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Malaga: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Malaga: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Malaga boasts pretty streets, leafy boulevards, and lush gardens. See the major attractions of this lovely city with a 24-hour Malaga Essential Experience ticket for a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour or the Malaga Iconic Ticket which also includes entry to the MIMMA and Carmen Thyseen Museum. With the aid of the tour’s onboard multilingual audio commentary, learn why the Malaga Cathedral is called La Manquita – the one-armed lady! Also, hear all about the old palace fortress and its 2 rings of walls. On the open-top double-decker bus, enjoy panoramic views of the city as well. You can visit the Alcazaba (entry not included), where you’ll find a museum and pleasant gardens along with breathtaking views. While in the vicinity, stop by Castillo de Gibralfaro for a look at the ramparts and more spectacular views. You may want to see the ancient Teatro Romano and the reconstruction work that’s underway. Don’t forget the Birthplace Picasso Museum, another important attraction in the city. Enjoy free access to the Interactive Museum of Music, when an appropriate ticket is selected, where you can tap into your musical prowess, and try your hand at a variety of instruments. Blue Route Blue Line: 1. Vialia - Renfe 2. Russian and Automobile Museums 3. Puerto 4. Centre Pompidou 5. Calle Larios Green Line: 1. Estación de Autobuses 2. Vialia - Renfe 3. Callejones del Perchel 4. Pasillo Santa Isabel 5. Cruz Roja 6. San José Parque 7. Camino de Casa Bermeja 8. Jardín Botánico 9. Camino de Casa Bermeja 10. Estadio de Futbol 11. Martiricos 12. Guimbarda 13. Cercanías Red Line: 1. Renfe / Vialia Train Station 2. Centro de Arte Contemporaneo 3. Puerto Alborania Museum 4. Plaza de la Marina 5. Paseo del Parque 6. Centro Pompidou Málaga 7. Paseo de la Farola 8. Playa de la Malagueta 9. Plaza de Toros 10. Castillo de Gibralfaro 11. Basílica de Sta. María de la Victoria 12. Plaza de la Merced - Casa de Picasso 13. Museo Carmen Thyssen - Catedral 14. Avenida de Andalucía

Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

This tour provides the opportunity to visit the main historical sites of Malaga and thus take away the essence of this coastal city. Meet your guide in Crystal Pyramid of calle Alcazabilla with the orange umbrella and the start enjoy this experience. Our first stop will be the Roman Theatre, the main preserved vestige of the Roman city of "Malacca", built in the 1st century. It remained hidden underground for several centuries. Next, we will enter the Alcazaba of Malaga, an 11th century palatial fortification located on the slopes of the Gibralfaro mountain. It was considered one of the best defensive constructions of the time. Later, we will stroll through some of the most popular streets of the historic centre, and we will contemplate some emblematic places such as the Bodega Bar "El Pimpi" and the Picasso Museum of Malaga. We will end our visit at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, known in Malaga as "La Manquita". Its construction, which was never completed, was closely linked to the pre-existence of the Great Mosque.

Málaga: Picasso Birthplace Museum Ticket & City Audio Guide

Málaga: Picasso Birthplace Museum Ticket & City Audio Guide

Uncover the history of Malaga and explore it at your own pace with an in-app audio tour on your smartphone. Follow the audio guide to iconic landmarks related to renowned artist Pablo Picasso, including the Church of Santiago where he was baptized, as well as his former school. Gain entry to the Picasso Birthplace Museum, housed in the building where the artist was born. Here, you can see some of the masterpieces that he created with his father, Jose Ruiz Blasco. Also, witness personal memorabilia and artifacts, including baby clothes, portraits, and sketchbooks. After your visit to the museum, continue to enjoy your app-guided tour of Malaga as you head to other tourist hotspots in the city.

Málaga: 2-Hour Historical Center & Cathedral Tour

Málaga: 2-Hour Historical Center & Cathedral Tour

On this guided tour around the historical center and the Cathedral of Málaga, you will meet at Plaza de la Merced, a square with different uses during its history and connected to liberal policy. In this square, you will see the famous Picasso statue near the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation. During the walking tour, discover the city and the historic origins of Málaga. Walk around the most important places such as Calle Granada and Iglesia de Santiago, Plaza de la Constitución, Pasaje de Chinitas, Calle Larios and Plaza del Obispo. There, you will discover the majesty of the Cathedral of Málaga, the most emblematic monument in the city. The real name of this monument is Catedral de la Encarnación, also known as La Manquita.

Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

See the highlights in Málaga with this group walking tour. Follow your guide to the Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater, and Picasso's streets. Listen as your guide tells you more about these sites. Start your tour at the Plaza de La Marina. Stroll to the Renaissance Cathedral of Malaga where your guide will point out details of the cathedral and provide fascinating context for what you see. On the days of mass in the cathedral, the explanations will take place outside the building. Head to the Alcazaba which is built into the sides of Gibralfaro Mountain. Take the elevator to the highest point where you can admire the views of Malaga. Walk to the ancient Roman Theater before heading to the streets where Picasso lived. Marvel at the statue of Picasso and explore Plaza de la Merced, Plaza del Obispo, and Calle Larios with your knowledgeable guide.

Malaga: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Malaga: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Malaga at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. Download the mobile application on your phone and solve location-based riddles that can only be activated when you reach the right spot. Use the integrated maps to reach 10 of Malaga's most important attractions by foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Start your tour at Plaza de la Merced! Visit the world-famous Teatro Romano with its unique acoustics. Photograph the unique Picasso Museum and admire the fairytale Cathedral of the Encarnación. Malaga University will leave you speechless as it is considered a small but innovative university. Learn about City Hall a Baroque Revival building with modernist elements! The unique Malaga Park is worth the time and space in your mobile memory. Busy and cool La Malagueta will be your next step, do nothing, leave mobiles and things and dive in! The Center Pompidou Malaga, an unrivaled art gallery is waiting to enchant you, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Palmeral de Las Sorpresas with its captivating landscape architecture, in the historic center of Malaga.

Málaga: Private Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

Málaga: Private Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

Embark on your Málaga treasure hunt adventure today! Don't miss your chance to explore the city in a whole new way, uncover hidden gems, and create unforgettable memories. Book now to secure your spot and experience the thrill of Málaga's private sightseeing treasure hunt!" Explore the beauty of Málaga like never before on our Private Sightseeing Treasure Hunt, perfect for couples, families, and groups seeking an unforgettable Málaga memory. This activity offers a unique way to discover and fall in love with the city. Unlike traditional bus or bicycle tours, our treasure hunt takes you to places they can't reach. Your little Málaga adventure begins with a warm welcome and briefing by our lovely Treasure Hunt Master, who equips you with a treasure hunting bag containing a modern compass, a treasure book, and an assortment of engaging gadgets. After the short introduction, the adventure is in your hands. Over the course of this 2-hour exploration, you'll immerse yourself in Málaga's historic center, navigating with the modern compass and treasure book. Your journey leads to iconic destinations such as the famous food market, vibrant square Plaza de la Merced, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the majestic cathedral, the ancient Roman theatre, Picasso’s birthplace, the Alcazaba Castle, the exotic gardens and a lot off of hidden places off the beaten tourist tracks. Along the way, you'll soak up the genuine ambiance of Málaga's charming city center at your own pace. At each station, you'll unravel riddles and engage in playful tasks to collect essential clues, all of which will guide you to the tour's thrilling climax: discovering the treasure chest. These activities won't consume much time, ensuring you have ample opportunity to explore each location highlighted in your treasure book. Furthermore, you won’t need your Smartphone during this activity, which allows you to disconnect and enjoy. At the final station of your activity, you'll find the secret treasure chest, containing a lovely and very personal, memorable Málaga souvenir. You'll finish the tour in a central location, ideally positioned for further exploration or returning to your accommodations, ensuring your day in Málaga concludes on a high note. The puzzles and tasks of the treasure hunt are designed around the details of Málaga and are solvable by anyone. We want you to explore Málaga in a fun and playful way. Certainly, here are some additional benefits of the Sightseeing Treasure Hunt in Málaga for your customers: **Customized Experience**: This activity to suit your group's preferences and pace, ensuring a personalized and enjoyable outing **Local Insights**: Benefit from insider knowledge and local recommendations from your Treasure Hunt Master **Family-Friendly**: Suitable for all ages, the activity is a fantastic way to explore Málaga together **New way**: Beyond typical sightseeing, this treasure hunt adds an element of excitement and adventure to your Málaga visit

