5 day trip to Malaga

A five-day route to get to know the most emblematic and not-so-known corners of Malaga.

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Featured town on the Costa del Sol

  • We recommend touring the town until you reach the Church of the Immaculate Conception and visit it. After her we will find the wall, the Mirador del Compás and the Mijas gardens.

  • The origin of the occupation in Mijas dates back to 500 BC. The Turdetanos founded a town called Tamisa in the area that today we call Mijas.

  • Although not much is known of the occupations in earlier times, there are traces of the Upper Paleolithic and Bronze Age. In these lands Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Visigoths lived.

  • In the year 711 after Christ, with the Arab and Berber invasion, it was baptized as "Mixas". 700 years later the Catholic Monarchs conquered it, in 1487.

  • The Church of the Immaculate Conception began to be built in the year 1540 by order of Bishop Bernardo Manrique on, the ruins of a mosque and a castle rose.

  • In the Wall of Mijas you will find the most relevant evidence of the Iron Age period. A Phoenician-Punic sanctuary has recently been discovered.

  • The four beacon towers that were used as watchtowers formed a coastal defensive line on the Andalusian Mediterranean coast.

  • The names of the Towers are: Calahonda, Calaburras, Nueva and Bateria de la Cala del Moral. All of them are located in La Cala de Mijas and the first two were built in the 16th century, the New 19th and the 18th the Bateria.

  • The Gardens of the Wall were built on the remains of the old fortress that protected the town.

  • We are going to start our journey in this picturesque town, with a lot of history and interesting monuments.

  • Free access.

  • +34 952 58 90 34

  • 2 h - 4 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Free access.


Ermita de La Virgen de La Peña

A Hermitage with beautiful views

  • It is worth visiting this Hermitage and enjoying the magnificent views of the Costa del Sol from the viewpoint.

  • The Hermitage of the Virgen de la Peña was excavated in the rocks by Mercedarian friars around the year 1548.

  • The image of the Virgen de la Peña, patron saint of Mijas, which we will find inside, is carved in wood and dates from the year 850.

  • Legend has it that the wooden image was hidden for centuries, and that it was discovered by a bricklayer and his children in 1586, it is said that the children were guided to the place by a dove.

  • Apparitions of the Virgin are attributed to this place, specifically witnessed by the brothers Juan and Asunción Bernal Linaire, during their work as shepherds. They said they saw a dove that later became the Virgin, at the top of the castle tower.

  • The accounts of the apparitions of the Virgin represent the return of Christianity in the areas occupied by the Muslims.

  • The place where the sanctuary is located is known as “el Compás” and it also has excellent views from its viewpoint.

  • Next we propose to visit the Hermitage of the Virgen de la Peña and the viewpoint of La Peña.

  • Free access.

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Free access.


Plaza de los Siete Caños

Typical Andalusian white hermitage

  • The white squares and streets are typical of Andalusia and this square is a very representative place that deserves a visit. The little hermitage has a special charm.

  • It is also worth going up Calle Casas Nuevas, where we will see the picturesque decoration of colorful flowerpots.

  • Also known as the Church of Santa Ana, the Ermita de los Remedios dates from the 17th century.

  • The Hermitage was the meeting point of the neighborhood, it was maintained thanks to the alms of the devout inhabitants of the town.

  • In 1632 a fountain was built at the door of the Hermitage, which was called Fuente de los Siete Caños, the fountain disappeared and was recently rediscovered. It is said that residents were allowed to use the fountain in exchange for donations for the Hermitage.

  • The church has a single nave, it has a small choir at its feet and the presbytery has a groin vault.

  • When visiting Mijas we cannot forget to visit the Barrio de Santa Ana and in it, the Ermita de los Remedios, located in a typical white Andalusian square, called Plaza de los Siete Caños.

  • Free access.

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Open on Sunday mornings.


Castillo de Colomares

A castle with many details

  • It is recommended to go at sunset to appreciate the castle with all its charm.

  • The Castle of Colomares was built between 1987 and 1994, it is therefore a very recent construction, which combines Neo-Byzantine, Neo-Romanesque, Neo-Gothic and Neo-Mudejar styles.

  • This Monument is the work of Esteban Martín and Martín, who raised it with the help of two masons using brick, concrete, natural stone and wood, and with the techniques of the Middle Ages, without using machinery.

  • An interesting fact is that the building claims the possible Mallorcan origin of Christopher Columbus. This building, with a plant of 1,500 square meters, is the largest monument ever dedicated to it.

  • Despite its large size, inside is the smallest chapel in the world, dedicated to Saint Elizabeth of Hungary.

