Essential visits in the city of Malaga

Cradle of Picasso, Malaga is considered one of the oldest cities in the world. In fact, it was founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century. After them, other important civilizations arrived (Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans …), who found here an ideal place for the establishment of trade routes.

Malaga is a lively and bustling city that is full of art and beautiful corners. In addition, as the capital of the Costa del Sol, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the country. And we must not forget that here you can also enjoy a pleasant climate, beautiful beaches and an excellent infrastructure. Today we move to this city to discover some of its main points of interest . Can you come with us?

Marqués de Larios Street

We are going to start by talking about Calle Marqués de Larios, a nineteenth-century and elegant street that is considered one of the most desired commercial streets in Europe. The street leads to the Plaza de la Constitución, considered the heart of the historic center of the city.

The Alcazaba

One of the most emblematic monuments in Malaga is the Alcazaba, a fortress palace located on the side of Mount Gibralfaro . Built in the 11th century on the ruins of a Roman bastion, it combines history and beauty at the same time.

Gibralfaro Castle

Gibralfaro Castle is one of the most visited monuments in Malaga. It was built by the Arabs in the 14th century to protect the Alcazaba, with which it communicates through a steep corridor through the mountain.

Roman theatre

Roman theatre
On the west slope of the Alcazaba hill is the Roman Theater of Malaga, which was built in the time of Augustus. Thanks to the interpretation center you will be able to know the life and customs of the time. Also, you should know that shows are offered inside.


Located opposite the Plaza del Obispo, the Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica de la Encarnación, better known as the Malaga Cathedral, is considered one of the most valuable Renaissance jewels in Andalusia.

Bishop’s Square

Bishop's Square
The Plaza del Obispo is located in front of the main facade of the Cathedral. Here is the Bishop’s Palace, which began to be built in 1762. In the center of the square we find a stone fountain from the 18th century.

Atarazanas Market

If you have the opportunity to visit Malaga, you will not be able to miss the Atarazanas Market, which is located in a place that in the 14th century housed some Nasrid shipyards. Later, they were used as a warehouse, arsenal, military hospital and barracks. The current building was built between 1876 and 1879, although it was remodeled between 2008 and 2010.

Chinitas Passage

One of the most charming corners of Malaga is the Chinitas passage, a pedestrian street located in the Historic Center. Shaped like a cross , it runs from Plaza de la Constitución to Calle Fresca.

Port of Malaga

Of course, we must also talk about the Port of Malaga, considered one of the main ports in the Mediterranean due to its passenger and freight traffic. At the entrance is the emblematic Malaga Street Light, one of the symbols of the city. It is one of the two lighthouses in Spain with a female name.


Picasso museum
Finally, we want to comment that Malaga is home to a large number of interesting museums. Logically, one of the most visited is the Picasso Museum , although in the city there is another art gallery dedicated to the painter: the Picasso Foundation Museo Casa Natal. We also want to highlight the Contemporary Art Center and the Automobile Museum of Malaga, which is located in the old Royal Tobacco Factory.

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