The sights of Malaga are so numerous that it is difficult to tell about everyone in a short text. Therefore, we will only talk about some of them. So, what is worth visiting in this city, where to go?
This is, for example, Alcazaba. This name is a majestic ancient fortress, more reminiscent of a palace. The building was built in the XI century! Today it can be seen from different parts of the city, as it is on a hill.
Then you can go to Hibralfaro. This is another ancient fortress, once it also served as a lighthouse. The building of unusual shape was built in the XV century. It is surrounded by eucalyptus and cypress trees. From the fortress overlooks stunning beauty.
Another tourist destination is the Roman Theater. It was built shortly before the beginning of our era. It was discovered by archaeologists only in the middle of the 20th century. Currently, various interesting cultural events are held here. The theater is especially beautiful at night, in the light of numerous bright spotlights.
Also visit the city park. It is famous for its delightful fountains. Work on its creation began at the end of the XIX century, and ended in the 20s of the XX century.
1. Alcazaba Fortress
The Alcazaba de Málaga Fortress is an outstanding historical landmark of Malaga, erected at the beginning of the 11th century (between 1057 and 1063). Translated from Arabic Alcazaba means citadel. The main Muslim fortress of Andalusia was built on the ruins of another Roman bastion and consisted of 110 main and secondary towers. Currently, this fortification occupies less than half the area compared to the heyday of the Muslim state of Al-Andalus, when an impressive fortress with towers and battlements served as a defense of the city.
In its architecture, Alcazaba uniquely combines the power of a defensive structure and the beauty of an Arabian palace with typical rectangular courtyards, a small pond and green gardens. This makes the fortress one of the most important Muslim sights preserved in Spain. The fortress underwent several reconstructions, including in the twentieth century. During the first excavations, it was possible to preserve the remains of the Roman walls of concrete and the dungeon, where Christian captives were kept for a long time.
Opening hours: from April 1 to October 31 from 9:00 to 20:00, from November 1 to March 31 from 9:00 to 18:00. Entrance fee: 2,20 €. Joint Alcazaba-Gibralfaro ticket: 3,55 €.
2. The Roman Theater in Malaga
Near the hill of Alcazaba, on its western slope, is another historical attraction of Malaga - the Roman Theater of Malaga (Teatro Romano de Malaga). Built during the time of Augustus during the heyday of the Roman Empire, the theater was used for its intended purpose until the III century. It is built according to the classical model and in its size and architectural characteristics practically does not differ from other amphitheaters of that era. The theater is the most striking landmark of Malaga, preserved from the ancient Romans.
The theater was hidden from human eyes for many centuries and was discovered only during excavations in 1951 and was partially reconstructed. The amphitheater consists of three parts: a large stage, a stand of 31 meters high with thirteen steps and a semicircular space between the stage and the stage. Near the theater is a modern cultural center (El Centro de Interpretación), where you can see archaeological sites and learn about the life and customs of that time.
3. Hibralfaro Fortress
Hibralfaro Castle (Castillo de Gibralfaro) is a hilltop fortress at the foot of which the city of Malaga extends. This attraction of Malaga can be attributed to one of the oldest local structures, the appearance of which falls on the period of the very first human settlements. In all likelihood, the building in one form or another existed even before Roman rule, but the present castle was built by the Arabs in the 14th century for defensive functions and for the deployment of troops.
You can get to the Hibralfaro Fortress by bus 35, which leaves from Paseo del Parque. The charm of visiting the castle lies not only in exploring the historic centuries-old fortress, but also in the beautiful panoramic views that open onto the city from a hill. At least for the sake of impressive memorable photos it is worth spending time and taking a walk along the ramparts. The cost of visiting Hibralfaro is 2.2 €.
4. La Malagueta Bullring
The Bullfighting Square in Malaga (Plaza de toros de La Malagueta) was opened on June 11, 1876 with a bullfight in which the legendary Spanish bullfighter Rafael Molina Lagartijo fought. The arena has a polygon shape with sixteen corners: its unusual shape can be clearly seen from the hill of Hibralfaro, which offers a beautiful view of La Malagueta.
The bullfighting arena was designed by architect Joaquin Rucoba, who is the author of another attraction of Malaga - the Atarasana market. La Malaguet's construction was built in the neo-Mudejar style typical of southern Spain. The arena area is 52 meters in diameter and has 4 pens. In 1981, the arena was declared an object of cultural heritage of Spain, now it houses the Bullfighting Museum. Major fairs and shows are held several times a year (in April, in June, in August and in September).
