Discover Malaga 5 days

Located on the Costa de Sol, to the south of Spain, Malaga is one of the cultural destinations most internationally. It is also, cradle of artists like Picasso, assessing its potential to provide unforgettable experiences to the visitor. Enjoying its beauty and art exhibited in numerous museums, savoring exquisite gastronomy that offers the best products of the land and around the world. Feeling the breeze, sun and sea and scented jasmine perfuming the city.

  • Calle Larios Málaga
  • Constitution Plaza
  • Cathedral Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación - Cathedral Museum
    Address: Molina Lario Street 9, 29015 Málaga
    Schedule: Prices and times subject to each season *
  • Plaza of the Bishop and Episcopal Palace
  • Museum Revello de Toro
    Address: C / Afflicted 5, 29015 Málaga
    Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 a 20.00 h, Sunday 10.00 a 14.00 h - Monday closed
    Phone: 952062069
  • Sagrario
  • Plaza de la Aduana - home of the Museum of Málaga
    Address: Aduana's Place, 29015 Málaga
    Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday 9.00 a 21.00 h, Sunday 9.00 a 15.00 h - Monday closed
    Phone: 95191190
  • the Alcazaba
    Address: C/Alcazabilla 2, 29012 Málaga
    Schedule: Check schedule by phone *
    Phone: 630932987
  • Roman theatre
    Address: C/Alcazabilla s/n, 29015
    Phone: 951501115
  • Picasso Foundation: Museo Casa Natal
  • Church of Santiago
    Address: C / Granada 78, 29015 Málaga
    Schedule: Monday to Sunday 9.00 a 13.00 h, and of 17.00 a 20.00 h.
    Phone: 952219661
  • Buenavista Palace - Museo Picasso Málaga
    Address: C / San Agustin 8, 29015 Málaga
    Schedule: Check schedule by phone *
    Phone: 952127600
  • Gibralfaro Castle
    Address: Camino Gibralfaro 11, 29016 Málaga
    Schedule: Monday to Sunday 9.00 a 18.00 h.
    Phone: 951926020
  • Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta
    Address: Paseo Reding 8, 29016 Málaga
    Schedule: Monday through Friday 9.00 a 14.00 h.
    Phone: 952069823
  • Museo Taurino Antonio Ordóñez
    Address: Plaza de Toros La Malagueta, Paseo de Reding 16, 29016 Málaga
    Schedule: Monday through Friday 10.00 a 13.00 and h 17.00 a 20.00 h
    Phone: 952222172
  • Municipal Heritage Museum
    Address: Paseo Reding 1, 29016 Málaga
    Schedule: Tuesday through Sunday 10.00 a 20.00 h.
    Phone: 951928710
  • Paseo de la Farola - La Farola
    Address: Paseo de La Farola 16, 29016 Málaga
  • Center Pompidou Málaga
    Address: Pasaje Doctor Carrillo Casaux, s/n, 29016 Málaga
    Schedule: Wednesday to Sunday from 9.30 a 20.00 h.
    Phone: 951926200
  • museum Alborania
    Address: Dock Palm Grove Surprises 2, 29015 Málaga
    Schedule: Check schedule by phone *
    Phone: 951600108

We start from the iconic shopping street Larios Malaga (1), where they are located shops in large firms, to reach the Constitution Plaza (2), considered the heart of the historic city center. which it is the heart of the historic center of Málaga. As early, We can make a stop to taste a typical breakfast malagueño in any of the cafes that we find in the area. Good coffee with churros or "smurf" with olive oil land lay great time. but attention, you have to know how to order a coffee in Malaga, because depending on the amount of coffee they serve is called differently. For example, a 'half coffee "is half coffee and half milk and a" shadow "three quarts of milk and coffee room. Conversely, more coffee than milk, would be a "long" and so on until nine different ways to order coffee.

After that, We take the road to Santa Maria Cathedral of Our Lady of the Incarnation and Cathedral Museum (3), Renaissance. Opposite the cathedral they are Bishop's Square and Palacio Episcopal (4), Baroque architecture. Continuing along this street to the right, we will find the Museum Revello de Toro (5), where you can see the wonderful works of the portraitist and painter from Malaga Felix Revello de Toro.

