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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.


From $167 per night

Next weekend

From $194 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.07
Language Spanish
Average weekend price $127 per night
Average weekday price $132 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Great city to visit with plenty to see and do.

June 3, 2023

Great city to visit with plenty to see and do.Top class cheap transport system. Prices were cheap for people from the UK. The beach area was very good also. Friendly place to visit. Plenty of places to eat and drink.

grandslam United Kingdom

Malaga is a concrete jungle.

June 1, 2023

Malaga is a concrete jungle. In the tourist areas it seems that they only want your money, we were refused use of an establishment's toilet because we only had soft drinks! Queue for the cathedral, then you had to pay, and it's not even very interesting inside. If you are a catholic and want to attend mass forget it, security will turn you away if they consider you to be not "local", really, check the reviews! If it rains the tiled pavements become very slippery. When it rains the drains stink. In other bars and cafes you do not feel welcome as a visitor, attempting Spanish often gets you blank looks or a curt response. Having sat down in a cafe a waitress tapped her finger on a marker with a QR code on and said "Menu" then walked away. The QR code did not work. Heaven help you if you don't have a smart phone. One jewel we found was Casa Ovi, a very nice local restaurant, great staff, good atmosphere. And good food. The subway is excellent. Vey easy to use. We even had an employee of the metro come and explain to us the intricacies of the ticketing machines and the best and cheapest way to travel.

Robert United Kingdom

Very clean city with very tourist centered focus giving the...

May 31, 2023

Very clean city with very tourist centered focus giving the visitor a very pleasant experience, i would highly recommend a visit as I was very much surprised by my first visit to this wonderful city, i will be returning to the city of baloney's.

Donal Ireland

Great location to visit the coast in both directions.

May 29, 2023

Great location to visit the coast in both directions. Wonderful, vibrant city which is fun to shop and eat out in. I can highly recommend the taste of Malaga food tour. A unique insight into interesting places to eat and the history of the city. The market is vibrant and very attractive and the beach great too.

Sarah United Kingdom

The city is absolutely perfect.

May 29, 2023

The city is absolutely perfect. Whether you're after local cuisine, interesting culinary fusions, British-style pubs, architecture, art, beach life or medieval history - Malaga has it all. Be sure to catch day trips to Granada and Cordoba too!

EugeneCamilleri Bulgaria

Great historic centre that surprised me.

May 24, 2023

Great historic centre that surprised me. Really enjoyed it. The Alcazabar and Castillo de Gibrafaro were hidden gems. If we had more time we would have explored the beaches more and maybe taken in some hiking. Trains are excellent so you could visit other areas while based in Malaga. We intend to do this in Seville. No end of options for eating and drinking. We took a taxi from the airport but the train station was an easy walk, even with luggage, from the historic centre.

Deanne New Zealand

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