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Museo Picasso Málaga
1. Museo Picasso Málaga
Museo Picasso Málaga houses 200 works donated by members of Picasso's family. It is located in a restored 16th-century palace in Málaga, Spain, the city where artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born.
Bioparc Fuengirola
2. Bioparc Fuengirola
Bioparc Fuengirola is a sustainable zoo near Malaga which protects its animals in environments similar to their natural habitat, using 'invisible' barriers. This excellent family attraction is easy to reach from central Malaga.
Caves of Nerja
3. Caves of Nerja
The Caves of Nerja, or Fundación Cueva de Nerja as it's known locally, are located on the Costa del Sol in Nerja, Spain. A popular tourist destination, the natural cave formation has impressive stalactites and stalagmites, some of the tallest in the world.
SEA LIFE Benalmádena
4. SEA LIFE Benalmádena
Sea Life Benalmádena is an aquarium and marine biology research center located in Benalmádena, near Malaga, Spain. The aquarium offers visitors up-close encounters with Spain's marine wildlife and animals from further afloat.
El Caminito del Rey
5. El Caminito del Rey
Snaking its way around a rugged canyon above the Río Guadalhorce near Ardales, in the province of Málaga, Spain, El Caminito del Rey is a an elevated walkway that was built at the turn of the 20th century in order to connect two hydroelectric power stations. Over the years the site fell into disrepair, and infamously became known as the world's most dangerous walkway after a series of daredevils plummeted to their demise trying to cross it. El Caminito del Rey has since been given a multimillion-euro refurbishment and is once again safely travelable for everyone, providing breathtaking canyon views at every step along its 2.9-kilometer length.

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Selwo Marina

Selwo Marina is the place in Andalucía to discover Latin American fauna and to get up close and personal with its exotic animals. Visitors can watch live penguin feedings, plus dolphin and sea lion shows, and exotic bird demonstrations. It's in Benalmadena, Spain, and is easy to reach on public transport.
4.4 / 5 (127)
From $15.59
The Benalmadena Butterfly Park, also known as Mariposario de Benalmádena, is a butterfly park located in the heart of the Costa del Sol, only 20 minutes from Malaga.
4.9 / 5 (107)
From $9.80
The Hammam Al Ándalus Baños Árabes Málaga is a stunning place to relax and unwind in hot and cold baths. Guests can also experience professional massages while surrounded by elegant Arabic architecture. The luxurious Hammam Al Ándalus is located in Málaga, Spain.
4.7 / 5 (75)
From $49.02
The Cable Car Benalmádena (Teleférico Benalmádena) offers some of the best views of the Costa del Sol and gives visitors the chance to see a live falconry show at the top of the mountain. It's located in Benalmádena, Spain.
4.8 / 5 (184)
From $14.61
Aqualand Torremolinos is every bit as chilled and cheerful as it is wet and wild. It's fun for young and old alike, or whether you're an adrenaline junkie or a pool-side bookworm!
4.5 / 5 (48)
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The Kelipé Centro de Arte Flamenco is the best flamenco show in Málaga (#1 on TripAdvisor) and a meeting place for lovers of flamenco. It's located in central Málaga and is easy to reach on foot.
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From $29.41
Tablao Alegría is a premiere location for flamenco in Málaga. The establishment has a separate tablao and restaurant, so you can enjoy dinner before the show begins.
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From $19.61
The Picasso Birthplace Museum is just a couple of minutes on foot from Malaga Cathedral, and around the corner from the well-known Cervantes Theater. It's also close to the Picasso Museum, if you're after a double dose of Picasso in Malaga.
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From $3.92
The Museum of Illusions is an interactive, immersive, brain-shaking, sense-jangling museum in Málaga. A Museum of Imagination ticket is your all-access pass to various exhibits aimed at giving your eyes and ears a run for their money! Walk on the walls, get your head around devilish optical illusions, experience the world in 3D, and much more.
4.6 / 5 (143)
From $9.80
Crocodile Park Torremolinos is a nature reserve/wildlife park in Andalusia, Spain, where visitors can get up close to over 300 crocodiles across eight lakes and habitat zones. It also features a dedicated crocodile museum, an audiovisual room, a crocodile nursery, and Europe's largest crocodile, Big Daddy!
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From $15.69
The Museo Carmen Thyssen is located in Málaga, the second-most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth-biggest in Spain. The centrally located museum is in a 16th-century building renovated to house this stunning art collection.
4.7 / 5 (45)
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The Alcazaba of Málaga, a major relic of Spain's Islamic past, is a Moorish citadel built in the 11th century AD with an impressive palatial courtyard. It is located in central Málaga, beside the city's Roman Theater, not far from Paseo España park.
4.8 / 5 (75)
From $12.75

