10 Reasons for Malaga

1.  Capital of the Costa del Sol

2.  Museum and cultural metropolis

3.  Gourmet metropolis

4.  Hot nightlife

5.  Highest concentration of language schools

6. Most southern and warmest metropolis in Europe

7. Economic center of Andalusia

8. Over 300 flight direct connections

9. Birthplace of Picasso and Antonio Banderas

10. One of the oldest cities in Europe


Capital of the Costa del Sol

Old Town





Roman Theater



Top 10


botanical garden


Bars &

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Malaga old town

Malaga is the second largest city in Andalusia. It is the gateway to the Costa del Sol (Sun Coast). Malaga was founded by the Phoenicians and inhabited by Romans, Visigoths, Moors, Iberia. The most famous sons of the city are Picasso and Antonio Banderas, the latter owns a restaurant in Malaga. Malaga was of great importance among the Moors. Highly interesting historical remains in and around the city testify to this great past. Add to that the scenic beauty of the province, beautiful beaches as well as wild and romantic mountain ranges and the many picturesque villages. The old town has been restored to a grand master plan and is increasingly becoming a tourist attraction, with Malaga remaining a typical Spanish city. Malaga is a museum city with more than 35 museums and new ones are constantly being added. It is the city in Spain with the most museums. A cultural highlight is the Semana Santa at Easter and the August Fair  to which millions pour each year. A culinary highlight is an extensive tapas tour through the old town.
Malaga has 2 castles. From the lower and upper castle you have a nice view over the city. You can take an elevator up the hill to the upper part of the lower castle. The lower castle can be visited from the old town. Since April 2012 Malaga has its own marina. The harbor was expanded and provided with many restaurants and shops.


November - February:   open daily from 10am to 6pm
March - June:                open daily from 10am to 7pm
July - August:               open daily from 10am to 8pm
September - October:   open daily from 10am to 7pm
The evacuation of the exhibition rooms begins 10 minutes before the museum closes. 10 minutes before the closure of the museum, the clearing of the exhibition rooms begins. Special opening hours Christmas: 24th and 31st December, and 5th January: open from 10am to 3pm, December 25, January 1 and January 6: closed

