Alcazaba of Malaga
It is located at the foot of Mount Gibralfaro, next to the Roman theatre. This palace is built over the ruins of a Phoenician fort and you can get one of the best views of the city of Malaga from its walls. The plants and the tranquillity you sense inside it are also important features.
Castle of Gibralfaro
This monument is thought to be connected to the origins of the city of Malaga as a human settlement. It was built in the 14th century to house troops and is now one of the most visited places in the city. You can walk along the walls admiring impressive views of Malaga or go into the visitors’ centre and discover the full history of this monument.
One of the great pleasures of Malaga is wandering along the pavements of the recently-extended port and watching the sun set. Full of stalls, here you can catch the scent of the fabulous Costa del Sol atmosphere all year around.
Although this may sound like a strange place to visit at first, the English Cemetery in Malaga was declared a Site of Cultural Interest by the Andalusian Council in 2012 and is registered with the Association of Significant Cemeteries of Europe (ASCE) on account of its great artistic, historical, literary and, even, botanical value.
Located just opposite the Plaza del Obispo, this temple is considered one of the most valuable Renaissance jewels in all of Andalusia. Popularly known as ‘La Manquita’ (one-armed) as it is missing one tower, this cathedral built by Diego de Siloé and Andrés de Vandelvira in 1782 is a must-see in the city of Malaga.
As a good native of Malaga, Pablo Picasso left most of his pictures to the city he was born in. That is why, if you pass by the city of Malaga, you cannot miss the chance to stop and visit the Picasso Museum to admire the work of one of the big names in art.
La Concepción Botanical Gardens
Somewhere you can forget about the notion of time and space. As they are so large, you need about 4 hours to see them all and to enjoy the plant species that grow here.
Cala del Moral
One of the most charming spots in the city of Malaga. Although, long ago, it was a strategic position for controlling, defending and keeping watch, this cove is now known for its calm waters and its beautiful sunsets.
Fuente de las Tres Gracias
The square that surrounds this fountain, called the Fuente de las Tres Gracias, is in one of the prettiest settings in Malaga. Built by the engineer José María Sánchez, this monument represents the classical myth of the Three Graces. A must-see on your visit to the city.
La Misericordia Beach
Another of the places that differentiate Malaga from other coastal cities in Spain. It is an urban beach with black sand and its singularity lies in the two chimneys that preside over it – a remnant of old factories. If we visit the beach in the evening, when the ferry passes, we can see the famous ‘Malaga Tsunami’ – a big wave produced by the boat that runs several metres up the beach.
One of the biggest, most pleasant and most popular beaches in the city of Malaga. It is characterised by the low temperature of its water, in spite of being in the Mediterranean, and by how quickly you get out of your depth when you get in.
Calle Marqués de Larios
Perhaps the most iconic and central street in the city of Malaga. It gets its name from the Marquis of Larios, who promoted the development of the textile industry in the city during the 19th century. A few years ago, this street became pedestrian so wandering along it, taking in its sculptures and window displays, is one of the delights of Malaga.