Malaga Pocket Guide

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Ideally located beside the Mediterranean, Malaga is a sun seeker's paradise, and beautiful beaches stretch down along its coast. But this city has more to offer visitors than just sun, sea and sand, including numerous interesting attractions such as the imposing Gibralfaro Castle. Add to that the local cuisine and the lively bars and clubs, and you'll soon see why Malaga is the top city in Spain's Costa del Sol.

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  • Cheap Eats Tasty tapas dishes, the famed 'gazpacho' soup and much more can be enjoyed at these great restaurants.
  • Don't Miss The imposing Gibralfaro Castle, with its stunning views of the city, is just one of Malaga's many attractions.
  • Malaga for Free Check out some of the best things to do for free in this great city.
  • A Day in Malaga... Read about how we spent the ultimate day in Malaga

Malaga City Reviews

  • 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.

  • 80%


    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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