5. Park of Malaga
Not far from the port is another attraction of Malaga - Park de la Alameda (El Parque de Málaga or Parque de la Alameda). The construction of the park began in 1897 according to the plan of the politician Canovas del Castillo, who wanted to expand the port area. Due to the large size of the project and the scarcity of resources, the construction of the Malaga park lasted more than 20 years, and was only completed in 1921.
Currently, the Malaga Park has an area of about 650 m2, its width is 90 m. This Mediterranean garden is a great place for walking! Here you will see a tree-lined pedestrian avenue (Paseo del Parque), fountains, tropical trees and plants, numerous statues and monuments, playgrounds for children, cozy places for picnics. Malaga Park is a favorite place for city dwellers to relax in the fresh air. Free admission.
6. Town Hall of Malaga
Along the pedestrian avenue of Paseo del Park is probably the most luxurious attraction of Malaga - the City Hall (Casa consistorial). The Town Hall was built in 1919 and became the first building of the Paseo del Park. It was followed by the opening of the Post and Telegraph House in 1923 and the building of the Bank of Spain in 1936. The chic facade of the Town Hall with rich decoration perfectly complements the garden and architectural ensemble of the Malaga Park.
The city hall building was built in neo-baroque style with modern elements. As conceived by architects, the construction was to become a symbol of prestige and progress of the city. The Town Hall building has a rectangular shape with powerful columns and semicircular arches, around which there are galleries for communication between departments. The magnificent exterior ends with square towers located on each corner of the building. In 2010, the city hall building was inscribed on the list of national cultural heritage.
7. Museum of Malaga
The main cultural attraction of Malaga (Museo de Malaga) is the result of the union of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Archaeological Museum in 1972. The Malaga Museum contains over 15,000 archaeological relics and an extensive collection of art from 2000 works from the 15th century to contemporary art. This is one of the largest museums in Andalusia. The cost of visiting 1,5 €.
The museum is housed in a 1788 neoclassical building, the Aduana Palace, which will remind you of Italian Renaissance palaces. The building has three floors with huge halls. On the ground floor there is an exhibition of fine arts with the largest collection of 19th-century Spanish painting. On the second floor you will find archaeological halls with collections spanning the historical period from the VIII century to our time. On the third floor there is a restaurant, a library and a panoramic viewpoint, which offers a unique view of the sights of Malaga (Alcazaba, Hibralfaro Castle and the Roman Theater).
8. The Cathedral of Malaga
The construction of the Cathedral of Malaga (Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga) began in the first half of the sixteenth century and continued throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. That is why several different styles were combined in the architecture of the temple: Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Thanks to the north tower, which rises 84 meters in height, the cathedral is the second tallest in Andalusia after the Seville Giralda. The construction of the cathedral was never completed; its architecture lacks the south tower and the top of the main facade.
Very close to the Cathedral is another Catholic attraction - the Episcopal Palace (Palacio Episcopal). The construction of the baroque building was financed by Bishop José Francis Lasso de Castilla in 1762. The palace will surprise you with a luxuriously decorated main facade of three floors and the oldest square around (Plaza del Obispo), which existed in Muslim Malaga.
9. Picasso Museum in Malaga
In the heart of the historic center of Malaga, in house number 15 on the Plaza Merced (Plaza de la Merced) in 1881 was born an outstanding artist of the XX century Pablo Picasso. The building where he was born (Fundación Picasso Museo Casa Natal) is an official historical heritage site and one of the most famous attractions of Malaga. The museum contains memories of the family and childhood of Pablo Picasso, a collection of lithographs, ceramic artworks, books illustrated by the artist and a library specializing in his life and work. The cost of visiting the Museo Casa Natal is 4 € (combined ticket for entrance to the building and expositions). Admission on Sundays is free.
But the museum with paintings by Picasso (El Museo Picasso Malaga) is located in the Buenavista Palace a 10-minute walk from Museo Casa Natal - just a stone's throw from the Roman Amphitheater. Here you can see a collection of works by Picasso over eight decades of his work - 233 works, which are located in 11 halls. Pablo Picasso was a universal artist, his works are presented in various styles and directions of fine art. The Picasso Museum is currently the most visited museum in Andalusia. According to statistics, in 2017 it was visited by more than 600 thousand people. The cost of visiting the museum is 9 €.
