Top Visits: What places can I visit in Malaga

The province of Malagais one of the most important tourist destinations in Europe with almost 3 million visitors, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).

The main attraction of the province of Malaga is its warm climate, its beaches and hundreds of activities to do, which makes it the perfect place to take a good entertaining holiday or just relax.

Malaga is also very well connected. Its infrastructures, roads and public transport allow you to reach any point in the province easily, quickly and cheaply.

This gives visitors the opportunity to have a wide range of options when it comes to spending a holiday in Malaga.

In this article we will talk about the destinations within the province of Malaga that in our humble opinion, we believe everyone should visit and get to know.

We will not go into too much detail but will do so in future articles on each of them in order to give a deeper insight into the beauty and cultural variety of the province.

Places to visit in Malaga

Now we are going to show you some places in the province that you should not miss.

1- El Caminito del Rey

People walking along the footbridges in Desfiladero de los Gaitanes El Caminito del Rey

The origin of its name comes from Alfonso XIII, who was the one who inaugurated the work.

Nowadays you can walk along the Caminito del Rey and enjoy some of the stages in which there are up to 600 metres deep.

Some of its viewpoints are made of glass, but fear not. They are very safe.

What we can assure you is that years ago, these walkways did not exist and the walk along the Caminito del Rey was not suitable for people with vertigo. In 2015 it was restored and since then it has been an easy walk.

The Caminito del Rey is approximately 3 kilometres long and you will not only enjoy the views. We recommend that you bring binoculars and a good camera as the wildlife here is extremely varied and beautiful.

2- Municipality de Nerja

aerial view mirador of nerja malaga

Just by saying Verano Azul, we are reminded of the day a Spanish television series introduced us to the beauty of Nerja and all that it represents.

A television series that produced many laughs and tears that stayed forever in our hearts and from that moment on we wanted to get to know the beautiful town of Nerja.

The first thing we would like to highlight about Nerjais its multicultural and hospitable population.

The variety of hotels and cuisine in Nerja will allow you to enjoy a splendid holiday, but there is even more.

Kayak Tours

Couple kayaking under the waterfall of Maro in Nerja Malaga with Wailele

Nerjaalso stands out for its coves and beaches where you can do dozens of water activities such as kayakingTour on the Maro beach.

It is highly recommended that you get your reservation well in advance if you intend to discover and enjoy this magnificent kayak Tour in Maro. The worldwide fame of the waterfall and cliffs of Maro means that places are sold out very quickly.

Nerja Cave

The Nerja Cave, a Site of Cultural Interest since 2006, where you can take a guided or self-guided tour by requesting your ticket online on the official website.

inside Nerja Cave in Malaga

It is highly recommended that you get your entrance ticket well in advance if you intend to discover its wonders. The worldwide popularity of the Nerja Cave means that tickets sell out very quickly.

3- Gibralfaro viewpoint

panoramic view of malaga from gibralfaro at night

The Gibralfaro viewpoint, near the Gibralfaro Castle, is a hilltop viewpoint just outside the city centre.

Walk up its tree-lined paths at sunrise or sunset for panoramic views of the city.

The higher it is, the more amazing the view.

Choose one of the two main viewpoints (or pick your own romantic spot), and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the towns and mountains of the Costa del Sol, and the Mediterranean ocean that seems to merge with the sky.

4- Picasso Museum Malaga

Room XI Picasso Museum in Malaga

The artist Pablo Picasso is from Malaga, and today you can discover some of his works, from the end of the 19th century until his death in 1973, in the Museo Picasso Málaga at the Palacio de Buenavista.

Located in the centre of the old town, it is close to the Plaza de la Merced, where Picasso was born.

Some 200 works of art offer an insight into his style, while there are also changing contemporary exhibitions.

5- Roman Theatre of Malaga

roman theatre of Malaga at night

It is estimated that this Roman theatre, at the foot of the Alcazaba, in the southern part of Malaga, was built under the rule of Augustus in the 1st century AD.

It remained in use until the 3rd century, when Arab conquerors turned it into a source of building material.

At the time of its construction, Malaga was one of the most important cities in the region, and the theatre itself is a historical reminder of the Roman Empire.

6- Holy Week in Malaga

Cofrades carrying the Virgin on their shoulders during Holy Week in Malaga

Holy Week in Malaga is, of course, a big event all over Spain, but in Andalusia and especially in Malaga it takes on a profound significance.

This is partly because the Catholic confraternities here (which organise and participate) are perhaps more prominent than elsewhere in Spain.

They celebrate masses throughout the year and have more workforce to organise everything for the big week.

The spectacular “pasos” that they carry in the processions that take place from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday can be several metres high, and the images of the Virgin are often lavishly decorated.

In addition, Semana Santa is experienced differently by Malagueños than in other Spanish cities; it is much less gloomy and more exuberant.