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 is easily accessible by train (see by train) from the airport. Have a look below for information on what to see & what to do in this amazing city.

 
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Castillo Gibralfaro sits on the hills of Malaga, but is very close to the town and easy to get to. It is a castle that joins on to the Alcazaba fortruss.These  are by far the biggest landmark's in town. For more information and directions to the Castillo Gibralfaro click / tap the image or click / tap the button below for google directions only.

 

The Alcazaba is situated at the foot of the hills in  Malaga sandwiched between the Castillo Gibralfaro and the Teatro Romano. This is a must when visiting Malaga. For more information and directions to the Alcazaba click / tap the image above or click / tap the button below for google directions only. For directions to the disabled lift click here.

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 / tap the image above or click / tap the button below for google directions only.

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 on the Costa del Sol. For more information and directions to the Atarazanas click / tap the image above Or click / tap the button below  for google directions only to the market.

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 in this trendy part of Malaga looking at the restaurants and yachts. For more information and directions to Muelle Uno click / tap the image above or click / tap the button below for google directions only.

 

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 / tap the image above or click / tap the button below for directions only.

Malaga street art is situated around the Soho area of Malaga. This is a great way to spend an afternoon finding the art and exploring the bars in the triangular area of Soho. A good place to start is the Calle Casas de Campos. For more information and directions on the street art in Malaga click / tap the image above or click / tap the button below for directions only.

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 / tap the image above or click \ tap the button below for directions only.

The Promenade is over severn kilometres of a totally pedestrianised  zone, most of it away from the road making this area family friendly. For more information and directions to the promenade click / tap the image above or click / tap the button below for directions only.

Muelle Dos is 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 / tap the image above or click / tap the button below for directions only.

The parque de Malaga 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 / tap the image above or click / tap the button below for directions only.

Calle Marques de Larios is in the centre of Malaga, it’s the number one shopping street boasting all the big names. For more information and directions to Calle Marques de Larios click / tap the image above or click / tap the button below for directions only.

La Concepcion historical gardens is situated just outside Malaga city. This garden is amazing and easy to get-to on the hop on hop off Malaga bus. For more information and directions to La Concepcion click / tap the image above or click / tap the button below for directions only

Parque del Oeste is situated just off the promenade about a kilometre from the city centre. The park is full of surreal abstract sculptures. For more information and directions to the Parque del Oeste click / tap the image above or click / tap the button below for directions only.

Cueva de La Tesoro is situated in Rincon de la victoria a few kilometres from Malaga. It is a Jurassic cave system with paths carved out. For more information and directions to Cueva del Tesoro click / tap the image above or click / tap the button below for directions only.

 

The museum of Malaga is situated in the centre of town, 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 / tap the image above or click / tap the button below for directions only.

Malaga has three main street markets with the largest on sundays. For more information and directions to the markets click the Image above.

The tourist information centre's have information and discounts for many attractions in Malaga. For more information, directions and location of Malaga's Tourist information centre's click / tap the image above.

 

Best city tours & Attractions in Malaga including guided walks, Tapas tours Bike hire, scooter hire and much more. For more information click / tap the image above.

Some of the best day trips from Malaga including Gibraltar, Seville and the Alhambra palace in Granada to name a few. For more information, prices & tickets click / tap the image.

There are over 3000 fairs & festivals held in this region of Spain every year.  To be part of one of these festivals is an amazing experiance. For more information and directions to some of the best fairs & festivals on the Costa del Sol Click / tap the image above.

 

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