Birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Malaga has always been a city in which art, history and wild evening entertainment have been a staple of the city's atmosphere. With museums, fine dining restaurants, and a jaw-droopingly beautiful coastline, visitors of Malaga are spoilt for choice when it comes to planning their daily itineraries in the city. Amongst the city's most famous attractions is the Roman Theater as well as Alcazaba, a castle built in the 11th century in the heart of the city. For an incredible view of the city, visit the Castillo de Gibralfaro.
With an atmosphere that fuses lively evenings in downtown bars with relaxing afternoons spent on the beach, Malaga ensures its visitors are never left wanting for ways to unwind. With plentiful museums, bars, art galleries and historic landmarks available for tourists to view, the city provides a fun and relaxing setting for friends, families and travellers of all tastes.
When visiting Malaga be sure to:
Dine on fresh seafood in one of the city's many restaurants
Spend a day sun-bathing, jet-skiing or paragliding on one of the city's beaches
Go rock climbing at the El Chorro Gorge
Enjoy a glass of the area's sweet wine in one of Malaga's many city bars
Walk to El Palo along the coast
Visit the Castillo de Gibralfaro for a panoramic view of the city
Visit the Museo Picasso Málaga
Malaga is home to Spain's fourth biggest international airport: Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport, commonly known simply as Malaga Airport. Continue reading if you want to know how to get to the city centre from the airport and which are the main airlines flying to Malaga.
Malaga Airport is located 8km southwest of Málaga and 5km north of Torremolinos.
From Malaga Airport passengers can get a train or bus into the centre for a few euros, or alternatively, a taxi for approximately €20. It is also possible to rent a car quite cheaply from Malaga airport but it is recommended to book in advance. Several high speed railway lines connect Malaga to major cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Seville. There is even a ferry route connecting Melilla in North Africa to Malaga. Cycling has become increasingly more popular in recent years with the introduction of several new bicycle lanes. This has improved accessibility to several areas including the coastal region as well as the northern region of Malaga. Various rental companies allow usage of bicycles for just a few euros per day.