  • In the building we can find different elements of the symbolism of the Catholic Monarchs, Christianity, Judaism and Islam, as well as Columbus's trip.

  • It is also worth mentioning that there is an empty mausoleum inside, waiting to one day house the remains of Columbus.

  • Next we suggest visiting this curious castle in Benalmádena.

  • Free access.

  • +34 678034011

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 91 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday.


Castillo de Gibralfaro

History and views of Malaga

  • You can buy the combined ticket for the Castle and the Alcazaba.

  • From the castle you can enjoy magnificent views.

  • On Sundays the visit is free.

  • In summer music recitals are held during the Gibfest Festival in the castle's parade ground.

  • It is a defensive construction from the XIV century, its purpose was to protect the Alcazaba.

  • u name comes from the name “Jabal-Faruk” which means lighthouse mount, since there was one on this mount, in Phoenician and Roman times.

  • It is made up of two lines of walls and eight towers, the zigzagging walls join the castle with the Alcazaba.

  • The castle has two parts: on the one hand, the upper part with the main patio, where the Interpretation Center is located. The Greater Tower is also in that area, along with the Phoenician well and the baths.

  • On the other hand, the lower part, or parade ground, where the barracks and stables were located, and in this area the White Tower.

  • Abderramán III transformed this old settlement into a fortress, and later the Nasrid king Yusuf I in 1340 expanded the fortress.

  • The castle was used by Fernando the Catholic as a residence, after the siege of the Catholic Monarchs in the castle, in the summer of 1487. Camino de Gibralfaro, 1.

  • We are going to start our day in Malaga at the Gibralfaro Castle, which is a must-see and one of the most common in the city of Malaga.

  • € 3.5. Castle.

  • 5.50 Castle + Alcazaba.

  • Sundays free entry.

  • +34 952227230

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Winter from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Alcazaba de Málaga

Four centuries of history

  • You can go up by elevator, which is accessed by Guillén Sotelo street, in front of the Town Hall.

  • It is cheaper to buy the joint ticket with the visit to the Castle, if we want to visit both.

  • During the visit we will enjoy beautiful views and beautiful corners with fountains and vegetation. In addition, going down the Alcazaba enclosure you will pass through charming gardens, with their trimmed hedges and a fountain in the center.

  • It is a fortified palace located on the hillside of Mount Gibralfaro.

  • Another Phoenician fortification was built on the ruins in the 11th century, which was larger than the current one.

  • During the visit we will see the Taifal and Nasrid Palace, which we will access through the door of the Tower of the Quarters of Granada, or Door of the Seven Arches. These are the remains of two Palaces, one Nasrid and the other Taifal, and a neighborhood with eight houses dating from the 11th century, some baths and a restoration workshop.

  • One of the best preserved elements is the Plaza de Armas, from which the city was dominated.

  • In the Plaza de Armas, the archaeologist Manuel Acién located during his field work vestiges of an 8th century aljama mosque.

  • Going up to the Alcazaba is another essential visit in Malaga, we are going to visit it after touring the castle.

  • € 3.5. Alcazaba.

  • 5.50 Castle + Alcazaba.

  • Sundays free entry.

  • +34 630932987

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (April to October) From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (November to March)


Teatro Romano

The trace of the Roman presence in Malaga

  • The closest car park is a five-minute walk away, in Plaza de la Mercedad, although it is usually busy.

  • It can also be reached by bus.

  • The construction dates from the time of Augustus, and was used until the 3rd century.

  • The Theater was discovered in 1951, during the realization of a work that intended to allocate this space to a garden. At first it was thought that the remains corresponded to the wall of the Alcazaba, until it was discovered that it was the Aditus Maximus of a Roman theater.

  • It is known that in the 5th and 6th centuries its use was destined for the cemetery, and later, its stones were used by the Arabs for the reconstruction of the Alcazaba.

  • It consists of a cavea or bleachers, orchestra or semicircular space and proscerium or stage.

  • In 2010 the interpretation center of the Roman theater, designed by the architect Antonio Tejedor, was inaugurated here.

  • Then we will visit the Roman theater of Malaga, which is located on the western slope of the Alcazaba hill.

  • Free entrance.

  • +34951501115

  • 15 min - 30 min

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays and holidays. Closed on Mondays.


Jardines de Pedro Luis Alonso

Vegetation and water to relax and rest

  • The gardens are next to the Malaga Park, and we can find the fountain when we finish seeing them.

  • These gardens were designed by the architect Fernando Guerrero-Strachan Rosado in 1945.

  • The gardens have Spanish-Arabic and French influences, it is structured in geometric shapes.

  • In the garden we can especially find orange, mandarin, cypress and rose bushes.

