What to see in Malaga: the city's top-rated attractions

Malaga is a resounding yes. Maybe because of its good weather, the sun, sea or its residents, but Malaga is a must visit destination!

The city normally boasts very good weather, meaning any time of the year is a good time to visit, because as well as the beach, the city of Malaga has a lot to offer. Want to find out more?

What to see in Malaga

  • Pablo Picasso Museum, home to a large number of works by the artist from Malaga, which is also one of the most visited and well-known museums in Andalusia.
  • ''La Manquita'', is how locals fondly refer to Malaga cathedral, another must-see monument on your visit.
  • Atarazanas central market, a hive of activity and life, is one of the places where you will feel part of Malaga. It is also a very popular place to sample tapas and enjoy local cuisine.
  • If you are a fan of art, you cannot miss out on the Pompidou Centre, which plays host to France's Georges Pompidou National Centre for Art and Culture and offers semi-permanent exhibitions of approximately two years.
  • Gibralfaro castle, dating to the fourteenth century, was considered the most unconquerable fortress on the Spanish mainland for years. It is also the perfect spot to take in wonderful views over the city of Malaga. Don't miss out!

What to do in Malaga

Did you really think that was all Malaga had to offer? In addition to countless places to visit, Malaga boasts a never-ending list of plans to suit all tastes. Here are just a few of them:

  • Malaga is home to great beaches, including Malagueta and Misericordia, two of the most popular in the city. If you're a fan of the beach, the scent of sea air and listening to the waves, nothing gets better than taking a trip to one of Malaga's beaches. What's more, the best place to enjoy local cuisine is at a beach bar, make sure to try one of their delicious sardine skewers. You simply can't leave Malaga without trying one!
  • Taking a stroll along Calle Larios, the heart of Malaga life, is also a must. This area is bursting with bars, restaurants, shops and lots and lots of atmosphere! Getting lost in the narrow streets around Calle Larios is a pleasure that you cannot miss out on.
  • If you fancy getting away from the city and getting back to nature, then don't worry! Malaga is also home to natural landscapes where you can enjoy a day of hiking and spectacular views. El Caminito del Rey is a 7 km route featuring footbridges attached to its high rocks, suspended at a high altitude that hundreds of hikers cross every day. It is in the province of Malaga and you can get there by taking our Malaga María Zambrano-El Chorro train.  

How to get to Malaga by train

Renfe wants to make things easy for you, which is why we have multiple AVE (high-speed), Avlo and Larga Distancia (long distance) trains to Malaga, meaning you can travel with us in the most comfortable, sustainable and fastest way.

Discover a number of our routes to Malaga: