After Sevilla, Málaga is the largest city in Andalusia. It is the capital of the Costa del Sol and is yearly visited by millions of tourists. In the immediate surroundings and at the edge of the city, you will find several beaches.  You can make the combination of city and beaches during one visit.

Extra information

The city of Málaga has been shaped by its eventful history. The place of today’s Málaga was already inhabited before the arrival of the Romans. During the Roman period, numerous important buildings were erected in the city. The Roman amphitheatre is one of the few structures whose remains can still be seen in the city centre. In the Middle Ages, Málaga was part of the Islamic kingdom of Al-Andalus. The Alcazar was built in this period. This domination would last for almost seven centuries and has left clear characteristics in the city. At the end of the fifteenth century, during the Reconquista, the city was conquered by the Spaniards after heavy fighting. The last non-Hispanic ruler was Napoleon, who held the city for two years in the 19th century.

Parking and sightseeing
Near the harbour you will find an excellent parking area, a nice market and many restaurants on the boulevard. If you plan to visit several museums and sights, a Málaga Pass may be interesting. With this pass, you can visit some of the museums for free and get a discount on others. Information about this can be found on the Internet.

Here are some tips of the many possibilities that are absolutely worth visiting:

  • Explore the city by bike
  • Cathedral of Málaga
  • Roof of the cathedral (fantastic views)
  • Numerous museums (Picasso, Museo Interactivo de la Música Málaga, car museum)
  • Amphitheatre of Málaga
  • Alcazaba of Málaga (Moorish palace from the ninth century)
  • Historic Centre of the City
  • Castillo Gibralfaro (fourteenth century castle)
  • Plaza de torros La Malagueta (Málaga bullfighting ring)
  • Playa de la Malagueta (most popular beach in Málaga)