Malaga Vacations

The birthplace of Pablo Picasso is a laid-back Spanish port city in the region of Andalucia. There is a major museum dedicated to the city’s favorite son, the Museo Picasso Málaga, showcasing his paintings and drawing visitors who stay to enjoy the dynamic, open-till-all-hours nightlife, tranquil beaches, and trendy shops. Moorish castles like La ... Read more
Alcazaba, grilled sardines, and a bullring complete the earthy Andalucian picture.

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Malaga things to do and experiences

  • Tivoli World
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  • Museo Picasso Málaga
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  • Teleférico Benalmádena
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  • La Alcazaba
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The best months to head to Andalucia are in the fall (October and November) and spring (April and May) when the weather is at its finest. Autumn is typically quieter than spring because of the Semana Santa ... Read more
(Holy Week) and Easter. Summers are swelteringly hot in most areas (97, or 36, in Seville) though the coast and the highlands are a bit more tolerable. Winters are cooler and wet with snow dusting the Sierra Nevada and rain hitting the Sierra de Grazalema; however, other parts of the province are more temperate, and it’s not unusual to see sunbathers and people swimming in the sea in February.

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Wonderful girls trip away, we stayed Barceló Malaga with its roof top pool and easy access from the train station. Recommend the Turkish baths in the old town - superb. Food was top notch. Looking forward to returning some day.

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Great place in Spain to spend a few days exploring matters Picasso, Antonio Banderas and tapas. Malaga really is the gateway to the Costa del Sol. Go to all the historic places in the guide book, find the out of the way tapas bars and Plaza Antonio Banderas. Picasso Museum is brilliant. Not much to the birthplace. Some late night places and an Irish bar.

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I loved Malaga! I definitely recommend the vincci malaga hotel! It has a beautiful beach next to it!

Recommended for:Family Travelers

Vibrant and exciting city. Hire a bike and tour guide and see the city on two wheels. Beautiful, interesting and lots to see and do.

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Milano, Italia

Malaga is a big city with nice historical center, decent beaches and plenty of Restaurants and Bar

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London, United Kingdom

One of my favourite cities. When we first started visiting the Costa del Sol regularly about 20 years ago it was run down and unappealing. Since then the Andalucian government has spent a great deal of money turning it into one of Europe's great cities. You'll be completely spoilt for choice for bars and restaurants and there are many interesting tourist attractions including the Picasso Museum, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Cathedral and Picasso's birth place on Plaza de la Merced.


Malaga is a buzzing town for shopping and sightseeing, with lots of quality shops and charming restaurants as well as many architectural wonders and impressive museums including the famous Picasso museum.

The San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

We had a great time here for my birthday. There's beautiful beaches, fresh seafood, and even a Picasso museum; this is his birthplace. A lot of tourists fly in and head to other local towns, but Malaga is lively with a young population and worth a visit.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsStudentsNightlife Lovers
Girona, Spain

If you want to experience local culture, southern Spain, Malaga is the right place for you. Below I mention places to visit,apart from that Malaga became lately a favorite city for foodies.
La Alcazaba- military fortress built by the Moors in the 11th century on the remains of a Roman fortress. The fortress lies on a hilltop with a good view over the town and sea and originally consisted of 3 protecting walls (only 2 still remain), more than 100 towers and an upper section with a residential area, including 3 palaces.

Gibralfaro- Castle is situated just next to La Alcazaba which it is connected to by ducts from two of its towers. The place where the Gibralfaro lies is thought to have originally hosted a lighthouse built by the Phoenicians. On the remains of this lighthouse a fortress was built by Abderramán III and was later reconstructed as a castle by Yasuf I in the 14th century.

Picasso Home – Museum (Fundacion Picasso)
The early years of the life of Pablo Ruiz Picasso are closely linked to the city of Malaga, where he was born in 1881. Family tradition also played a large part in shaping his essentially malagueño character. His life and works would later see him become Malaga’s most famous native.

The Cathedral
The construction of the Cathedral in Malaga began in 1528 after capturing Malaga from the Moors. It was built on the top of a former Mosque, which was destroyed when the Moors lost the town. Construction was not finished until 1782, and as a result shows many different architectural styles such as a Gothic foundation, Renaissance facades and Baroque towers.

The bullfighting ring in Malaga dates back to 1874 and has a total capacity of about 14,000 people.

Roman Theater- located just below La Alcazaba. It was not discovered until 1951 in spite of its size, with a radius of 31 meters and height of 19 meters. Studies have shown that it hasn’t been used since the 3rd century and that the Moors used elements from the Theater in the construction of La Alcazaba.

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Villamiel de Toledo, Spain

Beautiful city with historic cathedral, great eateries, taps bars, local culture, promenade, new marina, great shopping

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