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Málaga
Travel Guide

Malaga Historic Centre which includes a city, street scenes and heritage architecture

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.

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Holiday Inn Express Malaga Airport
3 out of 5
Avenida de Velazquez 294 Salida, Autovia MA-21 en direccíón Aeropuerto, Málaga, Malaga
The price is CA $80 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Churriana, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Malaga Airport Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Jose Maria Martin Carpena Arena and Los Alamos. Los ...
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Molina Lario Hotel
Molina Lario Hotel
4 out of 5
Molina Lario 20-22, Málaga, Malaga
The price is CA $146 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
Located in Málaga Centro, this boutique hotel is steps from Palacio Episcopal, Málaga Cathedral, and Calle Larios. Picasso Museum Malaga and Malaga Roman Theatre ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (978 reviews)
"Great location and delightful staff. Room was also very nice."

Reviewed on Oct. 11, 2020

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Gran hotel Miramar GL
Gran hotel Miramar GL
5 out of 5
Paseo Reding, 22, Málaga, Málaga
The price is CA $367 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Nestled on the beach, this Málaga Centro hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Malagueta Beach and Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta. Picasso Museum Malaga and Alcazaba ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (741 reviews)
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Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Gran hotel Miramar GL
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Pinar Apartments Málaga Centro
Pinar Apartments Málaga Centro
3.5 out of 5
Calle Carretería, 31, Málaga, Malaga
The price is CA $106 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Málaga Centro, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Museo del Vino Malaga and Calle Larios. Picasso Museum Malaga and Málaga Cathedral ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (336 reviews)
"Apartment was beautiful and very well situated. Parking nearby. Very noisy at night tho which we couldn’t understand."

Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020

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Apartamentos Nono Charming Stay
Apartamentos Nono Charming Stay
3 out of 5
ST. Casas de Campos 15, Málaga
The price is CA $119 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Málaga Centro, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of MIMMA, Calle Larios, and Málaga Cathedral. Picasso Museum Malaga and Port of Malaga are ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (922 reviews)
"Everything was provided as described. Wonderful experience. Would highly recommend."

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2021

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iloftmalaga Uncibay
iloftmalaga Uncibay
3.5 out of 5
Plaza Uncibay 2, Málaga, Málaga
Located in Málaga Centro, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Picasso Museum Malaga, Calle Larios, and Málaga Cathedral. Malaga Roman Theatre ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"Hébergement très bien situé, très propre, tout l’équipement nécessaire pour un court ou plus long séjour. Décoration avec goût. Le personnel est sympa et ils ont un numéro pour des urgences 24/24"

Reviewed on Jun. 6, 2021

iloftmalaga Uncibay
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