Malaga

The provincial capital and by far the largest city on The Costa del Sol. Malaga dates back around 3000 years making it one on the oldest cities in the world. Today Malaga is a very busy city full of history, culture, religion and art. It is definitely worth spending a few days if not more to prepare to explore this amazing city. This website will help you prepare and execute your time spent in Malaga. The architecture is mainly Moorish and Renaissance with a bit of Roman thrown in. Malaga now has a population of over half a million and boasts the largest port on the Costa del Sol with frequent visits from cruise ships. Malaga has some of the biggest and best carnivals/festivals on the Costa del Sol so check out the festival pages on this site to see what is on during your stay in Malaga. Have a look below at some of the amazing places to visit while in Malaga.

Malaga is easily accessible by train (see by train) from the airport. There are also shuttle buses and private transfers click here for more details

 

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Castillo Gibralfaro

Castillo Gibralfaro sits on the hills of Malaga, but is very close to the town and easy to get to. The castle and the adjoining Alcazaba are by far the biggest landmark's in town. For more information and directions to the Castillo Gibralfaro click the explore button below.

Alcazaba of Malaga

The Alcazaba is situated at the foot of the hills in  Malaga sandwiched between the Castillo Gibralfaro and the Teatro Romano. For more information and directions to the Alcazaba click the explore button below.

Teatro Romano

Teatro Romano is situated on Calle Alcazabilla in front of the Alcazaba of Malaga. It's a roman amphitheatre. Access to this site is free but it is not advertised. For more information and directions to the Teatro Romano click the explore button below.

Atarazanas Malaga in door Market 

Atarazanas is the main food  market in Malaga. It is situated on Calle Atarazanas 10 and has to be one of the largest indoor markets in the Costa del Sol. For more information and directions to the Atarazanas click the explore button below.

Muelle Uno

Muelle Uno is the part of the port for smaller crafts. It is situated to the left of the main commercial port It is a great place for a stroll looking at the restaurants and yachts. For more information and directions to Muelle Uno click the explore button below.

 

Malaga Cathedral

Malaga Cathedral is situated on Calle Molina Lario but the entrance is on Calle Cister in the centre of Malaga. It is a most impressive structure inside and out. For more information and directions to Malaga Cathedral click the explore button below.

Malaga street art

Malaga street art is around the Soho area of Malaga. For more information and directions on the street art in Malaga click the explore button below.

Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor is situated out of Malaga town near the airport and is a designer shopping centre. For more information and directions on Plaza Mayor click the explore button below.

Malaga Promenade

Over severn kilometres of Promenade most away from the road making this area family friendly. For more information and directions to the promenade click the explore button below.

Muelle Dos

Situated between the commercial port and Muelle Uno. Some impressive vessels can be seen here from the small cruise ships  like the Wind surf schooner to the latest F100 class Aegis equipped frigates. For more information and directions to Muelle Dos click the explore button below.

 

Parque de Malaga

The park has taken over 100 years to mature into this wonderful park full of fountains, statues and the huge variety of tropical and subtropical trees. For more information and directions to the Parque de Malaga click the explore button below.

 

Calle Marques de Larios

Calle Marques de Larios is the centre of town, it’s the number one shopping street boasting all the big names. For more information and directions to Calle Marques de Larios click the explore button below.

 

La Concepcion Botanical gardens

Situated just outside Malaga city this garden is amazing and easy to getto on the hop on hop off Malaga bus. For more information and directions to La Concepcion click the explore button below.

Parque del Oeste

Located just off the promanade about a kilometre from the city centre. For more information and directions to the Parque del Oeste click the explore button below.

Cueva del Tesoro (Caves of treasure)

Located in Rincon de la victoria a few kilometres from Malaga. For more information and directions to Cueva del Tesoro click the explore button below.

Museum of Malaga

This new addition to Malaga's tourist attractions and it will not disappoint.The building alone is worth looking a round with wide marble staircases and huge rooms. For more information and directions to the museum of Malaga click the explore button below.

Malaga street Markets

Malaga has three main street markets. For more information and directions to the markets click the explore button below.

Malaga Tourist information centre

For more information, directions and location of Malaga's Tourist information centre click explore below.

Pro's

Malaga is an excellent holiday destination if you want to explore. It is full of culture with its museums, historical buildings and food. There are cycle tours, tapas tours, bus tours and food market tours most days. There are two main excellent beaches both with chiringuitos (restaurants) every hundred or so metre's serving mainly fish dishes. The narrow streets in the old part of town are great to explore and have a tapas or two. The bus and train route's are good and Malaga is easy to get to and from the airport by train at very little cost.

Con's

Its a city and you cannot get away from that fact. Its very busy and very noisy. Although it has two beaches i would not recommend it for a beach holiday especially if you have kid's. If you are planning on hiring a car to go further afield finding parking is not easy and it can take a while to get out of the city.

Synopsis

Great place to visit, perfect for a city break or  days out. May be not so good for a family sun & sand holiday.

 

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