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Malaga City Guide

Your Quick, All In One Guide to Malaga City

We love Malaga and always say to people, if you have a spare day or two, you must go and see Malaga City, which is totally underrated in our option.  Many people leave the airport and go straight to the Costa Del Sol, Fuengirola, Marbella, Estepona and never step foot in Malaga itself.  We want to change all that, so here is our quick all in one guide to Malaga City.  If you have any questions come and chat with us and thousands of others on our Facebook Page. Thank you to Kate Vredevoogd for the photo above.

Free Walking Tour

Malaga 1Well, first of all we would highly recommend a Free Walking Tour to get you off to a good start.  Just search the Internet for “Free Walking Tours Malaga”, check reviews, then book your date and time.  There are a couple to choose from.  If its the summer months, we advise to go as early or as late as possible as Malaga gets really hot. These tours are fantastic, full of information and fun facts.  There will be lots of walking so don’t forget your comfy shoes!  At the end of the tour you give the guide a tip as to what you think it was worth.


Tour Bus, Rickshaws, Horse & Carts

Malaga ViewThe Malaga Sightseeing Red Bus that travels all around Malaga City and up to Gibraltar is also a fabulous way of seeing the City.There are also Rickshaws and Horse & Carts that can take you on a tour too.  Prices should be set with a clear sign of prices and duration at the pick up point, however, if you feel you are being taken advantage off, find another driver or speak to a local policeman or hotel concierge to check prices.  Horse & Carts were normally around 30€ for a 45 minute tour.


Malaga Museums

malaga pompadouThere are so many museums in Malaga, infact there are 36, and some of them are absolutely fantastic.  Our personal favourites are, MIMMA, the interactive music museum full of some of the most stunning Pianos you will ever see along with guitars, drums and much more.  There are 3 rooms where you can play the instruments too which is so much fun for the kids.  The Automovil Museum is another one of our absolute favourites, if you love old cars and clothes, you must visit this too.


Other Malaga Attractions

Arabe Baths

Apart from all the tours and museums there is still so much more to do in Malaga.  We personally love the Noria Princess Malaga, the big wheel near the Port.  It won’t stay there forever so do visit it soon.  We also love Muelle Uno, a newish area with shops, restaurants, cafes, museums along Malaga Port.  Its good fun to take one of the ferry rides too.  The English Cemetery…I know a little weird one, but it really was beautiful and really strange seeing all the different English Names.  Alcazaba & Cathedral a must too!


Malaga Theatres

Teatro Echegaray have some fantastic shows on for kids at the weekend and normally very cheap at around 6€.  We have seen many shows and concerts at Teatro Cervantes, it is well worth signing up for their newsletter to be kept up to date with the latest shows.

Malaga Tapas, Restaurants & Cafes

MercadoMercedMalaga is full of fabulous places to eat.  We love the new Mercado Merced,  which is a new food & drink place with so much to choose from.  Perfect if you all fancy something different.  Our other personal favourites are Beher, El Pimpi and The Good Burger for somewhere quick, cheap and easy on the Port.  Another idea is to take a Food Tour!  That way a guide will take you around all the best little tapas bars in streets you didn’t even know existed and you won’t be paying the tourist prices!


  • Mercado Merced, Plaza de Merced The new place to eat & drink with many different stalls under one roof
  • Beher Málaga, amazing hams, cheeses, wines, pates and lots more delicious food
  • El Pimpi typical Spanish food, tapas and restaurant, everyone should go at least once!
  • La Tetería by the Cathedral, our favourite place for a good cup of tea and a slice of cake!
  • The Good Burger cheap and cheerful and actually really good burgers

Malaga Shopping

Larios Street

Malaga is great for shopping.  We love Calle Larios which is this main pedestrianised shopping street in Malaga.  Its also where all the entertainment is at Christmas Time with stunning lights, huge Christmas Tree and lots of music and street artists.  The High Street shops run all the way along with lots of shops off the narrow streets of Malaga.  There are also numerous Shopping Centres too around Malaga, which in the Summer months you may prefer as Malaga City gets really hot.


Malaga Transport

Malaga Accommodation

There are so many places to stay from hostels to large hotels.  It may also be worth having a look on AirBNB if you are thinking of staying a while in Malaga.  Here are a few suggestions, but we recommend you have a look for yourselves and read reviews.

There is so much to do and see in Malaga, we hope you enjoy your time there and if you have found this page useful please share it with your friends on Facebook.

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