Museums in Malaga

There are over 38 museums in Malaga. The city is slowly becoming a city of museums. And there are always new ones added. The old town of Malaga is today the city with the highest museum density in Spain.
Picasso Museum Malaga (Calle San Agustin, 8) about 155 works of the most important painter of the 20th century. Tue-Thu / Sun 10: 00-20: 00; Fri / Sat 10: 00-21: 00
Picasso's Birthplace: (Plaza Merced, 15) The Picasso Foundation. Here documents from the life of the famous son of Malaga can be visited
Center Pompidou Malaga: Pasaje Doctor Carrillo Casaux, s / n Muelle Uno, Puerto de Málaga; Mon, Wed-Sun 09: 30-20: 00
Russian Museum Saint Petersburg: (Avenida Sor Teresa Prat 15 29003 Málaga), works of art from the famous museum in Russia; Tue-Sun: 09: 30-20: 00
Museum of Fine Arts: (Calle San Agustin, 6) The museum is housed in a beautiful palace building (Palacio de los Condes de Buena Vista) and exhibits, among others, works by Murillo, Zurbarán and Alonso Cano.
Interpretation Center of the Roman Theater: (C / Alcazabilla, s / n 29015 Málaga),
Museum of Popular Arts: (Museo de Arte y Costumbres Populares, Pasillo de Santa Isabel, 10) is located in the center of Malaga in a 17th century building. The ethno-museum shows everyday life. Open from 10: 00-13: 00/16: 00-19: 00. Closed on Saturday afternoon and on Sundays.
Diocesan Museum: {(Plaza del Obispo, 1) Important works of religious art, among others by Niño de Guevara and Pietro Vannuci.
Museum of Contemporary Art: {Calle Alemania) in the former wholesale market; was extensively rebuilt. Free entrance, open from 10: 00-22: 00; Closed on Mondays.
Interactive Music Museum (MIMMA): (Plaza de la Marina) The museum is located next to / in the parking garage at the entrance to the main shopping street Calle Larius; It houses over 300 musical instruments. Free entrance
Automobile Museum: (Avenida Sor Teresa Prat 15) New museum in the old tobacco factory with an impressive collection of 90 historic cars; Open from 10:00 to 19:00, closed on Mondays
Museum Carmen Thyssen: (Plaza Carmen Thyssen (Calle Compania 10)); One of the new "High Ligths" in the museum landscape of Malaga in the historic center of Malaga with paintings of European classics from the 13th century to the 19th century. A branch of the famous Madrid Museum. Open from 10:00 to 20:00, Closed on Mondays Dollhouse Museum: (Calle Almos 32), collection of miniature dollhouses; 11:00 - 13:30 and 17:30 - 20:00
Cathedral Museum: (Calle Molina Lario 9); Collection of sculptures, paintings and manuscripts; 10:00 - 18:45; Closed on sunday
Museo Revello de Toro: (Calle Afligidos 5); a museum opened in 2010 by the Malaga-born artist. Hours depend on the season
Interactive Science Museum: (Avda. Luis Bunuel 6); over 70 interactive experiments for students of mechanics, optics and electrostatics; 17:00 - 20:00
Museum of the Football Club of Malaga: (Paseo Martiricos); Mo-Mitt: 10: 00-14: 00, Thu-Sat: 10: 00-19: 00
Aviation Museum: (Avda Comandante Garcia Morato 81); Located at the airport it shows old planes, models and airports; Mo-Sam: 10:00 - 14:00; Mitt: 17: 00-20: 00 o'clock
Flamencomuseum Juan Breva: (Calle Ramon Franquelo 4); Admission free; Open from 10:00 to 14:00, closed on Mondays
Malaga Museum: (Avenida de Europa 49), the Palacio de la Aduana is being renovated Museum of the Holy Week (Semana Santa) :( Calle Muro de San Julián 2); Mo-free: 10: 00-14: 00; 16: 00-18: 00; Sat: 10: 00-15: 00
Municipal Museum: (Paseo Reding 1); The museum, opened in 1999, displays artworks owned by the city of Malaga and temporary exhibitions; open daily 10: 00-15: 00 and 17: 00-21: 00
Glass and Crystal Museum: (Plazuela Santísimo Cristo de la Sangre 2), after the Picasso and Thyssen Museum one of the most popular museums in Malaga, open from 10:00 to 19:00, closed on Mondays
Wine Museum (Plaza de los Viñeros 1); all about the wines and the long wine tradition, Mon: -Fr: 12: 00-14: 30 and 16:30 -19: 30
Bullfighting museum (Paseo Reding 8, in the bullring), torero suits, bullfighting photos, etc .; 10: 00-13: 00 and 17: 00-20: 00
Museum Jorge Rando: (Calle Cruz del Molinillo 12, 29013 Málaga), Malaga Malaga
Archaeological exhibition in the Alcazaba: (Calle Alcazabilla 2, 29012 Málaga)
Information Center Gibralfaro Castle: (Camino de Gibralfaro, 11, 29016 Málaga)
Lagar de Torrijos Ecomuseum: (Diseminado Casa Forestal Torrijos, 1st Carretera del Colmenar (Parque Natural de los Montes de Málaga) 29193 Málaga)
Museum of the Brotherhood "Archicofradía de la Esperanza" Museo de la Cofradía de Estudiantes (Calle San Jacinto 3, 29007 Málaga)
Museo del Santo Sepulcro Museum and Basilica of Santa Mariadela Victoria: (Plaza Santuario, s / n 29012 Málaga):
Maritime Museum "Aula del Mar": (Palmeral de las Sorpresas, Muelle 2, Edificio nº 2. Puerto de Málaga 29001 Málaga)
Museum of the Brotherhood "Cofradía de la Expiración": (Plaza Enrique Navarro 1, 29002 Málaga)
Gerald Brenan House: (Calle Torremolinos, 56, Malagueño de Churriana, 29140 Churriana, Málaga)
Archeological Location La Araña: (C / Escritor Aguirre, s / n Barriada de la Araña, 29017 Málaga), by appointment only
Holy Week of the Malaga Museum: (Calle Muro de san Julián 2, 29008 Málaga)

