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What to See and Do in Malaga in Half Day

Costa del Sol

We all know how blessed Malaga city is with beautiful beaches and majestic historical architectures. This city is a perfect place to take a break and spend some quality time out of your busy work life.

If you have only few hours in hand, then you might get confused what to see and what to do in Malaga. Here is how you can enjoy this incredible port city situated on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol in just few hours!

 Plaza de la Constitución
Credit: CC / Americo Toledano

Start your tour with the iconic Calle Larios, Málaga's main shopping street where the world's preeminent brands have their stores. Next, check out Plaza de la Constitución, the heart of the city's historic quarter. Then go towards west, down Calle Compañía to the Palacio de Villalón- home of the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga. The Museum was opened in March 2011; it displays a permanent collection of over 200 works by Spanish artists of the 19th century.

Fuel yourself up with a Málaga-style brunch at one of the many restaurants in the Plaza de la Constitución. Then head east and take Calle Santa Mara lane that will lead you straight to the Museo Catedralicio which is worth visiting.


Next, visit the most important historical monuments of the city, the Alcazaba and the Gibralfaro Castle. Alcazaba was built between the 11th and 15th centuries and was the fortress of the Moorish rulers. It is situated on the site of an earlier Phoenician stronghold at the foot of Mount Gibralfaro, a beautiful spot overlooking the city. On the top of the hill stands Gibralfaro Castle.

Well, after exploring the above mentioned places, if you have time and energy then visit one of the beaches like Guadalmar Beach, El Candado Beach, Malagueta Beach and relax. Alternatively, join our food tour and taste the Spanish cuisine and get a chance to meet the people behind the local establishments.

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