Art and seafaring tradition all year round


The sun illuminates the flower of the Mediterranean, between valleys and mountains. Malaga is in a privileged enclave that attracted Eastern and Western civilisations throughout its history.

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You can start your visit from Gibralfaro hill, returning to the Muslim Malaga, enjoying its beauty from the Castle and the Alcazaba that guard it. A few meters below you will go back even further in time with the Roman Theatre on its hillside.

Living Málaga is diving into its seafaring culture, its traditions, its people and its varied neighbourhoods. In the historic centre, you can see from a bird's eye view its squares and streets from the roofs of the Cathedral.

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Lose yourself in passages that one day were the place where you could find Lorca, Dalí or Picasso. However, if you want to delve into Picasso's life, you can visit the house where he was born, or the Picasso Museum in the wonderful Renaissance and Mudéjar Palace of Buenavista, while still seeing the remains of the Phoenician wall that served as foundations.

Art is also exhibited in murals and graffiti in Soho, where you can take a selfie not only with Picasso, but also with Antonio Banderas or Chiquito de la Calzada, for as long as they last painted on the neighbourhood's walls.

Wandering around El Palo or Pedregalejo, you will see the wooden boats, also known as "jábegas" in seamen slang, rocking in the sea, or the houses of the fishermen who live there.

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While strolling around its alleys, you will find courtyards with colourful flowers, will learn about Málaga's system used to ask for a coffee and patented by "Café Central", enjoy a sweet treat with the region's wines at Antigua Casa de Guardia , try a "pitufo" (small sandwich) in El Pimpi or even see the day's fresh fish through a stained glass window in the Market of Atarazanas.

The sea, the sun that illuminates it, the warmth of its people, its multicultural and millennial history or its latent traditions make Málaga a city to enjoy at any time of the year.

Seasonal plans

  • Undoubtedly, the season in which Málaga has a unique smell is summer, when its jasmines flower and which are used to make bouquets, popularly known as biznagas, the city's symbol.
  • Another characteristic aroma that floods the beaches is that of the espetos (sardine skewers). There are many beach bars that offer this delicacy, in addition to anchovies and the typical "fried fish". Let yourself be carried away by the smell and take a tour of Pedregalejo, La Araña or La Malagueta.
  • Leave the beach to take a walk around the port, presided over by La Farola, in which you will appreciate the beauty of the modernist style villas, a perfect place to admire the sunset and visit Pompidou Centre.
  • If what you really want to do is dance, the Fería de Málaga held in August is the place to move to the rhythm of verdiales and malagueñas music. To delve even deeper into the "Málaga of cantaors (traditional flamenco singers)", do not miss the Perchel.

It is held in autumn, when the smell of jasmine begins to become less intense, also with a month dedicated to Picasso. In October, you can enjoy the art of this world-renowned painter and sculptor.