Top sights in Málaga
Our most recommended things to do in Málaga
1. Malaga: Sunset Catamaran Trip with Glass of Cava
The most beautiful scenery that you can contemplate at sea is, without a doubt, the sunset. Each one is beautiful and unique, and it is a privilege to be able to contemplate it from the sea. The Mundo Marino sailing catamaran takes you out to sea, where you can enjoy the romantic and exciting moment when the sun slowly disappears behind the mountains, listening to chill out music with a glass of champagne in your hands.
Fin tur i en ikke overfyldt båd. Flink personale . Flot view til en smuk solnedgang.
2. From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour
Your walking tour begins at the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, which is the main water reserve in the province of Malaga. Learn from your guide about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes. This canyon, carved by the Guadalhorce River, is at the center of the province. The path is about 3 kilometers long and less than 1 meter wide. It hangs 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. You will test your nerve on this high-up adventure. The construction of a water channel from the reservoirs in the north to El Chorro included building a pathway for maintaining the channel. The path is known as El Caminito del Rey (the little pathway of the king) because it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII.
If you have a car don’t take o full day trip go with half day it’s better and save time for you..
3. Museo Picasso Málaga: Ticket & Audioguide
The Museo Picasso Málaga was created in response to the artist's desire for his work to be exhibited in the city of his birth in 1881. Its realization is thanks to the combined efforts of the artist´s daughter-in-law and grandson, whose donations provide the body of the art collection, and Junta de Andalucía, who arranged an ambitious project devoted to the artist. Located in the Palacio de Buenavista, declared a National Monument in 1939, the Museo Picasso Málaga opened in the heart of Málaga in 2003. The building boasts a harmonic mix of Renaissance and Mudéjar elements and serene contemporary lines. Phoenician, Roman, and Arabic ruins can be found on the underground floor. This ticket provides access to the permanent collection or the temporary exhibition. The permanent collection contains examples of Picasso's revolutionary innovations. See paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramic...
Great experience, I recommend downloading the museum’s app to listen to the audio tour/descriptions.
4. From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Guided Day Trip
Discover the Caminito del Rey on this guided day trip from Costa del Sol. Begin your tour at the Conde del Guadalhorce dam and follow an easy and safe route along nearly 8 kilometers of footbridges and trails. Follow your guide as they take you from the town of Ardales to the town of Álora. Learn about the history of the path, and its inauguration by King Alfonso XIII in 1905. Find out why it was declared one of the most dangerous trails in the world when it was built, and why now after its renovation, it's perfectly safe. Enjoy an adrenaline rush as you cross the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, a narrow footbridge anchored to the rock and suspended in the air. Feel the thrill at the end as you cross the suspension bridge, more than 100 meters high. Meet your bus at the end of the tour, and head back to your pick-up location.
Der Caminito del Rey ist extrem beeindruckend und definitiv eine Reise Wert. Der Trip mit einer großen Reisebus-Gruppe macht den Wanderweg gut erreichbar.
5. Malaga: Caminito del Rey Walkway Excursion with Transport
Discover El Caminito del Rey, known as the most dangerous path in the world, one of the biggest tourist attractions in Spain and Málaga. Take in its incredible views, its fascinating history and its undeniable spectacularity on this must–see excursion to the Caminito del Rey when you're in Malaga. Take a pedestrian walkway more than 3 kilometers long, built on the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge. Explore one of the most beautiful natural enclaves in the province, just 30 kilometers north of Malaga capital. Find out how the canyon was excavated by the river Guadalhorce and, in some stretches, this incredible route reaches 105 meters high but only 1 meter wide. Although the most well–known part of the road is the recently restored walkways, the total route of your Caminito del Rey walk is 7.7 kilometers. Your guide will accompany you throughout the tour of the Caminito del Rey, sharing anecd...
Enjoy this tour so much. Our guide was nice lady, told us many informations during the whole tour. We get these radios so we heard all she said and we was able to stop and take pictures or just enjoy view at the same time. No need to hurry up. Views and overall experience are 5/5 for me. Definitely worth the money.
6. Malaga: Traditional Flamenco Show in Tablao Los Amayas
Enjoy an authentic live flamenco show in the capital of the Costa del Sol. For 70 minutes, immerse yourself in the unique sensations of this artform, recognized by UNESCO as Cultural and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2010.
Experience flamenco in a 19th-century palace with luminous decoration and adapted to the new times, with a capacity for just 80 people. Sit in typical Andalusian chairs in the form of an amphitheater around the stage, making the show intimate, close, and direct. Complement your experience with a traditional tapas dinner.
The flamenco show was amazing! We really enjoyed it a lot! Only the tapas were bad. Better to eat somewhere else and only book the snow.
