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Top 10 Things to do and see in Malaga Spain

Malaga has it all

From perfectly sunny beach weather in summer and winter (yes, about 24 degrees in the winter months) to a number of museums and other cultural happenings like the Malaga film festival, to a vivid nightlife & bar scene and some great shopping districts.

The Alcazaba

This is a fortified palace that dates from the Muslim era. It’s located in the foothills of Mount Gibralfaro. The Alcazaba and the Gibralfaro Castle are linked by a rocky corridor called The Corach. The Alcazaba is also next to the Roman Theatre, the city park and opposite the port, which gives it a unique and privileged enclave.

Open in Summer every day from 9h30 to 20h, and in the Winter, from 8h30 to 19h.
General admission: 2,10€. Students, seniors and children under 16: 0,60€. Combined entry Alcazaba+Gibralfaro Castle: 3,45€. Free admission every Sunday after 14h.

Cathedral

The Cathedral of Malaga is called the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Catedral de la Encarnación) and is located where the Mosque-Aljama stood during the city’s the eight centuries of Muslim rule. Inside there is a vast body of sculptural work, including 42 carvings by Pedro de Mena, Vargas, and Giuseppe Ortiz Micael Alfaro.

There is also a superb organ, with more than 4,000 pipes, that is still used today. It also houses the Cathedral Museum.

Open Mon. – Fri. from 10h to 18h, Sat. from 10h to 17h.
General admission: 4€.

Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum is housed in the Buenavista Palace, a Renaissance building from the 16th century and the most important example of noble architecture from the period. Tirelessly prolific, Picasso painted over 2,000 works. More than 200 works including paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and engravings testify to the magnitude of his iconic career, from its inception until the last academic paintings of the 1970’s.

Open Tues. – Thurs. and Sun from 10h to 20h, Fri. and Sat. from 10h to 21h.
General admission: 6€.

Roman Theatre of Malaga

This theatre was discovered by accident in 1951, after being buried for centuries. Workers renovating the "Casa de la Cultura," which sat on top of it, stumbled upon this most amazing archaeological discovery.

Open Nov. – March: Tuesday to Saturday from 9h to 19h, Sundays from 10h to 14h30. And from April – October: Tuesday to Saturday from 10h to 21h, Sundays from 10h to 14h30.
FREE!

Gibralfaro Castle

The Gibralfaro Castle is a fourteenth-century castle, built by Yusuf I of Granada. It sits on an ancient Phoenician compound which also contained the lighthouse that gives its name to the hill Gibralfaro (Jbel-Faro, or Mount of the Lighthouse).

Today, the castle is open to tourists, and from there you can see magnificent views of the city of Malaga, and, on a clear day the Atlas Mountains across the Strait of Gibraltar.

Open in Summer everyday, 09h to 20h. And in Winter, everyday from 09h to 18h.
General admission: 2,10€. Students, seniors and children under 16: 0,60€. Combined entry Gibralfaro and Alcazaba: 3,45€. Free admission every Sunday after 14h.

Conception Historic Botanical Garden

The Conception Historic Botanical Garden (Jardín Botánico-Histórico de la Concepción) is an English-style garden with more than 150 years of history. It’s one of the few tropical gardens that exist in Europe, and home to more than 5,000 plants from roughly 500 tropical and sub-tropical species and a wide variety of palm trees (more than 50 different species).

Created as a recreational estate for a noble family, it became publicly owned in 1990 and was opened to the public in 1994.

Open from April to September: Tuesday - Sunday: 09h30 - 20h30. And October to March: Tuesday - Sunday: 09h30 - 17h30.
General admission: 4,20€. Half-price entry for seniors and children under 16.

Carmen Thyssen Museum

The collection includes the main genres of 19th century Spanish painting, paying special attention to Andalusian artists. There are more than 200 works on display at the Villalón Palace, a mid-16th century building, including a series of paintings by old artists, including "Santa Marina," by Zurbarán.

Then it continues with a section dedicated to Romantic landscapes and costumbrismo, depicting customs and manners with works by Genaro Pérez Villaamil, Manuel Barrón and the Domínguez Bécquer family.

Open Tues. – Sun., 10h to 20h.
GeneralAdmission: €6.
Reduced: €3,5.

Pablo Picasso Birthplace

The Pablo Picasso Foundation Museum showcases original works by Pablo Picasso in its permanent collection and during temporary exhibitions. The museum occupies the first floor of the building where the painter was born and lived during the early years of his life.

There are three rooms devoted to the different mediums used by Picasso, ceramics, prints, and illustrated books.

Open everyday: 9h30 - 20h.
General admission: 1 €

English Cemetary

Situated in a pleasant garden, this was the first Protestant cemetery in Spain. It rests on a piece of land given by the Governor of Malaga to the British consul in 1829. Here lies the poet Jorge Guillén (1893-1984).

Open Tuesday to Saturday: 09h30 - 14h30. And Sunday: 09h - 13h.
FREE!

Malaguetas Beach

Malaga’s beach spot with various bars and restaurants. Take a dip into the Mediterreanan sea, lie in the sun and than go for some fried fish and a beer in one of the many delicious seafood restaurants on the strip.

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