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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“The Picasso Museum of Malaga is a museum entirely dedicated to the artist Pablo Picasso, born in this city in 1881”
  • 360 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Amazing Museo with Carmen's Collection. The Cafeteria counts with an amazing chocolate cake, perfect for a little treat.”
  • 174 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Typical Spanish tapas in Malaga old town. You can taste the typical Malaga sweet wine and good quality Iberian ham. You should enjoy !!!”
  • 307 locals recommend
Historic Site
“XI Century Castle right in the center of Malaga, whose name means 'citadel' in Arab. A landmark of Malaga, a must see! Visit it free on Sundays after 2PM. Hint: take the elevator on Calle Guillén Sotelo, 1, 29016 Málaga directly into the castle. No lines! ”
  • 150 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Muelle Uno Pier is a great weekend evening walk with lots of bars and restaurants, ice cream shops and more. Sunday mornings there is often a flea and artisan market.”
  • 182 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Amazing place to have tapas and to buy fresh food - fish, meat, vegetables. Our preferred spot for tapas is the Medina bar in a corner in the meat section, if you go there say Hi to José. Open Mon to Sat in the morning only (9-14). Monday no fish.”
  • 157 locals recommend
Theatre
“everyday there is something going on , iether a Jazz concert, or a play , or opera, ... ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Church
“The Cathedral of the Incarnation, in Malaga, is one of the major Renaissance monuments in Andalusia. It is located inside the ancient Andalusian fortifications and forms a large architectural ensemble with the Alcazaba of Malaga and the Gibralfaro Castle.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Built in the first Century by Emperor Augustus, but discovered only on 1951 (!), is one of the most preserved roman theatres. You can even enjoy a real play during the summer. Enter, sit and feel like a roman descendant, for free - entrance by the Alcazaba palace. Or enter by the interpretation center (left side of the theatre) and discover also the interior. ”
  • 69 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Pompidou Center in Malaga is a museum of modern and contemporary art. Located in Malaga, Spain, in the building called El Cubo, it is the second location outside the walls of the national center of art and culture Georges Pompidou after the Pompidou-Metz center and the first located outside France.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Memorial Site
“The main characteristics of this old street in Malaga is its cultural identity. Formerly it was even dangerous to walk around it at certain times of the night, today it is totally safe and it is also the scene of various activities throughout the year. During the Malaga Film Festival the street wears its best clothes with a red carpet. In August and during the Malaga fair, this street is one of the main meeting points during the day. Every year during the month of September takes place the Larios Malaga Fashion Week, a fashion catwalk of Haute Couture for two days and with an influx of public that is around 30,000 people. At Christmas, Larios Street dresses up. Every year it is illuminat”
  • 91 locals recommend
Castle
“Fortress-castle on the hill, nice stroll up, amazing view from the Belvedere and the top. Visit the castle free on Sundays after 2PM.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Plaza
“Bus No 1 & Circular Line 1 (C1) towards the city center and trains station/estazion de autobuses Bus No 1 & Circular Line 2 (C2) from the train station/estacion de autobusses Night bus is No 2 Bus Stop "Victoria/Plaza de La Merced"" EMT No 170”
  • 108 locals recommend
Bookshop
“CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ART: An excellent gallery in the trendy Soho district. Fascinating and thought provoking work from Spanish artists. PRICES: Free admission”
  • 77 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Iconic Muslim Castle tells you about the rich history of this land. I recommend taking the Lift right behind the Town Hall to avoid walking up hill but walking down hill instead after admiring the outstanding views.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The "Casa Natal" or birthplace of the world famous artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso has been an official heritage site since 1983. It is situated in Plaza de la Merced, in the heart of the historic centre of Malaga. The area is surrounded by monuments from Malaga's rich past such as the Roman Theatre, Gibralfaro Castle with its breathtaking views over the city, as well as the Alcazaba, an Arabian fort which is now home to the Archaeological Museum. It is also just a couple of minutes walk from Malaga Cathedral and literally round the corner from the well known Cervantes Theatre and not far from the larger Picasso Museum. Picasso Museum Málaga Located at 8 Calle San Agustín, Málaga, AL, 29015 Known ”
  • 66 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Tapas Restaurant
“Typical Spanish tapas in Malaga old town. You can taste the typical Malaga sweet wine and good quality Iberian ham. You should enjoy !!!”
  • 307 locals recommend
Historic Site
“One of the best sunset over Malaga, and great food too. A must in Malaga. And one of our preferred places.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Typical restaurant, family place to enjoy a day at the beach and good food, fish, seafood and meat,”
  • 49 locals recommend
Winery
“The Antigua Casa de Guardia is the oldest wine bar in Malaga. Founded in 1840 by Don Jose Guardia . For wine lovers it is a place that must be visited.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Restaurant & Roof Terrace. View over the Roman Anfi-theatre and Muslim Castle”
  • 50 locals recommend
Bar
“La Tranca is a local bar filled with Malagueños, and a place to try vermouth, sweet wines and homemade tapas. One of the best bars in Málaga that tourists don’t know about.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“If you fancy traditional Spanish plates, this is the place to be. The restaurant features home made plates as "robo de toro" or oxtail, jummi!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Fish restaurant, two locations across from each other, one fine dining, one with a tapas section on the street. ”
  • 42 locals recommend

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