Málaga

Travel Guide

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.

Holiday Inn Express Malaga Airport, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Malaga Airport, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is €60 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Located in Churriana, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Malaga Airport Museum, Jose Maria Martin Carpena Arena and Plaza Mayor. Los Alamos and Los Alamos ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (911 reviews)
"very good value for money, very friendly staff, would have liked a shuttle maybe to airport?"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2021

Holiday Inn Express Malaga Airport, an IHG Hotel
Gran hotel Miramar GL
Gran hotel Miramar GL
5 out of 5
The price is €225 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Located in Málaga Centro, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Malagueta Beach and Málaga Cathedral. Port of Malaga and ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (804 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel and the staff is amazing - would definitely recommend this hotel. Only minus point is the pricing of drinks & food inside the hotel i.e. 6 euros for a cola when in a restaurant outside the hotel it is like 2.50 euros. This was a pity as I expect to pay more but this was really overpricing ..."

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2021

Gran hotel Miramar GL
Only YOU Hotel Malaga
Only YOU Hotel Malaga
5 out of 5
The price is €150 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Located in Málaga Centro, this luxury hotel is steps away from Calle Larios and Port of Malaga. Málaga Cathedral and Carmen Thyssen Museum are also within 10 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Only You Hotel is a brand new hotel. It’s chic and modern. Very beautiful. Food at both available restaurants is very good. We found the entire staff to be very friendly and helpful. Amazing hotel and staff. Enjoyed every minute of our stay. Perfect location too. Right in the heart of Malaga central. ..."

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2021

Only YOU Hotel Malaga
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Pinar Apartments Málaga Centro
Pinar Apartments Málaga Centro
3.5 out of 5
The price is €68 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Located in Málaga Centro, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Museo del Vino Malaga and Málaga Cathedral. Port of Malaga and Calle Larios are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (356 reviews)
"Spacious 1 bedroom in the heart of Malaga Central!"

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2021

Pinar Apartments Málaga Centro
Apartamentos Spa del Palacete
Apartamentos Spa del Palacete
4 out of 5
The price is €76 per night from 16 Dec to 16 Dec
Located in Málaga Centro, this spa apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Carmen Thyssen Museum and Málaga Cathedral. Port of Malaga and Calle Larios ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (15 reviews)
"It was a nice place, I really like the security and flexibility. The location was great. The room was cleaned and good condition 😊."

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2021

Apartamentos Spa del Palacete
Apartamentos Nono Charming Stay
Apartamentos Nono Charming Stay
3 out of 5
The price is €105 per night from 8 Dec to 8 Dec
Located in Málaga Centro, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Teatro del Soho CaixaBank and Málaga Cathedral. Port of Malaga and Calle Larios are also ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (936 reviews)
"Modern apartment, great location"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2021

Apartamentos Nono Charming Stay
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