Málaga

Travel Guide
Malaga Historic Centre showing a city, heritage architecture and street scenes
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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Where to stay in Málaga

Barceló Malaga Hotel
Barceló Malaga Hotel
4 out of 5
C/ Heroe de Sostoa 2, Vialia Railway Station, Málaga, Malaga, 29002
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The price is £138 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Málaga. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (984 reviews)
"Perfect for the station next door!"

Reviewed on 31 May 2022

Barceló Malaga Hotel
Gran hotel Miramar GL
Gran hotel Miramar GL
5 out of 5
Paseo Reding, 22, Málaga, Málaga, 29016
The price is £302 per night from 13 Jul to 14 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Málaga. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (903 reviews)
"Absolutely beautiful place to stay. I think the best in whole Malaga. It's a bit expensive e.g. 15Euros for a portion for fries but that's what you'd expect in this kind of hotel. Very ideal location. Literally you have beach across the road and the shops and malls very near by. Plenty of eating ..."

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2022

Gran hotel Miramar GL
Palacio Solecio, a Small Luxury Hotel of the World
Palacio Solecio, a Small Luxury Hotel of the World
4 out of 5
Calle Granada 61, Málaga, Málaga, 29015
The price is £170 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Málaga. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (210 reviews)
"Overall excellent no swimming pool but central hotel staff very helpful room spacious exellent en suite would recommend central location to all the sights"

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2022

Palacio Solecio, a Small Luxury Hotel of the World
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Apartamentos Naitly Málaga Teatro Romano
Apartamentos Naitly Málaga Teatro Romano
3 out of 5
Granada, 76, Málaga, Malaga, 29015
The price is £81 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Málaga. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. Our guests praise the property condition in their reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (122 reviews)
"Highly recommend. The location is fantastic, right in the centre of the historic centre, 5 minutes walk to attractions like Picasso Museum and Malaga Cathedral. The apartment was modern, comfortable and felt luxurious with great views of the city. Staff were friendly and helpful, arranged for us ..."

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2021

Apartamentos Naitly Málaga Teatro Romano
Aparthotel Spa del Palacete
Aparthotel Spa del Palacete
4 out of 5
Calle Pozos Dulces 11, Málaga, Málaga, 29007
The price is £95 per night from 5 Jul to 6 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa apartment in Málaga. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site spa services and an airport shuttle. Popular attractions Port of Malaga and Málaga Cathedral ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (66 reviews)
"Great location and beautiful apartment. In a quiet area even being in the Center!! Will come back."

Reviewed on 11 Jun 2022

Aparthotel Spa del Palacete
Feelathome Merced Apartments
Feelathome Merced Apartments
3 out of 5
Calle Medina Conde, 3, Málaga, Malaga, 29016
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Málaga. Enjoy free WiFi, concierge services and bike hire on site. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the overall value in ...
4/5 Very Good! (191 reviews)
"Nice easy check in, central location, Thank you Alba would recommend"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2021

Feelathome Merced Apartments
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