10. Malagueta beach
Malagueta Beach (Playa la Malagueta) - the central city beach and another attraction of Malaga. It is located between the port of Malaga and the beach of La Caleta in the city center and is named after the area of the same name. In the 19th century, this city block was occupied by sugar factories, warehouses, shipyards and other types of industrial production, but towards the end of the century the district underwent reconstruction, and now it is a refined and pretty place. You can get to the beach on foot from the center.
Malagueta beach is covered with dark sand, there are no big waves, so the place is very comfortable for swimming. The beach is quite long, its length is 1200 meters, and its width is 45 meters. This is one of the most visited beaches by local residents due to its convenient location and quick access from the center.
11. Port and promenade of Malaga
The port of Malaga (Puerto de Málaga) is one of the most important connecting links between Europe and Africa. It is located near the city center, within walking distance of the Cathedral of Malaga. It is also one of the main ports of Spain in terms of cruise tourism and the second most important port of the peninsula after Barcelona. Malaga's advantageous location makes the port the largest base for cruise ships in the Mediterranean.
Surrounded by a natural bay, the port of Malaga is a great place for hiking along the wide promenade. In the daytime, a wide canopy will hide you from the hot Spanish sun. And in the evening, in the light of night lights, the promenade will turn into a beautiful and romantic place. Here you can also have a bite to eat at one of the many cafes or rent a bike or catamaran for boat trips.
12. The central market of Atarazanas
The central market of Malaga Atarazanas (Mercado Central de Atarazanas) is a very lively place where you can buy fresh local products and try real Andalusian cuisine. Title Atarazanas translated from Arabic means "the place where the ships are being repaired." Although now it is difficult to imagine, but most of the territory of present-day Malaga was under the sea during the reign of the Moors. In the XIV century, a shipyard was built here, which was one of the largest and most impressive buildings of the time. The current market building was built between 1876 and 1879 on the site of the shipyard, from which only a marble door has been preserved.
The market was completely closed in 2008 and, after reconstruction, reopened in April 2010. At Ataranzas market you can not only buy fresh local produce, but also eat tapas - a Spanish snack. There are several cafes near the main entrance of the market where you will have the opportunity to try fresh products sold in the market. If you do not regret the time exploring typical Andalusian gastronomy, be sure to visit this attraction of Malaga. Ataranzas Central Market is open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to 14:00.
13. Museum of Revello de Toro
As you noticed, the city is very rich in museums and historical places. Another attraction of Malaga, which is recommended for all lovers of painting, is the Museum of Revello de Toro (Museo Revello de Toro). It is dedicated to the illustrious Spanish portrait painter and realist painter from Malaga. The museum was opened in 2010, a collection of 132 works by the artist is presented here. Revello de Toro, by the way, is still alive - in June 2017 he turned 91 years old.
The second name of the Revello de Toro Museum is the house-workshop of Pedro de Mena (Casa-taller de Pedro de Mena). It was in this house that the famous sculptor Pedro de Mena created during his stay in Malaga in the 17th century. The building is located in the historic city center, it is one of the few surviving buildings of the medieval period.
14. Street Marquez de Larios
Shopping street Marquez de Larios (Calle Marces de Larios), located in the historic center of Malaga, is considered one of the most elegant streets of Spain of the XIX century. Marques de Larios is surrounded by luxurious, symmetrical, modernist buildings with a curved facade. This design was made by the engineer of Malaga, Eduardo Strachan, who was inspired by the architectural trends of the city of Chicago.
Since its inception, Marquez de Larios has had a mixed use of pedestrian and road traffic. But in 2003, it was decided to reconstruct the street, and it was completely made into a pedestrian. Together with the Plaza Constitución, Marqués de Larios street forms the central city venue where the main local events and festivities take place. The street is especially beautifully decorated in the New Year period.
15. Constitution Square
Constitution Square (La Plaza de la Constitución) is the central square of Malaga and is located in the heart of the historic city center. Back in the 15th century, it was called the Main Square (Plaza Mayor), which indicates the high importance of the square in terms of the social and political life of the city even in the medieval period. In 2003, the Constitution Square was made a pedestrian and a fountain was installed in the center.
