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Malaga might not be as popular as other Spanish cities, but a quick visit to the birthplace of Pablo Picasso is enough to win any visitor's heart. With a great mix of ancient history and modern culture, nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, and several kilometres of beach, it's quite easy to see why Malaga has been described as 'Paradise City'.

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Picasso Museum
Palacio de Buenavista, Calle San Agustín, 8, Malaga

Housed in the Palacio de Buenavista, a historic 16th-century building, the Picasso Museum boasts an impressive collection of over 250 artworks donated by members of Picasso's family. Visitors can explore the diverse range of pieces, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics, spanning various periods of the artist's career. Just a stone’s throw away at Plaza de la Merced the house where Picasso was born is also open to the public.

Calle de la Alcazabilla, 2, Malaga

The Alcazaba is a palatial fortification, which stands as a testament to Malaga’s rich Moorish past. Built in the 11th century, the fortress features an intricate network of fortified walls, elegant courtyards, and beautifully landscaped gardens. Perched on a hill, the Alcazaba offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea.

El Chinitas
Calle Moreno Monroy, 4, Malaga

Once a café frequented by the poet Federico García Lorca and the artists Salvador Dalí and Picasso, now El Chinitas is a quaint restaurant, in the heart of Malaga's old town, serving typical Spanish cuisine. Here, you can either eat outside and watch the people pass by, or have a seat inside and enjoy your meal in a room where Spanish artworks cover all the walls and giant pieces of ham hang from the ceiling.

Sergio Megias Gastrobar
Avenida Reyes Católicos, 54, Alhaurín de la Torre, Malaga

Trendy gastrobar, very popular among locals, serving excellent tapas and a great wine list in a modern and vibrant atmosphere.

Calle Larios & Calle Nueva
Calle Larios & Calle Nueva, Centro Histórico, Malaga

Calle Larios is one of Malaga’s main shopping streets, known for its stylish boutiques and popular retail chains. Calle Nueva, located nearby, is another vibrant shopping street that complements Calle Larios. While not as large as Larios, it still boasts an assortment of shops and boutiques, making it a pleasant place to shop for souvenirs, clothing, accessories, and more. Both streets are pedestrian-friendly, making them ideal for leisurely shopping and taking in the lively atmosphere of Malaga. Additionally, the surrounding areas often have numerous cafés and restaurants, offering the perfect opportunity for a relaxing break during your shopping excursion.

Centro Comercial Larios Centro
Avenida de la Aurora, 25, Malaga

Centro Comercial Larios Centro is a popular and sprawling shopping mall that caters to diverse tastes and needs. From trendy fashion boutiques to an array of dining options, and a supermarket, Centro Comercial Larios Centro is a one-stop destination for both locals and tourists alike.

Málaga Airport (AGP)
Aeropuerto de Málaga-Costa del Sol, Avenida del Comandante García Morato, Málaga

Málaga Airport, officially known as Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport (AGP), is situated approximately 10 kilometres from the city centre. For convenient transportation to the centre of Malaga, the A Express line bus offers a direct route with 10 stops along the way, taking about 15-25 minutes depending on traffic and time of day. Buses run every 15-25 minutes until midnight, with additional services at 12:45 am, 2 am, and 5:05 am. Alternatively, travellers can opt for the Cercanias train from the airport's train station, which connects to Malaga city centre in about 12 minutes. Trains operate from 6:44 am until 12:54 am, running every 20-35 minutes based on the time of day. Taxis are also available outside the airport.


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) travellers 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.

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