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Things to do in Málaga

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Pablo Picasso's art gallery. The artist was born in Málaga and this the most visited museum in Málaga. ”
  • 362 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Amazing Museo with Carmen's Collection. The Cafeteria counts with an amazing chocolate cake, perfect for a little treat.”
  • 173 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Sit outside to get the best of your surroundings and the wonderful view of Alcazaba. The restuarant building its self is stunning and dont forget to take a peek inside. Food is really good , we normally take the pimpi special. Also try a glass of Malaga Dulce ( it's a sweet wine from the region) ”
  • 324 locals recommend
Historic Site
“XI Century Castle right in the center of Malaga, whose name means 'citadel' in Arab. A landmark of Malaga, a must see! Visit it free on Sundays after 2PM. Hint: take the elevator on Calle Guillén Sotelo, 1, 29016 Málaga directly into the castle. No lines! ”
  • 154 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Go for a walk among the port. This is actually an outdoor "shopping center" (too little shops for my taste) but its beautiful for walks or to sit down for a drink to enjoy the view.”
  • 187 locals recommend
Church
“The Málaga Cathedral. You can either go inside or enjoy it from the outside for example from the rooftob bars nearby like Hotel Molina Lario or AC Palacio. ”
  • 143 locals recommend
Theater
“everyday there is something going on , iether a Jazz concert, or a play , or opera, ... ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Built in the first Century by Emperor Augustus, but discovered only on 1951 (!), is one of the most preserved roman theatres. You can even enjoy a real play during the summer. Enter, sit and feel like a roman descendant, for free - entrance by the Alcazaba palace. Or enter by the interpretation center (left side of the theatre) and discover also the interior. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“This is the local market Atarazanas (mercado Atarazanas) where you can buy fresh fruit, smoothies, vegetables, nuts, fish and so on. They have the best restaurants if you like fresh sea food. You will be amazed.”
  • 167 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Pompidou Center in Malaga is a museum of modern and contemporary art. Located in Malaga, Spain, in the building called El Cubo, it is the second location outside the walls of the national center of art and culture Georges Pompidou after the Pompidou-Metz center and the first located outside France.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Memorial Site
“The main characteristics of this old street in Malaga is its cultural identity. Formerly it was even dangerous to walk around it at certain times of the night, today it is totally safe and it is also the scene of various activities throughout the year. During the Malaga Film Festival the street wears its best clothes with a red carpet. In August and during the Malaga fair, this street is one of the main meeting points during the day. Every year during the month of September takes place the Larios Malaga Fashion Week, a fashion catwalk of Haute Couture for two days and with an influx of public that is around 30,000 people. At Christmas, Larios Street dresses up. Every year it is illuminat”
  • 90 locals recommend
Bookstore
“CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ART: An excellent gallery in the trendy Soho district. Fascinating and thought provoking work from Spanish artists. PRICES: Free admission”
  • 77 locals recommend
Castle
“A great trip for history buffs or anyone looking to do some sightseeing in Malaga. The castle was built in 929AD by Abd-al-Rahman III, Caliph of Cordoba, on a former Phoenician enclosure and lighthouse, from which its name was derived. You can buy a combined ticket for Gibralfaro and Alcazaba.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Alcazaba is a palatial fortification in Málaga. It was built by the Hammudid dynasty in the early 11th century. It is the best-preserved alcazaba in Spain. Adjacent to the entrance of the Alcazaba are remnants of a Roman theatre dating to the 1st century BC - worth paying a visit while you are in the area. You can also buy a combined ticket with Castillo Gibralfaro”
  • 105 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Pablo Picasso's birth house. A small exhibition. There a statue of him in front of the museum in the closest corner to it on Plaza de Merced where you can take a picture with him and his house on the background.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Plaza
“Bus No 1 & Circular Line 1 (C1) towards the city center and trains station/estazion de autobuses Bus No 1 & Circular Line 2 (C2) from the train station/estacion de autobusses Night bus is No 2 Bus Stop "Victoria/Plaza de La Merced"" EMT No 170”
  • 104 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Tapas Restaurant
“Sit outside to get the best of your surroundings and the wonderful view of Alcazaba. The restuarant building its self is stunning and dont forget to take a peek inside. Food is really good , we normally take the pimpi special. Also try a glass of Malaga Dulce ( it's a sweet wine from the region) ”
  • 324 locals recommend
Historic Site
“One of the best sunset over Malaga, and great food too. A must in Malaga. And one of our preferred places.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Typical restaurant, family place to enjoy a day at the beach and good food, fish, seafood and meat,”
  • 53 locals recommend
Winery
“The Antigua Casa de Guardia is the oldest wine bar in Malaga. Founded in 1840 by Don Jose Guardia . For wine lovers it is a place that must be visited.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Nice restaurant with affordable menu. Has beautiful presentation and everything that I've tried has been prepared to the perfection. I recommend a table on the terrace with amazing views of the Alcazaba castle and that definitely needs a reservation as the place is always full. also above the restaurant there is a rooftop bar with the same views.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“If you fancy traditional Spanish plates, this is the place to be. The restaurant features home made plates as "robo de toro" or oxtail, jummi!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
“A genuine classic in the Malaga Bar Scene, kitchy and lively with great and genuine ambiance.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Fish restaurant, two locations across from each other, one fine dining, one with a tapas section on the street. ”
  • 43 locals recommend

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