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Start a tour of this lively city at the central attraction of Mount Gibralfaro, a hill rising over the town that’s also the location of the Gibralfaro Castle. After that, you can visit other historic sights such as the 16th-century cathedral and the Moorish Alcazaba fortress, before moving on to the city’s key attractions: the art galleries and museums.
There’s the Pompidou Centre, a brightly coloured glass cube housing works by famous 20th-century artists. There’s the Art & Popular Customs Museum, housed in a 17th-century inn and providing an insight into a lost way of life. And of course, there’s the Picasso Museum, which boasts over 200 works by the Málaga-born painter.
All art and history aside, Málaga is the perfect location for a relaxing beach holiday. A long stretch of beach known as Playa la Malagueta runs from the harbour to the suburb of El Morlaco, offering refreshment stands, sun loungers and a friendly vibe that makes families, party animals and backpackers alike all feel right home. Its easy to see why Malaga holidays have boomed in popularity.
Venture further from the centre of Málaga and you can enjoy a football game at La Rosaleda stadium, brush up on your car knowledge at the Automobile Museum and wander through the beautiful blooms of the Botanical Garden. Day trips to neighbouring resort towns are also incredibly easy by car or train.
Head southwest to Torremolinos and savour a day of theme park fun, splashing around at Aqualand, getting up close to the wildlife at Crocodile Park and admiring the night-time illuminations at Tivoli World in neighbouring Benalmadena. For secluded natural walks, meanwhile, Montes de Málaga Natural Park, just north of the city, cannot be missed.
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Located in Centro, this apartment is steps away from Picasso Museum Malaga, Malaga Cathedral and Malaga Amphitheatre. Picasso's Birthplace and Alcazaba are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Churriana, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Malaga Airport Museum and within 3 miles (5 km) of Desembocadura del Guadalhorce and Jose Maria Martin Carpena Arena. Parador Malaga Golf Club and Los Alamos Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Fuengirola City Centre hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fuengirola Beach and Bioparc Fuengirola. Parque Acuatico Mijas and Fuengirola Adventure Golf are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in Benalmadena Costa, this spa aparthotel is steps away from Bil-Bil Castle and Playa de Bil Bil. Paloma Park and Selwo Marina are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Centro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta and Alcazaba. Malaga Amphitheatre and Malaga Cathedral are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Centro, this luxury hotel is steps away from Palacio Episcopal and Malaga Cathedral. Malaga Amphitheatre and Alcazaba are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in Ronda, this historic hotel is steps away from Plaza de Espana, Puente Nuevo and Puente Nuevo Bridge. Plaza de Toros and Ronda Bullring Museum are also within 5 minutes.
Located in Fuengirola City Centre, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Fuengirola Beach, Bioparc Fuengirola and Las Gaviotas Beach. Roman Archaeological Park and Parque Acuatico Mijas are also within 1 mile (2 km).