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Málaga Boat Tour

A blissful boat ride under Málaga's blue skies, with audio commentary
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Planning your Málaga visit

Language

Spanish

Currency

Euro (€)

Dialing code

+34

Time zone

Central European Time (CET)

Getting around

With 29km of cycle lanes and another 70km planned for 2017, Málaga is a great city for biking. Hire yourself some wheels or join a cycling tour to explore the city from a saddle. Getting the bus is easy too. Tourists use the buses as much as the locals and most lines run from 06:45 – 23:00, with three night buses to get you home after hours. If you prefer to walk, you’ll love Málaga. It’s relatively small and considered very safe. Everything in the historic city centre is within walking distance. Just pack some decent shoes!

Nightlife

From traditional flamenco shows to street sangrias outside a tasca, there are a thousand fun ways to spend a night in Málaga. Mitjana Square in the old centre is brimming with people and energy, no matter when you go. Calle Larios is also a good place to start, close to the tascas, discos and bars on Calle Granada. If you’re looking to dance, it’s best to wait until 11pm or later, or else you’ll be the only one in the club! Downtown Málaga is a popular clubbing spot, and in the summer locals flock to Pedregalejo along the beach.

Costa del Sol

As one of the oldest cities in the world - with almost 3,000 years of history - the Costa del Sol is one of the most impressive places to explore centuries of architecture and art. Málaga has also, since the 1950s, been known as the gateway to the Costa de Sol. It's been hailed as the “Florida of Europe”, and when you feel the sun in the height of summer, you’ll understand why. The towns, villages and cities that stretch along the coast make up one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations, with some of the best beaches in Spain.

What to do in Málaga for 3 days

Picasso Birthplace Museum

Picasso is everywhere in Málaga - and rightly so, seeing as he was born here. The Museo Picasso Málaga, now one of the area’s most popular tourist attractions, showcases 285 works donated by members of Picasso's family. Visit the house where Picasso was born and see real masterpieces by the artist himself, plus art by luminaries like Miró, Christo, Bacon, Bross, and more. Check out artifacts, family memories, his graphic artwork from 1931 - 1971, and take a look at the 19th-century books inside the library. It’s an art lover’s dream!

Centre Pompidou Málaga

Strolling to the port along Málaga's picturesque seafront will have you squinting into the distance at a sleek multicolored cube. Upon closer inspection you’ll realize it’s not some weird tardis, it’s just Málaga’s branch of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, affectionately known by locals as El Cubo. Putting the city on the cultural map, the centre has over 80 artworks, dating from 1905 onwards, including significant pieces from Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, Rene Magritte, and more. Temporary exhibitions with works from Pompidou Paris keep the collections exciting and relevant.

Pier Port 1 of Málaga

For incredible views of Gibralfaro Castle and Alcazaba, head to Pier 1 Port of Málaga, a relatively new neighborhood that connects the cruise terminal to the historic center and the Park of the Palms. This shopping and leisure-packed part of town also boasts a number of restaurants, activities, and facilities to entertain the kids - no matter the budget. It’s particularly nice to walk around at night. Go for a long stroll as the sun is setting over the water, then head to one of the bars in the Malagueta area for cocktails and tapas.

Grilled sardines and sweet wine

With tempting small plates everywhere you look, you could fill up on tapas before you’ve even taken a bite of dinner. That can be good news since the local dinner time is quite late (think 10pm!). Make sure to try the grilled sardines. To eat them like the locals, head to the old fishing district of El Palo, where they’re served six to a stick at a number of beach bars. Wash them down with the sweet Málaga wine, available everywhere, but particularly good at La Casa del Guardia or 'The Guardhouse' - the oldest tavern in Málaga.

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