Malaga is a beautiful and vibrant province on the southern coast of Spain. It is world renowned for its rich history, culture and wonderful beaches. If you are planning to enjoy a holiday in Malaga, here are 10 recommended activities to make the most of your stay.
10 things to do in Malaga
- Alcazaba and Roman Theatre: In Malaga city you can start by wandering through the historic heart of the city. Visit the Alcazaba, an ancient Moorish fortress, and the Roman Theatre, an impressive ancient amphitheatre. Both sites offer spectacular views of the city.
- Picasso Museum: Malaga is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, let’s be honest, it wasn’t where he spent the most time during his life, nor was it his favourite city, but Malaga is home to two interesting museums, one is his birthplace and the other houses a vast collection of works by the famous painter.
- Stroll through the historic centre: Explore the charming cobbled streets of the historic centre. Don’t miss Malaga Cathedral, known as “La Manquita” because of its incomplete tower.
- Harbour Walk: Enjoy a pleasant stroll through the Port of Malaga, where you will find shops, restaurants and beautiful views of the sea. La Noria, a large panoramic Ferris wheel, offers breathtaking views of the city and the coastline.
- Relaxing massages: After all that walking you might want to enjoy a home massage in your holiday flat. Companies such as Body and Soul offer this type of service in the Estepona and Marbella area.
- Gastronomy: Another way to relax and enjoy yourself is to try the delicious Andalusian gastronomy in the local restaurants. Don’t miss the pescaíto frito (fried fish), espetos de sardinas (sardine skewers) and gazpacho. If you feel like enjoying Mediterranean gastronomy you will also find Lebanese, Greek and Italian restaurants.
- Malaga beaches: Another great place to relax, there are wonderful beaches in Torremolinos, Benalmádena Fuengirola, Mijas Costa and Marbella. Enjoy the sun, sea and sea breeze, but be warned that after a long day at the beach you may feel exhausted.
- Nature: Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and visit this beautiful botanical garden in La Concepción, where you will find a wide variety of exotic plants. Other interesting places are the Butterfly Farm in Benalmádena Pueblo or the Bioparc in Fuengirola.
- Excursion to inland villages: If you have time, consider a day trip to Ronda, a charming village with an impressive bridge over a gorge. Another pretty village is Setenil de las Bodegas, whose route runs through the rocks.
- Costa del Sol: Explore the most touristic towns of the Costa del Sol, such as Marbella with its beautiful old town as well as Mijas village, the Sohail Castle or the promenade of Fuengirola, the marina of Benalmádena, among others.
These are just some of the many activities you can enjoy in Malaga. This province has so much to offer in terms of history, culture, gastronomy and natural beauty, I hope you have an amazing time exploring this wonderful city!