Among the buildings on Constitution Square, it is especially worth paying attention to the Old Jesuit School (Antiguo Colegio de los Jesuitas) and the Consulate House (La Casa del Consulado), built in the eighteenth century in the Baroque style and declared a national historical monument. From Constitution Square, be sure to stroll along the pretty Pasaje Chinitas pedestrian lane.
16. Church of the Holy Martyrs
And now consider another Catholic attraction of Malaga, which is worthy of the attention of tourists. The Church of the Holy Martyrs (Iglesia de los Santos Mártires) was founded in 1494 by Catholic kings in honor of the patrons of Malaga - San Chiriaco and Santa Pola. According to legend, these saints died defending the Christian faith.
The church was built in a mixed Gothic-Mudejar style, which underwent numerous changes and reconstructions over several centuries of wars and earthquakes. In its interior, the temple has a beautiful altar-free style, created by the artist from Malaga Peresem Hidalgo.
17. Museum of glass and crystals
In the old handicraft district of San Felipe Neri is another noteworthy attraction of Malaga - the Museum of glass and crystals (Museo del Vidrio y Cristal). The Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts is housed in a restored 18th-century mansion. This private collection consists of 3,000 exhibits: furniture, paintings, dishes, glass and other decorative objects that belong to different historical periods of time.
The creator of the Museum of Glass and Crystals was the collector Gonzalo Fernandez Prieto. However, its ultimate goal is not to attract the tourist public, but to attract the attention of artisans. The museum should serve as an incentive for the restoration of the craft district and the return of the popularity of applied art. The cost of visiting is 5 €.
18. Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria
The Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria (Basílica de Santa María la Victoria) is one of the masterpieces of Baroque architecture of the XVII century and the most important Catholic landmark of Malaga. The temple is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, who became the symbols and patron of the city after its triumphal conquest by the conquistadors in 1487. The basilica is located on Plaza del Santuario, exactly in the place where the Catholic monarchs camped during the siege of Malaga.
Initially, it was a small monastery, but at the end of the XVII century the Count of Buenavista decided to restore and expand the church for parishioners. It was decided to demolish the old building and erect a new baroque basilica on this site. It was opened in 1700 and has survived to this day. By the way, in the temple there is a gloomy crypt of Counts Buenavista, which can be visited today. The cost of visiting the basilica is 2 €.
19. Automobile Museum in Malaga
But the Museum of Automobiles and Fashion in Malaga (El Museo Automovilístico y de la Moda) cannot be missed even by those who do not like to visit historical museums. This attraction of Malaga is unique in its kind! The museums present a collection of more than 90 cars belonging to various historical stages since 1898. Here you will find specimens of cars of various well-known brands, including Jaguar, Rolls Royce and Ferrari.
The collection of exclusive cars, which has been collected over many decades, belongs to a private Portuguese collector. Each exhibit presented is full of history and holds many memories. Among them, for example, there are cars that were rebuilt from scrap or even survived a burial. The museum also has an exposition of fashionable clothes related to the automotive world: for example, old hats and suitcases. The museum is open all days except Monday, the cost of visiting is 7.5 €.
20. The Botanical Garden "La Concepcion"
The La Concepcion Botanical Garden (Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción) is one of the most beautiful tropical and subtropical gardens in Spain and one of the most popular attractions of Malaga and Andalusia in general. Previously, La Concepcion Estate was located here, which belonged to the Marquises of Casa Loring since 1850. The owners have created an impressive park with exotic plant species from America, the Philippines and Australia that have been adapted to the local climate.
La Concepcion was declared a historical and botanical garden in 1943. In 1990, it was acquired by the Municipality of Malaga and was opened to the public in 1994. Here you can see more than 2000 different types of plants, 90 of which are palm trees, 200 are local plants, and the rest are tropical and subtropical. This is a great place for walking along winding roads among ponds, waterfalls and streams. There is also a magnificent greenhouse with wisteria (one of the most beautiful and symbolic plants) and the Loringiano Museum, which contains archaeological relics of the second half of the 20th century
The park is open from April 1 to September 30 from 09:30 to 19:30. From October 1 to March 31 from 09:30 to 16:30. The park is closed on Mondays. The cost of visiting 5,20 €. You can get to the park by bus number 2.
What to see in Malaga for a tourist on his own?
Malaga is one of the oldest cities in Europe (where they live from the 7th century BC). Today, in many monuments, ancient roots and Moorish influences are visible. Walking along the streets of this town, you should pay attention to the colored facades of houses and flowering balconies. But this is only the beginning of the entertainment that awaits you there.
