Three days in Malaga: discover the highlights of the city!
Welcome to Malaga, a city located on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, which combines tradition and modernity. This travel guide presents a proposed itinerary for discovering Malaga in three days.
A. Malaga, a city with multiple facets
Malaga is a city that has a lot to offer: art museums, beaches, shopping centers, parks, historical monuments, nightlife, etc. It is also the starting point for many excursions in the region, for nature lovers or for discovering typical villages.
B. Objectives of the trip
Your three-day stay in Malaga will allow you to discover the historic center of the city, but also to make excursions nearby to discover other facets of the region.
II. Day 1: Discovering the historic center
A. Visit of the Alcazaba
The Alcazaba is a fortress located in the center of Malaga, dating back to the Muslim era. It offers an incredible view of the city and the sea. The visit will allow you to learn more about the history of Malaga.
B. Walk in the historic center
The historic center of Malaga is a labyrinth of cobbled streets, squares, churches, museums and shops. Do not miss the cathedral, Constitution Square, the Roman theater, the covered markets, etc.
C. Tapas tasting
A stay in Spain would not be complete without a tasting of tapas, these small plates of local culinary specialties that are shared among friends. Several tapas bars allow you to discover the flavors of Andalusia in the historic center.
III. Day 2: Discovering museums
A. Visit of the Picasso Museum
Malaga is known for having seen the birth of Picasso, one of the most famous artists in the world. The Picasso Museum in Malaga is an essential place to discover his work. The permanent collections include the most works of the artist, from his early paintings to his latest creations.
B. Visit of the Thyssen Museum
The Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga is another essential art museum in the city. The museum’s collections cover several centuries of paintings, with pieces by Rubens, Sorolla, Zuloaga, etc.
C. Other recommended museums
Art lovers can also visit the Pompidou Center in Malaga, which houses an impressive collection of contemporary art, or the Contemporary Art Museum of Malaga (CAC), to discover local and international artists.
IV. Day 3: Excursion near Malaga
A. Visit of the city of Ronda
Ronda is a white city located 100 km from Malaga, famous for its bridge that crosses a 120-meter high gorge. The city is also known for its wine museum, its bullring and the house of writer Rainer Maria Rilke.
B. Discovery of the village of Mijas
Mijas is a typical mountain village located less than 30 km from Malaga. The village is known for its cobbled streets, white houses, donkeys and panoramic views of the sea. You can also visit its local historical museum.
C. Other options for an excursion
If you have more time, you can also discover Marbella, a chic city on the coast, the Nerja caves, impressive caves located east of Malaga, or the mountains of Axarquia, for hiking and panoramic views.
A. Summary of the stay
This three-day stay in Malaga allowed you to discover the highlights of the city, between history, art, culture, gastronomy and nature. We hope you enjoyed discovering this beautiful city as much as we did.
B. Practical tips for a trip to Malaga
Malaga is a sunny city for most of the year, so remember to bring light clothing and sunscreen. The historic center is visited on foot, but it is also pleasant to get around by bike. Finally, for a more authentic experience, consider learning some Spanish words!