Malaga: what to see, where to sleep and how to get there

Malaga is a large city in the south of the Spanish region of Andalusia, and is the capital of the province of the same name. Malaga is the largest city on the Costa del Sol, has a typically Mediterranean climate and is also known as the birthplace of the famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.

The city offers beaches, excursions, architectural sites, art museums, excellent shopping and excellent cuisine. Much more relaxing than Madrid and Barcelona, ​​Malaga is the main tourist center of the Costa del Sol region as well one of the most touristic cities in Europe.

Invaded by tourists in summer, but also in spring and autumn, it offers a mild climate practically all year round. The most precious assets of the city are certainly the sun and the sand, but Malaga also offers many other historical and cultural attractions, really interesting in its historic center.

Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol, and is the city with the most sunny days a year in Spain. It offers visitors a wide variety of beaches, bars, ... Among the main places to visit are: the Picasso Museum, the Cathedral, the Alcazaba, the Roman Theater, ...

What to see in Malaga

There are so many attractions and places of interest to see in Malaga. Most are present in the city center. Here are some of the places not to be missed during a trip or a city break.

  • Alcazaba
  • Roman Theater (Teatro Romano)
  • Museum of Popular Arts
  • Castle of Gibralfaro
  • Wine Museum
  • Malaga Cathedral
  • Picasso Museum
  • Picasso's birthplace (Picasso Birthplace Museum)
  • Carmen Thyssen Museum
  • Interactive Museum of Music (Malaga Interactive Museum of Music)
  • Cistercian Museum
  • Center for Contemporary Art
  • Revello de Toro Museum
  • Malagueta Bullring
  • La Conception Botanical & Historical Garden
  • Glass and Crystal Museum

Where to sleep in Malaga

The city, as we have already said, is certainly not small, it has 600 inhabitants and is the sixth largest city by number of inhabitants in Spain. It is necessary make a good choice on accommodation to spend a pleasant trip or vacation in Malaga, and enjoy this beautiful city of Andalucia.

Like much of the Costa del Sol, offers many new and modern hotels and accommodation of various types. The best area to stay is the center of Malaga, where most of the city's attractions and places of interest are located. If you want to combine a visit to the city with a relaxing and pleasant beach holiday, it is better to prefer hotels near the beach.

The best accommodation in the center of Malaga

Road with pool

Mariposa Hotel Malaga

Suite Homes Glass Museum

The best budget accommodation in Malaga

Pedregalejo rooms

San José University Residence (for young people)

Salamanca house

The best beach holiday accommodation in Malaga

Poniente Promenade

The Balcony of Pedregalejo

hotel Solymar

Alfonsina and the sea

When to go to Malaga

The climate is quite mild throughout the year. Even during the winter days, the climate often remains mild with highs of up to 20 ° C and more. The city is located in a bay surrounded by mountain ranges which make it protected from cold winds in winter.

Malaga gode di lots of sunshine throughout the yearor, with an average of about 300 days of sunshine and only about 40-45 days with rainfall each year. Although it can be visited all year round, the best time to spend a pleasant beach holiday is from May to the end of October.

How to get to Malaga

Except if the city is not part of a tour of Spain or the tourist area of ​​Andalusia, the quick and comfortable way to reach Malaga by plane. There are various flights, especially in the summer, departing daily from the airports to the airport of Málaga-Costa del Sol, which is 8 km from the city center.

Find the best airfares for flights to Malaga

Malaga airport is one of the busiest in Spain, with low cost flights from all over Europe. THE flights and airlines that connect with the Spanish city are:

  • - AlbaStar (charter)
  •  – Ryanair
  •  - Volotea
  • – Ryanair e Mistral Air (charter)
  • - EasyJet, Vueling Airlines, AlbaStar (charter)
  •  – Ryanair
  • – Ryanair, Vueling Airlines, LEVEL e Alitalia
  •  – Ryanair

Once you arrive at the airport you can reach the city by car, bus or train.

If you want to reach the city by car you will need to take a taxi or rent a car. The cost of car rental in Spain and especially in the Andalusian area is not very high, indeed in the low season you can find rates of less than 10 euros per day

You can reach the city too in bus. Outside the airport you can take the Expréss Line A connecting the airport to the city center in just 15 minutes. The stop is located at Terminal T3 and the cost of the ticket is € 3.

The airport is one of the most modern and allows you to reach the city too on the train. Line C1 connects the airport to the city center and María Zambrano station in 15 minutes. The train stop is located near Terminal 2.

Flight + hotel packages in Malaga

Online you can also find many vacation packages which include flight + hotel. Availability is limited and if you want to travel in the most popular periods, that is in spring, summer or autumn, it is advisable to book as soon as possible.

Discover the offers on flight + hotel packages in Malaga


Malaga: what to see, where to sleep and how to get there
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