Our top 10 for Malaga

1. Tapas tour (our tip: "Lo Gueno", "KGB", "El Pimpi", Bodega "Antigua Casa de Guardia" + hundreds of others ...)
2. Picasso (Museum + Birthplace)
3. new harbor promenade Muelle Uno + Dos
4. Castles (Alcazaba + Castillo de Gibralfaro) and view from the Paradore on Malaga
5. Shopping (old town: shoes and clothes + old market hall, Plaza Mayor: everything) 6. El Palo: old fishing village in eastern Malaga: eating fish and sitting on the beach (tip: "El Tintero")
7. Botanical Garden
8. Hamman: Arab bath in the center of Malaga
9. Breathtaking panoramic tour with Buggy Malaga
10. Museums (over 35 museums are available)

Pictures Semana Santa in Malaga

Video Semana Santa Malaga

covered market

The market hall is located on the former site of a shipyard from which the entrance gate has been preserved to this day. The market is divided into 3 halls, East / vegetables, meat and fish. On the south and north side there are small bars (8 in number). There you can enjoy the fresh delicacies.
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat: 08:00 - 15: 00 Address: Calle Atarazanas 20, 29005

Calle Larios

The History of Calle Larios Calle Larios in Málaga is the most important architectural work of the 19th century. When the central shopping street Larios was officially reopened after eight months of renovation, many a visitor interested in history may have thought of the year 1891. Because this year, the year of the completion of the road, the interest of the inhabitants of Malaga was as great as almost 112 years later. Calle Larios has played an important role in the provincial capital for over a century as a promenade, a shopping street and the site of the famous Feria in August. The history of Malaga's most famous street begins in 1880 with the first referendum in the cit. The mayor asked the residents, if they wanted to invest the available urban funds rather in the expansion of the second tower of the cathedral or in the construction of a central street in the city center. The result is well-known: The nickname of the Cathedral in Malaga is still today "La Manquita", the one-armed - the inhabitants chose the Calle Larios. In 1880, the city of Málaga founded a construction company and started with the purchase of the house number 28 The Plaza de la Constitución laid the foundation for the construction of a road that should open the way to the port. In an attempt to attract even private investors to the project, the then mayor came across an industrialist family whose name is still closely linked to the city of Málaga: The Marqués de Larios family not only has the street named after it, but also In 1887, the Hijos de Larios company signed a contract with the city, after which it alone was responsible for the execution of the construction work. The condition: the completion of the road and its buildings over a four-year period and the provision of 4,800 square meters of land for the city. The deadline of four years was observed and on August 27, 1891, Calle Larios was officially opened. Six years later, the first illumination took place. The first shops and cafés, many of which are still located today, quickly became the meeting place of the citizens of Malaga. Historians refer to the construction of Calle Larios as "the most important architectural work of the nineteenth century." As the years went by, the street continued to expand and open, and the street lost much of its former glory over the years. (Sabine Schulz / Málaga Costa del Sol News) Everyone agreed - the redesign of Calle Larios, Malaga's popular pedestrian street, was a good idea. Not a negative comment from businessmen and politicians, no ifs and buts was loud at the inauguration. The ever-congested traffic artery became a broad boulevard. This gave the adjacent stores a new opportunity. From this point of view, it is the start of a progressive and integral project that will one day lead to the car-free zone throughout the Old Town. To achieve this, Calle Larios has by no means had to change its previous character. This is ensured by the venerable upper middle-class facades on the right and left. But thanks to the good taste of the city fathers, this time no "modernization" has taken place, as we have already often observed in Malaga, see as examples only the naval place at the beginning of the street, or The river park at the mouth of the Guadalmedina ... Mayor Franzisco de la Torre was bursting with pride on the day of the opening. "Reality has far exceeded our expectations," he said. "The redevelopment of the road is an important impetus for the traffic calming of the entire old town." On working days it was used by 16,000 to 17,000 cars.The "Operation Larios" affects not only the road itself, but also their environment the aesthetics removed canopies and awnings and forbidden ugly patio furniture. This is how the attractive floor comes into its own: you walk on cream marble coming from Alicante; the gray and the Travertino Rojo come from Almería. The gray-green marble was broken from the Sierra Elvira in Granada and brought the green stripes for decoration from India. The lanterns were cast from the original form from 1891. Underground, it had to do with a 75-fold cable and pipe tangle. In all the work, the former market square, Plaza de la Constitución, on which the road leads to the north, was included. Palm trees and orange trees give it its old splendor back. After a traffic-free trial period of a few weeks, the 90 or so neighbors, as well as the business and landlords, have in common