 

On the last stretch of the street Santa Maria, you can see the Elizabethan facade of the Sagrario (6), and we continue to move down the street leading to the Císter Customs Palace 1826, headquarters of the Museum of Málaga (7). This museum contains collections of provincial Archeology and Fine Arts. Next to the museum, and at the entrance of the street Alcazabilla is the next stop: the Alcazaba (8), along with the Castle of Gibralfaro and Roman Theater, which form the most important archaeological site of the city. The enclosure houses an interesting exhibition hall, where ceramics are displayed in the Muslim Malaga from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries. This palace communicates with Gibralfaro Castle a corridor steep mount. But to facilitate the ascent to the fort, we have available public transport. The visit later.

The Roman theatre (9), Located at the foot of La Alcazaba is a must, whose use is currently scenic.

We continue our route and follow the street Alcazabilla to reach the Plaza de la Merced, where we fully Picasso Malaga route.
objective: Picasso Foundation(10).

Museo Casa Natal. A building of the nineteenth century, where the artist was born and lived the first years of his life, and which they exhibit original works of Pablo Ruiz Picasso, of its permanent collection and temporary assignments. ceramics, etchings and illustrated books, and personal belongings of the painter and his family.

For more information you can visit our section of Picasso route with a guide dedicated to it.

From the Plaza de la Merced, Granada take the street where is the Santiago church (11), where Picasso was baptized, Gothic Mudejar, it began building in 1487 being, so, one of the oldest in the city. To some 200 meters from the church, and left, we reached the narrow street of San Agustin, Where is he Buenavista Palace, seat of Museo Picasso Malaga (12).

The next stop is Gibralfaro Castle (13): for it again down the street Larios to the Plaza de la Marina, where we will go to the entrance of the park walk to get to the bus stop line 35, which leads to the Castle of Gibralfaro. Abderramán III became existing fortress ruins at the top of this mountain, including a lighthouse Phoenician, by which the Arabs called "Yabal Faruh" (upstream of the lighthouse).

We return to the city on the bus and got off at the stop in front of the Bullring Malagueta (14). In the same bullring is the Museo Taurino Antonio Ordóñez (15), where you can admire stunning costumes, capotes beautiful and historic bullfighting posters, among other pieces. From here, we walk to the next destination: the Municipal Heritage Museum (16), where the funds of historical and artistic heritage character of the city is from the fifteenth century to today.

Just in front, walk cross the park and enter the Street Ride (17), leading to the milestone that gives it its name: Streetlight (1817), symbol of the city of Malaga. From the Street we will also enjoy spectacular views of the Port of Malaga and the city, whose historic center will cross the Dock 1, which houses a shopping and entertainment, where we can use to make purchases and regain strength in any of its bars and restaurants next to the sea.

Between Piers 1 Y 2 we visit The Pompidou Center Málaga (18) to experience modern art and contemporary. We continue on the Dock 2, boulevard become the name of The Palm of Surprises. A nice area to walk and relax where among other facilities, find the museum Alborania (19). Classroom of the Sea, which it offers a unique interactive experience to discover the extraordinary marine wildlife of the Alboran Sea.

