What to do in Málaga

Suggestions for what to do in Málaga if you will spend some more time here (availability of a car assumed for most longer trips).

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Popular Málaga Local Attractions

Málaga is internationally known for its nice weather and its sunny beaches on the shores on the Mediterranean sea, whereas it also has a fascinating cultural side. Birthplace of Pablo Picasso, the city has reinvented itself in the recent years, inauguraating museums for all tastes.

Places near Málaga

There are several interesting places in the region of Andalucía which are worth a visit, although only a few are listed here. If you have a couple days to travel around, then consider the following:

City of Granada

Granada city is 130 kms away from Málaga, it is a land of mild warm summers and winters ideal for snow sports. The province of Granada offers travellers the chance to ski in the Sierra Nevada mountains, discover hidden villages in the Alpujarra region, explore the last frontier of the Al-Andalus empire in eastern Granada or stay in caves and experience a different lifestyle.

Alhambra from Granada
Picture: Alhambra, a palace and fortress complex located in Granada from Islamic Al-Andalus period. It also contains notable examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture. It is the most visited monument in Spain.

City of Sevilla

Sevilla city is 210 kms away from Málaga. Sevilla is much more than its undeniable monumentality, it is a city of lively streets and large open spaces such as the huge Plaza de España, María Luisa Park, and the avant-garde Setas de Sevilla. And if you want to enjoy the authentic atmosphere of Sevilla, try going for tapas in the old town, in popular areas such as Alameda, Macarena, Nervión, Los Remedios or Triana.

Sevilla plaza
Picture: Plaza de España in Sevilla.


Nerja is a bright town on the Málaga coast, 55 kms away from the city, with a beautiful sea front formed by beaches, coves and cliffs. It provides lovely walks and emblematic spots such as the Balcón de Europa, a splendid viewpoint over the sea.

Balcon de Europa
Picture: Balcón de Europa, an old fortress from the 9th century. Currently, a viewpoint over the sea with impresive panoramic views of the coast.


Ronda: is a town 100 kms awy from Málaga. It sits on either side of the Tajo de Ronda, a narrow gorge more than 150 metres deep. Its old town has been declared property of cultural interest. Celts, phoenicians, romans and arabs all inhabited these lands, leaving their cultural marks.

Tajo de Ronda
Picture: El Tajo de Ronda, declared Andalusian Natural Monument, a 500 metre long gorge that is 100 metre deep and goes to the Guadalevín river. On the other side shows a large scarp that opens onto "La Caldera", a circular hollow.