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

  • 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.

  • 80%


    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%



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

  • 80%


    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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