Málaga

Travel Guide
Malaga Historic Centre featuring street scenes, a city and heritage architecture

In Malaga you will find folklore, energy and all the romance of a flamenco dance during a sultry night. The Phoenicians, Romans, Moors and Christians have all left their traces in this busy metropolis, the sixth largest city in Spain. Enjoy traditional festivals, tapas bars and museums in this modern, vibrant city where the great Picasso was born and once called home.

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

A major draw, not surprisingly, is the almost year round south Spanish sun. However, don’t try too many activities outside during the peak noon heat, as the sun can be uncomfortably hot. Instead enjoy a siesta, 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 one of the many cultural attractions in the city before the food and drink starts to 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 local museums that are dedicated to art and history or you can attend a public presentation. While the afternoon sun starts to fade, enjoy the "living" statues in the public squares and get some retail therapy at the major shopping streets. If it’s festival season, enjoy the parades of Semana Santa during the Easter and the Feria de Malaga in August.

Malaga province is located on the Costa del Sol in Andalucia. Running along the city is more than 160 kilometres of Mediterranean coastline with long, sandy beaches - a pretty nice spot to sunbathe, enjoy a drink on the beach or get involved in some water sports. MalagaInternational Airport offers flights to all major cities in Europe and there are good connections from Malaga to Madrid and Barcelona via the high-speed trains.

Where to stay in Málaga

easyHotel Málaga City Centre
easyHotel Málaga City Centre
1 out of 5
Avda Ingeniero Jose Maria Garnica, 6, Málaga, 29002
The price is €53 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this guesthouse in Málaga. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Popular attractions Port of Malaga and Málaga Cathedral are located nearby. ...
3.9/5 Good! (103 reviews)
"Basic but very clean room."

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2022

easyHotel Málaga City Centre
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 €76 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Málaga. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (918 reviews)
"I have stayed at the hotel several times now before and after flights into AGP and can recommend it. Friendly staff. Restaurant is open late, the food is good and reasonably priced. Having got fed up with very early flights we now fly in the night before and look forward to a drink and a meal when ..."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Holiday Inn Express Malaga Airport, an IHG Hotel
Gran hotel Miramar GL
Gran hotel Miramar GL
5 out of 5
Paseo Reding, 22, Málaga, Málaga, 29016
The price is €275 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Málaga. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (882 reviews)
"We enjoyed our stay. Everything was of great standard! All staff were in masks which we really appreciated."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Gran hotel Miramar GL
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.
Aparthotel Spa del Palacete
Aparthotel Spa del Palacete
4 out of 5
Calle Pozos Dulces 11, Málaga, Málaga, 29007
The price is €110 per night from 6 Jun to 7 Jun
Stay at this 4-star spa apartment in Málaga. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site spa services and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Port of Malaga and Málaga Cathedral ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (49 reviews)
A great apartment
"Apartment was lovely, so clean and set up with some complimentary drinks! The lady on reception was very polite and helpful. We got to check in early ( free of charge) which was very handy! Location is perfect, so close to everything. Will definitely stay here when we return to Malaga. Highly recommend ..."

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2022

Aparthotel Spa del Palacete
Apartamentos Nono Charming Stay
Apartamentos Nono Charming Stay
3 out of 5
ST. Casas de Campos 15, Málaga, 29001
The price is €126 per night from 12 Jun to 13 Jun
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Málaga. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (979 reviews)
"Clean comfortable and well placed"

Reviewed on 18 May 2022

Apartamentos Nono Charming Stay
Atenea Malaga Apartments
Atenea Malaga Apartments
4 out of 5
Calle Pozos Dulces 13, Málaga, Málaga, 29008
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly apartment in Málaga. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. Popular attractions Port of Malaga and Málaga Cathedral ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Nice and clean
"Nice clean room and good spacious living/kitchen space"

Reviewed on 9 Feb 2022

Atenea Malaga 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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