  • Museo de Arte Flamenco
    Address: C / Ramon Franquelo 4, 29008 Málaga
    Schedule: Monday through Friday 10.00 a 14.00 h
    Phone: 952221380
  • Interactive Music Museum
    Address: 100 / Beat 15, 29008 Málaga
    Schedule: Monday to Sunday 10.00 a 19.00 h.
    Phone: 952210440
  • Teatro Cervantes
    Address: C / Ramos Marin 1, 29012 Málaga
    Schedule: check schedules by phone *
    Phone: 952224109
  • San Felipe Neri Church
    Address: C / Guerrero 6, 29012 Málaga
    Schedule: check schedule by phone *
    Phone: 952211607
  • Museum of Glass and Glass
    Address: Plazuela Holy Christ of the Blood 2, 29012 Málaga
    Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday 11.00 a 19.00 h.
    Phone: 952220271
  • Muslim Medina wall
  • Museum Jorge Rando
    Address: C / Cruz of the grinder 12, 29013 Málaga
    Schedule: Monday through Friday 10.00 a 20.00 h, Saturday 10.00 a 14.00 h - Sunday closed
    Phone: 952210991
  • Salamanca Market
    Address: C / San Bartolomé 1, 29013 Málaga
    Schedule: Monday to Saturday 8.00 a 15.00 h.
  • Museum Malaga wine
    Address: Square Viner 1, 29008 Málaga
    Schedule: Monday to Saturday 10.00 a 17.00 h.
    Phone: 952228493
  • Unicaja Museum Popular Arts
    Address: Plaza Enrique Garcia-Herrera 1, 29005 Málaga
    Schedule: Check schedule by phone *
    Phone: 952217137
  • Ifergan Collection Ancient art
    Address: C / Sebastian Souvirón 9, 29005 Málaga
    Schedule: Monday through Friday 10.00 a 20.00 h.
    Phone: 951937341
  • Atarazanas market
    Address: C / Atarazanas 10, 29005 Málaga
    Schedule: Monday to Saturday 8.00 a 15.00 h.
    Phone: 951926010
  • Promenade of Pedregalejo
  • Carmen Thyssen Museum Malaga
    Address: C / Company
    Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 a 20.00 h.
    Phone: 902303131
  • Coal Square
  • Teatro Echegaray
    Address: C / Echegaray 6, 29015 Málaga
    Schedule: Monday to Sunday 8.00 a 22.00 h.
    Phone: 952224109

We started in the Plaza de la Merced and take Alamos street until you reach Calle Ramon Franquelo, Where is he Museo de Arte Flamenco(1), Peña Juan Breva. On two floors, exhibits works of art various and valuable guitars, especially highlighting its collection of thousands of records slate and as many vinyl.

Then we will go to Street Beatas, southbound, parallel to street Alamos, where it is the Interactive Music Museum. MIMMA, (2)whose peculiarity is that it has an important collection of musical instruments from around the world and from all eras, many of which can be played.

We return to the street to street Alamos Two Sidewalks, but before we stop on the way to meet the Teatro Cervantes (3), work of 1870 by Jerónimo Cuervo, declared National Artistic Historical Monument. Now we continue onto Calle Dos Aceras, to visit the church San Felipe Neri (century XVIII) (4)what, once restored, He has recovered all its splendor Baroque. In the small square that opens in front of the main gate of the temple, is our next stop: the Museum of Glass and Glass.(5)

We walked down the street and look Two Sidewalks Street Carretería, that draws, along the street surrounding, plotting the Wall of the Medina Muslim (6), from which we found some traces along the way.

But before we go down the street Carretería, we turn slightly to the right to scroll through Ollerías Street until reaching the Cross Street Molinillo, and visit the Museum Jorge Rando (7), dedicated to the painter of the same name. It is an institution that houses the work of the Malaga-born artist and museum whose mission focuses on the study, investigation, knowledge and dissemination of poetic Expressionist. Next to this museum can meet the popular Salamanca Market (8).

We return to the street Carretería, and right, Street Biedmas find the we arrived to the square of the vintners, Where is he Wine Museum of Malaga (9) where you can learn all the secrets of making this famous wine.

We continue along the route of the wall to get to the river and Santa Isabel Hall, we found the Unicaja Museum of Popular Arts (10), located in an old inn in the seventeenth century.

Then we head towards the Alameda Principal. But before, we will make a stop to visit Ifergan Collection Ancient Art (11), which brings together one of the best collections of archeology in Europe, more than 1.000 pieces that go year 3000 a. C. to the thirteenth century.

We retrace our steps through the Plaza de Arriola to reach the market Atarazanas (12), so called because it occupies the site that was the atarazanas (shipyards) nazaríes, of the front door is kept.