  • Noteworthy is the statue of the biznaguero, by Jaime Fernández Pimentel.

  • As for the Fountain of the Three Graces, also known as the Fountain of the Nymphs, it was made of cast iron and marble. It consists of three bodies and two cups, in which three classical-inspired female figures stand out. If we look closely, we will see the horn of plenty, which is an allegory of fertility.

  • The fountain is a design by José María Sánchez, and was first installed in the Alameda Principal, in the 19th century, although later it was moved to the Plaza de la Marina and finally to the Plaza del General Torrijos.

  • We can rest in these gardens. It is worth walking through these gardens, and very close we can also appreciate the Fountain of the Three Graces.

  • Free access.

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Free access.


Muelle Uno

Green areas and leisure by the sea

  • From Muelle Uno, at sunset the light and the view will be really beautiful, so we recommend you go again at sunset.

  • We propose to walk first through the Palmeral de las Sorpresas, rest in its green corners and finish at Muelle Uno.

  • El Palmeral is located near the historic center of Malaga, next to the Pedro Luis Alonso gardens, the Malaga Park, and the Puerta Oscura gardens.

  • In Muelle Uno we will find a multitude of shops, restaurants and the famous Pompidou center.

  • Here we find the second largest cruise port on the peninsula, with a lot of boat traffic.

  • El Palmeral de las Sorpresas is a 20,000 square meter leisure area, with green areas and 400 palm trees that give it its name.

  • We start the afternoon at Muelle Uno, frequented by the locals to go shopping, have a drink or simply walk by the sea.

  • Free access.

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Free access.


Centre Pompidou Málaga

Contemporary art from the hand of Paris

  • We will also find very interesting temporary exhibitions in addition to The Permanent Collection.

  • The original Pompidou Center is located in Paris.

  • The Malaga center was inaugurated in 2015, being the first headquarters of the Georges Pompidou National Center of Art and Culture outside of France.

  • The agreement that was reached established a duration of the Pompidou center in Malaga of five extendable years, in 2018 it was renewed for another five years due to the success it had had and continues to have.

  • The permanent exhibition is titled "The Collection" in which the contemporary art of the last two centuries is explored.

  • The collection is divided into five sets: metamorphoses, self-portraits, the man without a face, the body politic and the body in pieces.

  • Among the works that we can contemplate we will find sculpture, painting, installations and projections.

  • Some of the most outstanding works are “El marco” by Frida Khalo, “El sombrero de flores” by Pablo Picasso, “Woman” by Joan Miró or “Legs” by Antoni Tàpies.

  • Then we will visit the Pompidou Center, it is a headquarters of the Georges Pompidou National Center of Art and Culture of France, located in El Cubo, Muelle Uno.

  • General admission € 9 (full visit).

  • Entry to the modern utopias collection € 7.

  • Temporary collection ticket € 4.

  • Discounts for seniors, young people and large families.

  • Free entry for the unemployed, minors, youth card, students and teachers of Fine Arts.

  • +34 951 926 200

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Tuesday closed. Rest of days from 9.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pasaje Doctor Carrillo Casaux, s / n.


Parque de Malaga

The lung of Malaga

  • You can take a walk under the trees, rest in the corners with its beautiful benches and fountains and reach the port.

  • Also known as Parque de la Alameda, this park is actually a large Mediterranean garden, with tropical and subtropical trees and exotic flora. It is one of the most important parks in Europe.

  • The park extends from the Plaza de la Marina to the Plaza del General Torrijos (La Malagueta), it was designed as a promenade that extended from the Alameda Principal.

  • The origin of this park could be in a project to expand the port area that came out of the Council of Ministers in 1896, by the hand of Cánovas del Castillo, which materialized thanks to the design of Rafael Yagüe in 1876.

  • The planting of the park began in 1899.

  • In the Park of Malaga we will find romantic style corners adorned with fountains, benches with Sevillian tiles, busts and obelisks in homage to illustrious figures such as Rubén Darío or Antonio Muñoz Degrain.

  • In the center of the Park is the Eduardo Ocón Municipal Auditorium, where various festivals and cultural events take place.

  • We propose to walk through this park located in the center of the city.

  • Free access.

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Free access.


Calle Marqués de Larios

The heart of Malaga

  • During Christmas the street fills with festive lights and a Christmas atmosphere, thanks to one of the most spectacular lights in Spain.

  • During Easter, Larios street is the main axis of the Official Route, all the brotherhoods and brotherhoods pass through here.

  • Marqués de Larios street is a nineteenth-century street, considered one of the most coveted shopping streets in Europe.

  • The street was pedestrianized in 2002, when the rehabilitation of the Historic Center began.

