Is Malaga worth visiting? – Malaga has a stunning coastline and is the largest city of southern Spain’s Costa Del Sol (Coast of the SUN). Malaga has a typical Mediterranean climate with 300 days of sun and long stretches of golden sand, making it a perfect beach destination. Being one of the world’s oldest cities and one of the southernmost large cities in Europe, it has a blend of nature and culture. In this post, read about things to do in Malaga or go on a Malaga city tour. Know about the perfect beach destination Malaga itinerary.
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Things to do in Malaga Spain – Malaga Itinerary 2 Days
Malaga was ruled by ancient Carthage from the 6th century and is famous as Pablo Picasso’s birthplace and bull-fighting events.
It has countless beaches which offer bling and glitz. Also, it receives sunshine all year round which makes it perfect beach destination. So let’s check some of the best things to do in Malaga Spain and also know about the best Malaga Beaches.
Malaga combines beautiful landscapes and scenery, cultural and historical places making it a perfect blend of modern and traditional places. I stayed at Petit Palace Plaza and click here to check this stay at the city center.
Perfect Beach Destination Malaga Itinerary – Best things to do in Malaga
Beaches of Malaga city center
La Caleta, El pato or Malagueta are the famous beaches near to the city center. It can be covered by foot, bike or city bus.
Beaches in Torremolinos
Torremolinos is a resort town of Costa Del Sol, located on the western shore of Malaga at a distance of 13 km from Malaga. A city bus from Malaga is a convenient way to reach here. It has the best beach spots in Malaga province. It consists of six main beaches connected by a promenade of palm trees, along with blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and a rugged landscape.
Alcazaba de Malaga-
Roman Amphitheater combined with 11th-century Moorish fortress. This Moorish castle is known as Gibralfaro (14th century). From this castle, spectacular views of Malaga city can be viewed when reached the top. Malaga’s history is greatly influenced by the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic & Christian eras which span 300 years.
Cathedral of Incarnation –
Located in the city center, it is a Gothic-Baroque-styled Basilica known as La Manquita (The one-armed woman). It has only one tower, so it is known as a one-armed woman.
This is the city’s most famous square for its liveliness and traditional tapas, bars, cafes, and modern clubs. Spending evenings and nights at this place is a must-do thing in Malaga. Buildings are illuminated with lights, and streets are decorated with flowers, making this place very cheerful and romantic. Malaga is also famous for nightlife, and most cafes, bars, and clubs often till 6:00 A.M. the next morning.
Parks of Malaga
Malaga has various parks to get relief from the sun with beautiful shades of trees, foliage & flowers. The park’s air is filled with scents of orange blossoms, which is so peaceful and relaxing.
El Pedregaleju –
The nearest fishing town of Malaga city. Can be reached by city bus.
Calle Larios –
Famous street of Malaga with designer and high-end shops.
Museum of Pablo Picasso –
Malaga is Pablo Picasso’s birthplace, so it has a museum of his artworks. Art lovers from all over the world visit here. I missed this museum as it was closed that day, and due to lack of time, I had to proceed to the beaches.
Cafe Tour in Malaga-
Visit cafes, bars, and restaurants for lunch and dinner in Malaga to get the authentic flavor of Spanish culture. Always choose traditionally styled cafes as they have rustic and cultural interiors. If you want to relax, click here to book authentic Hammam experience in Malaga.
Spanish houses and streets-
Malaga has beautiful streets surrounded by Spanish-styled colorful houses. Windows and balconies decorated with various flower arrangements make this place so photogenic.
Useful tips for holidaying at Perfect Beach Destination Malaga-
- Malaga has an International Airport.
- Malaga is connected through the rail network of RENFE. Renfe also comes under a Euro-rail pass. The nearest big railway stations are Seville and Madrid.
- Rent a Car from Seville or Madrid. The road journey from Seville or Madrid is long.
- You can also book your day trip to Caminito from Malaga, which is recommended. Click here to book this trip.
- Granada famous for its wonderful Moorish architecture is just 1.5 hours from Malaga. Plan your day trip to Granada from Malaga and read more about things to do in Granada.
- Explore Alhambra Gardens in Andalusia which is approximately 1.5 hours and is a perfect day trip from Malaga.