And the time has come to approach the sea in one of the most popular areas of Málaga: the Pedregalejo promenade (12). In the Alameda Principal take any bus lines 11 from 34, that will take us to the beaches of Pedregalejo, where we will enjoy the most typical Malaga cuisine in its "bars" and restaurants along the sea. Once there we meet Astilleros Nereo, one of the 100 elements of the Industrial Heritage History Spain.


Back to the center, the bus will leave at the Plaza de la Marina at the entrance of calle Larios, already known, by which we arrive at the Plaza de la Constitucion. Our objetive: Carmen Thyssen Museum Malaga (13)

And since we are in the middle, We can spend the rest of the evening night, to stroll through the shopping streets and discover beautiful corners and winding streets, while tapas in bars and restaurants that we will find our way. A good start would be to visit the Passage Chinitas, to which it is accessed by the great stone arch on the side east of the Plaza de la Constitution.

-If we follow from the Constitution Square in the street Granada, We find a widening which is actually two small squares: the first and oldest, is the Coal Square (15), and next to it stands the square of the Century, between the confluences of the streets Molina Lario and Duque de la Victoria. A beautiful corner located in the square, is the street Correo Viejo, where the post office was located at the end of the nineteenth century.

-From this square, Granada Street are continuing on the right hand, Street Echegaray, in which it is located the wonderful Teatro Echegaray (16).

  • Botanical Garden
    Address: Botanical Garden path 3, 29014 Málaga
    Schedule: Consult schedule and rates
    Phone: 951926179
  • Contemporary Art Center (CAC)
    Address: C / Alemania s / n, 29001 Málaga
    Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday 9.00 a 21.30 h.
    Phone: 952208500
  • Soho Theater CaixaBank
    Address: C / Cordoba 13, 29001 Málaga
    Schedule: info@teatrodelsoho.com
    Phone: 952429173
  • Beaches of La Misericordia and San Andrés
  • Avenida Sor Teresa Prat
  • Royal Tobacco Factory
    Address: Avda. Sister Teresa Prat 15, 29003 Málaga
    Schedule: Monday to Sunday 9.00 a 21.00 h.
    Phone: 951137001
  • Russian museum
    Address: Tabacalera building
    Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday 9.30 a 20.00 h.
    Phone: 951926150
  • Automobile Museum and Fashion
    Address: Avda. Sister Teresa Prat 15, 29003 Málaga
    Schedule: Monday to Sunday 10.00 a 19.00 h.
    Phone: 951137001

We can take this time to just get away and see Malaga from another point of view. Let's visit Botanical Garden- Historic La Conception (1), It is the most beautiful and important tropical garden in Europe, created in 1855 by the Marquises of Casa Loring. Once finished the visit to this fascinating garden, back to the Alameda Principal, to go to the next stop.

We westbound get to the river and follow its course to the street Germany where is the CAC Málaga – Center for Contemporary Art in Malaga (2). In the former wholesale market, exhibits works of the best domestic and foreign contemporary artists.

And it's time to recharge your batteries. We can choose tapas in bars and excellent restaurants in the vicinity of the CAC Málaga, where it is situated the "Soho Theater CaixaBank" (3), new cultural space in the city, production center, training and dissemination of the performing arts, of the prestigious Malaga actor Antonio Banderas internationally renowned.

Not far from here you can visit the Museum of Imagination. Or leave to see the sea and enjoy a delicious seafood paella on the beach. If we choose the latter option, this time we will go to the beaches of the west. For it, again we return to the Alameda Principal, and take the bus line 7 that will take us to the new promenade Poniente, where the beaches are of Mercy and St. Andrew (4).

From the "beach bar", we will go to the avenue Sister Teresa Prat, (5) where we find one of the most emblematic buildings in Málaga, the old one Royal Tobacco Factory (6) dating from 1923, which houses two museums and amazing:

Collection of the Russian Museum (7), It is showing in an exhibition program renewed every year, funds State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, ranging from medieval icons to the avant-garde that revolutionized European art.