  • Its name is due to Manuel Domingo Larios y Larios, II Marqués de Larios. We can find a sculpture set in his honor at the beginning of the street.

  • The architecture of the buildings is symmetrical, with curved corner designs, and they are designed by the Malaga architect Eduardo Strachan, who was inspired by Chicago buildings.

  • Currently, this street is the third most expensive in Spain, with an average price of 3,600 euros per square meter.

  • It is the most famous pedestrian street in Malaga, ideal for shopping.

  • Free access.

  • 15 min - 30 min

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Free access.


Mercado de Atarazanas

The Malaga afterwork

  • We propose to visit the market and have a drink here to recharge and continue with our route.

  • The building is the work of Joaquín de Rucoba and was built in 1876-1879.

  • Its name "Ataranza" comes from its Nasrid origin, since the market is located on the land where a Nasrid naval workshop was located, of which a marble door is preserved.

  • The current design of the market is inspired by the Neo-Arab style with Caliphal and Nasrid elements.

  • The old building was being used as a barracks and as a military hospital and was practically in ruins, in 1840 it was demolished and in 1868 the construction of the market was approved.

  • The market has a trapezoidal plan and is divided into three warehouses. It is made up of a metallic skeleton made of Seville iron and the skeleton is covered with stone and masonry.

  • During the years 2008 to 2010 the market was rehabilitated as a project of the Ministry of Development, and the equipment of the enclosure was improved and the original roof was replaced by a translucent one.

  • The ataranzas market is one of the typical places to eat or have a drink in the afternoon.

  • Free access.

  • 15 min - 30 min

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday closed.


Catedral de Málaga

A Renaissance gem in the heart of Malaga

  • It is possible to obtain audio guides in several languages to visit the cathedral and learn about its history in depth.

  • We can get a discount if we buy the tickets for the cathedral and the episcopal palace together.

  • The construction process of this temple began in 1528 on the site of the old Great Mosque or Aljama, the works ended in 1782.

  • The original Gothic layout gave rise to a Renaissance design, the architects Enrique Egas, Pedro López, Diego de Siloé and Andrés de Vandelvira participated.

  • It is the second tallest building in Andalusia, behind the Giralda in Seville.

  • The Cathedral was consecrated by Pope Bto. Pius IX in the year 1588.

  • The central body of the facade of the Cathedral is made up of two heights and the Corinthian columns separate the three streets. The main door is framed by Solomonic columns, and on the doors we will find medallions representing the patrons of Malaga.

  • The interior of the cathedral is rectangular in shape, has three naves and has side chapels. The main altar, which is the work of Diego de Vergara, stands out especially.

  • We start the morning visiting the Santa Iglesia Catedral Basilica de la Encarnación, which is located in the Plaza del Obispo, and is an essential Renaissance temple in our visit to Malaga.

  • Cathedral € 6

  • Cathedral + Palace € 10

  • Discounts for seniors, students and groups.

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Sundays from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Calle Molina Lario 9.


Plaza del Obispo

Art exhibitions in the Archbishop's Palace

  • In the Episcopal Palace we can see collections of sacred art and African art, as well as other temporary exhibitions, the last of them an exhibition of sculptures by Pedro Mena.

  • In the Plaza del Obispo there are places and terraces where you can have a drink while enjoying the views of the Cathedral.

  • The Plaza del Obispo is of Muslim origin, although its current appearance is due to the completion of the façade of the cathedral and the episcopal palace in the 18th century.

  • The square was later reformed in the 20th century, during these works remains of the old late-Roman and Byzantine wall were found.

  • Here you can also find the Bishop's Fountain, dating from 1785, built in gray marble like the portal of the Episcopal Palace.

  • The Episcopal Palace of Malaga is a baroque-style building that was built thanks to the patronage of Archbishop José Francisco Lasso of Castilla, in 1762.

  • Its design belongs to the architect Antonio Ramos, who continued with the works of José de Bada after his death in 1756.

  • The building consists of three stories high, it is articulated by paired pilasters. The large balcony over the main door, the finishes on the pilasters and columns and the shields on the door stand out.

  • In this decorated square, in front of the Cathedral, we will find the Episcopal Palace.

  • Episcopal Palace 5 €

  • Cathedral + Palace € 10

  • Discounts for seniors, students and groups.

  • +34 951926051

  • 15 min - 30 min

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


Plaza de la Constitución

A square with a lot of history

  • Next we propose a visit to this central square famous for its atmosphere.

  • We are in the old Plaza Mayor, in the heart of the historic center of the city of Malaga.

  • The square dates back to the 15th century.

