In the 21st century we all like to take pictures, don’t we? So whenever we are on a trip and we see something beautiful we want to save it forever. And here we are, offering you the best places to visit to see the most magnificent panoramic views that you will want to cherish forever.
Noria Mirador Princess
The Malaga Big Wheel is a modern 70m-high big wheel located in Malaga port, near the city centre. The Big Wheel offers fantastic views over the port area, and over the tops of the buildings in the Plaza de la Marina area to the Cathedral and Gibralfaro. Views from the 70m-high wheel promise to be spectacular – up to 30 km on a clear day.
A ride on the Noria is 15 minutes long, during which time the cabins rotate three times.
Price: Adults: 10€; Under 18 yrs: 7€; Family members (at least two generations): 7€; Groups of more than four: 8€; Senior Citizens: 6€; Children (under 1.2m): 6€; Children (under 80 cm): Free; Disabled (including one companion): 6€.
Address: Puerto de Málaga, Muelle de Heredia, s/n.
Mount Gibralfaro is a hill in the historic center of Malaga. It takes a while to get up there, but it’s definitely worth it. If you have made the trip you may want to enter Castillo de Gibralfaro that sits on the high hill overlooking Malaga city and port. Our suggestion is to go when the day is cloudy, because it can get quite hot.
Price: Standard admission: €2.20; Combined visit Alcazaba – Gibralfaro Castle: €3.55
Reduced admission*: €0.60.
*Reduced admission: residents of Málaga, children aged 6 to 16, students and holders of a student, pensioner or general category large family card as well as users of the MALAGACARD.
Free visit every Sunday from 2pm until closing time.
The Terraces of Málaga Cathedral
Located almost fifty metres above sea level the terraces offer spectacular views even though you have to climb two hundred steps. The north tower is 84 metres (276 ft) high, making this building the second-highest cathedral in Andalusia, after the Giralda of Seville.
If you’d like to visit the terraces of Málaga Cathedral, you can buy tickets at the ArsMálaga ticket office located in ‘Plaza del Obispo’ in the Episcopal Palace.
Price: Cathedral + ARS Episcopal Palace: 6€; Cathedral + ARS Episcopal Palace + Roofs: 10€; Over 65’s: 5.50€, Roofs: 9€; children 3€; Roofs: 9€.
Address: Calle Molina Lario, 9.
The AC Hotel Malaga Palacio Rooftop Terrace
The Hotel AC Málaga Palacio is a 4 star hotel located in the historic centre of Malaga. The rooftop terrace really allows to see an amazing panoramic view of the whole city. It is one of the highest rooftop terraces, which means it gets breezy, so take a jacket or shawl.
Price: 8€ that includes a drink.
Address: Calle Cortina del Muelle, 1.
Montes de Malaga
If you are looking for a hike then we definitely suggest the mountains surrounding the city which would probably give you the most memorable view. There are a few ways to get there: you can take the No. 2 bus from Malaga to the Botanical Gardens La Concepcion and walk a little to the Southern start of the trail, maybe not the safest option, but you can choose hitchhiking, since many cars head that way when leaving the city or you can choose to take the taxi, but that will cost you quite a lot (at least 25€). No matter what you decide we can promise that it will definitely be worth the trip.
If you are interested in doing a walking tour through Málaga you can also visit walkingtoursmalaga.com.