Art. Wine. Warm winters. Sound good? Málaga often gets ignored by travelers passing through on their way to better beaches, but linger a little. It's a hectic gritty town but there's still a lot to like.

After all, Pablo Picasso was born here (so was Antonio Banderas, incidentally). The new Picasso museum is stopping a lot more visitors in their beach-making tracks - and they're staying to find a host of other museums, a Roman theater, a baroque cathedral and a harborside historic quarter.

Málaga is slowly beautifying itself, becoming calmer and more pedestrianized, but it's far from being Disney-fied. And who would want it to be? Get a taste of that beachside bar scene or walk its lively streets and you'll forgive it a little noise and hassle.

Practical Info

Málaga is about an hour's drive south of Madrid. Trains run regularly from Madrid and Seville, and there are bus connections from all over Spain.

Tours & Tickets

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City Sightseeing Malaga Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 78 Reviews

Explore Malaga, the capital of Costa del Sol with this 24-hour ticket aboard a City Sightseeing open-top, double-decker bus. You’ll see all the main sights of ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: Ticket valid for 24 hours

From USD $20.64

Malaga City Tour by Open-Top Bus

Take a half-day tour of Malaga, open-top bus and feel the sun on your skin as you sightsee around the city! See historical landmarks and attractions such as ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.81

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