Described as “Ciudad del paraíso” ("Paradise City", Malaga is a vibrant city that fascinates all who visit with its mixture of ancient history, folklore and modern culture. It's easy to imagine paradise in this harbour city with nearly 3.000 hours of sunshine a year and several kilometres of beach right in its centre.

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Picasso Museum

This beautiful 16th-century museum is a must for all visitors to Malaga, young and old. Thanks to the grandmaster’s daughter-in-law, Christine, and grandchild Bernard, the museum boasts a collection of nearly 200 works of art. Just a stone’s throw away at Plaza de la Merced the house where Picasso was born is also open to the public.

Palacio de Buenavista San Agustín 8, Malaga
Museum of Glass and Crystal

The Museum of Glass and Crystal features a private collection of more than 3,000 pieces of glass, from a wide range of epochs.

Plazuela Santisimo Cristo de la Sangre 2, Malaga
Restaurante El Chinitas

At Restaurante El Chinitas you can savour Spanish food in Spanish surroundings. Here you can choose everything from shrimps in garlic, and gazpacho, to rabbit stew. The name is taken from the original café-theatre “El Chinitas” which was frequented by the poet Federico García Lorca, among others.

Calle Moreno Monroy 4-6, Malaga
Sergio Megias Gastrobar

Sergio Megias Gastrobar is a vibrant and modern tapas bar. Here you can enjoy excellent tapas and a nice glass of wine from the wine list. During weekends it is recommended to book a table.

Av. Reyes Católicos 54, Málaga
Calle Larios and Calle Nueva

Calle Larios and Calle Nueva, the street running parallel to it, are the main shopping streets in Malaga for shoes and clothes. Shoes can be found, for example, at Antonio Parriego and Nicolas on Calle Larios.

Calle Larios and Calle Nueva, Malaga
Centro Larios Shopping Centre

In the Centro Larios Shopping Centre, apart from clothes shops, there are cinemas and restaurants. You can find this large shopping centre right in the heart of Malaga.

Avda. de la Aurora 25, Malaga


Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport is located approximately 10 kilometres from the city centre and offers good transportation along the entire Costa del Sol. It is easy to get to Malaga by train, bus or taxi. The train takes 10 minutes and the bus 15 minutes to half an hour. Both bus and train depart every half hour. Taxis are available at the airport: Radiotaxi +34 952 040 804 Unitaxi +34 952 333 333

Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, Malaga


Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.