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Exploring the Beauty of Malaga: A guide to the city’s best places

Malaga is a beautiful city located on the southern coast of Spain. With its Mediterranean climate, stunning beaches, and vibrant culture, it’s no wonder Malaga is a popular destination for travelers from around the world. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach getaway or an exciting nightlife, Malaga has something to offer everyone. Here’s a look at some of the top attractions and activities you can enjoy while visiting this amazing city.

How to travel from airport to city center

To get from the airport to the city of Malga, the easiest way would be to take a taxi or a ride-sharing service (cost cca 55€). If you’re on a budget, you could also take the public bus or train. The bus stop and train stop are located just outside the airport and the ride takes approximately 30 minutes. It’s important to remember that you will need to purchase a ticket before boarding.. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket counter or from the automated vending machines.

The cost of the train from the airport to the center of the city or the bus terminal (Maria Zambrano station) is 1.80 €. You can take a look on timetable of Airport trains to make sure you catch one.

mlaga train from airport


Malaga is a beautiful city  with plenty of attractions and activities for travelers of all ages. Here are some of the top things to do in Malaga.

Take a hike up Mount Gibralfaro for picturesque views

Mount Gibralfaro is a stunning mountain located on the top of the hill near the city center. It stands at an impressive 771 meters above sea level and is an iconic part of the city’s skyline. It has a rich history and is the site of the ancient Gibralfaro Castle, built in the 14th century by the Moorish rulers of the region. The castle is a popular tourist attraction, with many visitors making the trek up the mountain to see its impressive views of the city below. The mountain is also home to a large park, which is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a picnic. Mount Gibralfaro is a beautiful part of Malaga and a must-see for any visitor to the city.


Be prepared that the road to the castle is really slippery. Road is made by stones, which were walked so many times that it became really slippery during the years.

Visit the Alcazaba, an 11th century Moorish fortress

The Alcazaba of Malaga is one of the most stunning landmarks in the city. It is a hilltop fortress that was built in the 11th century as a military stronghold in order to protect the city from possible invasions. It is an impressive sight, with almost 3 km of walls, towers and palaces, which are all made of red brick, and stand out against the blue sky. Inside the walls, there are several gardens, courtyards and a cistern, as well as the remains of the old palace. Visitors can also explore the archaeological site, which includes the remains of the old Roman theater and the old Moorish bathhouse. The fortress is a great place to explore, with its stunning views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea. It is also one of the most important historical sites in Malaga, and a great place to learn about the city’s past.

Take a look on tickets, because you can save some money by purchasing ticket for both The Alcazaba and Gibralfaro entrance instead of paying twice.





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Spend a day at the beach, soaking up the sun and enjoying the beautiful Mediterranean Sea

Spending a day at the beach in Malaga is always a treat. The sun is shining, the water is sparkling, and the sand is soft and inviting. There are plenty of activities to do, such as swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and jet skiing. Or, if you just want to relax, take a stroll along the shoreline and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere. There are plenty of beach bars and restaurants along the waterfront, so you can enjoy some delicious tapas and a drink while you take in the stunning views. Once you’ve had your fill of beach lounging, don’t forget to explore the old town of Malaga, with its winding streets and Moorish architecture. It’s a great way to end a perfect day at the beach!


Mediterrian Sea in Malaga is not as warm as you would expect. Water during August was still quite cold, but we still enjoyed the sun.
Beautifull day at the beach

Visit Mercado Central de Atarazanas – market with delicious local food

Mercado Central de Atarazanas in Malaga is a beautiful market located in the heart of the city. It is a vibrant, bustling place full of life, culture, and tradition. This market has been in operation since the 13th century and offers an array of fresh produce, seafood, meats, spices, and more. The market is a great place to go to buy the freshest ingredients, while also experiencing the culture of Malaga. The market also features a variety of traditional products, such as pottery, leather goods, and handmade jewelry. Visitors can also find a variety of restaurants and cafés in the market, offering tasty regional specialties. With its vibrant atmosphere, Mercado Central de Atarazanas in Malaga is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the city.


Fall in love with local cousine

Malaga  is known for its flavorful and delicious cuisine. From classic tapas dishes like patatas bravas and croquetas to fresh seafood like paella and espetos de sardinas, Malaga has a wide variety of options to offer. Whether you’re looking for a casual lunch spot or a formal dining experience, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your taste buds. Be sure to try some of the typical dishes like gazpacho, salmorejo, and boquerones for an unforgettable culinary experience. With its abundance of fresh produce, Malaga also has a great selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes to choose from. From its traditional flamenco to its vibrant nightlife, Malaga is a city that offers something for everyone, including its flavorful and delicious food



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Malaga offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday or a cultural experience, Malaga has it all. With its year-round mild climate and stunning scenery, it is no wonder Malaga is becoming an increasingly popular destination for tourists from all over the world. So why not take the opportunity to explore this wonderful city and make some unforgettable memories?


I'm Tina and I love exploring new places and adventure. I lived and traveled in Poland since 2017. In 2020, I returned to Slovakia, adopted a dog from the shelter, married a great man and now we travel together. If I'm not planning other trips, you can find me watching sunsets, stars or reading fantasy. I will be happy if you travel with me virtually like this and I believe that you will find inspiration to travel here.