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CentroMálaga

Love museums, history and cafes? Get away to Centro!

A bustling port, cosy bars and top sights from Picasso Museum Malaga to Alcazaba—discover Centro, a historic destination also famous for its cathedral.


Popular places to visit in Centro

Port of Malaga
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Port of Malaga

4.5/5(635 reviews)

One of Spain’s most popular cruise ports is a great place to experience the atmosphere and history of lively, welcoming Málaga.

Picasso Museum Malaga
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Picasso Museum Malaga

4/5(289 reviews)

Within the Palacio de Buenavista, a 16th-century palace, is this museum showcasing the life and works of Malaga’s most celebrated artist.

Alcazaba
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Alcazaba

4.5/5(315 reviews)

Explore the lavishly decorated residence of Moorish sultans and other rulers in this thousand-year-old fortress built on the remains of a Roman settlement.

Málaga Cathedral
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Málaga Cathedral

4.5/5(477 reviews)

The “One Armed Lady” and her ornate Baroque and Renaissance features has charmed locals for over 200 years.

Gibralfaro Castle
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Gibralfaro Castle

4.5/5(300 reviews)

Malaga’s most famous landmark sits on top of a mountain and offers panoramic views of the city and the Alboran Sea, stretching all the way to Africa.

Calle Larios
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Calle Larios

4.5/5(85 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Calle Larios, a favourite shopping spot in Malaga Historic Centre. While in this walkable area, you can savour the top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Centro

Skip-the-Line Alhambra & Generalife Guided Tour
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Skip-the-Line Alhambra & Generalife Guided Tour

£35
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Malaga Interactive Music Museum + Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Malaga Interactive Music Museum + Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£20
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Malaga Experience Cards + Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Malaga Experience Cards + Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£27
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Full Day Round Trip Gibraltar
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Full Day Round Trip Gibraltar

£59
Per adult
Málaga Tapas Tasting Tour
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Málaga Tapas Tasting Tour

£71
Per adult
Authentic Gipsy FLAMENCO Show + Drink!
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Authentic Gipsy FLAMENCO Show + Drink!

£32
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Top hotels in Centro

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Gran Hotel Miramar
Gran Hotel Miramar
5 out of 5
Paseo Reding, 22, Málaga, Málaga
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £180 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Centro hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Malagueta Beach and Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta. Picasso Museum Malaga and Alcazaba are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (704 reviews)

"Very nice place very luxurious clean great service but no 24 hr room service"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2020

Gran Hotel Miramar
Soho Boutique Vegas
Soho Boutique Vegas
3 out of 5

Located in Centro, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta, Picasso Museum Malaga and Alcazaba. ...

4/5Very Good! (989 reviews)

"Excelente trato y ambiente muy confortable Gracias"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2020

Soho Boutique Vegas
NH Málaga Hotel
NH Málaga Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £86 per night

Located in Centro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Central Market of Atarazanas, Calle Larios and Málaga Cathedral. Picasso Museum Malaga and Malaga ...

4.2/5Excellent! (496 reviews)
Gem of a hotel

"Fantastic hotel. 2nd time we have stayed here. Hotel has been refurbished and we stayed in the new building. Very modern & clean. Bed was so comfortable. Hotel now has a pool area which was very relaxing. Staff very friendly. Good choice of food at breakfast. Great location & only 5 minutes walk ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

NH Málaga Hotel
Petit Palace Plaza Malaga Hotel
Petit Palace Plaza Malaga Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £57 per night

Located in Centro, this hotel is steps away from Plaza de la Constitucion, Fuente de Genova and Palacio Episcopal. Málaga Cathedral and Carmen Thyssen Museum ...

4.3/5Excellent! (980 reviews)

"Best location and great service. Close to everything."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2020

Petit Palace Plaza Malaga Hotel
Soho Boutique Malaga
Soho Boutique Malaga
3 out of 5
Calle Cordoba 5, Málaga, Malaga

Located in Centro, this boutique hotel is within a 5-minute walk of MIMMA and Calle Larios. Picasso Museum Malaga and Málaga Cathedral are also within 10 minutes. ...

4/5Very Good! (151 reviews)
great for short stay

"Just spent 2 nights here, great for a short stay, walking distance to everything. My only suggestion is better soundproofing as there was street and hallway noise"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Soho Boutique Malaga
Hotel Soho Bahía Málaga
Hotel Soho Bahía Málaga
4 out of 5

Located in Centro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of MIMMA, Calle Larios and Málaga Cathedral. Port of Malaga and Picasso Museum Malaga are also within ...

3.8/5Good! (159 reviews)
TINY ROOM AND TINIER BATHROOM

"we Stayed at four different hotels in our last trip to Spain and Portugal. Hotel Soho Bahia Malaga, was the worst of all of them. We stayed two days on May 23-24, 2017. The room is extremely small, with a double bed and a single chair, with a small TV screen. The bathroom, is literally 4x6 feet. ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2017

Hotel Soho Bahía Málaga

Other areas in Málaga

Picasso\'s Birthplace showing interior views

La Merced

If you're spending some time in La Merced, Plaza de la Merced and Teatro Cervantes de Malaga are top sights worth seeing.

La Merced
Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta showing a city

La Malagueta

Pristine beaches, ample dining options and captivating waterfront views are just a few things travellers love about La Malagueta. Sights like Malagueta Beach and Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta are top spots to explore, and you can get around the greater Málaga area at La Malagueta Station.

La Malagueta
Malagueta Beach featuring signage and a sandy beach

La Caleta

While visiting La Caleta, you might make a stop by sights like Malagueta Beach and Playa de la Caleta.

La Caleta
Port of Malaga showing a city and general coastal views

El Puerto

Bars, waterfront views and beaches highlight some of the noteworthy features of El Puerto. Make a stop by Port of Malaga or Malagueta Beach while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

El Puerto
Malaga featuring outdoor art

Carretera de Cadiz

4/5Very Good!(40 area reviews)

Consider a visit to Jose Maria Martin Carpena Arena and take some time to enjoy the beaches during your time in Carretera de Cadiz. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at La Luz - La Paz Station or Puerta Blanca Station.

Carretera de Cadiz
Guadalmar, Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
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Guadalmar

The pristine beaches and ample dining options are top of the list for many visitors to Guadalmar. A stop by Los Alamos Beach or Playa de Guadalmar might round out your trip.

Guadalmar