10 Things to Do in Malaga

I visited Malaga at the end of September 2010. Here are my tips for some of the best things to do in Malaga.

Things to do in Malaga

The fountain in Constitution Square, Malaga

Visit the Alcazaba

The Alcazaba is a Moorish fort which has great views over the city. It was my favourite Malaga attraction.

Things to do in Malaga

View from Alcazaba toward City Hall

Watch the Sunset over Malaga Port

I don’t know if I just lucky when I was in Malaga but I saw some fantastic sunsets on several evenings.

Things to do in Malaga

Explore Malaga Park

Malaga Park is a lovely refuge from the city, with shady corners and beautiful fountains.

Things to do in Malaga

Fountain at Malaga Park

See Modern Art at CAC Malaga

The Centre for Contemporary Art is a free Malaga attraction.

Things to do in Malaga

Painting at CAC Malaga

Chill out on Malagueta Beach

Malagueta Beach is close to the city centre.

Things to do in Malaga

Malagueta Beach sand sculpture

Hit the Shops

There’s a wide selection of shops in Malaga from department stores to specialist shops for Flamenco dresses.

Things to do in Malaga

Flameco dress shop in Malaga

Visit Malaga Cathedral

Malaga Cathedral is a Renaissance style church.

Things to do in Malaga

Malaga Cathedral

Go to Atanzaras Market

For fresh fruit, meat and fish head to Atanzaras Market which is open 8am – 2pm Monday to Saturday.

Things to do in Malaga

The beautiful stained glass window in fish section of Atanzaras Market

Admire the Outdoor Sculptures

There are several modern sculptures dotted around Malaga city centre.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoor sculpture in Malaga

Take a Day Trip

I think there’s plenty to do in Malaga to keep you occupied for a few days but if you do want to venture further afield, there are many possible day trips from Malaga e.g. to Marbella and Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga


Where to Stay in Malaga

Malaga makes a great city break destination  I’ve researched the best cheap hotels in Malaga. I also recommend the family run, characterful Hotel California, which cost a little above the £50 a night limit I sent for inclusion in budget hotels.

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