Malaga

Malaga city breaks

A port city with a vibrant atmosphere, Malaga’s grand castles and gorgeous gardens sit at the edge of the shimmering Mediterranean – so you’re in luck if you want to mix culture and coastline. The town centre’s pretty marvellous, boasting riches stretching all the way back to Roman times.

Ancient and vibrant

Ancient and vibrant

Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world, with the ruins of a 1st century BCE Roman theatre right in the centre of town! Just a short walk away is the stunning Moorish structure, Gibralfaro Castle, attached to the 11th century fortress of Alcazaba.

Fiesta and flamenco

Fiesta and flamenco

The Malagüeños know how to have fun, both during the day and the night, so make sure you get involved. August hosts a really lively celebration of all things local, the Feria de Malaga, where you’ll soon learn that flamenco, tapas, and wine are all high on the agenda!

The birthplace of beautiful art

The birthplace of beautiful art

Don’t let it escape you that this is the birthplace of Picasso, and the city celebrates this with two museums dedicated to the great artist. The Picasso Foundation has a collection of his pieces in the very house he was born! Meanwhile, you’ll find other exhibitions of his famous works dotted all around.

Vincci Seleccion Posada del Patio
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Vincci Seleccion Posada del Patio

Malaga, Malaga

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  • Great location for sightseeing
  • 40m from the nearest bus stop
  • 400m from the Alcazaba Fort
  • Rooftop pool
  • Great views of the city
Sol Guadalmar formerly TRYP Malaga Guadalmar

Sol Guadalmar formerly TRYP Malaga Guadalmar

Malaga, Malaga

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  • Great for a beach and city break
  • 140m from the nearest bus stop
  • Located in Guadalmar
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor swimming pool
Soho Boutique Malaga
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Soho Boutique Malaga

Malaga, Malaga

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  • Great for couples and friends
  • 550m from Malaga Cathedral
  • 80m from the nearest bus stop
  • Small and friendly hotel
  • Comfortable rooms
Alcazaba

Alcazaba

Malaga

Perched high atop a hill, the Alcazaba, a 14th-century Moorish fortress, has to-die-for views over the Andalusian coastline. Highlights of this calming refuge are the Patio de los Surtidores with its bubbling...
Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria

Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria

Malaga

This church is rich in historical and cultural artefacts. The building dates back to the 17th century baroque period and the pretty, decorative inside is typical. Don't miss the crypt tour which, for just a...
Castillo de Gibralfaro

Castillo de Gibralfaro

Malaga

Built to protect its larger cousin the Alcazaba, the Castillo de Gibralfaro has equally outstanding views of its historic surroundings below. The history of its 17-metre tower, baths, stables and living...

Language

Spanish

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

£2 / €2.30

10-trip bus pass

£7 / €8

Three course meal

£30 / €34

Sightseeing
Fortresses, museums, cathedrals – there are so many different things to clap your eyes on. Picasso’s links are detailed all around, but you’ve got castle views of the cityscape and far-reaching port to delight in, too. If you fancy a change, stay on foot and you’ll enter the glorious botanical gardens. It’s a verdant wilderness.
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Eating and drinking
Muelle Uno features some of the finest restaurants of all the streets in this buzzing city. For fresh seafood, head straight to the source of the local catch at the quaint old fishing villages of El Palo and Pedregalejo. You’ll be spoilt for choice, and in plat du jour heaven.
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Shopping
Stylish shopping in the sun is an attractive prospect in these parts, especially on the designer-lined street of Marques de Larios. As a major Spanish city, Malaga also has huge shopping centres and department stores, so if you’re a bit of a splurge addict, get ready to go wild.
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Getting around
Hop on a Segway if you’re feeling modern, or embrace a bygone era and ride by horse and carriage. Walking’s the ultimate way to truly see the sights, but Malaga’s famous for its fun and frivolous bicycle taxis. Known as ‘Trixis’, you’ll be towed by bike as you sit in a pod-like cart.
11-18 August 2018 – Feria de Malaga
Indulge in fine food, wine and dancing as you join in this seaside city's biggest party. Think traditional Spanish celebrations, plus all the fun of the fair.
5-6 January 2019 – Procession of the Three Kings
The city centre opens up for a parade of all things traditional. This classic event celebrates the three kings upon their arrival.
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End of February/beginning of March 2019 – Carnival
If you’ve ever shied away from fancy dress, now’s the time to change your thinking – get your glad rags on, dance to live bands and swoon over fireworks.
14-21 April 2019 – Semana Santa
The Holy Week takes place just before Easter Sunday and really captures the reality of the holiday through procession down the main streets.
Please note, the event dates above are just a guide and could be subject to change.
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