If you are planning to visit Malaga, you might have read some travel information about this beautiful city or maybe you did not read about it at all. In both occasions it would be nice to have an idea of sightseeing in Malaga Spain. To give you the best experience of sightseeing Malaga Spain, we created a top 5 must visits for you!
Top 5 spots sightseeing Malaga Spain
As in Valencia, Malaga also has a beautiful old town. You could join many group tours or explore the city on your own. Besides a pretty city centre, this city also has a ‘playa’ which means beach. There are plenty of things to do and see in Malaga and we understand it is hard to experience them all. Therefore, we created a short list which contains the top 5 spots sightseeing Malaga Spain. This list is based on recommendations we got from Malaga visitors and students.
Malaga Spain old-town
If you are visiting Malaga, one thing you have to do is visit the Malaga Spain old-town. This part of the city is exactly how you would imagine how Spain looks like. Historic buildings, palm trees, little gardens, warm colours, marble, small streets and terraces. You can shop until you drop in Malaga, but some sightseeing Malaga Spain can give you more satisfaction. You cannot return home without knowing the city. How you want to explore the city is up to yourself. You can join many groups during a group tour, you can just walk through the city yourself, or you can do it in a totally different way: Treasure hunt sightseeing Malaga Spain. Instead of following a large group of tourists, you can explore the city independently in a playful way. During the exploration of Malaga Spain old-town, you solve puzzles and tasks, get knowledge about the historical part of the city and find out secrets of the city. This tour is a classic city tour, transformed in a modern version. You will explore the city with some elements, such as a golden GPS compass, treasure book and hunting material. Places you will cross are Placa Merced, Cathedral, Park Area and Teatro Cervantes. You can book this treasure hunt Malaga Spain here.
A place that also fits in the Top 5 sightseeing spots Malaga Spain is Mercado Central. This place is also known as ‘Ataranzas Market’. What makes this place special, is the building. The building is an old place where the Nazari shipyards were located. The entrance is made of an old gate from the city wal. Here you can literally stroll through the fresh foods. The market building is divided is 3 different areas: meat, fish and vegetables. You can also buy there nuts and other extra supplements.
Castillo de Gibralfaro
What cannot be forgotten on this top 5 sightseeing Malaga Spain, is the Castillo de Gibralfaro. This is an old castle (out of the 10th century) that has got a great view over the coast. In this castle you can find a military museum, but it is all about the beautiful panoramic view. You can reach it also by bus, but by foot is definitely worth it. Walk through the Alcazaba fortress, because this is one of the most famous Muslim-architectural works of Spain.
Like Valencia and Barcelona, Malaga is also a coast city. This city has around 15 beaches. They will be very crowded in the summer, but it will also be a place to sneak out from the incredible heat. You do not have to worry if you get hungry, because at these beaches you will find a lot of restaurants where you can eat fresh fish. Have you ever tried the local delicacy ‘Espeto de sardinas’? These are freshly caught sardines which have been grilled on a stick. A real must-try! The closest beach to the city is ‘Playa de la Malagueta’. That is why this is the most crowded and touristic beach of Malaga. A beach where you can find more locals is ‘Playa Peñon del Cuervo’. Here, you will not find beach bars and restaurants, but it is still popular among locals.
Stroll down through the new port of Malaga and watch boats floating in. At Meulle Uno (which is a shopping area located near the city centre) you can shop until you drop. The shopping and commerce centre is 14.000 square meters and has more than 1000 parking spots. You can also find restaurants here. The pier is decorated with glittering lights of the city at night. It is also a very romantic place to visit as a couple. Yes, this can also be added to our top 5 sightseeing Malaga Spain. A real must-see!