Art and museums in Málaga
Malaga is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous people from Spain. Art is part of today´s reality in Málaga. The city is home not only to the Picasso museum, but also of a Pompidou center, and the Carmen Thyssen museum. The Thyssen museum in Madrid is one of Europe´s most important art galleries and Carmen Thyssen decided to create a museum in Malaga to host the private collection she initiated in the 1980s. Malaga´s art district is called Soho, and all in all, there are more than 10 art galleries in the city, something outstanding for a city of its size. Some of these are amongst Spain´s most important art galleries.
Day excursions from Malaga
Its location makes Malaga a perfect place from where to visit many of the highlights in Andalusia: Marbella, Ronda and its famous Ronda bridge, Gibraltar, el Caminito del Rey, some of Spain´s most beautiful white villages like Mijas or Frigiliana. All these and more are amongst the many options offered while you stay in Malaga. One of the best day tours from Malaga is actually Morocco in Northern Africa!
Beaches and relax
Malaga is the most important city in La Costa del Sol. La Costa del Sol boasts 160 kilometers of seaside and a good number of fantastic beaches; some of which are amongst the best beaches in Southern Spain. From Marbella to Nerja and its caves there are many beaches that promise a perfect sunny day to enjoy and relax. La Malagueta is a very popular famous in Malaga city. Since it is a city beach it tends to get crowded, but not at all times during the day. La Pedregalejo beach also in Malaga city is a bit further from the city center. In the old fishermen area. There are many bars and restaurants that specialize in fish next to the beach. A very good option to enjoy a beach day not traveling far from Malaga city. If you prefer to visit around, the beaches of Burriana or Maro, both in Nerja are amongst our favorite beaches in this part of Spain.
World class cultural attractions
Malaga offers visitors a good number of fantastic tourist attractions. The Gibralfaro castle and la Alcazaba fortress offer not just amazing views but a place of great beauty and which combines splendor with defensive needs. Just right below the Alcazaba we encounter the Roman theatre, which has been carefully restored in recent times. Malaga is also home to “La Manquita” or the cathedral of Malaga, which tower can be seen from nearly all parts of the old district in Malaga.
Great night life
Going out is part of everybody´s life in Malaga. Locals tend to spend a large part of their days outside, and that includes night time.
Most locals would start their night out enjoying tapas to then move on to one of the areas with more night live: El Palo, La Malagueta, and Pedregalejo.