6 best panoramic views in Malaga

panoramic views in malaga

We offer you the best panoramic views in Málaga – because some things look even better when seen from a distance – this is certainly true about Málaga! The cityscape looks amazing when you see it from a higher point. Get your cameras ready and scroll down for the list of 6 most panoramic views in Málaga. We are sure that they will make your visit truly unforgettable!

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1. Gibralfaro Viewpoint and Castle

Mount Gibralfaro is a hill in the historic center of Málaga. It takes a little effort to get up there, but it’s definitely worth it. The views from the viewpoint at Gibralfaro are the most emblematic panoramas of Málaga. If you want to read more about the Mirador de Gibralfaro click here.

Gibralfaro Castle

When you’re already at the top take a tour around Gibralfaro castle, 14th century fortifications at the top of the mountain.

Opening hours:
Summer(1 June to 30 Sep): 9.00-20.00
Winter(1 Oct to 31 May) :  9.00-18.00 

Normal: 3.50€
Combined visit Alcazaba – Gibralfaro: 5.50€
Reduced admission*: 1.50 €
Free visit every Sunday from 2pm until closing time.

2. The Terraces of Málaga Cathedral

Cathedral Malaga

Located almost fifty metres above sea level the terraces offer spectacular views even though you have to climb two hundred steps to get up there. The north tower of La Manquita is 84 metres (276 ft) high, making this building the second-highest cathedral in Andalusia, after the Giralda of Seville.

Cathedral: 6€
Cathedral + rooftop: 10€
Rooftop: 6€
* With a discount for groups, seniors, juniors, students and schools.

Since the visit to the rooftop is guided visit this website for specific entry times: http://malagacatedral.com/cultural-visit/

Address: Calle Molina Lario, 9.

3. The AC Hotel Málaga Palacio Rooftop Terrace

Ac hotel rooftop Malaga

A must-see on the list of the panoramic views in Málaga is AC Hotel by Marriott Málaga Palacio, a 4 star hotel with a rooftop terrace with an amazing view of the historic center as well as the port. Enjoy a drink or dinner and watch the sunset from rooftop. The prices are reasonable so you don’t need to worry even if you’re on a budget. The entrance is normally free of charge but be careful only on Saturdays because it’s 8€ (one drink included).

view from Malaga AC hotel

It is one of the highest rooftop terraces, which means it gets breezy, so take a jacket or shawl.

Address: Calle Cortina del Muelle, 1.

4. Batik Terrace

Alcazaba by night

Another terrace is located a little lower than AC but it still offers impressive views – especially for Alcazaba and Gibralfaro. The entrance for the Batik hotel terrace is free, lower level has a restaurant where you can enjoy a meal with a view, upper level is a bar with wide selection of cocktails.

Batik terrace Malaga

Addres: Calle Alcazabilla, 12

5. Monte Victoria

Monte Victoria sunset

Montes de Málaga are a perfect choice when it comes to enjoying the panoramic views in Málaga. Monte Victoria is located just around 40 minutes walk from the city center, it’s a popular spot to enjoy the sunset or have a picnic. Don’t worry if you don’t have hiking experience because the way up is easy, most of the patch follows an old road.

Monte Victoria Malaga

For directions click here.

6. Monte San Antón

panoramic views Malaga

The views form Monte San Antón are really impressive, you can see entire city from there as well as a large piece of the coastline. This one is more of a hike as San Antón  is located a little further from the city center so you can take a bus either to El Palo (3 or 11) and walk from there (around 1,5h) or take the bus 29 that stops close to the hiking trail. This one is a little more challenging than Monte Victoria due to lose rocks so be sure to wear sport shoes. The best panoramic view is from the peak with a cross at the top.

Monte San Anton hike

Click here for directions.

We hope that you will enjoy breathtaking views of Málaga from one of the viewpoints. If you are interested in getting to know the city a little better book here, and come with us for an adventure!

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