Top 6 free things to do in Málaga

Get ready for the list of the top free things to do in Málaga – because we believe that you shouldn’t pay for the best things in life!

things to do free in malaga

Málaga is a perfect destination if you’re travelling on a budget. With its warm weather, stunning viewpoints, the beach, parks and museums you won’t have time to be bored. We have prepared a list of our top things to do in Málaga without spending a penny! Get ready for the adventure and scroll down!

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1. Visiting one of the museums on Sunday

Did you know that most of 36 museums of Málaga have free entry on Sundays? Since most shops are closed it is a great opportunity to enjoy some cultural entertainment and visit a museum and save up some money!

visit picasso museum free

Our top pick would be Museo Picasso Málaga, not only because it displays the works of the most famous person born in Málaga, but it is also an important archeological monument. The ground beneath Museo Picasso preserves important evidence of the city’s past – the remenants of Phoenician, Roman and Moorish buildins, as well as those of the Renaissance palace, show the visitor fragments of Málaga’s history, going back as far as 7th century B.C. Definitely worth a visit!

picasso museum

Free entry every Sunday for the last 2 opening hours. Don’t be discouraged by the long lines, they move very fast, since everybody is keen on getting inside as soon as possible.

For more details visit the website of the museum.     

2. Gibralfaro viewpoint

If you are looking for an unforgettable panorama of Málaga then Gibralfaro should be on your list.  The Gibralfaro viewpoint is on top of a mountain, its very sunlit and getting up there is a nice exercise that will keep you warm in the unlikely event of you ever being cold in Málaga. It offers the most picturesque view of the city and even further beyond, some say you can even see Africa from the top. Be sure to take the camera with you!

walk to gibralfaro

The viewpoint is located right next to the entrance to Moorish Gibralfaro Castle so we recommend you to see it too! You can visit for free every Sunday from 14.00 until closing time.

visit gibralfaro castle

Do you want to read more about the Gibralfaro? Go to our blog: 5 most panoramic views in Málaga.

3. Contemporary Art Centre of Málaga (CAC)

Are you an art lover? If so then visit to Contemporary Art Center is obligatory! CAC that is located in an area known as Soho de Málaga, which is already worth a visit if you love mural and street art. The gallery itself is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary visual art – paintings, drawings, sculpture and more. You can enter for free every day from 10.00 to 20.00.

Website: cacmalaga.eu
Address: Calle Alemania, S/N.
Opening hours: Mon: Closed, Tue – Sun: 10:00 – 20:00.

4. Watching the sunset at the port

sunset on the port

If you were looking for the best place to end your day then watching a sunset at the port would be your best bet. With the wide choice of restaurants you can easily pick a place to settle down and enjoy the contrasting view of the port and mountains. Great idea for a date, don’t you think?

5. Museo de Málaga

Museum of Málaga is located in beautiful Palacio de Aduana. It houses over 17 000 exhibits. The permanent exhibition brings together art and archeology since the Museum has joined Provincial Museum of Fine Arts and Provincial Archeological Museum.

Opening hours in Winter (16 September to 15 June):
Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00 to 20:00.
Sundays and holidays: 9:00 to 15:00
Opening hours in Summer (16 June to 15 September):
Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00 to 21:00
Sunday: 9:00 to 15:00

Tickets: 1.50 €, free for EU citizens
Website: museosdeandalucia.es
Address: Plaza de la Aduana, S/N,

6. A stroll through the Park of Málaga

Do you want to get a little jungle-feeling without leaving the city? Pay a visit to Parque de Málaga, a tropical oasis with exotic plants, beautiful sculptures and fountains. Take a break and relax  little in the shadow of palm trees and other exotic species brought from around the world. Park is located right next to the historic center and port, here.

Another great way to enjoy Málaga without putting a strain on your budget is joining our free walking tour. Book here!

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