We want to help you enjoy your visit to the fullest, so below are suggestions for activities when in Southern Spain!
Arts & Culture
Vino Mio restaurant offers a flamenco show every night except Saturday. You have the option to sit at a table and enjoy dinner with your show or grab some tapas at the bar, though the view is better from the tables.
Kelipé is a flamenco show room where you can enjoy classic style improvised sitting at the table around the stage. They make shows only on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Along with the ticket you get free two drinks.
Museums & Cultural Sites
Picasso Museum – Free the last Sunday of the month
Alcazaba & Gibralfaro – The Gibralfaro is an old castle which sits up on a ridge that overlooks Málaga. At the bottom of the ridge is the Alcazaba, a palace-fortress. You have the option of hiking uphill to the fantastic views of the city, or you can drive up and park at the top. Cost: Combined ticket for 7.00€, Free on Sundays after 2pm.
Málaga Cathedral – Málaga’s main cathedral. Cost: 3.50€
Carmen Thyssen Museum
Málaga Museum – Fine arts and archeology
Calle Larios & Downtown Malaga
Calle Larios and the surrounding area make up a maze of pedestrian alleyways, filled with cafes and many little shops. Great place to wander and explore! See the map of Malaga below for the beginning of Calle Larios. (“Calle” means “street” in Spanish)
Local Mercados (Markets)
Málaga Central Market (Mercado de Atarazanas) – Even if you don’t intend to buy any fresh fish or veggies in the market, it’s worth a visit to see this beautifully restored building. If you’d like to read a bit of history behind the building, or get an idea of the produce and meat vendors you’ll see there, click here.
Alhaurín de la Torre
Every Wednesday morning until 2pm, it is market day in Alhaurín. A short walk down from the Galloways’ house, you’ll find a long aisle of outdoor market goods. Fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and olives, clothes, and an assortments of other goods can be found here.
If you are with us during January or July, you’ll get to experience the various rebajas that each store offers! “Rebaja” means “sale” in Spanish, so you’ll get to search out some great bargains during these 2 months!
Take a drive down the A-7 freeway and you’ll be on the Costa del Sol. See the map for a route from Alhaurín de la Torre to the coast, where you have your choice of beautiful beach towns.
If you’re visiting anytime April to September the Gardens are open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30am to 8:30pm. If you’ve visiting from October to March, hours are Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30am to 5:30pm. Cost: 4.20€/person
Parque de la Paloma- Located in the coastal town of Benalmádena. Beautiful park to walk and explore.
Parque de la Batería- Another great park to explore, located in Torremolinos
El Torcal de Antequera is a unique natural site, declared World Heritage of Humanity by Unesco. It is a great place for hiking, being in nature and contemplating the landscape.
Discover the coast of Málaga by boat.
La Rosaleda Stadium
La Rosaleda stadium, situated on Paseo de Martiricos, has been the home of football in Málaga since its official inauguration on 14th September 1941. Over 70 years, La Rosaleda has hosted League games, Copa del Rey, UEFA Champions League matches, eight Spain games as well as three group stage matches for the 1982 Spain World Cup, with Scotland, New Zealand and the former Soviet Union.
Bioparc Fuengirola – A different type of zoo, where animals live side by side, as in nature.
SphereMania – Care to roll down a hill in a giant inflatable sphere? Go sphering in Marbella! On the website, click on Our Locations, then Marbella for more details.
Málaga Bike Tours – See Málaga on bike! The tour meets every morning at 10am next to the Tourism Office in Málaga.
Wine Tasting – There are many wineries in the Province of Malaga, go and visit them!
Aqualand – Water park in nearby Torremolinos
Nerja Caves – Discover these magnificent caves, located in the town of Nerja, to the east of Malaga.
Things to Do Around Malaga and the Costa del Sol
Nerja – Nerja is a small fishing and agricultural village in Málaga.
Frigiliana – A distinctive framework of small white houses, piled one upon another.
Mijas – Mijas combines to the perfection its condition of mountain village with the important touristic development in its coastal zone.
Marbella – Marbella offers visitors the most extensive range and quality of tourism products to be found anywhere in the Mediterranean region.
Day or Overnight Trips from Malaga