  • During the Nasrid era, it was known as Plaza de las Cuatro Calles or Public Square, in 1812 it was renamed Plaza de la Constitución, although it had other names before returning to that of the Constitution, with the arrival of democracy.

  • During the confiscation some of the buildings were demolished and others with commercial galleries were built, such as the Pasaje de Heredia.

  • Some buildings currently stand out in the square, such as the Old College of the Jesuits and the House of the Consulate.

  • Also noteworthy is the Genoa fountain, which was installed here in 2003 with the pedestrianization of this square and Calle Larios.

  • Formerly, in this square were the Town Hall, the House of the Corregidor, the Audience and the jail.

  • Next we propose a visit to this central square famous for its atmosphere.

  • Free access.

  • 15 min - 30 min

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Free access.


Plaza de la Merced

One of the main squares of the city

  • It is worth stopping in this square and entering Picasso's Birthplace, and thus remembering what his childhood was like to better understand his work.

  • The visit can only be to the Natal House, or to the Natal House plus the temporary exhibition. Both options include audio guides.

  • Plaza de la Merced is one of the main ones in the center of Malaga, where festivals and other events take place.

  • According to some theories in the square there was in Roman times an amphitheater or a gymnasium, although the theories are not conclusive.

  • After the Christian conquest, this square received the name of Market Square for the use that was given to it, later it would be called Plaza de Riego in honor of the liberal general who resided here in the 19th century.

  • Around the square we find buildings dating from the 18th century (numbers 9 and 10), number 12 is from the 19th century and numbers 15 to 20 are the headquarters of the Picasso Foundation, where the painter was born in 1881.

  • The Birthplace of Picasso is located in the headquarters that we have just mentioned and can be visited. It is a House Museum that contains family memories of the painter and some collections of Pablo Picasso's art.

  • The Foundation promotes outdoor exhibitions since the 90s. The most outstanding pieces have traveled to museums and cultural institutions in countries such as France, Italy, Holland ... and outside of our continent to Argentina, Mexico, Chile, the United States or even South Korea .

  • The Foundation has a collection of more than 4000 works of art by 200 different artists.

  • Next, we recommend visiting this square where the birthplace of Picasso is located.

  • General admission € 3.

  • +34 951926060

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From 10am to 8pm in summer. From 10am to 6pm in winter. Plaza de la Merced.


Iglesia De Santiago

The Church in which Picasso was baptized

  • This temple that merges the two cultures of the 15th century in Malaga and which also had the honor of baptizing the painter Pablo Picasso from Malaga is worth a visit.

  • This temple dates from the year 1490, it was founded during the beginning of the Christianization of Malaga.

  • In its design we can appreciate the two styles that prevailed at the time, the Mudejar and the Gothic, which represent the cultural symbiosis of the moment.

  • The Gothic style predominates inside the main chapel, and at the head, and the Mudejar style in the bell tower, with decoration of sebka panels on the outside.

  • Here the baptism of Pablo Picasso was celebrated, on November 10, 1881.

  • This is the first parish founded by the Catholic Monarchs.

  • Some of the brotherhoods that were installed in the Church of Santiago Apóstol are that of "El Rico" from the 18th century or that of Christ of Medinaceli.

  • Inside we can find the images of the Sacramental Brotherhood of Jesús de la Sentencia, El Cristo de Medinaceli and La Virgen del Rosario.

  • Next we will visit the Church of Santiago, one of the oldest in Malaga, and in which Picasso was baptized.

  • Gratuitous.

  • 15 min - 30 min

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Jardín Botánico La Concepción

Spectacular classical and modern gardens

  • Charity events and exhibitions are held inside the garden and there are also nightly visits during the summer months.

  • Inside the garden we can also visit the Loringiano museum, which contains a collection of archaeological pieces.

  • Dogs are allowed in as long as they are on a leash.

  • It is an English landscape-style garden, which was created in 1855.

  • This is one of the few European gardens with subtropical plants. It contains more than 50,000 plants, and more than 2,000 subtropical, tropical and indigenous species.

  • A collection with more than 100 different species of palm trees, bamboos and aquatic plants such as water lilies arouses special interest.

  • The historic garden that we will find inside was declared a site of cultural interest in 1943 and it is a garden designed by the Loring-Heredia family, later completed by the Echevarría Azcarate family.

  • The stone nymph by Paco Durrio stands out, in the historic garden area next to a pond called “the nymph's pond”. It is a French-style area.

  • Along with the nymph we can see a Mexican blue palm, one of the most valuable specimens in the botanical garden.

  • As for the modern areas added in recent years we will find the passage of Around the World in eighty trees, a world map of palm trees and a Succulent Garden.

  • Next we are going to visit the Historic Botanical Garden of La Concepción.

