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Experience the traditional festivals, tapas bars and museums of this modern, sprawling city, where Picasso was born and the beauty of the Costa del Sol awaits.

Málaga has all the folklore, energy and romance of a flamenco dance on a balmy night. Phoenician, Roman, Moorish and Christian empires all left their mark on this bustling metropolis, which is Spain’s sixth-largest city.

A walk along the winding streets of Málaga’s Old Town will take you past the palm tree-lined Paseo del Parque, the ancient ruins of the Málaga Amphitheatre and the monumental Málaga Cathedral. Visit the Moorish Alcazaba fortress from where you can follow a passageway up to the city’s landmark Gibralfaro Castle, with its views over the Alboran Sea towards Morocco.

This port city is sunny most of the year and summers can get hot in southern Spain, so don’t plan outdoor activities around noon. Have a siesta instead, followed by a lunch of adobo (fish marinated in wine), gazpacho (cold tomato soup) or pescaíto frito (fried fish).

As is the custom in Spain, dinner doesn’t start until late at night in Málaga so you’ll have plenty of sightseeing time to visit the city’s many cultural attractions. Among these is Picasso’s Birthplace (Casa Natal Picasso), in the Plaza de la Merced, and the nearby Picasso Museum Málaga.

More than 30 other local museums are dedicated to the arts and history and public shows are common too. In the late afternoon, "living" statues entertain the crowds in the main shopping street and squares. Festivals include the parades of the Semana Santa at Easter and the Feria de Málaga in August.

The province of Málaga is located on the Costa del Sol in Andalusia and the city gives access to more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) of Mediterranean coastline with long, wide sandy beaches. You’re sure to find the ideal place to sunbathe, enjoy watersports or socialize in beach bars. Málaga International Airport has flights to all major European cities and high-speed trains connect Málaga with Madrid and Barcelona.

Málaga’s compact historic center is easy to explore on foot and metro buses stop at many major attractions.

Top Hotels in Málaga

Vincci Seleccion Posada del Patio Hotel
Vincci Seleccion Posada del Patio Hotel
5 out of 5
Pasillo Santa Isabel no. 7, Málaga, Malaga
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $148 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Centro, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares and Calle Larios. Picasso Museum Malaga and Málaga Cathedral ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (989 reviews)
Love love love Vincci

"Great location, great service, beautiful rooms and comfy beds! Highly recommend. Safe for travellers/social distancing with cool new app for all your needs while you stay."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2020

Vincci Seleccion Posada del Patio Hotel
Barceló Malaga Hotel
Barceló Malaga Hotel
4 out of 5
C/ Heroe de Sostoa 2, Vialia Railway Station, Málaga, Malaga
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $103 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Cruz de Humilladero, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Picasso Park and Centre de Arte Contemporaneo. Central Market of Atarazanas ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (989 reviews)

"Excellent hotel, great rooftop pool and decking although pool bar closed to covid restrictions, unfortunately. Perfect location for me as it was next to the train and bus stations and I explored the area. Turn right, you are near a beach , turn left it’s a short walk to the busy town area, although ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 25, 2020

Barceló Malaga Hotel
Gran hotel Miramar GL
Gran hotel Miramar GL
5 out of 5
Paseo Reding, 22, Málaga, Málaga
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $225 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Nestled on the beach, this Centro hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Malagueta Beach and Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta. Picasso Museum Malaga and Alcazaba are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (728 reviews)

"Had a 3 night stay in the Crown Suite and it was absolutely brilliant. The room was incredible, clean and very spacious. The terrace was beautiful and the jacuzzi great!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 27, 2020

Gran hotel Miramar GL
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Málaga

 Apartamentos Fana - Adults Recommended
Apartamentos Fana - Adults Recommended
3 out of 5
Granada, 76, Málaga, Malaga
The price is CA $101 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Centro, this apartment building is steps from Picasso Museum Malaga, Plaza de la Merced, and Malaga Roman Theatre. Málaga Cathedral and Calle Larios ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (108 reviews)

"Location was excellent. Directly in to the old centre. Many Bars and restaurants to choose from. Great “buzz”. We had to accept that the “buzz” continued long after we had retired to bed! Wonderful comfortable bed and linen. Clean and tidy apartment. Query suspended table was impractical but then ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 18, 2020

Apartamentos Fana - Adults Recommended
Malaga City Breaks
Malaga City Breaks
3 out of 5
Calle Pozos Dulces, 28, Málaga, Málaga

Located in Centro, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Carmen Thyssen Museum and Calle Larios. Picasso Museum Malaga and Málaga Cathedral are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (58 reviews)

"Great location and great space."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 17, 2019

Malaga City Breaks
Holidays2Malaga Historic Center
Holidays2Malaga Historic Center
3 out of 5
Cister,1, Málaga

Located in Centro, this apartment building is steps from Picasso Museum Malaga, Málaga Cathedral, and Malaga Roman Theatre. Picasso's Birthplace and Alcazaba ...

4/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
Nice but Noisy

"Our apartment was lovely the only issue was the noise from an all night bar directly below ( Olivers 23 )."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 23, 2020

Holidays2Malaga Historic Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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