Top 7 things to do in Malaga

Are you coming to Malaga? Then you have picked the right place. In this blog we give you the top 7 things to do in Malaga.

Malaga offers so much to make your trip unforgettable. it doesn’t even matter if you love history or just want to lay on the beach, if you love winter sports or water sports, because in Malaga you can do it all.

People in Spain are open and always ready to help even if they can’t speak the language, there are lots to see and try, the city center is easy to walk around and there really isn’t much more you could ask for.

In this list with top things to do in Malaga you can find out what you want to do in Malaga! 

1. Visit the main monuments

Top things to do in Malaga

In the historic center of the city everything is within a walking distance, in one hour you can visit La Alcazaba which is a military fortress build by the Moors in the 11th century on the remains of a Romans fortress, Gibralfaro which gives you the best view possible (some say you can even see as far as africa on a clear day), Roman Theater where the Hollywood star Antonio Banderas has performed and of course the Cathedral.

2. Relax at the beach

Top things to do in Malaga

If you do find yourself in Malaga you have to spend a day at the beach (La Malaguata) whether its for pictures, sunbathing, adventures with your dog or scuba diving. There are tons of offers for whatever you want to do whether it is beach bars and cafes or sunbathing in peace in one of the further, less urban beaches.

3. Visit museums

Top things to do in Malaga

Are you a fan of history and art? Then Malaga with a total of 36 museums is the right destination for you. From the history of the art, the city to cars and contemporary art, Malaga has everything. You can see our top picks in a post we made about museums in Malaga. But the best part? Entrance to most of them is free every sunday.

4. Take a tour around the city

Free walking tour

We couldn’t pass this opportunity to mention something we as a tour company are passionate about. Free Tour in Málaga is the easiest and most awesome way to do a city tour. You will discover our fascinating monuments, culture and legends. You will experience the feel of day-to-day life here in Málaga. Let us welcome you to the city! Book here.

5. Experience traditional food

To enjoy traditional food in Malaga you have to love fish, because it always includes fish in one way or another from anchovies to sardines to tuna with wine or beer on the side and it is very easy to find traditional foods like Fritura Malagueña, Espeto or Pipirrana.

Espetos deserve a special mention on their own, because they are the most traditional thing in Malaga soon to be put forward for special Unesco status as an element that forms part of the cultural identity of Malaga. If you want to experience traditional food then this is a must. They can be found at chiringuitos (restaurant in front of the sea) for around 3 euros.

If you are not a fan of fish or just simply are abstaining from the use of animal products you can try Porra Antequerana or Ajoblanco.

As locals, our suggestions for the best places to visit in the search of traditional food would be Restaurante Cortijo de Pepe, Mercado de la Merced or El Pimpi or you can check out our blog post about typical restaurants in Malaga here.

6. Visit art centers

Top things to do in Malaga

Are you a fan of art just like us? We might not be able to judge it well, but we do enjoy looking at the creations some wise minds have come up with and in Malaga you can see classical pieces of the famous Picasso in Museo Picasso as well as the work of modern artists at Centro de Arte Contemporaneo (Contemporary Art Center) or Centre Pompidou which is the first branch of the museum outside France.

7. Go shopping

Shopping centers

¨A pleasant surprise for me were the prices in Spain. Coming from Latvia I did not expect anything to be cheaper, but it was, especially clothing.¨

In Malaga they have quite a few shopping centers and streets in the historic center are filled with different stores most of which are well known in the rest of europe. You can find everything you are looking for here, from cheaper stuff to high end both in clothing and makeup. Do you want to read more about the different shopping centers? Go to our blog about Shopping centers in Malaga.

So before you stuff your suitcase we advise leaving some free space, because there is no way you are going to be able to close it before going home.

If you are interested in one of our tours check out our Free Tour or Alcazaba Tour page. Book your tour and join us on an adventure.

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