  • General admission € 5.20

  • Children under 6 years free.

  • +34 951926180

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From 9.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. (April to September) From 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (from October to March)


Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares

A trip back in time in the Historic Center of Malaga

  • This visit is highly recommended because of the location itself (old inn) and because it manages to transport you to a bygone era due to the perfect setting of all the museum rooms.

  • This museum was inaugurated in 1976, the Mesón de la Victoria was rehabilitated for it, which was an old inn from the 17th century that was in a state of ruin.

  • The museum is divided into two floors in which there are 19 thematic rooms set in the 19th century. On the ground floor are the rural environments and the urban ones on the upper floor.

  • On the ground floor we can find: the stable, the bakery, the popular kitchen, the winery, winery and tavern, the forge, the art of fishing, the rural dining room and the oil mill.

  • On the upper floor we will find another type of room that is also very interesting: that of bourgeois life, the cabinet, a rural bedroom, a room dedicated to pottery and its tradition, printing, agricultural work, festivals and folklore and popular religiosity.

  • On the second floor there is also the Díaz Escovar Archive and the Office of Arturo Reyes.

  • We recommend visiting the Museum of Popular Arts and Customs, also known as the Unicaja Museum of Popular Arts.

  • General admission € 4.

  • Children under 14 years free.

  • Discounts for groups.

  • +34 952 21 71 37

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays until 3:00 p.m. Sundays closed.


Paseo Marítimo El Pedregal

The old fishermen's quarter

  • We propose to go down the main street, Juan Sebastián Elcano, to El Palo, crossing the Valle de los Galanes neighborhood, among trees and banana trees.

  • It is also worth visiting the Parroquia del Corpus Christi, in the fishing district.

  • The name of Pedregalejo dates back several centuries, on an 18th century map the Pedregalejo beach appeared.

  • On this walk we will find summer residences of the Malaga bourgeoisie of the 19th and 20th centuries.

  • Language schools and academies stand out, so numerous that here we find the largest number of language students in the country.

  • On Ventura de la Vega street is the Santissimum Corpus Christi parish, which dates back to 1943.

  • The Pedregalejo beach is also especially famous, which contains small coves, begins at the Pilones stream and ends at the Jaboneros stream.

  • Now we are going to walk the Pedregalejo promenade, located in the old fishing district of Malaga.

  • Free access.

  • 15 min - 30 min

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Free access.


Museo Picasso Málaga

Picasso's work in his hometown

  • In this museum there is also a section for temporary exhibitions.

  • We can find the Bruce Nauman exhibition, visit both exhibitions or just one of them.

  • The ticket includes an audio guide.

  • The Museum was inaugurated in October 2003.

  • The building is in the Renaissance style, a design by the architect Diego de Cazalla, it was built in the years 1530-1540.

  • The history of the creation of the Museum arises from a request from Juan Temboury to Pablo Picasso in 1953. Temboury, who was the Provincial Delegate of Fine Arts of Malaga, requested the donation of two works of each technique, and Picasso was enthusiastic about the idea He replied that he would send two trucks.

  • Although this donation was not accepted at that time, 50 years later, thanks to the artist's eldest son and the city's exhibition "Classic Picasso" in 1994, the project was restarted, until the museum was inaugurated in 2003.

  • Among the artist's works we will find a wide range of techniques and styles, from classicism to cubism.

  • Now we are going to visit one of the most famous Museums in Malaga. As is well known, the acclaimed painter Pablo Picasso was born here, which is why it is worth visiting his museum, in which we will find 285 of his works.

  • Pablo Picasso general admission € 8

  • Bruce Nauman Ticket € 6.5

  • Double ticket € 12

  • Discounts for seniors, card

  • +34 952127600

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Summer from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Winter from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Autumn and spring from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. San Agustín Street 8.



The blue town

  • In the town we propose to walk through its picturesque streets, visit the church (also painted blue) and the mycological museum.

  • To arrange a visit to the Old Royal Tin Factory you must write to the email indicated below.

  • For hiking enthusiasts, especially during the spring months, the Los Riscos route is recommended, a circular route of high difficulty lasting about 2 and a half hours.

  • This small town of no more than 300 inhabitants is located in a hollow in the Serranía de Ronda.

  • Some places of interest in Júzcar are the Church of Santa Catalina de Siena, the ruins of the Tin Factory, Los Riscos, depopulated Moclón and some mill ruins.

  • In 1731 the first tinplate factory in Spain was inaugurated in Júzcar, built in 1725, and it was in operation until 1788, at which time it was left abandoned and became a hiding place for bandits and smugglers. Currently the place has been restored and turned into an Artisan and Ecological Winery.

