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. 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.
Well, 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 it´s the summer months, we advise you 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.
The Malaga Sightseeing Red Bus that travels all around Malaga City and up to Gibralfaro 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 clear on a sign 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 are normally around 30€ for a 45 minute tour.
There are so many museums in Malaga, in fact there are 36. Our personal favourites are MIMMA, the interactive music museum, the Automovile Museum full of fabulous old cars and fashions and also the Malaga Airport Museum which will take you back in time when air travel was a luxury. Picasso Museum is of course a must see and the ones listed below.
Apart from all the tours and museums there is still so much more to do in Malaga. We 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. It´s good fun to take one of the ferry rides too. The English Cemetery, I know a little weird one, but worth a visit and also the Alcazaba & Cathedral!
Teatro Echegaray have some fantastic shows on for kids at the weekend and normally very cheap at around 6€ per ticket. 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 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 to eat. Our other favourites are Beher for ham, El Pimpi and The Good Burger for somewhere quick and cheap. 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!
Malaga is great for shopping. We love Calle Larios which is this main pedestrianised shopping street in Malaga and where all the entertainment is at Christmas Time with the 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.
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.