Malaga is on its way to becoming one of the top cultural destinations in the Costa del Sol region of Spain. This cultural resurgence is attributed to a whole bunch of fancy museums, Moorish castles, and an endearing old town laced with tapas bars and mesmerizing blue beaches. So, what are you waiting for? Book flights to Malaga to explore this heavenly sliver in the Mediterranean.
After booking cheap flights to Malaga, make a list of attractions that you must visit. To make things easy, we have put together a brief itinerary of the top five spots that should not be missed. Fly to Malaga to experience the best of Spain.
Walk off your tapas lunch by hiking up Mount Gibralfaro to the Alcazaba fortress. This Moorish historical landmark, which dates back to the 11th century, is renowned for stunning gardens and archways. If you are not much of a hiker, you can also take the lift up from the Calle Guillen Sotelo. Dawdle under the gorgeous arches and enjoy the views from the cliff-perched terraces.
Open Hours - 9:30 am to 8:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday (1 April to 31 October) and 8:30 am to 6:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday (1 November to 31 March)
Popularly called the gateway to the Costa del Sol, Malaga is also the birthplace of the famous painter Pablo Picasso. Visit the childhood home of Picasso, which is full of pictures and personal items preserved as a shrine to the great artist. The Picasso Museum reveals the artist’s exceptional versatility and houses many of his works along with a wealth of several exceptional temporary exhibitions. Do visit the charming garden café in the museum compound.
Open Hours - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm from Friday to Wednesday and 9:00 am to 9:30 pm on Thursday
The coast of Malaga is famous for its alluring beaches. Head east to take a dip in the gorgeous waters of the bustling city beach of La Malagueta. You can also move on to the more rustic and isolated beaches of Pedregaleo and El Palo. This is where the malagueños go for fried fish and luscious paella, especially on weekend afternoons.
Open Hours - The beaches can be visited at any time, all year round
This museum is a multi-colored cube that overlooks the city port. The Pompidou houses modern and contemporary artworks from the 20th and the 21st centuries. Purchase your tickets for Express entry online to skip the line to enter the museum.
Open Hours - 9:30 am to 8:00 pm from Wednesday to Monday. The museum is closed on Tuesday.
Make your way towards this charming Renaissance Cathedral after a sumptuous breakfast. This conspicuous looking monument is also called "La Manquita" or "The One-Armed Woman" as it has a lopsided appearance due to the absence of a second tower. Take a guided tour of the Cathedral’s rooftops where you can see stunning panoramic views.
Open Hours - 8:00 am to 9:00 pm from Monday to Sunday
Flights - You can take cheap flights from Malaga and to Malaga’s Costa Del Sol International Airport.
Train - Maria Zambrano Railway Station is the main train station of Malaga with several international departures to other European cities.
Several bus operators like Flixbus run services every day to and from Malaga.
Buy return flights to Malaga during fall and spring months. The town rarely gets cold during winters.
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