Tourism in Malaga

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Before exploring the sights, let’s dive into a bit of Malaga’s history to familiarize yourself with the city.

Malaga was founded by the Phoenicians, who built a settlement near the hill where the Alcazaba stands today. Through its port, wine, oil and the famous garum, a sauce made from salted and fermented fish, were exported.

The city experienced one of its greatest periods of progress at the end of the Middle Ages under Muslim rule with the construction of numerous mosques, the Atarazanas and the Alcazaba, noted for its production of raisins, dried fruits and earthenware with golden reflections.

In 1487 Malaga was conquered by the Catholic Monarchs. The main mosques were transformed into parishes, and work began on the Cathedral. During the middle years of the 19th century, Malaga experienced a period of economic boom with the creation of numerous industries, especially iron and steel and textile.

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Malaga experienced a deep social and economic crisis with the arrival of phylloxera and the collapse of its industry. After the bloody Civil War and the harsh post-war period, Malaga turned to the promotion of tourism, first with the development of the Costa del Sol and, recently, with the commitment to cultural tourism as a city of museums.

Tourism in Malaga

Thanks to the Mediterranean climate, its culture and history, excellent gastronomy, strategic location and lively nightlife, Malaga is an exceptional place to visit. Do you want to know where to go sightseeing in Malaga?

Places of interest in Malaga

The Roman theater of Malaga is the archaeological remains of the theater of ancient Malaka and the main preserved vestige of the Roman presence in Malaga. It is located in the historic center of the city, at the foot of the Alcazaba hill.


From Tuesday to Saturday: from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. Sundays and holidays: from 10:00 to 16:00 hours. Monday: closed.

The Alcazaba and Gibralfaro Castle are open every day. *On Mondays the elevator that gives access to the Nasrid palaces of the Alcazaba is closed. The Alcazaba has a summer and winter schedule.


Winter schedule (November 1 – March 31): Opens at 9:00 and closes at 18:00 (Last admission at 17:15).

Summer schedule (April 1 – October 31): Opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. (Last show is at 7:15 p.m.).

Cathedral of Malaga (La manquita): As soon as you see it you will understand why we call it la manquita. Located in front of the Plaza del Obispo, the temple is considered one of the most valuable Renaissance jewels of Andalusia.


Schedule: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 19:00, Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00 and Sunday from 14:00 to 18:00.

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Malaga Beaches

Pedregalejo Playa is a beach district famous for its 4 successive sheltered bays, popular for sunbathing and kayaking. Its promenade is full of palm trees, ice cream parlors, casual seafood restaurants and beach bars.

El Palo beach is a beach in the eastern district of the city of Malaga, in Andalusia, Spain. It is an urban beach of dark sand located on the eastern coast of the city, between Pedregalejo beach and Chanquete beach, in the old fishing district of El Palo.

Museums in Malaga

If you come to Malaga for tourism, these museums are not to be missed:

  • The Picasso Museum Malaga is one of the two art galleries dedicated to Pablo Picasso located in his hometown Malaga, Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor. Creator, together with Georges Braque, of Cubism.
    • Hours: Monday to Sunday. March-June: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July-August: from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. September-October: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. November-February: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The Museo Carmen Thyssen M√°laga is one of the main museums in the Spanish city of M√°laga.
    • Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 20.00 h. Closed on Mondays (except holidays). Easter Monday, March 25, extraordinary opening.
  • The Centre Pompidou Malaga is a branch of the Georges Pompidou National Center of Art and Culture of France located in the space called El Cubo in the Spanish city of Malaga. This is the Centre Pompidou Paris’s first overseas headquarters.
    • Schedule: 9:30 – 20:00h (Including holidays). The center will be open on Tuesdays, holidays and eves.

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