7. Malaga: Catamaran Trip with Optional Stop for Swimming
Enjoy the panoramic view of Malaga from the sea while relaxing on a 24-meter catamaran. Sunbathe in the nets in the bow area or rest in one of the shaded locations, all while enjoying drinks from the onboard bar service (not included). Choose between the 1-hour or 1.5-hour daytime cruises, with a stop for swimming.
Boat wasn’t crowded so there was space for everyone to chill out, music was good and the staff were very friendly. Definitely recommended
8. Malaga: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Experience Card Options
Malaga boasts pretty streets, leafy boulevards, and lush gardens. See the major attractions of this lovely city with a 24 or 48-hour ticket for a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With the aid of the tour’s onboard multilingual audio commentary, learn why the Malaga Cathedral is called La Manquita – the one-armed lady! Also, hear all about the old palace fortress and its 2 rings of walls. On the open-top double-decker bus, enjoy panoramic views of the city as well. You can visit the Alcazaba, where you’ll find a museum and pleasant gardens along with breathtaking views. While in the vicinity, stop by Castillo de Gibralfaro for a look at the ramparts and more spectacular views. You may want to see the ancient Teatro Romano and the reconstruction work that’s underway. Don’t forget the Picasso Museum, another important attraction in the city of his birth. Also enjoy free access t...
Lots of pick up and drop off points , easy to find and staff very helpful. We went all the way round and then stayed on until we got to the castle. Had a look round and caught next bus back to town. As we didn't start until 1pm we could use it the following day as well.
9. Hammam in Malaga: Bath and Relaxing Massage
Enjoy a traditional Arab bath at the Hammam Al Andalus in Malaga, and experience the incredibly relaxing feeling of temperature contrasts as you take a dip into hot, warm, and cold baths. Have a purifying sweat in the steam room and relax with a cup of green mint tea in the lounge. Feel free to alternate between the baths and steam rooms, and the lounge area where you can listen to relaxing Andalusian music and sip your mint tea in peace. Your day in this traditional bath also includes a relaxing massage with aromatic essential oils that you can pick out yourself. There are 15-minute or 30-minute options available for the massage.
Gorgeous hammam baths and amazing massage experience. Me and my sister loved every minute - exactly what you need to ease aching muscles from travelling or if you’re out partying the night before.
10. Full Day Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour
Your minibus will pick you up from Torremolinos, Marbella or Estepona and we will drive you to Costa del Sol. Once in Gibraltar, our minibus will take us to all the major sights, including Punta Europa and Las Cuevas de San Miguel. Punta Europa, on the edge of the rock, has a lighthouse and stunning views of the African mountains, just across the water. Cuevas de San Miguel has more of an edge. Though now a major tourist attraction, it was once a refuge for soldiers during wars and a secret passageway for those looking to escape. After the tour, we will give you the time to explore the shopping district of Calle Real and surrounding areas.
Brilliant experience. The coach driver in Gibraltar was absolutely amazing and knowledgeable and knew what he was on about.
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Planning Your Visit
How long do I need?
Spend a week here to combine plenty of sightseeing with soaking up the sun. Even a two-day break will give you a sense of the city, though.
How do I get there?
Malaga airport is the fourth busiest in Spain, and offers flights from most major European cities.
Do I need a car?
You don't need a car to explore Malaga itself, but rental cars are relatively inexpensive in this part of Spain and offer the freedom of a trip further afield, where there are plenty of things to do. Opt for air conditioning in the summer months.
What should I bring back?
Skip the stuffed donkeys and opt for embroidery or porcelain for a classy, handmade keepsake.
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- Best time to visit
- Just before and after the summer rush are the best times to visit. Beach crowds will be more sparse, prices will be lower, but you'll still enjoy the warm temperatures and low rainfall.
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What people are saying about Málaga
Our tour guide Ava made our whole experience wonderful. Such a lovely, vibrant, sweet girl. Our bike tour of Malaga was very informative and relaxing. The Tapas and wine was a very Spanish experience and made twice as nice as Ava sat with us and explained the food and knowledge of life of Spain as she knew it. We were her first Irish travellers and we hope she enjoyed us as much as we enjoyed her. The traditional wine bar/brewery was amazing and a place we would never have stumbled upon. We had such a great day and would recommend this highly. Hello to our two Dutch buddies Thanks Ava....... The five Irish ladies.
The tour was hosted by Freek, a very helpful Dutch guide! He showed us around in a pace with respect to the physical capabilities of all the participants. I had an issue with the bike in the beginning of the trip and a colleague of Freek repaired it immediately on the first stop. Also nice that Freek was not working “on the clock”, so eventually we ended up extending our tour with more than an hour just because we all had such a good time! All the bikes are in perfect condition, that by itself was a joy! The scenery during the tour was breathtaking! Would absolutely recommend this tour!
Amazing experience! The Dolmens were really interesting and the scenery of El Torcal is very special. Justine is a great guide too, very knowledgeable about the area.
Great experience, thank you Paul for the fun and interesting stories! :)
Tour was managed perfectly. Everything was on time simple and clear.