City Guide Malaga, Spain

Visiting Malaga

Malaga is the second largest city in the Spanish province of Andalusia, and is known as the gateway city to Spain's popular Costa del Sol area.

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Malaga City Reviews

  • 80%


    Nice city, however a bit overestimated

    Málaga is a good place to stay, go to the beach, see the moorish fortress and learn a bit more about Picasso. However, I think that is not the better place in Andalucia, the others big cities, like Córdoba, Granada and Sevile are, in my opinion, nicer.

  • 80%


    Málaga, España

    Málaga was cool. I wish I could have seen more of it. I visited during Semana Santa, so a lot of streets were blocked off. I spent a lot of times trying to beat the parades around the city. It was fun, though. I saw more than I would have if walking around had been a straight shot, I suppose!

    Insider Tip:Málaga city centre is great, but you need to walk away and find the side streets. We found plenty of cafés and restaurants that were nowhere near my hostel. I fell in love with a Moroccan place, but I can't remember the name or where it was. Perhaps that will give me another reason to return and learn more about the city.

  • 80%


    The Feria is amazing

    Malaga is a surprise. A clean and modern city, with an ancient heart. People are friendly and open. However, the event not to miss absolutely is the Feria, one week street party with thousands of young having good time together. Great!

  • 50%


    A city not worth visiting

    If you have been to Sevilla and Granada, you can easily skip Malaga! There is little to see here and the atmosphere of the city is not as good. During the Feria, the city becomes one big mess full of glass, piss, and rubbish.

    Insider Tip:Do not visit during the Feria.

  • 60%


    Very touristy

    If you're looking for an English-speaking-tourist-friendly city, this is the place. I felt like I wasn't in Spain at all, besides the lack of customer service and tapas bars. The beach is great despite the mediocre quality of the sand and the weather is great. Food and lodging are cheap and there are also other great cities nearby to check out.

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