  • Júzcar is also an essential place for fans of mycology, here we can visit the mycological museum of Júzcar, and mycological days are usually organized.

  • This town is one of those included in the Fray Leopoldo Route.

  • Today we are going to start the day by visiting Júzcar, formerly known as “el pueblo smurf”.

  • Free access.

  • +34 952 18 35 67

  • 2 h - 4 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Free access.


Casco Antiguo Marbella

History and luxury by the sea

  • We recommend visiting the old town, the wall, the Plaza de los Naranjos and the churches and hermitages and then walk the Paseo de la Alameda to the sea, and also visit the botanical garden.

  • In this municipality archaeological remains have been found that show that it was inhabited since the Paleolithic and Neolithic.

  • It was also a nucleus of Roman population, the area that today we know as the Old Town

  • Some of the Roman vestiges are the ashlars of the wall or the Ionic capitals that are embedded in it.

  • The old town is located in the old walled enclosure, which dates back to the 16th century and retains the same floor plan as then.

  • Around the Plaza de los Naranjos there are notable buildings such as the town hall built by the Catholic Monarchs, the Corregidor's house in Gothic-Mudejar and Renaissance style and the Hermitage of Santiago, which is the oldest temple in the city.

  • Also noteworthy is the Church of Santa María de la Encarnación, a Baroque temple built in 1618, the Chapel of San Juan de Dios and the remains of the castle and the defensive wall.

  • Between the Old Town and the sea is the historic extension, where we will find the Paseo de la Alameda and a small botanical garden.

  • The Golden Mile separates the urban center of Marbella from Puerto Banús, it is an area of about 4 kms where the most luxurious houses in Marbella are located, among them the Palace of King Fahd.

  • The next stop of the day is Marbella, one of the most popular towns in Malaga.

  • Free access.

  • +34 952 76 78 60

  • 2 h - 4 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Free access.


Puerto Banús

Synonymous with luxury and glamor

  • In Puerto Banús we can find all kinds of restaurants, as well as Andalusian haute cuisine such as Dani García's restaurant, with 2 Michelin stars.

  • The stores are open from 11am to 00am.

  • The design of Puerto Banús is the work of the architect Noldi Schreck, who participated in the construction of Beverly Hills. The architect met José Banús and suggested that he build an Andalusian town with a marina and they got a sophisticated port known today as Puerto Banús.

  • It was inaugurated in May 1970 at a gala attended by the Princes of Spain, from Monaco, among other personalities.

  • The Puerto Banús facilities are modeled on the French Riviera.

  • This port is the 4th most expensive in the world, the daily rent of a mooring is around 2000 euros.

  • It consists of 15 hectares with 915 berths for boats up to 5º meters.

  • Puerto Banús is one of the cities with the most luxury shops per square meter in the world, the promenade runs along Muelle Ribera street where we will find all kinds of luxurious shops.

  • To end the day we will visit the most famous marina in Spain, Puerto Banús.

  • Free access.

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Free access.



Muslim history in ronda

  • We recommend visiting the Plaza del Socorro and the different parts of the wall and access gates to the medina.

  • Ronda has its origin in the Celts, who called this town Arunda. Later it would be the Greeks who, upon conquering it, called it Runda.

  • However, the Ronda as such was founded after the Second Punic War against the Carthaginians, in the 3rd century BC. It is at that time that the Castle of Laurus was built, which favored the settlement in Ronda and which made it easier for it to reach the rank of city in the times of Julius Caesar.

  • Later, in the time of Muslim rule, a medina was built. From this period we keep the Almocábar gate located in the southern sector of the medina, in the walled fence. It dates from the 13th century and was restructured in the period of Carlos V.

  • In the eastern sector of the city are the walls and gates of La Cijara, which form a double defensive line also from the Islamic period. Here the Arab baths were located.

  • In the western sector of the city are the walls of the Albacara that defended the productive areas and housed livestock in risk situations.

  • In this sector there are also two access doors to the medina, that of Cristo or de los Molinos and that of the Wind.

  • It is also worth mentioning the famous Plaza del Socorro, in the urban center of the new area, which was restored after the War of Independence, and which houses the Iglesia del Socorro, a temple dating from the 20th century, and the Casino de Round.

  • To start our last day of the route we are going to visit one of the most beautiful towns in Malaga, Ronda.

  • Free access

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Free access.


Casa del Rey Moro

Traveling to the Muslim era

  • Today you can visit the mine and the historic garden.

  • In the gardens we can also see peacocks.

  • From the Casa del Rey Moro we can go down through a long flight of stairs until we reach a river, it is worth the view to appreciate the landscape it offers.

