It is easy to understand why Malaga City is well know as the Capital of the Costa del Sol. Once considered the poor cousin of Andalusia’s capital city, Seville, it now competes successfully for attention, thanks to its beautiful pedestrianised centre, famous museums like Picasso Museum or Tyssen Musuem, micheline awarded restaurants and stylish hotels, many featuring trendy rooftop terraces with bar, pool and stunning views. Muelle Uno is the latest addition, a contemporary leisure complex in the port
Some of the main atractions that Malaga has to offer:
- Sagrario Church: next to the Cathedral.
- Santiago Church: the church where in 1881 was baptized Picaso. It is on Calle Granada.
- Palace Marqués de Valdeflores: located in calle Carreterría.
- Bishop’s Palace: or Palacio Episcopal. It dates from 1762. Bishop’s Palace is located to the Cathedral. Among the most beautiful places to visit in Malaga.
- Customs Palace: or Palacio de la Aduana. Dates from 1788. It was built to manage the port’s traffic.
- La Alcazaba: dates from the 11th century. It is constructed on the Phoenician-Punic origin old fort. Located on the Mount Gibralfaro hill.
- Malaga Bullring: dates from 1867, located in La Malaguerta.
- Gibralfaro: the castle name is after a Phoenician beacon.
- Roman Theatre: dates from the 1st century BC. It is built in the Roman city by Emperor Caesar Augustus. Located next to the Cathedral. Castle of Gibralfaro and Alcazaba are in adjacent.
- Picasso’s Birthplace (Museum), Fundacion Picasso: Pablo Picaso was born in 1881 in Malaga. His home is located in the Plaza de La Merced and currently it is the Picaso Foundation’s headquarters and a historic monument with artistic heritage.
- Tivoli World: located in Benalmadena. This amusement park is the perfect place for whole the family.
- The Cathedral: built over a former Great Mosque. It combines Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles.
Best Shore Excursions While In Malaga
If you are feeling adventurous and want to enjoy Malaga at its best, we have a selection of shore excursions for every taste.Enyoy a gided visit to Malaga center while riding on a Segway. More information about this tour
Combine a bike tour of Malaga with the tradition of tapas and wine. Enjoy an historical and culinary tour of one of Andalusia´s most beautiful cities – More information about this tour
Discover the unique experience of seeing an olive oil mill where you can learn about the varieties of oils and how they are made – More information about this tour
Spend a day at a citrus farm learning about different citrus fruits and their cultivation and production. More information about this excursion
Spend a half day in the picturesque village of Mijas. Located in the mountains above the coast, this charming village is a cluster of whitewashed buildings nesteld into the mountainside. Mijas offers a glimpse of village life with its narrow cobblestoned streets and whitewashed buildings. More information about this excursion
Visit a winery and learn about the traditional local grape and its revival. Wine tasting and tapas. More information about this tour
Spend a half day in the picturesque village of Mijas. Take a guided Tuk Tuk tour of the village. Wine tasting and tapas. More information about this excursion
Spend the day in the exclusive seaside resort of Marbella and visit the upscale marina, Puerto Banus. More information about this excursion
Discover the wonderful Spanish countryside in modern open top jeeps. More information about this tour
Spend a day touring Ronda, one of the most beautiful and historic towns in Andalusia. Ronda is a mountain top city nestled on the dramatic El Tajo Gorge, which separates the old and new parts of the city. Ronda is one of Spain´s oldest towns dating back to Islamic times when it was an important cultural city. Hemingway described Ronda as the most romantic town in Spain. More information about this excursion