Discover the most important attractions of the city of Malaga, its most beautiful town and some of its best beaches.
Día 118hSunrise in Baños del Carmen1Day 18:00hSunrise in Baños del Carmen
We start the day in one of our favourite spots in Malaga. What used to be the most luxurious spa in the city, is now a place of magical decay, with the waves breaking on the ancient, crumbling walls.
Here you will find the restaurant El Balneario, one of the best places in Malaga to have breakfast, lunch or dinner with a view.
10hWalking along Calle Larios2Day 110:00hWalking along Calle Larios
It is the most famous and beautiful street in Malaga, full of architectural details, shops and street artists. It is the nerve centre of all the festivals, such as the Fair, Carnival, Easter or Christmas.
In recent years, it has become one of the best decorated streets in Spain during Christmas, with structures that occupy the entire street, plays of light and musical shows.
11hDiscover the Alcazaba3Day 111:00hDiscover the Alcazaba
The oldest part of Malaga is in the triangle formed by the Roman Theatre, the Alcazaba and the omnipresent Gribralfaro Castle, all three located on the same hill.
Visit the Alcazaba of Malaga to travel to the Islamic era, with the Nazarí Palace being its most beautiful corner. See a perfect panorama of the city centre from the edge of the wall.
13hComer en El Pimpi4Day 113:00hComer en El Pimpi
A trip to Malaga is not complete until you visit what is possibly the most famous restaurant in the city. We love it, because the atmosphere between its barrels is, without a doubt, from another century.
Ask, yes or yes, for a glass of Moscatel wine. Be careful, it goes in so well that you'll surely order more than one... :)
15hUrban Art in Lagunillas5Day 115:00hUrban Art in Lagunillas
Malaga is full of museums: Picasso, Pompidou or Thyssen are some of them. But if you like urban art, in the district of Lagunillas you have an entire open-air museum within your reach, with some of the best murals in the city.
Enjoy the most alternative atmosphere in the self-managed cultural space of La Polivalente.
17hVisit the Cathedral of Malaga6Day 117:00hVisit the Cathedral of Malaga
Another of Malaga's essential monuments. It is one of the architectural wonders of Andalusia in which the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles are combined.
It is known as "La Manquita" because one of its towers is half built.
18hContemplating The Streetlight7Day 118:00hContemplating The Streetlight
We moved from the centre to the port to see La Farola de Málaga, another of the city's icons. This lighthouse has been helping ships to enter the port of Malaga since 1817.
Together with the lighthouse of the sea in Tenerife, they are the only lighthouses that have a female gender.
19hWalking around Quay One8Day 119:00hWalking around Quay One
Quay One is one of the best places to stroll by the sea with parks for children, shops, benches to rest and a modern architecture.
Enjoy the street artists that always flood the place with good music.
21hSunset from the Mirador de Gibralfaro9Day 121:00hSunset from the Mirador de Gibralfaro
We end the day contemplating the sunset from the best possible place: with the city at our feet.
The viewpoint is right at the gates of Gibralfaro Castle and there are two options for getting there: climbing up from a small path that starts from Alcazabilla Street (about 15 minutes on foot) or taking public bus Line 35. To enjoy the experience, plan the climb to coincide with the sunset.
Día 2108hVisit the village of Frigliliana10Day 28:00hVisit the village of Frigliliana
About 65 km from Málaga, it is the most beautiful village in Málaga, fulfilling the prototype of a typical "Andalusian village". It is one of the best preserved historical centres of Moorish origin in Spain, full of twisted, labyrinthine streets and houses with white facades.
Lose yourself in its streets. It will be the best way to enjoy this beautiful enclave.
11hGo down to Maro Coves11Day 211:00hGo down to Maro Coves
We traveled to the coast to see the wildest piece of coastline in Malaga: the Natural Park of the Cliffs of Maro. A succession of small coves hidden from mass tourism that have earned the right to be considered the best beaches in Malaga.
To get some diving glasses so you can do some snorkelling - it's the best place in Malaga for that!
13hSwimming in Nerja Beach12Day 213:00hSwimming in Nerja Beach
In just 10 minutes by car, we reach another of Malaga's most famous towns: Nerja. The Burriana beach will be the ideal place to have a quiet swim.
a short walk through the town visiting the Balcón de Europa, the most spectacular corner of Nerja.
15hLunch at El Palo13Day 215:00hLunch at El Palo
We return to Malaga to enjoy some of the most typical dishes of Malaga, including sardine skewers. The El Palo district is where you are likely to find the best value for money. Fresh beer, sardines and sea views. There is no room for improvement.
In El Palo there are dozens of restaurants with a similar menu. However, the Antonio restaurant is one of our favourites. Nearby is also the famous Tintero, where the dishes are auctioned off.
17hWalk around El Palo14Day 217:00hWalk around El Palo
With a full stomach, the best thing to do is to bring down the food by taking a quiet walk through this fishing village.
If you walk carefully, you will most likely be able to see some of the jábegas, the traditional fishing boats. Nowadays they are used for regattas in which the different fishing districts of Malaga compete.
20hSunset in Pedregalejo15Day 220:00hSunset in Pedregalejo
We end the day with a good sunset from the Pedregalejo district, with the sun setting behind the silhouette of the Malaga skyline.
Pedregalejo's promenade is full of bars with terraces, making it the ideal place to have a cool drink in the afternoon.
Before you travel
*If you travel in summer, use plenty of sunscreen and try to avoid the middle of the day. Malaga is very hot during July and August
*When visiting Frigiliana, wear comfortable shoes. The streets are steep and cobbled.
*Ask for advice and recommendations from the people of Malaga. You will see how predisposed they are to help you. Says a malagueño ;)