What is the best time to visit Malaga Spain?
Top 10 Malaga tourist attractions to visit. Malaga should be visited in May, when the trees that guard the city are in bloom and everything around it is purple. These trees are called Jacaranda and make purple flowers. The weather in May is warm, without being stifling. Temperatures are 26-28 degrees Celsius.
The park in the city center, called the Alameda Gardens, is shaded by palm trees where thousands of green parrots have made their nests. It’s cool here, and the landscapes are lovely. The lush vegetation makes Malaga a purple-green city you would not want to leave.
If you like to go on holiday to sunbathe and enjoy the warmth of the sun, then choose July. The average temperature is 34-38 degrees in that period. Malaga is located in the region called Costa del Sol, which means the coast of the sun. There are many beaches on the coast, all clean, with lots of sand and very clean sea water.
How many days do you need in Malaga?
We stayed in Spain for 12 days, of which 6 we spent in Malaga. We wanted to visit everything without rushing. I must say that we enjoyed not only the tourist attractions in the city, but also other attractions, which I will talk about immediately.
Malaga can be visited in 2-3 days, if you can’t stay longer. But if you have time and a large enough budget, my advice is to stay in Malaga for 4-5 days, so you can see everything the city has to offer without running from one tourist destination to another. Top 10 Malaga tourist attractions to visit, but there are more…
Is Malaga expensive?
Not. Malaga is a cheap city. This is probably one of the reasons why tourists from all over the world come to visit the city every year. We came from the UK. In Spain, in Malaga, everything seemed cheap.
The taxi from the airport to the city center cost us less than 6 euros.
A generous portion of food costs about 10 euros in the center. I found in the old center the paella with a 4.50 euro portion. I recommend Los Gatos which is located in Malaga Historical City Center.
For breakfast and good coffee go to La Canasta. It is on the main street in the center of Malaga.
The bus ticket costs around 1,30 euro.
A beer costs about 2 euros.
Admission to certain tourist attractions is free. For others it can cost more or less than 10 euros.
How do you travel around Malaga?
It should be noted that many of the tourist attractions in Malaga are located in the city centre, in the port area. We chose to go by bus when we wanted to visit areas that were further from the center. It is the cheapest public transport in Malaga.
But in the city there are taxis and they are relatively cheap. There are subways and trains. As I said, everything is cheap in Malaga.
It seemed the most expensive to go with the electric scooter, but we only used it a few times to walk on the cliff and the alleys in the park. I installed an application on my phone and I scanned the moment when I rented the scooter and the one where I handed it over.
Does Malaga have a beach?
Malaga has a very beautiful and quite large beach. Many tourists come here not only to sunbathe and enjoy the sea water, but also because on the beach there is a stone monument with the name of the beach, Malagueta. But there is sand and water over a very long distance in Malaga.
Nearby there are plenty of bars, restaurants and terraces where you can eat and drink. There are also places for children on the beach. The beach is cleaned every day. You also find a lot of special fun for the beach, such as parasailing.
Do they speak English in Malaga?
Yes, in Malaga everyone speaks English. The waiter, the bartender, the bus driver, the taxi driver, the hotel receptionist, the tourist receptionist, the shop assistant. Everyone speaks English and everyone can understand you.
I know that sometimes Scots have problems because of their strong accent, which Europeans are not used to. But don’t worry. Malaga is full of tourists eager to help.
What are the top attractions to visit in Malaga?
Malaga is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Probably for this reason there are so many sights worth seeing here. I prepared this article because I was there and I want to help others enjoy Top 10 Malaga tourist attractions to visit in 2020, 2021 or when possible.
Top 10 Malaga tourist attractions to visit
Built between 1528 and 1782 in Renaissance style, is the city’s main attraction. Tourists receive a gadget. During the visit of the cathedral, they will receive various explanations related to the history of the cathedral and all the objects existing there. You can select the language in which you want to listen to the guide. They didn’t have the gadget set for Romanian, so we chose English.
2. Alcazaba de Málaga
Built in the early 11th century with double walls and massive entry fortifications, is an amazing palatial fortification. The Alcazaba of Málaga is built on a hill in the centre of the city, overlooking the port, and comprises two walled enclosures.
3. Gibralfaro Castle
From the top of Gibralfaro Castle you can see Malaga and the Mediterranean Sea. To go there by bus, take the No. 35 bus that leaves from the city centre. We didn’t know about the bus and we didn’t think it was that far. We climbed for more than half an hour on a scorching sun.
4. La Concepción Botanical Gardens
It is the Botanical-Historical Garden of Malaga. For me personally it was the main attraction, the place where I liked the most of everything I visited in this city. But I like nature and the fact that they had plants brought from all continents fascinated me. It was created by the Marquis and Marchioness of the House of Loring, Jorge Loring Oyarzabal and Amalia Heredia Livermore after their honeymoon.
5. La Malagueta beach
You must see Malagueta, with its dark sand, it spans an area of 1,200 metres in length and 45 metres in width, and usually has a moderate swell tide.
6. The old center
The place where you can taste very tasty and cheap traditional Spanish dishes. The old center means history, civilization, special buildings and a lot of other tourist attractions.
7. The Museo Picasso Málaga
It was opened in 2003 in the Buenavista Palace, and has 285 works donated by members of Picasso’s family. Malaga is the city where artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born.
8. The Pompidou Centre Malaga
The Pompidou Centre will follow the example of the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, with works from 1905 to present day, and is the only branch of the museum outside France. It is a cuboid glass structure in Malaga port.
9. Roman Theater
It is the oldest monument in Málaga City. The theatre was built in the first century BC, under Emperor Augustus, and was used until the third century AD.
10. Calle Marqués de Larios
This is the main shopping street in Malaga.
What should I not miss in Malaga?
Botanical Garden. And I’ll explain immediately why. This is huge. It has areas with lush vegetation and dry areas, where only cacti grow. There are many stone arrangements, water ponds and colorful fish, the house where those who designed the garden lived, etc.
My husband is not the kind of man to walk through the grass and be happy. But he did not want to leave the botanical garden. If he fell in love with this place, everyone will.
Glycine blooms in March-April. It is a colorful and extremely fragrant show. At the botanical garden store you will find a unique perfume in the world. It is made from the wisteria flowers of the garden in Malaga and it is sold only there. A bottle of perfume costs 20 euros. Agua de Glicinia.
Necessarily a flamenco show.
Don’t leave Malaga until you taste paella and tapas and drink a glass of sangria.
If you have already visited Malaga, please tell us what you liked there. Your opinion is important for me and for those who read my blog.