Top 8 Things to do in Malaga, Spain

January 7, 2018 Milan Banda

Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world, founded in the 8th century by the Phoenicians. Today, art is everywhere-- you can experience exhibits dedicated to glass and crystal, classic cars, contemporary installations, and, of course, the works of Picasso, who was born here. Wander past banana trees and beautiful fountains as you walk through Paseo del Parque, then hit the old city to quench your thirst at a Spanish tavern.
Restaurants in Malaga

1. Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria

Plaza del Santuario s/n | La entrada a la Cripta, Torre Celestial y Museo se encuentra en los jardines, 29013 Malaga, Spain +34 952 25 26 47
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4.5 based on 465 reviews

Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria

Reviewed By e-travelchick - Calgary, Canada

We had been looking for something unusual to do in Malaga and we found it. After Reading the reviews here we timed our visit so we could have a guided tour. Michaelangelo was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly and obviously passionate about his subject matter. The crypt is stunning ( the skeleton imagery in stark black and white is beautiful, as is the story behind it). We were allowed to take photos as we liked. We thought that was it until we were taken to the tower of Heaven which is a hidden area behind the main altar. It was jaw droppingly beautiful. This small space and short tour is a must see for off the beaten track attractions. The 2€ donation is more than a fair price.

2. Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga

Plazuela Santisimo Cristo de la Sangre, 2 | In fron of the Church of San Felipe Neri, 29012 Malaga, Spain +34 952 22 02 71
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga

The museum is located in a crefully restored 18th century house, where we can browse through the history of humanity by means of the glass. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am to 7pm.

Reviewed By SCOENGUSA - Monpazier, France

This guided tour of an extremely impressive personal collection was enlivened by the owner/guide's excellent stories of his extended European family who, we are given to understand, are sophisticated, eccentric and rich. This was a great fun tour and an unexpected treat. However, the guide speaks excellent, but very rapid and heavily accented English. Our little group included Dutch and Polish guests and I wonder how much they were able to follow along. I didn't see any lift, so I imagine that this is not wheelchair accessible. Probably not a great choice for young kids.

3. Automobile and Fashion Museum

Avenida Sor Teresa Prat 15 | Edificio Tabacalera, 29004 Malaga, Spain +34 951 13 70 01
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Automobile and Fashion Museum

An extraordinary private collection with 6,000 square metres of exhibition space, it is displayed 13 thematic areas that describe the different styles that are characteristic of the artistic evolution from the 20th century. Almost a hundred cars, restored at the highest level, that go along with more than 200 haute couture pieces and contemporary art designs that belong to an only person. Let yourself be amazed by our facilities, where you can celebrate all sort of events.

Reviewed By BoundlessEnergy

This was indeed a very interesting and impressive private collection of some 93 vintage cars. This not only included the restored vehicles themselves, but alongside each one was a model showing dresses worn in that particular era. These included well known fashion designers e.g. Dior,...MoreThank you very much for your opinion. We are happy to know you had a good time at the Museum so we are looking forward to see you again. Regards.

4. Museum Jorge Rando

Calle Cruz del Molinillo 12, 29008 Malaga, Spain +34 952 21 09 91
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5 based on 149 reviews

Museum Jorge Rando

The Museum Jorge Rando, which is dedicated to the painter of the same name, is an institution which houses the works of this artist from Málaga and whose Mission will focus on the study, research, knowledge and dissemination of expressionism, in the broadest sense of the phrase, from the final decades of the19th century to the present. It was inaugurated at the beginning of June.

Reviewed By Bob+Diane - Liverpool

This museum had such a wonderful vibe, a place to stop and reflect. Loved the art work and the huge contrast between the downstairs and upstairs, so interesting, incredible!
The day we visited was lovely and quiet and the museum is free. I would have liked to leave a small donation when I left but could not see a box to leave it.

5. Museo de Malaga

Plaza Aduana s/n, 29015 Malaga, Spain +34 951 91 19 04
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4.5 based on 295 reviews

Museo de Malaga

Reviewed By Einar B

This museum is probably the best we have ever experienced. Free of charge, systematic arranged Exhibitions and a beautiful building. The Exhibitions are divided in two parts, archeology with history of Malaga and a collection of artwork and artists in Malaga. All carefully described in english with some videos in between. If you have time, we recommend to split the visit in two. Impressive of Malaga city and authorities!!

6. Mirador del Gibralfaro

Camino Gibralfaro s/n, 29016 Malaga, Spain
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4.5 based on 251 reviews

Mirador del Gibralfaro

Reviewed By Lola M - Columbus, Ohio

You can either go directly to this well located view-point or stop by as you come down from Gibralfaro. Nevertheless, you won'r regret it- and the visit is worth during the day with the sun light and at night, where you will appreciate the whole city and the bay. Once you are done you can stop by in the parador (which by the way is beautiful) and have a drink or coffee...

7. Mercado Central de Atarazanas

Calle Atarazanas 10, 29005 Malaga, Spain +34 951 92 60 10
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Mercado Central de Atarazanas

Reviewed By Love2travelGuelph - Waterloo, Canada

The building is grand with grill work. Quite impressive. Any fruit, veg. or meat you might want. All fresh and at a very reasonable priced. Locals shop here and eat at the food stalls. We bought a 2 kg. of fresh strawberries for 1 euro. Not good for stroller because of the crowds.

8. Parque de Malaga

Paseo del Parque, 29016 Malaga, Spain
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Parque de Malaga

Reviewed By Lola M - Columbus, Ohio

This 0.8 mile beautiful park connects the city center with the board walk- As you walk through on one side you will see the beautiful buildings, including the office of the mayor, alcazaba (old arabic ruins) or a former absolutely gorgeous building that used to be the main customs building for all ships merchandise. The vegetation is a mixed of tropical and regular gardening and there are also plenty of birds, fish in the ponds, etc to- highly recommended. Ah! and there are pletly of swings if you happen to go with kids...

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