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

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    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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    LOVED Malaga!

    I was very pleasantly surprised by Malaga. The city center is bustling and beautiful. Plenty of bars to check out, although I can´t comment on the disco situation. The scenery was the best part for me. Climbing up to the Castillo and taking in the sea and mountains and the beautiful view of the city was really breathtaking. The scenery is just so impressive. You can find some tasty and affordable tapas and markets to check out. The weather is warm and fantastic. Definitely worth the trip!

Spain: Itinerary

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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