Things to do in Malaga

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There are so many Malaga things to do when you are visiting this city in Spain, that deciding where to go first will be your biggest problem.

Explore the Palaces

One of the most famous sights to see in Malaga is La Alcazaba. Built around the 11th century, this fortress originally boasted 3 palaces as well as a plethora of towers. Adjacent to Alcazaba are the remains of a Roman amphitheatre and the Gibralfaro Castle. Roam around the castles, through the gardens and walk the ramparts for the most spectacular views of the city below. The Archeological Museum is also located inside the Alcazaba.

Visit the Cathedral

The Cathedral is another of Malago’s most famous places to visit. Built on the remains of a mosque, this cathedral is a beautiful work of architecture. Locals call her “La Manquita” or the one-armed woman, because funding only allowed one tower to be built instead of two. Inside the cathedral, you can find many carved statues of the saints, as well as a huge organ and a gorgeous choir stall.

Enjoy the Beaches

The beaches in Malaga offer a wide variety of restaurants, promenades, flamenco shows, as well as a plethora of water sports. The main beach, Playa Caleta, is a clean, well-maintained beach and offers views of the seawalls of the nearby port and the coastline of Costa del Sol. Another popular beach is the Playa de la Malagueta, which also has nice facilities including showers. This beach also is the site of the closing ceremonies of the annual Festival. This festival is one of the largest in Spain and attracts over 3 million visitors during its run. Also along this stretch of beaches, you will find the best seafood restaurants in the area. Malaga is known for its fried fish, and eating at one of the small café’s in El Palo is a feast you should not miss.

Enjoy the Water Sports

The Caleta de Velaz Marina offers the biggest port for recreational crafts in the area. The marina offers sailing and other water-craft rentals. Also nearby is La Vinuela Lake which is a non-motorized lake that offers sailing, swimming and canoeing. A little further down the coastline you will find Benalmadena where you can find white sand beaches, a water park as well as an amusement park.

Party the Night Away

Malaga is known for its active nightlife, as is most other towns along the Costa del Sol. Many of these bars offer music ranging from rock, jazz or pop.

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Botanical Garden Tour - Finca La Concepcion

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Considered one of the most important and the most beautiful botanical gardens in Europe, this 150-year-old botanical garden features giant ficus, araucarias (one 147-foot-tall specimen is the tallest tree in the province, palms, cycads, bamboo from China, and a wide variety of exotic flowers. Visitors can also stroll through the gardens and explore the many ornamental pools filled with waterlilys, frogs, turtles, and toads. One-hour guided tours are offered year round. Take bus No. 61 from Alameda Principal in Central Malaga on weekends and holidays.

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address:Carretera de las Pedrizas (SN 331)

Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro

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This magnificent hotel offers one of the best views Malaga has to offer. Located in the old quarter of the city on Mount Gibralfaro, this four star hotel features 38 elegant suites, a swimming pool on the top floor, an excellent restaurant, and a beautiful Picasso painting on the wall. All Parador de Malaga-Gibralfaro guests can use the facilities of the Parador del Golf, located on the outskirts of Malaga. Average room rate 123EU ($200US).

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tel:34 952 221 902
url:www.parador.es
address: Castillo de Gibralfaro, s/n (29016) Malaga
email:gibralfaro@parador.es

La Alcazaba

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La Alcazaba is a Malaga landmark that dates back to the 700s. The entrance, known as Christ’s Door or Puerta del Cristo, is where the first mass was celebrated after the Christian victory over the town. If you head just below the entrance to La Alcazaba you will find the ruins of an ancient amphitheatre dating back to the second century AD.

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address:Calle Alcazabilla

Plaza de la Malagueta

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 Plaza de la Malagueta is the largest bullfighting ring in Malaga. The ring, designed by Joaquin Rucoba, opened in 1876 and it can hold up to 14,000 spectators. Marabella, which opened in1964 holds up to 9,500 spectators and Antequera, opened in 1848, holds up to 8,200 spectators. There are more than a dozen bullrings in and around the city of Malaga. Hours: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

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tel:+34 852 221 727
url:www.la-malagueta.es.
address:Calle de Cervantes

Gibralfaro Castle

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Gibralfaro Castle/Fortress offers some of the most amazing panoramic views the city has to offer. This is the original place where Gibralfro lies and it is located next to La Alcazaba. Ducts from two of the castles towers connect La Alcazaba and Gibralfaro.

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Touring Town Hall

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Town Hall is the most fascinating modernistic structure in Malaga. It was built between 1912 and 1919 and it features a neo-baroque style, gorgeous gardens, and excellent views of Alcazaba and Gibralfaro.

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Walking Wild Andalucia

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If want to go hiking, trekking or walking, contact Walking Wild Andalucia for a wide selection of scheduled guided tours -- up to 6 days or self-guided tours throughout Andalusia. Walking Wild Andalucia also offers customized tours that can last from several hours up to several days -- it's up to you!

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tel:+34 951 160 049; Mobile: +34 658 612 989
url:www.walkingwildandalucia.com
address:Gaucin (Malaga) Andalucia Spain
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