For some time now, our team has wanted to offer a post that collects the 50 best things that we believe are essential to do in Malaga.
We have selected a series of activities grouped into different categories (leisure, gastronomy and culture) that reflect the essence of Malaga so that your tour of Malaga leaves you with an unparalleled experience.
Leisure, the best of Málaga
- Visit the Alcazaba de Malaga, On Sundays from 2:00 p.m. admission is free until closing. We recommend the night visit during the summer and in events such as the night in Blanco.
- Visit the Botanical Garden of La Concepción. A great attraction in Malaga that is currently ranked among the best valued by visitors to the city.
- Climb to enjoy the panoramic views of the city from Gibralfaro, the sunsets are incredible.
- Get to know Malaga like never before, with a guided tour covering the life and work of Picasso.
- Ride a boat from Pier 1 to be able to admire the Coast from the Sea.
- A quiet walk through one of the busiest and best known streets of Malaga: Calle Larios.
- Let yourself be carried along from Calle Larios to Plaza de la Constitución.
- Enjoy a sunset accompanied by a cocktail from the spectacular terrace of the Hotel Room Mate Larios.
- If you want to go shopping, in Calle Nueva you can find many shops.
- Visit the Plaza de la Merced, enjoy the Torrijos monument or take a picture with the statue of Picasso.
- Take a walk along the Pablo Ruíz Picasso Promenade.
- Go to a Malaga football game at the Estadio la Rosaleda.
- Visit the hidden Church of the Sacred Heart, one of the most intimate of Malaga.
- Visit the Roman Theater and Alcazabilla Street.
- Visit the majestic Malaga Cathedral nicknamed “La Manquita”.
- Enjoy walking through Palmeral de las Sorpresas and Muelle 1, if you get lucky, you may enjoy the views of a cruise ship docked.
- Admire the gardens and fountains of the Paseo del Parque.
- If you are lucky enough to be in Malaga in August you can go to the day fair in the center of Malaga with an spectacular atmosphere.
- If you enjoy the beach you are in the right place, Malaga has more than 160 kilometers of coastline and more than 130 beaches to enjoy the Mediterranean Sea. Some of the most famous are La Malagueta because of its center location in the city.
- Take a walk through the Alameda de Málaga, one of the arteries of the city and visit the Soho neighborhood, a district of the arts with a great cultural and leisure offer.
- To relax after a day of walking, we recommend a good massage and enjoy a bath in Hamman Arab Baths Al Andalus. You will come out as new!.
- Visit the Caminito del Rey, it is an unforgettable experience.
- Visit the Torcal de Antequera. One of the most extraordinary natural spaces in Spain.
- Visit the city of Ronda and its iconic bridge and gorge.
Gastronomy, the pleasure of the authentic
- Snacking in Malaga has a special charm. Try to do it in the famous St. Augustine tearoom located in one of the most charming streets near the Picasso museum, we recommend a delicious tea with cake.
- Contemplate the life of the city with a good coffee in Café Central (how to order a good coffee in Malaga)
- Live the emblematic Plaza de la Merced from the Café con libros, a place that undoubtedly invites you to read quietly.
- If you want to be surprised by a special tearoom by its interior design, do not miss El Haén Tea Shop, which is located in a hidden little street.
- Enjoy a good ice cream in the traditional Inma ice cream shop.
- Dine in MR1 restaurant with spectacular views of Malaga.
- Go out for tapas in one of the best tapas bars in Malaga.
- Taste a good wine with tapas at Bodega Bar el Pimpi.
- Taste fried fish or a sardines skewer.
- Have lunch or dinner at Vino Mío, right next to the Cervantes Theater. Excellent food in a spectacular environment.
- Have some Tapas at the Cortijo Pepe, traditional tapas bar located in Málaga’s Plaza de la Merced.
- Have some churros with chocolate at Casa Aranda.
Malaga, cultural city
- Visit the Museum of Arts and Popular Customs.
- Attend a show at the Teatro Cervantes.
- Get to know the collection of the Thyssen Museum.
- Visit the English Cemetery, it is the first Protestant cemetery in Spain.
- Visit the Birthplace of Picasso in the Plaza de la Merced.
- A must in Malaga is the Picasso Museum
- Museum of Glass. Discover this amazing place in Malaga.
- Admire the collection of the Automobile Museum of Malaga.
- The contemporary art center of Málaga (CAC) awaits you with its art exhibitions, cultural and pedagogical activities will not leave you indifferent.