The Best Things To Do In Malaga

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Picasso Museum Malaga

Malaga is a vibrant and historic city, offering a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors. From exploring ancient ruins and world-class museums to strolling along charming streets lined with cafes and boutique shops, you’ll discover the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion.

Malaga is a destination that promises unforgettable experiences at every turn.

Historic Sights

The city has a vibrant culinary scene, and there’s something for everyone, whether you’re in the mood for traditional Spanish cuisine or something more contemporary. We recommend making reservations where possible, especially for weekends and busy times during the year. 

Visit the Alcazaba

 This Moorish fortress is one of the city’s most famous landmarks, offering stunning views of the city and the sea. It dates back to the 11th century and features impressive architecture and well-kept gardens to explore.

General Entrance

3,50€ for one monument.

5,50€ combined Alcazaba and Gibralfaro.

Opening Hours: 

Summer: from April 1 to October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Winter: from November 1 to March 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

See official link for further pricing.

Alcazaba Malaga

Gibralfaro Castle

This castle was built in the 14th century and is located on a hill overlooking the city. It played an important role in the city’s history and is now a popular attraction for visitors.

Located by the The Alcazaba, you will find equally spactualr views, but less to see. This is a good option if you want the views but don’t have the time or budget to visit The Alcazaba. 

General Entrance

3,50€ for one monument.

5,50€ combined Alcazaba and Gibralfaro.

Opening Hours: 

Summer: from April 1 to October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Winter: from November 1 to March 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

See official link for further pricing.

Gibralfaro Castle​ Malaga

Roman Theatre

Located next to the Alcazaba, the Roman Theatre is an ancient site that dates back to the 1st century BC. It was rediscovered in the 20th century and has since become a popular tourist attraction.

 

Entrance price: free

Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00. 

Sunday and holidays: 10:00 – 16:00. 

Roman Theatre Malaga

Visit the Cathedral

The Cathedral of Malaga, also known as the Cathedral of the Incarnation, is a stunning Renaissance-style cathedral that was built between the 16th and 18th centuries. It is one of the most impressive buildings in the city with a tower that offers panoramic views of the city.

General Entrance Catedral: 8.00 € Catedral+ cubiertas: 12.00 € Cubiertas: 8.00 € Opening Hours Monday- Friday: 10:00 – 19:00. Cathedral roofs Monday – Friday: climbs at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00. Sunday: Climbs at 16:00, 17:00, 18:00. Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00. Sunday: 14:00 – 18:00.
Cathedral of Malaga

Museums

Tapas is a popular way to enjoy a meal in Malaga, with many restaurants and bars serving small plates of food that can be shared among a group. Here are some recommendations for places to enjoy tapas in Malaga:

Picasso Museum

Malaga is the birthplace of the famous artist Pablo Picasso. This museum is dedicated to his life and work. It features a large collection of his paintings, sculptures, and ceramics.

General Entrance

12€ online; 13€ at ticket office

Entrance is free the last 2 hours of opening on a Sunday.

Opening Hours

Every day 10am – 7pm 

See official link for further pricing as prices vary depending on which exhibition you would like to see.

Picasso Museum Malaga

Carmen Thyssen Museum

This museum houses a collection of Spanish art from the 19th and 20th centuries, including works by renowned artists such as Joaquín Sorolla and Julio Romero de Torres.

General Entrance

10€

Entrance is free the last 2 hours of opening on a Sunday.

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 – 20:00

Monday closed (except public holidays)

Carmen Thyssen Museum

Centre Pompidou Malaga

This contemporary art museum is part of the renowned Pompidou Centre in Paris and features a collection of modern and contemporary art from the 20th and 21st centuries.

General Entrance

Semi-permanent exhibition: 5.5 euro

Temporary exhibition: 4 euro

Combined: 9 euro

Free entry on Sunday after 4pm and

Noche en Blanco (Saturday in May, variable date)
IMD – International Museum Day (18th May)
World Tourism Day (27th September)

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (including holidays).

Closed every Tuesday, January 1 and December 25.

The center will open Tuesday holidays and eves.

Centre Pompidou Malaga

Museum of Malaga

This museum is dedicated to the history of Malaga and features exhibits on the city’s archaeology, art, and culture from ancient times to the present day.

It houses a collection of art and artefacts from across Andalusia, including ancient Roman and Moorish artefacts.

General Entrance

EU – free

Non-EU – 1.50 euro

Opening Hours: 

Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 – 21:00 

Sunday and Holidays: 9:00 – 15:00 

Museum of Malaga

CAC Malaga

CAC Malaga, or the Contemporary Art Center of Malaga, is a museum dedicated to contemporary art from the 20th and 21st centuries.

The museum’s permanent collection includes works by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, and Antony Gormley, among others. It also hosts temporary exhibitions that showcase the work of emerging and established artists from Spain and around the world.

General Entrance

Free

Opening Hours: 

Winter
Tuesday – Sunday. Closed Monday, except the 3rd Monday of each month.
09:00 – 21:30 hours
Summer
From June 30 to August 31, both inclusive.
Tuesday – Sunday. Closed Monday, except the 3rd Monday of each month.
09:00 – 14:00 hours
17:00 – 21:30 hours

CAC Malaga

Museo Automovilístico de Málaga

The Automobile Museum of Malaga, is dedicated to vintage and classic cars. The museum’s exhibits are designed to showcase not only the cars themselves, but also the design, technology, and cultural context of each era. 

It features cars from the early 20th century to the present day, including classic models from famous brands such as Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Ferrari, as well as lesser-known brands such as Hispano-Suiza, Pegaso, and Bugatti.

General Entrance

10 euro

Opening Hours: 

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 – 14:30 and 16:00 – 19:00.

Museo Automovilístico de Málaga

Tours

Tapas & Wine Tours

These tours take you through the streets of Malaga to visit some of the city’s best tapas bars. You’ll taste a variety of traditional and modern tapas dishes, and learn about the history and culture of tapas in Spain. The tour also includes wine pairings to complement the food.

 
Malaga Wine & Tapas Tour

Walking Tour

A walking tour is a great way to explore the historic center of Malaga and learn about its rich history and culture. You can take a guided tour that covers the city’s main sights, such as the Cathedral, the Alcazaba, and the Picasso Museum.

Malaga Historical Center

Segway tour of Malaga

A Segway tour is a fun and unique way to explore the city. You can glide through the streets of Malaga on a Segway and visit its most famous landmarks, including the Roman Theatre, the Plaza de la Merced, and the Gibralfaro Castle.

Day trips from mALAGA

Wine tasting tour

Malaga is famous for its sweet wine, and a wine tasting tour is a great way to sample some of the local varieties. You can visit local wineries and vineyards, taste different wines, and learn about the wine-making process.

Wine Tasting Tour Malaga​

Day trip to the Caminito del Rey

The Caminito del Rey is a famous hiking trail that runs along a narrow gorge in the El Chorro area of Malaga. A day trip to the Caminito del Rey will allow you to explore this stunning natural landscape and take in some of the most spectacular views in Andalusia.

Day trip to the Caminito del Rey

Day trip to the White Villages

The White Villages of Andalusia are a collection of picturesque villages that are famous for their whitewashed houses and stunning landscapes. A day trip to the White Villages from Malaga will take you through the scenic countryside and allow you to explore these charming villages.

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