Malaga is a beautful port city on southern Spain‘s Costa del sol. It’s known by some for being filled with British tourists who like to party, however there is so much more to Malaga. Beautiful beaches, two massive hilltop citadels, Picasso’s museum and the city’s soaring Renaissance cathedral are just a few of the other things on offer.
Hit the Beach
Malaga’s stunning coastline is known as the Costa del Sol offers stretches of sandy beaches. The regions beaches range from glitzy beachese renting a sunlounger will break the bank, to quieter beaches in small fishing villages.
The Museo Picasso is a museum which showcases and celebrates the life of Pablo Picasso. Picasso was one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. The museum was opened in 2003 and has 285 artworks which were donated by members of Picasso’s family.
The Alcazaba and Roman Theatre
The Alcazaba and Roman Theatre are two of the most visited monuments in Malaga. Located in the historic centre of Malaga, the Roman Theatre lies at the foot of the Alcazaba, which is Malaga’s fortress. These historical sites are well worth visiting when travelling to Malaga.
Cathedral de la Encarnación de Málaga
The Cathedral of Málaga is a beautiful Roman Catholic Church built in the Renaissance architectural tradition. The cathedral is nicknamed La Manquita (the one-armed lady) because one of its towers wasn’t ever built.
The Castillo de Gibralfaro sits atop a hill overlooking Malaga city and port. This castle dates back to the 10th century and is represented on the Malaga province’s seal and flag.
The south of Spain has so much on offer so book that flight and your Malaga airport transfers and get ready for a lovely vacation! We hope this list of five things to do in Malaga help when planning your trip to Spain!
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