The Automobile Museum and Fashion, (8)It is presenting a unique collection in the world with more than 90 exclusive car models of brands such as Jaguar mythical, Aston Martin, Bugatti, Rolls Royce, o Porsche, among others, illustrating the aesthetic evolution of the car through ten themed rooms. Also houses an original sample turned into art engines and more than 300 original hats Years 20-50 great designers like Dior, Chanel and Balenciaga, among others.

Another option is to move to the Jewel in the Crown of the Sun Coast: Marbella and Puerto Banus.

Both are the jewel in the crown of the Sun Coast, Marbella is also considered the capital of the luxury of Andalusia, where we can find different areas:

Golden Mile, It is the most luxurious neighborhood par excellence, Marbella connecting with the marina of Puerto Banus. His fame came in the 50, when Alfonso Von Hohenlohe Prince ordered the construction of the exclusive Marbella Club hotel. Over time, families are wealthy and famous people have built their summer residences, as Prince of Saudi Arabia. In the Golden Mile you can find trendy shops, restaurants, golf clubs, whose environment can be enjoyed both by night, with exclusive night clubs like Olivia Valere or the Billionaire Club.

Nueva Andalucía, a small fishing village located in front of the marina Puerto Banus, It was renovated by the famous promoter Jose Banús, trying to turn it into a leisure area for those who did not belong to wealthy families are. also known as the Valley of the Golf, one of the areas with the highest number of golf courses per capita.

Puerto Banus, It is the largest luxury shopping area in southern Spain, known for having the largest number of luxury shops per square meter of the country. This marina is the Paseo Muelle de Ribera, with yachts, sports cars like Ferrari, and glamorous shop windows for brands like Prada or Louis Vuitton. You stroll through one of its main avenues, that of Julio Iglesias, Puerto Banus although they also have space other artists like Antonio Banderas or Lola Flores, or writers like Mario Vargas Llosa.

to eat, you can choose from a wide variety of cuisine: Lebanese restaurants, Italian, Belgian the Americans; Malaga proposals frying, or high Andalusian cuisine restaurants.

We propose the White Towns of Andalusia in Malaga composed of Frigiliana, Mijas and Ronda.

Frigiliana

It is one of the white villages of Malaga's most charming, I awarded the National Prize for Beautification 1982 historical case is a Historical Site from 2014. Its structure is due to the Arabs, and it has one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the Costa de Sol. It is located in the region of Axarquía, in the Natural Park Almijara, Tejeda and Alhama.

The distance between Figiliana and Mijas is 92,6 kms: approximately 1 hour drive.

We provide a list of historical sights of Frigiliana:

  • The Manor of the Counts, also known as the El Ingenio was built at the end of the sixteenth century by the family Manrique de Lara. They began plantation sugarcane, followed by a cane honey factory.
  • The House of the Apero It was built at the beginning of the seventeenth century and it is currently the Tourist Office, the Municipal Library, all historical archives of Frigiliana and Historical Museum. The visit is highly recommended and is the first archaeological museum of the Axarquía.
  • El Torreón It is another interesting point. It is located in the old Moorish quarter, right on the side of the Calle Real. What was an old barn is now part of a house. To access the courtyard you have to cross a bow full of plants, marked as the Tower.
  • Visit the remains of the old Moorish castle at the top of the village. Although it not much left of the castle, after being destroyed when the Moors were expelled, the views are spectacular.
  • The Festival 3 Cultures held in the last week of August is now the largest event of Frigiliana.
  • The Saint Pattern Frigiliana San Sebastián is, whose celebration takes place on 20 from January. Another major event in the annual calendar of Frigiliana is the 13 of June, during the Fair of the people, when we pay homage to San Antonio de Padua.

Mijas

It is located in the Costa de Sol, solo 30 kilometers from the capital. The village consists of three towns, Mijas Pueblo; The gaps, It is the most modern part of the city joined Fuengirola, and La Cala, seaside. This pretty village white architecture is the wedge donkey taxi. Since the middle of the last century, the real star of this place is the donkey and one of the biggest tourist attractions is get them to walk the streets.

