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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.

Cheers to the weekend with a @musaaldeiadapraia and a four-legged buddy 😄
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Um brinde ao fim de semana com uma @musaaldeiadapraia e um amigo de quatro patas 😄

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Descubra a jóia escondida da costa de Lisboa: a Aldeia da Praia ⭐ 

Com alojamentos acolhedores, restaurantes à beira-mar e inúmeras actividades 📍 O seu retiro de fim de semana está à sua espera! 

📅  Reserve o seu lugar hoje mesmo (Mais informações na Bio)
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Discover the hidden gem of Lisbon coast: Aldeia da Praia ⭐ 

With cozy accommodations, beachside dining and endless activities 📍 Your weekend retreat awaits!

📅  Reserve your spot today (More information at the Link in the Bio)

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Come to Granada and enjoy amazing murals of Realejo , 
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Feeling those summer vibes? ☀️ Dive into the season with a scoop of @nomadsbythesea ice cream! 

Which flavor is calling your name today? 🍦 Let us know in the comments! 
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Já começa a sentir aquelas energias de verão? ☀️ Mergulhe na estação com uma bola de gelado @nomadsbythesea! 

Qual o sabor que está a chamar por si hoje? 🍦 Deixe-nos saber nos comentários! 

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Turn up the holiday vibes with us 🤩 It's all about great music, delicious eats and creating magical moments with your favorite people! 
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Aumenta as energias do feriado connosco 🤩 É tudo uma questão de boa música, comida deliciosa e momentos mágicos com as suas pessoas preferidas!

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Craving a slice? 🍕 We've got you covered at @ama.pizzeria

Which one would you have? 
📅 Tuesday to Sunday 12:30pm - 11pm
☎️ +351 915 894 043
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A desejar uma fatia? 🍕  A @ama.pizzeria está aqui para si!

Qual é que vai querer?
 📅 Terça a Domingo 12h30 - 23h
☎️ +351 915 894 043

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Saddle up, it’s World Bicycle Day 🤩 Let’s roll through Sintra’s stunning landscapes! 

📌 Join our @sintraebiketours and make memories on two wheels (Link in the Bio) 
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Prepara-se, hoje é o Dia Mundial da Bicicleta! Vamos percorrer as paisagens deslumbrantes de Sintra 🤩

📌 Junte-se aos nossos passeios de bicicleta @sintraebiketours e crie memórias sobre duas rodas (Link na Bio) 

#AldeiadaPraia #Sintra #Lisboa #Lisbon #Portugal #SintrasBestKeeptSecret #VisitSintra #Turismo #DestinoTuristico #DescubraPortugal #SintraBikeTours #PasseiosdeBicicleta #WorldBicycleDay #DiaMundialdaBicicleta
Time to let the kids rule the Aldeia da Praia ⭐ 

From sandy toes to playground adventures, today will be unforgettable 🙏 

📍 Join us in this World Children's Day!
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⭐ Está na altura de deixar os miúdos dominarem a Aldeia da Praia ⭐ 

Dos pés de areia às aventuras nos parque infantil, o dia de hoje vai ser inesquecível 🙏

📍 Junte-se a nós neste Dia Mundial da Criança! 

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Siblings: adventure partners from day one 🤍
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Irmãos: parceiros de aventuras desde o primeiro dia 🤍

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Today and always, we are committed to a cleaner and more sustainable source of energy 🔋 Happy National Energy Day!
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Hoje e sempre, estamos comprometidos com uma fonte de energia mais limpa e sustentável 🔋 Feliz Dia Nacional da Energia!

#AldeiadaPraia #Sintra #Lisboa #Lisbon #Portugal #Turismo #TurismoSustentavel #DestinoTuristico #Sustentabilidade #DestinoEcologico #DiaNacionaldaEnergia #NationalEnergyDay
Circuito regional de surf na Praia Grande 🏄🏽‍♂️🏄🏼 visite a ver os nossos atletas jovens a surfar 

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Nothing beats the satisfaction of biting into a juicy burger from @burgers_na_aldeia 🤤 Don’t you agree?

👉 Enjoy this World Burger Day and come and taste one with us! 

📌 Monday - Friday: 12.30pm to 3 p.m. I 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m
📅 Saturday - Sunday: 12.30pm until 9.30pm

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Nada supera a satisfação de morder num burger suculento do @burgers_na_aldeia 🤤 Não concorda?

👉 Aproveita este Dia Mundial do Hambúrguer e vem saborear um connosco! 

📌 2ª-6ª feira: 12.30-15hs I 18hs-21.30h
📅 Sábado - Domingo: 12.30 I 21.30

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On this International Day of Play, a world of fun awaits your little one at our playground 🤩 Let's play, shall we?
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Neste Dia Internacional do Brincar, um mundo de diversão espera pelo(a) seu(ua) pequeno(a) no nosso playground 🤩 Vamos brincar?

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Elevate your event experience with our picturesque outdoor party space 🎉 

Say goodbye to stuffy ballrooms and hello to open skies and ocean breezes 🌊 Whether you're planning a birthday bash, family reunion, or corporate event, our venue offers the perfect backdrop for unforgettable memories! 

Let's celebrate under the sun and stars, surrounded by the beauty of the Aldeia da Praia ⭐ 

👉 Your dream event starts here! 
Link in Bio for reservations or more information! 
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Eleve a experiência do seu evento com o nosso pitoresco espaço de festa ao ar livre 🎉 

Diga adeus aos salões de baile abafados e olá ao céu aberto e à brisa do oceano 🌊 Quer esteja a planear uma festa de aniversário, uma reunião familiar ou um evento empresarial, o nosso espaço oferece o cenário perfeito para memórias inesquecíveis! 

Vamos celebrar sob o sol e as estrelas, rodeados pela beleza da Aldeia da Praia ⭐ 

👉 O seu evento de sonho começa aqui! 
Link na Bio para reservas ou mais informações! 

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Friday fun starts here 📌 Gather your crew and let's enjoy some @musaaldeiadapraia brews together 🍻
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A diversão de sexta-feira começa aqui 📌 Junte os seus amigos e venham desfrutar juntos de algumas 🍻 cervejas da @musaaldeiadapraia 

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