6 Impressive Visitor Attractions in Málaga, Spain

If you’re heading to Spain’s famous Costa del Sol, you’re likely to visit Málaga, its capital. This city has a rich history in which you’ll want to immerse yourself. Art enthusiasts will be pleased to know that this was the birthplace of Pablo Picasso., and naturally are museums here focused on his life and art. You’ll find plenty to do in this beautiful seaside city and in the area surrounding it. You can hop a train, arrange a car, ride a bus, or hire a cab to get to any of these destinations. Malaga is generally very easy to navigate, even for inexperienced travelers. 

Ataranzas Market

Málaga’s central market is an essential element of daily life in the city. You simply can’t miss out on seeing this wonderful place while you’re in Málaga. You’ll find not only gorgeously fresh produce but also affordable prices. As if that wasn’t enough, it also has a beautiful building, adorned with a glass canopy. Make sure to take a look at the lovely stained-glass window. While you’re at the market, have a tapa and drink at one of the bars on site.

Roman Amphiheater

The most impressive ancient monument in the area was forgotten about and only rediscovered in the mid-20th century. It has numerous seating tiers, as well as a visitor centre that displays a number of the finds that have been made at the site.

Picasso’s Birthplace

Don’t miss out on seeing the birthplace of Pablo Picasso on Plaza de la Merced. It’s situated very close to the city’s main landmarks. You’ll find that Picasso’s parents rented the first floor the building at the beginning of the 1880s. The building contains artefacts from the artist’s youth, as well as a collection of some of his works.

Museo Picasso

Located only a couple of minutes away from Picasso’s birthplace, this museum the has an impressive exhibition of his art, especially his earlier works.

Málaga Cathedral

This spectacular cathedral was built over more than 150 years, and as a result it combines the Renaissance and Baroque styles of architecture and design. Enjoy admiring the façade, which features stone reliefs of saints, column pilasters, and arches.


This charming whitewashed village can be reached with an hour’s drive from Málaga. Its streets are labyrinthine, encouraging one to wander and enjoy without a rush. Make time to see the village’s historic quarter. There are many lovely little shops and tiled wall displays you’ll want to linger by and admire. Fragiliana is the perfect destination for a day trip. Remember to take lots of pictures while you explore this nearby village.

You’ll just love Málaga! And with this list of attractions, you have a fantastic start in planning your itinerary for a Málaga vacation you’ll never forget.

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