What to see in Malaga first? The Alcazaba fortress dates back to ancient times, and its present form has been preserved since the distant XI century. The ruins of the castle are one of the largest Muslim military structures that are still preserved in Spain. A gate (the so-called Doors of Christ) leads to it, where they held the first Mass after the victory of Christians. Alcazaba was built to protect the city from pirates. It can be assumed that she did not fully fulfill her function, because above, on a hill, another fortress was erected, which was supposed to protect this already existing one. Inside the fortress you can see examples of medieval Arab architecture.
Roman Theater (Teatro Romano)
This building was built by the Romans in the 1st century BC. e. From the ancient theater to this day, almost nothing has been preserved. This theater was dismantled when the Alcazaba fortress was being built nearby due to a lack of stone. However, you can see the remains of a tribune or scene. This place looks especially interesting in the night illumination.
Habralfaro Fortress (Castillo de Gibralfaro)
What to see in Malaga yet? On a hill above the Alcazaba fortress, stands the XIV castle in Habralfaro, or rather its remains, because only defensive towers have survived to this day. The ancient castle once defended the fortress of Alcazaba in front of the Christian invaders. Although only ruins remained from the castle, it’s worth going there at least to see for yourself. The mountain itself offers fantastic views of the city and the Strait of Gibraltar.
Cathedral of the Incarnation (Cathedral de Malaga)
The building of the Renaissance is one of the largest objects of this type in Spain. The Cathedral of the Incarnation was built in the period from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and yet it was not completely completed. Outside the building stands out a tall almost 100 meter tower with a bell tower. The spacious room amazes, first of all, with the unusual main altar (authorship of Diego de Vergara), the Baroque choir and organ of the XVIII century.
House Museum Picasso
You still do not know what to see in Malaga? This city is famous, first of all, as the family city of the famous artist in history, Pablo Picasso. You can visit his family home in one of the main squares of the city Plaza de la Merced. In a beautifully restored stone house, the artist spent the first years of his life. Currently, there is a small gallery.
Malaga, i.e. 15 km of sandy beaches
Malaga is also known for its beautiful coastline and nearly 15 km of beaches with light sand and crystal clear water. Some of them were even awarded with the prestigious Blue Flag certificate, which only the best beaches receive. The beach of La Malagueta (Playa de la Malagueta) is very popular. It has a length of more than a kilometer in length and less than 50 meters in width. Numerous bars and restaurants stretch along it, where you can try local specialties.
Playa de Las Acacias is also noteworthy. This place, in addition to stretching over a kilometer of sandy area, is also distinguished by an active nightlife. There are many beach bars and restaurants to choose from. In high season it’s hard to find a free table. However, if this succeeds, it is worth ordering an amazing wine from Malaga with traditional aromatic seafood dishes.
What to see in Malaga? Playa del Palo beach is worth a visit due to its unusual climate, which is created by small fishing eateries and colored boats standing on the sand. This place is especially popular among locals. Locals also love the beach of La Caleta (Playa de la Caleta), whose length is just over one kilometer. This is one of the cleanest places in the area with all amenities for vacationers.
When is it worth going to Malaga?
Malaga is located in the Mediterranean climate zone, with mild winters (10-15 ° C) and long, often hot summers with temperatures reaching above 30 ° C. The best time to explore the city is in spring or autumn, when the heat is not so tiring and also there are no large crowds of tourists. In May, the average air temperature during the day is about 23 ° C, and at the end of September it is higher than 25 ° C. So this is an ideal time for those who want to see the sights and relax on the beach.
At the peak of the holiday season, July and August, the average temperature in these months can exceed 30 ° C and about 20 ° C at night. Water temperature reaches about 22 about C.
Well, this is where we will end. Now you know what to see in Malaga, where to go and when to come to this amazing city.
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Sights of Malaga: photo, description, map
Malaga is a coastal city in Spanish Andalusia. It can be safely called a resort center, where hundreds of places of relaxation and entertainment are located on 150 km of the Mediterranean coast. Tourists are attracted by the many attractions of Malaga and those original places that are worth visiting for any visitor. A special atmosphere is found in the pedestrian areas, colorfully and comfortably decorated parks, shopping streets, paved with marble, which can only be endlessly strolled. And between the promenade you can run into cafes, bars and antique shops.
