Things to do and see in Malaga

Malaga, the City of Museums

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Top 10 things to do in Malaga

Malaga is beside a great destination for sun, beach and good food also a city of culture and museums. Málaga’s history goes back about 2,800 years, which makes Malaga one of the oldest still existing cities in the world with plenty of cultural heritage to explore. Top tourist attractions include Museums, day trips and culinary experiences.

1. Picasso Museum

The Picasso museum is located in the beautiful Palacio Buenavista, not far from the birthplace of PicassoThe Picasso Museum is Malaga’s most famous Museum, hosting 285 Works of the most influential artist of the twentieth century.

2. Alcazaba and Roman Theatre

The Alcazaba is an ancient and stunning fortification buily by the Hammudid Dynasty back in the 11th century. It’s the best-preserved fortification in Spain with beautiful gardens and stunning views. On the foot of Alcazaba, the El Teatro Romano or Roman theatre is located. the Roman theatre is the oldest monument in Málaga City.

3. Russian Museum

The city of Málaga, home to thousands of Russian expats, has signed an agreement to host the first overseas branch of the State Russian Museum. Works displayed in Malaga ranges from Byzantine-inspired icons to social realism of the Soviet era.

4. Caminito del Rey

El Caminito del Rey / The King’s Little Pathway was known in the past as the “world’s most dangerous walkway”. After years of extensive renovations, a new walkway opened up in 2015, from which the risks of the old path can still be seen directly beneath. At the highest point, you can stand and take pictures on a glass-bottomed viewing platform. Exciting family day trip from Malaga!

5. Automobile and Fashion Museum

The Automobile and Fashion Museum is a one-of-a-kind museum in Malaga.  The Museum exposes an extraordinary private collection of 6,000 square meters with more than 100 vehicles such as Mercedes, Hispano Suiza, Bugatti, Bentley, Rolls-Royce or Ferrari. The Museum describes the artistic and historical evolution since the end of the nineteenth century through 13 thematic rooms.

6. Atarazanas central food Market

In the Atarazanas market you can find fresh vegetables, fruits, seafood, the best meat in town. The seafood section is for most tourists a fascinating view. The Atarazanas was one of the largest and most impressive shipyards, built in the 14th Century.  A great place for having lunch or to buy ingredients for your dinner.

 

7. Carmen Thyssen Museum

The Carmen Thyssen Museum is an art museum in the Spanish city Málaga. The main focus of the museum is 19th-century Spanish painting, predominantly Andalusian.

8. Hammam Málaga

Located in the city’s historic centre, the Hammam Al Ándalus is a recently renovated monumental building that feels like an old Arab baths of Al Ándalus. Its cold, warm and hot water thermal baths form part of the ritual of purification and together with steam, rest and massage rooms, make up an architectural ensemble characterized by beautiful Moorish decoration.

9. Tapas

Discover why Málaga has become one of the top dining destinations in Spain. The history of tapas is dating far back and form a national identification and culinary importance, each region of Spain is proud of their local specialties. In the heart of Andalusia, Málaga is an ideal location to get to know Spanish cuisine and the culture of tapas.

10. Málaga Cathedral

The Cathedral of Málaga is a Roman Catholic Church  in the cultural center of Málaga. It was constructed between 1528 and 1782 following a Renaissance architectural tradition.

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