  • This monumental complex has its origin in the 14th century and its history continues until the 20th century. It is made up of a Muslim-era water mine, a neo-Mudejar-style house and a garden.

  • The water mine is the main attraction of this complex, and is one of the main military hydraulic engineering works of the Nasrid Kingdom, built in the 14th century, and the one that is best preserved in Andalusia.

  • The Casa del Rey Moro is made up of several parts. The main one is an 18th century house, which is structured around an interior patio and has two floors.

  • This house belonged to the Salvatierra noble family, who lived in it since 1767.

  • The Mediterranean concept garden was designed by the landscaper Jean Claude Nicolas Forestier, taking inspiration from Hispano-Muslim art, such as the gardens of the Alhambra or the Alcázar of Seville.

  • Then we will visit the Casa del Rey Moro, a monumental complex located in Ronda.

  • General admission € 5

  • Reduced ticket for groups, students and retirees € 3.

  • +34 952161002

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and until 9:30 p.m. from May to September.


Alcazaba de Antequera

City with Muslim roots

  • The price of admission to the Alcazaba includes a visit to the Royal Collegiate Church of Santa María.

  • There are audio guides and the possibility of a guided tour with a host, after consultation by email.

  • Antequera@tuhistoria.org

  • The Alcazaba de Antequera is the most important historical monumental complex of the old Islamic medina, it is located on the hill and is made up of a rectangular floor plan and two towers.

  • One of the towers of the Alcazaba, called the keep, is considered the widest Andalusian Muslim tower, after the Calahorra in Gibraltar.

  • In the Torre del Homenaje a bell tower was built in 1582 and the city clock was placed. A curious fact is that this clock is known as "the Papabellotas Clock" but the city had to sell a cork oak tree to defray the cost of the work.

  • The other tower, the White Tower, has two floors and is covered with brick vaults.

  • Our last destination on the route through Malaga is Antequera, where there are many monuments to visit. We will start with the Alcazaba.

  • General Admission € 6

  • Free access on Tuesday afternoons.

  • +34 951700737

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Real Colegiata de Santa María la Mayor

A beautiful church steeped in history

  • In addition to the tempo, you can visit the 17th and 18th century Icon Room on the upper floor and the 15th century Crypt, which has been used as a temporary exhibition hall.

  • Audio guides are available.

  • This temple was elevated to the category of Collegiate Church by Fernando the Catholic. It was built on an old mosque from the 13th century, of which there are still traces.

  • The construction of the temple begins after the reconquest, in 1486.

  • In the construction we can appreciate different architectural styles that were happening during the time that the construction lasted.

  • The Mudejar tower at the entrance, as well as the initial living room are in the Nasrid style.

  • In the first stage of construction, the Gothic style predominates, which is what we appreciate in the first nave, wide and open.

  • The head of the Renaissance-style church was built during a second stage, the modern stage. The previous head was destroyed in an earthquake in 1580.

  • Inside the Church we find the main altar in which we can appreciate an altarpiece from the late 18th century, which was made of wood.

  • Next we will visit the Collegiate Church of Santa María.

  • General admission € 4.5.

  • + 34 952 874 048

  • 30 min - 1 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., from April to September until 8 p.m.


Dolmen Menga

Journey to Prehistory

  • The visits are guided and must be arranged in advance by phone or email.

  • They can also be visited freely.

  • Visitsdolmenesdeantequera.ccul@juntadeandalucia.es.

  • This Archaeological Complex was declared a World Heritage Site in 2016.

  • The dolmens are called Viera, Menga and el Romeral, especially that of Menga stands out for its size.

  • Dolmens are made up of large stone blocks that form walls and roofs. These blocks are called orthostats (vertical) and blankets (horizontal).

  • The last roof slab, or blanket of the Menga dolmen weighs 150 tons.

  • Recently, in 2005, a 19-meter deep well was discovered in the Menga dolmen.

  • It is striking that in prehistoric times they were able to treat stone with such skill.

  • The last stop on our trip will be the Antequera Dolmens.

  • Free.

  • +34 952 712206/07

  • 1 h - 2 h

  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Closed on Mondays. Winter: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday. Sundays until 3pm. Spring: from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday. Sundays until 3pm. Summer: from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday. Sundays until 3pm.

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no conocía todos esos lugares de Málaga




Esta guía me ofreció los lugares más emblemáticos de la ciudad, como el Castillo Gibralfaro, el Teatro Romano y el Museo de Picasso, mucha cultura.




La ermita de la Virgen de la Peña y su mirador son para no perderselos, pueblos como Mijas o Juzgar con encantos especiales. Todas las recomendaciones de la guía están geniales!