Malaga remains one of the sunniest cities in Spain, and even in winter there is virtually no rainfall. Oddly enough, but all months except the summer are considered the "high season", since June-August are too hot. Although they are perfect for beach relaxation and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. In summer, it is also necessary about the siesta: in the afternoon everyone is resting, and the shops begin to work closer to the cool evening.
The sights of Malaga, which are worth seeing first
The city is oversaturated with spectacular spaces, among which the best sights of Malaga do not always represent traditional cultural monuments. Here everyone will find a place suitable for receiving new impressions, because they differ both in cultural component and in form. The most remarkable points are concentrated in the historical center of Malaga, where the real Spanish spirit reigns, and from all sides the area is framed by medieval fortresses and beautiful architectural structures. Further, about the 10 most visited and relevant locations for tourists, which are recommended to be seen at the beginning of the vacation, no matter how long it lasts.
Guided tours of the sights of Malaga
Everyone would like to cover the maximum number of curious places where he is staying for the first time in a short period of time. Drawing up a plan in advance can significantly save time on their search. Unfortunately, the preparation does not take into account a number of factors that can affect the prepared excursion on their own. You can avoid problems in a simple way - by ordering a tourist walk through special sites.
Tripster online service is designed for tourists who want to put together the most informative and informative route to see the best sights of Malaga as part of a group or individual tour. The advantage of the service is the ability to find local Russian-speaking guides around the world.
Sights of Malaga and the surrounding area with photos and descriptions
The main attractions of Malaga are places where there are always a lot of people, and it is important to consider this. For example, galleries and exhibition centers are recommended to be visited early when there are fewer visitors. Although some of them are freely open to the audience on a weekend evening, so that people can enjoy art without the need for payment.
Spain is full of mysterious and enchanting places where you want to return. Seaside resort town is no exception. You can see the sights in Malaga on your own in a couple of days, subject to a preliminary detailed program.
1. Cruise port
Cruise port - designed for vacationers seeking to spend a day exploring the city from the sea. The port of Malaga, one of the oldest continuously operating ports in Spain, regularly accepts both passenger and transport services. Located 800 meters from the historic center. The transfer fee is usually 4-5 euros. Near the cruise terminal you can also find a bass tourist stop. Such a city walk costs 18 euros and passes through the ancient fortifications located on the hill.
2. The fortress of Malaga
Málaga Fortress is a fortification created by Arabs in the 8th century. Today it is one of the most important historical monuments of the city, towering above Malaga. The restoration started back in the middle of the 17th century and continued until 2009. Even now it is not completed, and only a few of the strongest ancient towers have been preserved. Alcazaba Castle, also called fortification, is now an archaeological museum. From April to October, the doors of the building are open from 9-00 to 20-00, and from November to March - from 9-00 to 18-00. Admission for adults - 2.2 euros, for children - 0.6 euros. After 14-00 on Sunday, admission for visitors of any age is free.
4. The Cathedral
The cathedral is located next to the previous two fortresses. The full name sounds like the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Incarnation. It was built in 1528-1782 and combined several different architectural styles at once: Gothic, Baroque and Classicism. Among other things, the glory of the main pearl of the Renaissance in all Andalusia was entrenched in the cathedral. Entrance is possible from 9-00 to 19-00 from Monday to Friday and from 9-00 to 20-00 on Saturday. In the afternoon, the price is 6 euros, and in the evening - 10 euros.
The Automobile Museum boasts a chic collection of antique cars from world famous companies. It is divided into 10 thematic blocks, each of which received its own name and story. Often, various additional events are held here: fashion shows, theme parties, conferences, social events, music concerts and much more. You can visit it any day from Tuesday to Sunday from 10-00 to 19-00. Ticket price is 6 euros.
5. Automobile Museum
The Automobile Museum boasts a chic collection of antique cars from world famous companies. It is divided into 10 thematic blocks, each of which received its own name and story.Often, various additional events are held here: fashion shows, theme parties, conferences, social events, music concerts and much more. You can visit it any day from Tuesday to Sunday from 10-00 to 19-00. Ticket price is 6 euros.
6. Museum of glass and crystals
The Museum of Glass and Crystals is a center of arts and crafts, the main direction of which is considered the study of the history of mankind with the help of glass products. The museum's collection features more than 3,000 exhibits of various historical eras. Here you can listen to an hour-long excursion about the collection and its history, which is held in different languages for museum guests. The museum is open from 11-00 to 19-00 from Tuesday to Sunday, and ticket offices are open until 18-15. Children under 6 years can enter for free, adults for 5 euros, pensioners, 7-12 years old and groups of more than ten visitors - for 3 euros.
