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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

  • 60%

    jyessie11

    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.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    A town that smells of flowers

    I didn't expect much from such a popular tourist destination however, I was pleasantly surprised by the town. The parks are breath-taking, the old part of the town keeps its charm, people are laughing and singing on every corner- absolutely great. The castles (Alcazaba and Gibralfaro) are a must-see as well.

    Insider Tip:You won't need more than a day and a half to see the best parts of the old Malaga so, even if you don't have much time in your hands, it is worth spending a day in Malaga on your trip along the spanish coast. Make sure to have a cup of coffee or a complete desayuno (breakfast) in Cafe Central on Plaza de la Constitucion in Malaga.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Nice place!

    Wish I could see it in the summer. It was nice but I prefer Valencia for a seaside town. Somewhat expensive compared to other places in southern Spain.

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Malaga

    • Picasso Museum • Museo Carmen Thyssen, Plaza Carmen Thyssen • Malaga Cathedral • Centro de Arte Contemporáneo • Roman Theater • Castillo de Gibralfaro

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    4 Days in Malaga

    Malaga is beautiful city with long beach, many bars and restaurants and also full of culture. But 2 days is enough in my opinion if you are not staying during your summer holliday. If you are there during "winter" times, is just time for discovering and not sunbathing.

    Insider Tip:Go to the old fortress up on the hill, there is breathtaking panoramatic view around the city and port. Visit Museo Picasso - is quite crazy you will see. Before Christmas there is also a huge market along the port and the port park with crafts and sweets and dont forget to go to the old city market where you can find everything and fresh:) If you have 4 days like we had, you shouldn´t miss the one-day trip to Ronda. Beautiful small historical town with fabolous hight old bridge.

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The north-eastern Spanish city is among one of Europe's favourite destinations for short breaks and a popular spot with inter-railers going to Spain. It is also home to some of the world's most fascinating architecture thanks to the works of Antoni Gaudi.

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