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11 Best things to see & do in Malaga

  • Malaga, Andalusia, Spain

  • Malaga, Andalusia, Spain

Malaga Fair

Experience

Malaga Fair

Every 3rd week in August, Malagans take to the streets for an exuberant week-long street party. Expect sevillanas street dancing, colourful flamenco-style dresses, castanet-clicking, an opening firework displays, concerts and plenty of sherry.

Good for age: 8+

Duration: 1 week

When: 3rd week August

Freq: annually

Carmen Thyssen Malaga Museum

  • Malaga, Andalusia, Spain

Carmen Thyssen Malaga Museum

Experience

Here Carmen Cervera, the Malaga-born wife of Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza, displays her prize collection of mainly Andalusian art, ranging from the mainly religious works of old masters to the colourful, luminous landscapes, portraits and street scenes from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Adult price: 10

Good for age: 18+

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Hammam at Hammam Al Andalus

  • Malaga, Andalusia, Spain

Interior of the dimly-lit hammam, showing candle-lit pool

Experience

A monumental, atmospheric complex of inviting pools that resembles a movie set, with a steam sauna and hot table, and 30-minute massages on offer. Client numbers are strictly limited so be sure to book online.

Adult price: 30

Min age 5

Good for age: 13+

Duration: 1-3 hours

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Picasso Museum

  • Malaga, Andalusia, Spain

Close up of the museum exterior and entrance, in golden stone, located in an old classic palace in the city

Experience

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born in Malaga. The city’s Picasso Museum, set in a restored 16th-century Andalusian townhouse in Malaga’s historic centre, displays over 250 of his paintings, sculptures and ceramics spanning his entire career. Book an entrance ticket here and a private guided tour here.

Adult price: 7

Good for age: 18+

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Atarazanas Central Market

  • Malaga, Andalusia, Spain

Exterior of the market with people waiting and cars parked

Experience

Malaga’s Arab shipyards were adapted in the 19th century to create this wonderland of fresh fruit and veg, meat and seafood. In fact, the entire neighbourhood is devoted to food – it’s a great place for a tapas crawl.

Good for age: 18+

  • Malaga, Andalusia, Spain

A well-preserved Moorish city fortress, built 11th century on a hill in the city centre. Adjacent to the entrance are the remains of a Roman theatre, dating back to the 1st century AD.

Adult price: 3

Good for age: 8+

Centre Pompidou Malaga

  • Malaga, Andalusia, Spain

Centre Pompidou Malaga

Experience

Malaga’s Pompidou striking museum outpost – housed beneath the colourful Cubo – holds a permanent exhibition of several dozens of works of the impressionist collection of the XX and XXI centuries. It also hosts 2 or 3 temporary exhibitions each year, sourced from the parent collection and designed by its curators.

Adult price: 8

Good for age: 18+

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  • Malaga, Andalusia, Spain

  • Bucket List Experience

One of the world’s most terrifying walkways, over sheer gorges in Malaga’s mountains. Vertigo-inducing and spectacular in equal measure.

Adult price: 25

Good for age: 18+

Duration: 3-4 hours