Malaga: Monumental 2-Hour Segway Tour

Malaga: Monumental 2-Hour Segway Tour

See the sights of Malaga with a local guide. Get a short practice session and safety briefing before you set off to ensure you feel comfortable and confident on the 2-wheel electric vehicle. Start your guided tour from the Paseo del Parque, then pass through the Palmeral de las Sorpresas straight to Port of Malaga. Stop near the Cathedral, also called la Manquita because the construction of the South Tower has never been completed.  Go past the great Picasso Museum and head to the Plaza de la Merced, an important square in Malaga. After seeing the Roman Amphitheatre, built by César Augusto, roll onwards to the Monte de Gilbralfaro and over to the Parador Nacional.  Enjoy the most amazing views of the coast and take a lot of photos. Ride back to the city and roll up at the Plaza de Uncibay. Feel free to ask any questions and get useful recommendations from your friendly guide.

Malaga: 1-Hour Panoramic Segway Tour

Malaga: 1-Hour Panoramic Segway Tour

Begin your 1-hour Segway tour with a training session. An instructor will talk about safety and explain how your Segway is operated. Take some time to practice, and when you’re comfortable you’ll be ready to begin your tour. You will start your guided tour from Calle Larios, than ride through Plaza de la Constitución to Plaza de Uncibay. Your private guide will then take you to the Alcazaba, a palatial fortification of the Muslim period at the foot of the Monte Gibralfaro, where you can take in beautiful views of the Bay of Malaga. Then pass the Roman Amphitheatre and see the birthplace of Picasso. Continue on passing through the Plaza de la Merced, observing all the neoclassical Obelisk that stands in the middle as a tribute to General Torrijos. Then ride towards the cathedral located in front of the Plaza del Obispo/ Here your guide let you have some fun on Segway before ending the tour.

Malaga: Bachelorette Party Treasure Hunt

Malaga: Bachelorette Party Treasure Hunt

Elevate your hen party in Málaga with our Private Treasure Hunt! Unlike conventional activities, this treasure hunt is tailor-made for your group's pace and preferences, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience. Your Málaga adventure kicks off with a warm welcome from our Treasure Hunt Master, who provides you with a treasure hunting bag equipped with a modern compass, a treasure book, and fun engaging gadgets. The adventure is then in your hands. Explore Málaga's historic center during this 2,5 hour escapade, guided by the compass and treasure book. Visit iconic spots like the food market, Plaza de la Merced, Carmen Thyssen Museum, the cathedral, Roman theatre, Picasso’s birthplace, Alcazaba Castle, exotic gardens, and hidden gems off the tourist trail. At each stop, solve riddles and playful tasks for essential clues leading to the treasure chest. These activities won't take much time, allowing you to enjoy each location at your own pace, without needing your Smartphone. Your journey concludes at the final station with the discovery of the secret treasure chest, containing a personalized Málaga souvenir. Finish centrally for more hen party festivities or returning to your accommodations. Designed exclusively for hen parties, the puzzles guarantee a fun and playful exploration of Málaga, creating unforgettable memories with your bride tribe. Additional benefits: Customized Experience: Tailored to your group's preferences for a personalized hen party outing. Local Insights: Gain insider knowledge and local recommendations from your Treasure Hunt Master. A New Way: Adds excitement and adventure to your Málaga hen party, going beyond typical sightseeing Book now for a thrilling Málaga treasure hunt experience!

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What people are saying about Plaza de la Merced

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4.8
(837 reviews)

Extremely attentive and highly skilled guide. We were allowed to choose the tour and went for the 'history'. Teodore told us a lot of facts. His knowledge about the history of Málaga was also great. His enthusiasm has ensured that we can look back on this great tour with a very satisfied feeling. We will definitely do this again in the future. Highly recommended, a fantastic guide.

Fantastic tour! Loved the food and the Bodega! JB has great knowledge during the tour and will give tips for the rest of your stay in the area. Highly recommend

Dani (spelling?) was excellent, he was very knowledgeable and easy to understand- but also very funny

No long waiting times. Bus driver very friendly and helpful. Would gladly go again anytime

We had a very knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed the small group size.