The distance between Mijas and Ronda is 94, 1 kms: approximately 1 hour and a half drive.

We provide a list of historical sights in Mijas:

  • The hermitage of the Virgen de la Peña: It was excavated in the rock, by hand, by a Carmelite monk. Very close to the hermita you can find a gazebo, from where you can see much of the Mediterranean coast, and even the African coast on clear days.
  • The gazebo and gardens of the Wall: are the remains of the ancient fortress built in the Muslim era. Currently they offer a ride amazing, from where you can see Gibraltar and the African coast. The parish church of the Immaculate Conception is also located there.
  • The bullring in Mijas
    In the gardens of the Wall, Tourists can visit the bullring in Mijas, with bullfights every weekend in high season.
  • ethnographic museum, also it is known as "Casa Museo"
    The House Museum has a large exhibition of ancient traditions and articles of Mijas, including recreation of a traditional house, a cellar and two olive oil mills.
  • Contemporary Art Center of Mijas "CAC"
    In the list of things to do in Mijas, I could not miss the Contemporary Art Center of Mijas, It is known as the Picasso Museum in Mijas, in which is the second largest collection of Picasso ceramics in the world, with works by other artists such as Joan Miró and Salvador Dalí.
  • Museum of Miniatures 'Carromato Max'
    It is a very peculiar and unique museum in the Sun Coast, which houses an original collection of miniatures that arouse the interest of any. These "mini art" include curiosities as the Taj Mahal in a rice grain, a dollhouse of the size of a thimble, Alhambra in Granada or on a pinhead.
  • Flour mill: Just to the side of the museum of miniatures Mijas, We find a recreation of a flour mill with its original machinery. In the past, Mijas had over 22 but flour mills, unfortunately, They are very few that have survived to this day.
  • Spanish crafts exhibition: Lovers of Spanish craftsmanship can be found in Mijas one of the best selections of the Sun Coast. This family business in the Calle de los Canos, has more than 100 Spanish artisans and artists from different associations.

Ronda

It is located in the province of Malaga about 100 kms from the capital, over the gorge deep, which separates the new town of the old town. The gorge is the Puente Nuevo, stone bridge with a gazebo overlooking incredible height 98 meters. Among the most emblematic places to visit in this small town, They are the famous "Balcony of the pussy", because when people get a pokes him << Cone!>>, from where you can see all the Serrania de Ronda, and Plaza de Toros of the eighteenth century, declared a Cultural Monument.

The distance between Ronda and Malaga is 136 kms: approximately 1 hour and 45 minute drive.

We provide a list of historical sights of Ronda:

  • Bridge Ronda: with stunning views to the Tajo de Ronda, New Bridge connects the old town with the new, It is the most famous monument in Ronda. Just to the side is a parador to contemplate the view from the bridge.
  • Bullring: known as the cradle of tauromachy, It is one of the oldest in Spain, and it was built by José Martín de Aldehuela, the author of the bridge.
  • Arab baths in Ronda: Ronda Arab baths were built at the end of the thirteenth century, Nevertheless, They are characterized by being the best preserved in Spain, You can be seen for example, the boiler is used to heat water.
  • Palacio de Mondragón: It is within the municipal museum, and it was used as a residence for the kings Isabel and Fernando. He is currently dedicated to the history of Ronda.
  • El Rey Moro Palace and Mina: Legend has it that this was the residence of King Almonated, of which it is said to have drank wine in the skulls of their enemies, although recent research suggests that the king never actually lived in the palace. The gardens were designed by the same architect who designed the French Parque Maria Luisa in Seville, Jean Claude Forestier.
    Among the curiosities of this palace, it is noteworthy that the gardens give access to La Mina, through a staircase 231 Steps leading to a river.

-Balcony CONE: It is one of the most popular viewpoints of the city, as the views provided by this balcony are truly amazing, from the viewpoint you can enjoy magnificent views. It is said that everyone who looks, exclaims "pussy!”, vulgar as it may seem, It has already been christened with this name.