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Best things to do in Málaga

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“The Museo Picasso Málaga is a museum in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain, the city where artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born. ”
372 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Amazing Museo with Carmen's Collection. The Cafeteria counts with an amazing chocolate cake, perfect for a little treat.”
193 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“While it can get somewhat crowded with tourists, if you are patient or avoid peak times, it's easy to find a perch and soak up the atmosphere…...great to try sweet and dry wines from local grapes, vermouths and liqueurs. The old storerooms are a collection of fascinating interconnected spaces, decorated with trailing plants, photos of celebrities and bullfighters.”
304 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“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.”
192 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! ”
158 locals recommend
Church
“The Cathedral of Málaga is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Málaga in Andalusia in southern Spain.”
158 locals recommend
Theater
“This is the main theatre where you can see a show almost every night. Calle Ramos Marín, 3. 29012 Málaga http://www.teatrocervantes.es ”
90 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”
93 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Market with good meat and fish, also tapas bars and restaurants in the center of Malaga”
158 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. ”
77 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The only one delagation of the Paris Pompidou Museum is in Malalaga, enjoy wuth the modern art of pompidou in a sunny city. There is a nice Walk from downtown to cetre Pompidou walkinf throught "Muelle Uno" where you can eat with a nice view of the harbour & Town, Muelle Uno is a touristic Place with Food chains and so on, nice but no Local place”
71 locals recommend
Bookstore
“CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ART: An excellent gallery in the trendy Soho district. Fascinating and thought provoking work from Spanish artists. PRICES: Free admission”
84 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.”
100 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.”
88 locals recommend
Plaza
“n here you will find Picasso Statue, Picasso foundation and the house where he lived, lots of good restaurants... and best of all, its about 6 minutes walking from the flat. ”
116 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Pedestrian shopping street built in 1891, where the city's most important events are held.”
111 locals recommend