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Málaga has reinvented itself as a cultural epicenter. In the past, just about every vacations here involved a direct trip from the airport to a resort on the Costa del Sol – but not anymore.

Nowadays, around every corner you'll find a museum or art gallery. Among the best are the Museo Picasso Málaga, which features over 200 works by Spain’s most famous painter, and the Centre Pompidou Málaga, a contemporary art museum crowned by a giant, multi-colored cube.

The Pompidou and other modern attractions call Muelle Uno home, an open-air shopping mall and collection of restaurants next to the Port of Málaga. Be a Malagueño for a day and treat yourself to a plate of "boquerones" (fried anchovies), then head to a back-street tapa bar in the center for some Manchego, chorizo, and Iberian ham. Afterwards, walk it all off through the gardens of the Alcazaba – an ancient Moorish fortress from the 11th century.

Málaga’s position between the mountains and the sea hosts a pleasant microclimate that keeps the beaches busy well past the summer. Malagueta Beach is the most popular with its high-quality facilities and beachside bars.

Tonight

From $45 per night

This weekend

From $261 per night

Next weekend

From $94 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.06
Language Spanish
Average weekend price $109 per night
Average weekday price $119 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

Malaga is perfect for a few days or longer.

May 22, 2022

Malaga is perfect for a few days or longer. This was our third trip To Malaga and I cant rate it highly enough. you have a small central area that is perfect to explore and a port and beach area that are also excellent. It is perfect for excursions further afield by bus or train e.g. Granada, Cordoba and even Seville. Malaga is an underrated city for a short break or longer with lots of restaurants and bars to explore. I will be back again

Barclay
Barclay United Kingdom
10

Enjoyed pottering around the old city x particularly the...

May 22, 2022

Enjoyed pottering around the old city x particularly the atmosphere in the evening eating tapas in one of the vibrant outdoor restaurants. Food x drink very reasonably priced. Short boat trip when we were entertained by a school of dolphins, magical! Busy city, noisy with cars, motorbikes etc. Crossing roads not a problem, plenty of pedestrian crossings.

Ernestine
Ernestine United Kingdom
10

bus ticket from the airport is 4 euros, the food is great in...

May 22, 2022

bus ticket from the airport is 4 euros, the food is great in restaurant which combines indian and mex food -Tandoori Mex, we ate there two times city is great, super clean and we enjoyed out stay in Malaga

Anonymous Croatia
10

Malaga is a beautiful city -- and very visitor friendly, as...

May 20, 2022

Malaga is a beautiful city -- and very visitor friendly, as the old town is fully pedestrianized and all the major sites are easily accessible. Street life is wonderful, and so is the cultural life, with a host of outstanding art galleries and museums.

Kiloran
Kiloran Canada
10

Malaga is a great city lots to do and see, you can make...

May 20, 2022

Malaga is a great city lots to do and see, you can make it any kind of holiday you like you can explore or simply lie back and watch the world and it's people pass you by. Lots of lovely restaurants and street entertainment, fabulous shops something for everyone. We certainly explored and had an amazing time. Hopefully we return.

Siobhan
Siobhan Ireland
10

Malaga is an excellent city and well worth visiting, it has...

May 20, 2022

Malaga is an excellent city and well worth visiting, it has everything. There are lots of museums and galleries; historical sights, great beaches and the city comes alive at night (in a good way). Something for everyone!

Simon
Simon United Kingdom

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