The sun kissed capital of Costa del Sol!
Malaga is the capital of Costa del Sol; a seaside city with scenic beaches and magnificent landscapes to explore. It is a destination with numerous historical sights, traditional tapas restaurants, romantic rooftop bars and last but not least is thought to be one of the top European destinations for cosmopolitan vacations!
Castillo de Gibralfaro, the giant castle and the Alcazaba, the Moorish fortress-palace, and Teatro Romano are the top attractions you can not miss visiting, as well as Picasso’s museum. Get to know the "Casa Natal" or birthplace of the world famous artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso.READ MORE... SHOW LESS
Located on the hilltop in the centre of the city,the Alcazaba is undoubtedly the most well-known tourist attraction in Malaga. It is an old Moorish castle that was built in the 11th century to protect the royal family from outside invaders. The palace was designed with three circuits of defense walls and 110 main towers. The buildings have been partly-restored and are accompanied by stunning gardens and gorgeous views out to sea.
Near the Alcazaba on the west side of the Mount of Gibralfaro is the Teatro Romano, the ruins of an ancient Roman theater, that is partially excavated. This is the oldest monument in Malaga City, dating from the 1st century, built during the reign of Augustus.
Another unmissable historical site in Malaga is the Castillo de Gibralfaro. This castle was built in the 14th century to house troops and protect the Alcazaba. Though the castle is almost in ruins now, it is a popular tourist spot because of the stunning panoramas it offers and also because of its historic value. It was considered to be the most impregnable fortress on the Iberian peninsula as it's most famous for being the site of a three-month stand-off between the Moors and Christians during the reconquest of Spain. It is built with two lines of walls and eight towers. Do not miss the chance to take a scenic walk around the well-restored rampats and enjoy the magnificent view of the Malaga harbor.LEARN MORE SHOW LESS
Malaga is set as a city for art lovers because of its history, as the birth place of Pablo Picasso. It is, also, the first city in which you can find a Pompidou Centre, outside France. The colourful cube structure sits above ground and hosts live performances and contemporary exhibitions. As for real art-lovers, the Picasso museum and Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, the modern art museum, are undoubted a must-visit,too.
Going dipper into city’s history and culture, visit Plaza de la Merced, where Pablo Picasso made his first steps, as his childhood home stands in here. In this square you can find a centuries-old local market and numerous cafes, restaurants and packed tapas bars.
For sea lovers, Playa de la Malagueta is the main beach located in the city centre, where you can spend a couple of hours, enjoying the Mediterranean sun. Then, at the golden hour you can choose one of the rooftop bars of Malaga to enjoy the sunset in front of the Andalusian sea view.
With its year-round mild weather and never-ending sunshine, it’s no wonder Malaga is the top destination for summer aficionados!LEARN MORE SHOW LESS