costa del Sol Reviewed by Christina, 10/14/2016

Well organised, interesting, structured; good guides.

The trip to Alhambra was well organised, we could hear our guide well ( headphones were provided). The guides in a bus in in Alhambra were knowledgeable and friendly. Spectacular views, and scenery.
Granada and Alhambra Shore Excursion from Malaga Reviewed by Veronika, 10/04/2016

A fantastic way to see the city! Highly recommended.

Andrea was such a wonderful guide and seeing the city in the bikes was completely wonderful. We'd definitely do this again and highly recommend Passion bikes, Andrea and his lovely wife to anyone. We took our young teens with us and all were enthralled by the whole experience. Such a relaxing and brilliant thing to do!
Malaga: 2-Hour City Tour by Bike Reviewed by Nicky, 09/04/2016

Great visit, enjoyed by everyone. Loved the Rock tour

Our party of nine adults had a busy but very enjoyable day on the rock. Time was allocated for shopping before and after the rock tour, although the time after was curtailed somewhat due to the rock tour over-running. The rock tour itself was great, especially seeing the monkeys. Our guide was very courteous and provided some well received comedic moments. Overall, everyone enjoyed the day and returned happily to Spain with their many purchases.
Full Day Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour Reviewed by Richard, 09/02/2016

Top Guide... and a lot of nice Stories about Malaga.

Javier was the very friendly guide. He told a lot of exiting stories about Malaga and the history of this city.
Malaga Monuments Free Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by Fabian, 08/24/2016

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