- Book an enchanting Flamenco show run by the family of artists named as Kelipe Flamenco show which is top lister on Trip Advisor. Click here to book Kelipe Flamenco show.
- Drive through dreamy white villages – publeos blancos of Andalucia.
The weather of Perfect beach Destination Malaga –
Lots of sunshine the whole year round. Try to avoid going in peak summers as it is too hot. Carry loads of sun-tan and umbrellas to protect against the sun.
Local Transportation – Perfect beach Destination Malaga
The City Bus network in Malaga and its nearby villages are great. Very affordable and has a good frequency between running times.
People of Malaga –
Malaga is known for being friendly, hospitable, cheerful, and open-minded people. Malaga is famous for seafood, and being a vegetarian, I never found a problem while eating in restaurants. The restaurant staff customized Spanish dishes like Paella to veggie options and I admired their approach to making me feel special always.
Shopping – Perfect beach Destination Malaga
Malaga is not very expensive, so shopping is excellent and fun here.
Staying Tips in Malaga-
Always try to stay near the City center or Mtjana Square, because they are very lively and near to many major tourist attractions.
Port of Malaga –
Do you love reading about Perfect beach Destination Malaga itinerary 2 days? I hope you will find it really worth visiting a destination in Spain. Plan a Malaga Beaches tour with some of the best things to do in Malaga, Spain.
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I love Malaga and had the pleasure of visiting the city twice in the last ten years. I didnt go to the resorts where all the British people go and get drunk like in nearby Marbella etc, I based myself in the city, check out the culture and traditions, the food and the beach was fantastic also. I also did a marathon here and loved walking to the castle one evening. Would defo go back. One of the top cities of Spain for me, much better than Barcelona and Madrid.
Malaga is my favorite too as compared to big cities of Spain.
Could not agree more about Malaga!!! We were just there in early May and it’s gorgeous. I loved climbing the Alcazaba (and was very grateful for the elevator down, lol).
Yes going up to Alcazaba is fun here and even views from top are stunning.
I’ve never heard of this Malaga but it looks beautiful!
Definitely adding this to the list of places to visit in the future.
Oh my goodness I want to go there! This is one of my dream vacation to go to and it looks so romantic at night! ❤️
Malaga is very romantic and exotic place in Spain
I LOVE Malaga! I studied abroad in Spain in college and I made it a point to visit as many different beaches I could. Malaga was one of my favorites!
Good to know that you studied in Spain.
I so wish I was at the beach!!!! I can’t wait until my son is old enough to go!
Malaga looks absolutely beautiful! Just the kind of place I love to visit!
I love Málaga!! It’s so beautiful and there truly is a unique, lovely culture all it’s own! I adore Spain – and have especially had wonderful times in South Spain! The Alcazaba de Málaga is just breathtaking, too!! I agree!
Oh wow, this looks like a dream! I definitely wouldn’t mind vacationing there!
I am dying to visit to Spain! Malaga will definitely be on my list.
what amazing colors! looks like a wonderful place to visit!
I haven’t heard of this destination before! It sounds amazing ❤️
It looks amazing there! Definitely makes me want to book a trip out there asap!
Perfect beach destination? For sure! I’d love to visit and sit on these beaches. Seeing the spanish style homes would be cool too!
Yes it would be a cool tour.
Shopping, grand art, sunshine all year on the beach? What’s more to want from a vacation destination. Plus history in addition! I’d never heard of this place before this post, and now I’m dying to visit!
You will love this Spanish beach destination.
This looks like such a dream. I will have to add this destination to my bucket list.
I’ve never been to Malaga but everything looks beautiful.
You should plan it very soon.
Reading your post about the sunny Malaga makes me want to cry! It has been raining non-stop ever since November here in Switzerland so I needed to read about a destination as Malaga to cheer me up a bit! And guess what, I think I got a bit of vitamin-D reading you post…and I have just learn that Picasso was born in Malaga! I know that Malaga is a popular holiday destination but I didnt know that there are so much more than beautiful beaches!
I have to agree with how beautiful Malaga and the beaches are. I have lived in Florida where it seems sunny 365 days a year so Malaga would be very familiar to me except for the culture change. Thank you for sharing this part of the World with me.
Malaga does look gorgeous. But with 300 days of sun, to be able to live there would be difficult. That coming from someone from Chennai who has 300 days of sun as well! Lolz!!!