The best sights in Malaga

If you want to make the most of your trip to the Costa del Sol, you must definitely explore the magic sights of Malaga. These are our favourites.


Alcazaba (Moorish fort)

You can still find traces of the Moors’ presence in southern Spain in the 11th century. One place to see them is the opulent Alcazaba, a beautifully restored palace with courtyards, fountains, fragrant jasmine trees and rows of orange trees. And while you’re there, don’t forget to visit the small archaeology museum during your citytrip in Malaga.


Picasso Museum

Did you know that Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga? The artist, who lived most of his life in France, lived in Malaga until he was 10 years old. Be sure to include the Picasso Museum on your to-do list. It is in the historic centre of the town, close to the house where Picasso was born.

Sight: Picasso Museum
Sight: Málaga Cathedral

Malaga Cathedral

If you like imposing architecture, you must visit Malaga’s massive cathedral. A striking detail is that the tower on the front right was never finished due to financial problems. Hence, the locals call the cathedral La Manquita, the ‘One-Armed Lady’.


Mercado Atarazanas (market)

A visit to this market hall is a true delight. Enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables and take a look at the lovely presentation. The typical Spanish market stallholders go out of their way to make their produce stand out. Tip: try the nuts – in particular, the almonds from this region.

Sight: Tivoli World

Tivoli World

The amusement park Tivoli World has been one of the most popular attractions of Malaga for more than 20 years. The thrilling rides and entertainment are exciting for children of all ages. And if you feel like taking a break from all the adrenaline, you can take a relaxing stroll through the botanical garden with its lovely fountains that is part of the amusement park.