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Malaga

The city of Málaga is situated along Spain’s southern coast, just a 30-minute-drive from Torremolinos and an hour by car from Marbella. Once famous for being the gateway to the Costa del Sol, Malaga is respected around the world for its fantastic art scene, cosmopolitan vibe and sophisticated shops, hotels and restaurants.

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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Holiday Inn Express Malaga Airport £47
Holiday Inn Express Malaga Airport

Holiday Inn Express Malaga Airport

Avenida de Velazquez, 290, Malaga
     
    3.7
    of 5, from 1,703 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Located in Churriana, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Malaga Airport Museum and within 3 miles (5 km) of Los Alamos Beach and Los Alamos. Jose Maria Martin Carpena Arena and Parador Malaga Golf Club are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    Hotel Sercotel Málaga £67
    Hotel Sercotel Málaga

    Hotel Sercotel Málaga

    Heroe De Sostoa 17, Malaga
       
      4.1
      of 5, from 879 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Located in Carretera de Cadiz, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Parque del Mar, Port of Malaga and Malaga Cathedral. Picasso Museum Malaga and Malagueta Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

      Molina Lario Hotel £96
      Molina Lario Hotel

      Molina Lario Hotel

      Molina Lario 20-22, Malaga
         
        4.6
        of 5, from 1,516 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Located in Centro, this boutique hotel is steps away from Palacio Episcopal, Malaga Cathedral and Calle Larios. Picasso Museum Malaga and Port of Malaga are also within 6 miles (10 km).

        Sallés Hotel Málaga Centro £64
        Sallés Hotel Málaga Centro

        Sallés Hotel Málaga Centro

        Marmoles 6, Malaga
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 1,815 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Centro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Carmen Thyssen Museum, Malaga Cathedral and Calle Larios. Picasso Museum Malaga and Port of Malaga are also within 15 minutes. Guadalmedina Station is 10 minutes by foot and La Marina Station is 11 minutes.

          Apartamentos Nono Charming Stay £55
          Apartamentos Nono Charming Stay

          Apartamentos Nono Charming Stay

          ST. Casas de Campos 15, Malaga
             
            4.7
            of 5, from 630 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Located in Centro, this apartment building is within 6 miles (10 km) of Calle Larios, Picasso Museum Malaga and Port of Malaga. Malaga Cathedral and Malagueta Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

            Gran Hotel Miramar £175
            Gran Hotel Miramar

            Gran Hotel Miramar

            Paseo Reding, 22, Malaga
               
              4.8
              of 5, from 317 reviews
              5.0 out of 5.0

              Nestled on the beach, this Centro hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Malagueta Beach, Port of Malaga and Las Acacias Beach. El Candado Golf Course and Tajo's Tree-Lined Avenue are also within 6 miles (10 km).

              Hotel MS Maestranza £68
              Hotel MS Maestranza

              Hotel MS Maestranza

              Avd Canovas Del Castillo 1, Malaga
                 
                4.3
                of 5, from 1,136 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                This family-friendly Malaga hotel is located near the beach, just steps away from Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta and Centre Pompidou Málaga. Malagueta Beach and Las Acacias Beach are also within 6 miles (10 km).

                Soho Boutique Vegas £52
                Soho Boutique Vegas

                Soho Boutique Vegas

                Paseo Sancha 22, Malaga
                   
                  3.9
                  of 5, from 1,303 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in Centro, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 6 mi (10 km) of Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta, Gibralfaro Castle and Carmen Thyssen Museum. Picasso Museum Malaga is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) away.

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