Plaza Mayor Malaga

Plaza Mayor "is the largest mall in the province of Málaga, and the Málaga-area shopping center, located in the west of the city of Málaga, opposite the Parador de Golf on the N-340, allows residents of Málaga and the surrounding area to enjoy an area of ​​28,000 square meters Here is an IKEA open for you: Great leisure offer "Plaza Mayor" is conceived as an amusement park and designed like an Andalusian village with whitewashed houses, terraces, fountains and palm trees, 20 cinemas, 20 bowling lanes, one A nightclub and a fitness center are also designed to attract customers to the mall for leisure activities.108 Shops and Restaurants The Plaza Mayor has 73 retail stores, 30 restaurants, bars and cafeterias, and 55 million euros worth of construction Around 1,050 direct jobs have been created, and the egg is open Shopping center "Plaza Mayor" daily from 10 o'clock. Shops close at 11pm, restaurants and cafeterias at 12pm. (partly from Cost del Sol news)
Location: Calle Alfonso Ponce de León; Internet: https://www.plazamayor.es/

Malls of Malaga

Vialia at the train station of Malaga: Street of the Esplanade of Station 3; Internet: http://www.vialiamalaga.es/
Larios Center: Plaza de la Solidaridad 5; Internet: https://www.larioscentro.com/
El Corte Ingles: Calle Hilera 8; Internet: https://www.elcorteingles.es/centroscomerciales/es/eci/centros/centro-comercial-malaga
Rosaleda Shopping Center: Av. Luis Buñuel, 14 Internet: http://www.centrocomercialrosaleda.com/
Malaga Plaza: Calle de Armengual de La Mota 14; Internet: http://malagaplaza.com/
Malaga Nostrum: Calle Jaén, nº 1; Internet: https://pcmalaganostrum.com/
Muelle Uno: Port of Málaga, Av. Manuel Agustín Heredia 7; Internet: https://www.muelleuno.com/

Bars and restaurants of Malaga

One of the special features in Malaga are the countless tapas bars / restaurants / cafes / bars in the center (over 1000!). Life in the bars usually starts at 21:00. Before that one finds easier places. It's fun to walk from bar to bar and grab a snack (tapas) everywhere. Here you get to know the Andalusian soul. A must for every Malague visitor. In recent years, a lot of roof-top bars have emerged. Of these, one often has a special view of the town, harbor or castles. It's hard to give tips here. Here you will find reviews of the bars and restaurants in Malaga.

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Our Stammtapasbar is the "Lo GÜENO" The tapas bar with the largest selection of tapas according to our experience is since 1967 in the C /. Marin Gracia 9. Tel .: 952223048. The atmosphere is class. There is also a large selection of Malaga wines here. Recently, a branch office near the cathedral was opened. It specializes in meat and is called "Meson Lo Güeno".

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The Bodega "Antigua Casa de Guardia" is an institution in Malaga. There are only wines from Andalusia and Malaga. The atmosphere should be enjoyed here, because it only exists here. In the bodega, founded in 1840, you can enjoy the Malaga wine. The decor is over 100 years old. The prices are very cheap (less than 3 €). There is no food and the bar is very popular with locals.
Location: Alameda Principal nº 18

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A bar with a special atmosphere and many famous visitors (Tony Blair, Antonio Banderas, John Markovic, Picasso family etc.) is the "El Pimpi" near the Picasso Museum.

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Malaga now has at least 10 rooftop bars, from which one has a beautiful view. Our 3 favorites are:
Alcazaba Premium Hotel: Spectacular views of the Alcazaba Castle, Antonio Bandera's apartment and the Roman Theater:
Location: Calle Alcazabilla, 12

Hotel Molina Lario: Panoramic view of the entire city, the harbor, the cathedral and the mountains
Location: Calle Cortina del Muelle 1

La Terraza De Valeria: View of the harbor and the Plaza de Marina. Has a large chill terrace with large loungers.
Location: Plaza Poeta Alfonso Canales, 5