7. Picasso Museum
Picasso Museum - 285 works of art are displayed in the room. The works of the outstanding Spanish artist mainly demonstrate the early skills of academic drawing. The collection was donated by the Picasso family. By the way, not far from the building is the former home of Picasso, which has now also become a museum. Since 2009 they are a single complex that tells about the life of the creator. Good news for tourists will be free admission in the last two hours of the museum on Sunday. The museum is open until 20-00, and on other days the entrance price is 8-10 euros.
8. Carmen Thyssen Museum
The Carmen Thyssen Museum is another art museum dating back to 2011. This is a more modern complex, where mostly works by Spanish artists of the 19th century are represented. The paintings depicting the Spanish culture of various segments of the population are presented. To date, the museum has concluded a contract with the authorities that the exposition will be in the Palace of Villalon of the 16th century until 2025. In the future, an extension of the agreement is possible. You can visit the building from 10-00 to 20-00. Entrance fee is 6 euros for visiting four floors with the main exposure. You can visit the exposition for free on Sunday from 17-00 to 20-00.
9. Merced Square
Merced Square is central in Malaga. This is exactly the area where the complex dedicated to Picasso is located, as well as where festive and entertainment events are often held. In the center of Merced Square is a monument to General Torrijos. This is a small space, which, at the same time, is of great importance for the city and is framed by beautiful buildings, places for recreation and entertainment. From here you can reach any famous points.
10. Malaga Park
Malaga Park is located in the center of the capital back in 1896. It is planted with many subtropical plants and decorated with various sculptures. The park is a popular place for hiking and passive relaxation, observing nature and enjoying contemplation. There are even exotic species of plants. Every Sunday, musical events are held with the performance of a talented city orchestra. In total, El Park has three wide avenues, a rose garden, gardens, cypress and oranges, playgrounds, benches and fountains.
11. City Hall
The construction of the administrative building continued from 1912 to 1919, and during this period a unique structure was erected, representing an example of the Neo-Baroque style. The Town Hall has become one of the most striking works of modernists, as well as an important cultural monument. Now there are collections of paintings by postmodern artists and other creators of the past era.
12. La Malagueta Arena
A world-famous bullfighting arena was built in the historical zone of Malaga in 1874 and received an octagonal shape. Already in 1981, it was declared an object of cultural heritage of Spain. Moreover, the Bull Museum is now open in the building itself. This is an active arena where bullfighting is constantly held on important state days and on holidays.
13. Center for Contemporary Art
It appeared in 2003, and its main task remains the implementation of an innovative program open to all new artistic trends and forms of expression. The Museum of Modern Art is an integral part of any major city. This center combined on its territory sculptural and visual art objects of the 20th century, as well as the creations of modern authors. Expositions occupy more than 2400 square meters. It constantly includes 400 works of internationally renowned artists. Film screenings, congresses and art workshops are regularly organized here.
14. Russian Museum
A branch of the Russian Museum opened in 2015 and covers an area of 2300 square meters. Each year, three different thematic expositions are exhibited, two of which have a duration of six months, and the third - 9 months. They introduce the Spaniards and visitors to the works of contemporary artists and creators of past years. The Spanish branch is no less interesting than the main museum, so it becomes another must-see location.
15. Center Pompidou
This is a Paris art center that has appeared far beyond France. The Pompidou Center provides visitors with a regular exhibition - these are works of art of the 20-21 centuries. In addition, the center organizes thematic and monographic exhibitions dedicated to issues of interest to a young audience. Well worth a visit to the art space.
16. Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria
The building of the Basilica can be found far from the main cluster of tourist points. It is not very big, but it surprises with its unusual architecture. Inside the building is a beautiful altar. In addition, there are many paintings and relief gilded images of saints. All this gives the Basilica a special charm and luxury. You can walk from Merced Square.
17. English cemetery
This is the oldest Spanish non-Catholic cemetery to be found in central Malaga. The Botanical Garden with an area of 8,000 square meters is strewn with a thousand graves. The cemetery became a historical place due to the fact that famous personalities are buried here, as well as original plant species. Today, a small visit center operates on the territory.
