Sights in Malaga

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Catedral de Málaga

Catedral de Málaga

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When traveling through Spain, do not pass up the Malaga sights you can see while you are there.  Malaga is a beautiful city that boasts many attractions you should not miss.

Alcazaba

Alcazaba is the King’s Palace, which was built in the 11th century, and it is Malaga’s most important building. Inside is the Archeological Museum. Nearby the Alcazaba are beautiful gardens, fountains, and the remains of a Roman theatre. Also close to the Alcazaba is the Castillo de Gibralfaro. This was originally a palace built by the Phoenicians, but was covered over with a fortress in the 14th century. Two of its towers are connected by ducts to the Alcazaba.  Exploring through the Alcazaba, you will find many areas where you can view the city of Malaga and the harbor. This is a very beautiful place indeed!

The Cathedral

After they conquered the moors, the Catholic kings ordered the cathedral to be built over the original mosque. Among the highlights of the cathedral are the chapels and the gorgeous choir stalls, not to mention the beautiful architecture of the buildings themselves.

Museums

There are numerous museums throughout Malaga displaying various works of Picasso as well as architecture and religious art.  Malaga boasts over 15 different museums, many of which are grouped together in the same area. Besides the Picasso Museum and MIMM, there is also the Wine Museum, Heritage Museum, Fine Arts Museum, and Holy Week Museum. No matter what your interests are, Malaga offers a museum for you.

Interactive Museum of Music

This museum has one of the largest collections of musical instruments throughout Europe. This private collection houses over 300 different instruments from various countries, civilizations and time periods. Throughout the year, the MIMM offers cultural and musical programs that you can enjoy and participate in.

Beaches

Malaga has some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. Playa de la Malagueta is a beach that was awarded the blue flag. It is a busy beach with black sand, lifeguards, restaurants and beach bars. Playa Palo is located next to the marina and offers sailing, diving and swimming, as well as many little coves to explore. More private beaches available are Playa Torrox, Playa Benajarafe in Velez Malaga, and Playa Almayate Bajamar in Velez Malaga.  Playa Almayate Bajamar is what most consider the best beach to show what the coast looked like before tourism took over.

English Cemetery

For people who have a love of social history, visiting the English cemetery is an interesting sight. There are over 1,000 graves throughout the terraced landscape, which has been a Christian burial site since the 1800s.  The entrance is opposite the bullring on the Avenida de Pries.



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During your Malaga vacation, you will find outstanding sights in the city Málaga such as the baroque Cathderal and the Arab fortress, with a double wall and three interior palaces. Another amazing sight is the Museum of Fine Arts, which houses a collection from the 19th century and works by Picasso. And if you head from your hotel to Larios Street, you will find the main business artery of the city. Not to be missed is Gibralfaro Castle, which offers spectacular views of Malaga and the port from the top.

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Alcazaba

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Alcazaba
Alcazaba
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The King’s palace with beautiful gardens dating from the 11th century.

This involves considerable steep uphill walking unless you take the second entrance [opposite the ayuntamiento] which leads to a lift which goes a great distance up. Whereas this is of vast benefit to many moderately disabled people, it is sad that it is necessary to descend a few steps when you get out. The views from this level mean that anybody who can get up, really should do so.

There are a considerable number of sculptures and other artefacts from the Moorish period to be seen, although it more..

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The Cathedral

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Catedral de Málaga
Catedral de Málaga
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 Malaga’s Cathedral also called “La Manquita” (one armed woman) due to only one completed tower, was built between 1528 and 1782. Just a few highlights include: 40 statues of the saints and a 16th century retable. The structure features beautiful stone work on the façade and Renaissance and baroque styles on the interior.

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address:C. de Molina Larios
tel:+34 952 215 917

Museo Unicaja de Artes Populares

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This arts and crafts museum features items used between the 17th and 20th centuries and other worthy pieces. On display are ceramic figures, clay figures, folk costumes, fishing equipment, furniture, horse-drawn carriages, and more.

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address:Pasillo de Santa Isabel, 10
tel:+34 952 217 137
openingHours:Hours are 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Saturday 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art

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address:Plaza Obispo, Episcopal Palace
open:Mon-Sun 10:00 - 13:30

Archeological Museum

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address:Alcabazar
tel:952 216 005

Museo Picasso Málaga

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Museo Picasso Malaga
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Museo Picasso Malaga is the city’s most renowned museum. It consists of 14 paintings, 9 sculptures, 44 drawings, a sketchbook from the Royan series containing 36 drawings, 58 engravings, and 7 ceramic pieces donated by Christine Ruiz-Picasso, widow of Picasso’s eldest child, Paul Ruiz-Picasso. In addition, the collection also includes 22 pieces donated by Picasso’s grandchild. Also onsite are Roman and Moorish remains, which were uncovered during restoration work on the palace that is now home to the museum.

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address:C/San Agustin 8
tel:+34 952 127 600
email:info@museopicassomalaga.org
url:www.museopicassomalaga.org
accessibility:Totally Wheelchair Accessible
openingHours:Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Sunday and holidays 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Provincial Museum of Fine Arts

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address:San Agustín 6
tel:952 218 382

Ceramic Museum

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address:Ctra Mijas
tel:952 451 363

Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro

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This magnificent hotel features one of the best views Malaga has to offer. Located in the old quarter of the city on Mount Gibralfaro, this four star hotel features 38 elegant suites, a swimming pool on the top floor, an excellent restaurant, and a beautiful Picasso painting on the wall. All Parador de Malaga-Gibralfaro guests can use the facilities of the Parador del Golf, located on the outskirts of Malaga. Average room rate 123EU ($200US).

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tel:+34 952 221 902
openingHours:gibralfaro@parador.es
url:www.parador.es
address:Castillo de Gibralfaro, s/n (29016) Malaga

Museum of Popular Arts

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tel:952 217 137
address:Pasillo de Santa Isabel 10
open:Mon-Sat 10:00-13:30.

Finca La Concepcion

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Considered one of the most important and the most beautiful botanical gardens in Europe, this 150-year-old botanical garden features giant ficus, araucarias (one 147-foot-tall specimen is the tallest tree in the province, palms, cycads, bamboo from China, and a wide variety of exotic flowers. Visitors can also stroll through the gardens and explore the many ornamental pools filled with waterlilys, frogs, turtles, and toads. One-hour guided tours are offered year round. Take bus No. 61 from Alameda Principal in Central Malaga on weekends and holidays.

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tel:+34 952 252 148
address:Carretera de las Pedrizas (SN 331)

Town Hall

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Town Hall is the most fascinating modernistic structure in Malaga. It was built between 1912 and 1919 and it features a neo-baroque style, gorgeous gardens, and excellent views of Alcazaba and Gibralfaro.

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