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Free Admission: Places to visit in Central Malaga

Credit: Creative Commons / Flickr: Mahr
Credit: Creative Commons / Flickr: Mahr
Traveling is fun and exciting, and let's be honest, needs a budget. But these prime tourist destinations in and around Malaga will satisfy your adventurous soul and keep your wallets happy.
Let's shed light to these marvelous escapes you can take, without the entry fee. You just need to arrive at the right time and day. Aside from Malaga's city parks, these museums, historical destinations, and landmarks also deserve a nod:
Credit: Museo Picasso Málaga
Credit: Museo Picasso Málaga
Museo Picasso Málaga
This popular source of everything Picasso will answer all your curiosity queries, as well as provide facilities for a comfortable tour. The museum features Exhibitions, Library, Bookshop, Cafe, Picasso Collection, Guided Tours, and Workshops.
Opening Hours
July-August: open daily 10am-8pm
September-October: open daily 10am-7pm
November-February: open daily 10am-6pm
March-June: open daily 10am-7pm
Free Admission: Sunday, 2 hours before closing
Museo Picasso Málaga
Palacio de Buenavista, Calle San Agustín, 8, 29015 Malaga, Spain
Tel: (+34) 952 127600


Credit: CAC Málaga
Credit: CAC Málaga
Malaga’s Centre for Contemporary Art
CAC Malaga welcomes everyone who desires to experience modern art and exhibits. It also acts as venue for educational workshops, conferences, and seminars.
Opening Hours

Winter - Tuesday to Sunday: 10AM to 8PM
Summer - June 20 to September 7: Tuesday to Sunday: 10AM to 2PM and 5PM to 9PM
Closed: January 1, December 25
Free Admission
Malaga’s Centre for Contemporary Art
Calle Alemania, s/n 29001 Malaga Spain
Tel: (+34) 952 12 00 55


Credit: Centro Pompdou
Credit: Centro Pompdou
Centre Pompidou Malaga
This new hub for cultural arts feature works by Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Rene Magritte, Alberto Giacometti. Thousands of collections from Centre Pompidou Paris tastefully complements the city's growing love for art.
Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 9:30AM to 8PM
June 15 to September 15: 11AM to 10PM
Closed: January 1, December 25
Free Admission: Sundays, 4PM until closing
Centre Pompidou
Pasaje Doctor Carrillo Casaux, s/n Muelle Uno, Puerto de Málaga
Tel: (+34) 951 926 200


Credit: Creative Commons / Hedwig Storch
Credit: Creative Commons / Hedwig Storch
Alcazaba Fortress
This remarkable fortress perfectly sits on the slopes of the hill. The exterior walls provide a magnificent facade, strongly influenced by Arab details. The interior part is the palace. Definitely a must when visiting Malaga!
Opening Hours
Summer: Tuesday to Sunday 9.30AM to 8PM
Winter: Tuesday to Sunday 8.30AM to 7.30PM (last admission 7PM)
Mondays 9AM to 6PM
Closed: January 1, December 24, 25, 31

Free Admission: Sundays, 2PM until closing
Alcazaba
Calle Alcazabilla, 2, 29012 Málaga, Spain
Tel: (+34) 630 93 29 87


Credit: Creative Commons / Fabio Alessandro Locati
Credit: Creative Commons / Fabio Alessandro Locati
Gibralfaro Castle
Conveniently located next to Alcazaba, it was built to house troops and guard Alcazaba. Peek at the main courtyard, main tower, watchtower, lower level stables and troop barracks which were functional during the 14th Century.
Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday:
Summer: 9AM to 8PM
Winter: 9AM to 6PM
Closed: January 1, February 28, December 25
Free Admission: Sundays, 2PM until closing
Gibralfaro Castle
Camino de Gibralfaro, s/n, 29016 Málaga, Spain
Tel: (+34) 952 22 72 30


Credit: Creative Commons / NACLE2
Credit: Creative Commons / NACLE2
Atarazanas Market
This special market, located at Calle Atarazanas , is a landmark in Malaga since 1879. Free entry from Monday to Saturday 8AM until 2PM, the market will impress your senses. From its colorful windows to beautifully crafted structured ceiling, tourists frequent Atarazanas to experience local culture and glimpses of historical architecture. Trades include cheese, seafood, meat, and fish among others.

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