Málaga

Travel Guide
Malaga Historic Centre featuring street scenes, a city and heritage architecture
In Malaga you willfind folklore, energy and all the romance of a flamenco dance during a sultrynight. The Phoenicians, Romans, Moors and Christians have all left their tracesin this busy metropolis, the sixth largest city in Spain. Enjoy traditionalfestivals, tapas bars and museums in this modern, vibrant city where the greatPicasso was born and once called home.

Stroll through the winding streets of the old townof Malaga and you’ll see the Paseo del Parque,with its rows of palm trees, the historic ruins of the Roman amphitheatre andthe monumental Cathedral of Malaga. Visit theMoorish Alcazaba Fortress where you can walk up a steep path up to the symbolof the city, the Moorish Castle, which offers stunning views over the AlboranSea toward Morocco.

A major draw, not surprisingly, is the almost yearround south Spanish sun. However, don’t try too many activities outside duringthe peak noon heat, as the sun can be uncomfortably hot. Instead enjoy asiesta, or nap, followed by lunch with adobo (fish marinated in wine), gazpacho(cold tomato soup) or pescaíto frito (fried fish).

Like everywhere in Spain, Malagalikes to start things very late, so you have more than enough time to visit oneof the many cultural attractions in the city before the food and drink startsto flow. Two of these sites are the birthplace of Picasso (Picasso Casa Natal)at the Plaza de la Merced and the nearby Picasso Museum in Malaga.

Additionally, you can visit the over 30 localmuseums that are dedicated to art and history or you can attend a publicpresentation. While the afternoon sun starts to fade, enjoy the"living" statues in the public squares and get some retail therapy atthe major shopping streets. If it’s festival season, enjoy the parades ofSemana Santa during the Easter and the Feria de Malaga in August.

Malaga province islocated on the Costadel Sol in Andalucia. Running along the city is more than 160 kilometresof Mediterranean coastline with long, sandy beaches - a pretty nice spot tosunbathe, enjoy a drink on the beach or get involved in some water sports. MalagaInternational Airport offers flights to all major cities in Europe and thereare good connections from Malaga to Madrid andBarcelona via the high-speed trains.

Where to stay in Málaga

Holiday Inn Express Malaga Airport, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Malaga Airport, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
Avenida de Velazquez 294 Salida, Autovia MA-21 en direccíón Aeropuerto, Málaga, Malaga, 29004
The price is €60 per night from 8 Jan to 9 Jan
€60
per night
8 Jan - 9 Jan
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Málaga. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,003 reviews)
"Good place to stay near Airport. Uber cost 6.5 euro from airport to this hotel. But not walkable"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2022

Holiday Inn Express Malaga Airport, an IHG Hotel
Hotel ILUNION Malaga
Hotel ILUNION Malaga
4 out of 5
Paseo Marítimo Antonio Machado, 10, Málaga, Malaga, 29002
The price is €100 per night from 19 Dec to 20 Dec
€100
per night
19 Dec - 20 Dec
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Málaga. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (991 reviews)
"Property is so clean & Staff in the reception are very nice & pleasant . Property very convenient it's near to anywhere you need to go! Shopping, restaurant & Cruise Port! Breakfast is very good & wait staff are excellent"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2022

Hotel ILUNION Malaga
Palacio Solecio, a Small Luxury Hotel of the World
Palacio Solecio, a Small Luxury Hotel of the World
4 out of 5
Calle Granada 61, Málaga, Málaga, 29015
The price is €170 per night from 9 Jan to 10 Jan
€170
per night
9 Jan - 10 Jan
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Málaga. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (322 reviews)
Great location
"In the heart of the historic centre - need to walk to it from the main road. Its a modern hotel behind traditional facade. Staff were helpful and informative. Only negative 25Eur each for breakfast seems excessive but great cafe opposite."

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2022

Palacio Solecio, a Small Luxury Hotel of the World
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Casa de la Merced Suites
Casa de la Merced Suites
3 out of 5
Granada, 82, Málaga, Malaga, 29015
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Málaga. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (57 reviews)
modern and great position
"Nice clean modern apartments in perfect position,church bells could be an issue for some if trying to sleep in."

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020

Casa de la Merced Suites
Aparthotel Spa del Palacete
Aparthotel Spa del Palacete
4 out of 5
Calle Pozos Dulces 11, Málaga, Málaga, 29007
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Málaga. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site spa services and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Port of Malaga ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (124 reviews)
"Great place to stay in the old town of Malaga,but no spa as it shows on pictures"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2022

Aparthotel Spa del Palacete
El Museo Living & Experience Club Apartments
El Museo Living & Experience Club Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Calle Madre de Dios 11, Calle Alamos 37, Málaga, 29012
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Málaga. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Port of Malaga and Teatro Cervantes ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (105 reviews)
Recommended Malaga stay
"Great location, amenities good, helpful staff. Property was generally well maintained and the studio was spacious. Good kitchen facilities although we didn't use them. Wardrobe could have been better designed - it was a little awkward to access, and there could have been more mirrors in a handy location ..."

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2022

El Museo Living & Experience Club Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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