18. Roman theater
This is an ancient Roman amphitheater, which is often viewed in combination with the Alcazaba fortress due to its location on the same territory. Sometimes unusual events are held here. The creation of the theater took place presumably in the first century BC under the emperor Caesar Augustus. The amphitheater was discovered during excavations in 1951 and was restored until 2011.
19. Constitution Square
This is the main square of the Mediterranean city, which until 1812 bore the name "Plaza Mayor", which in the translation "Main Square" just confirms its status. Today is a component of the pedestrian zone. The square is framed by amazing buildings and various facilities for recreation and entertainment. Also here you can find original fountains and alleys planted with palm trees.
20. Street Marquez de Larios
Central promenade street, decorated on all sides with expensive shops and boutiques, which allows you to arrange a bright shopping. Along the way, vacationers are also waiting for many sculptures and cozy coffee houses that attract the magical smell of a fragrant drink. The street ends with access to the main square. A special atmosphere of the historical past of Malaga reigns in this territory.
21. The central market of Atarazanas
The market building appeared in the 14th century, and today from the ancient structure there is only one arch included in the list of historical monuments. The building changed its purpose for a long time and as a result, by the 19th century it had practically collapsed. Restoration work was carried out in 1876-1879, and then in 2008. Today, here you can not only purchase products, but also study the local gastronomy.
22. Park "Palm Surprise"
This is a territory of calm, even family vacations, where palm trees are located in zoned and original designed areas. In addition, there are playgrounds, benches, dancing fountains in the park. In the evening, artificial lighting is turned on, giving a special flavor. There are also catering establishments so that people can eat after a walk.
23. La Farola Lighthouse
The 38-meter lighthouse has become another symbol of the resort town, and the city embankment is named after him. The building is located within walking distance from the port. This is a functioning lighthouse, which was created in 1939. His second name became famous in the world - “Lamppost”. The white Spanish lighthouse can be found in the artworks of local artists.
24. The Botanical Garden "La Concepcion"
Inspection of the botanical garden is usually included in the tourist route of local buses, and you will have to walk about a kilometer from a public transport stop. This is one of the most beautiful park areas of Malaga, whose history began in the 19th century. Over 3,000 tropical plants from all over Spain, as well as India, Australia, Japan and even Mexico, are represented here.
25. La Malagueta Beach
The city beach, the most popular in the Spanish coastal city, is located on an area of 1.2 km and a length of about 45 meters. Next to it are several cozy cafes where the main dish is fish. The beach is lined with small pebbles at the water's edge, which does not cause discomfort. There are also letters with the inscription Malaga as a photo zone for everyone.
26. Bishop's Palace
The baroque building is located in the historical center of the city and is included in the list of cultural heritage of Spain. At the moment, the Museum is located in the Episcopal Palace. The most interesting for vacationers will be the artfully designed main facade of the building. The palace appeared in the 18th century and impresses with its unusual architecture: many stairs, passages and balconies.
27. Interactive music museum
Here guests are invited to get acquainted with 400 different musical instruments or even play them. The “Se ruega tocar” plate will tell visitors which instruments to play. The space of the museum is zoned, and acquaintance with history is marked in black, and the musical zone is marked in red. There are other interesting rooms here, for example, the Laboratory, where experiments with sound are conducted.
28. Revello de Toro Museum
Combining the space for cultural education and exhibitions, the museum immerses visitors in the life and work of the famous Malaga artist Felix Revelo de Toro. For the discovery, a historical building was chosen, which was the residence and studio of another famous artist and sculptor. The museum's collection includes more than 142 works. However, the creative achievements belong not only to Revello de Toro.
29. Jorge Rando Museum
The first Spanish museum dedicated to expressionism opened in Malaga in 2014. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the territory hosts exhibitions of world and national artists who work in the appropriate artistic style. This is an open space that you can visit for free both during the exhibition and during any of the events.
30. The statue of the fisherman
Being one of the main symbols of the city, the port fisherman personifies luck and prosperity. It is located in Marina Square. The bronze fisherman looks impressive - a handsome, stately man in a hat and shirt, carrying a catch for sale in two baskets in order to earn some money for a living. His image can often be found on souvenirs.
Reviews of tourists about the sights of Malaga
Reviews of tourists indicate that the Spanish town really was not appreciated and only recently has begun to gain its due popularity. Thanks to many interesting locations and the presence of a wide coast, the city is able to combine both active and passive recreation.