Views of Malaga at night

Things to do in Malaga From urban art to sardine skewers


The capital of the Costa del Sol is famous for its sunny climate and beautiful beaches, but there is much more to it than that. Urban art or ancient buildings? Gourmet cuisine or fried fish? Cultural exploration or relaxation? Whatever you're looking for, don't miss out on these activities:

Taste sardine skewers: known as espetos, these sardines are skewered on long canes before being grilled over a wood fire. It's a real art form. Going shopping along Calle Larios: Do you love going shopping? Then this is the street for you. It is a pedestrian area brimming with different shops and surprises. You will be blown away by the constantly changing decorations. Take a stroll through Soho: this is the neighbourhood where you will find all the city's art and urban culture. As you wander around you will discover small charming shops, enormous pieces of graffiti that cover entire buildings and the Contemporary Art Centre of Málaga. Visit the museums: Malaga has 40 museums waiting for you to visit them. Most of them are located in the old quarters. You could start with the Pablo Picasso Museum the Pompidou Centre of Malaga and the Carmen Thyssen Museum.

Top left: Sardine skewer. Top right: Pompidou Centre of Málaga © Ayuntamiento de Málaga. Below: Graffiti in the Soho neighbourhood, Málaga

Explore the history of Málaga: alongside the city centre you can discover the oldest archaeological site in Málaga, a Roman theatre built in the 1st century AD. There is also the Alcazaba, the Arabic fortified palace built at the foot of Mount Gibralfaro, on the seafront. On the top of this mountain you will also find the castle. The views from up there are breathtaking.There are endless activities to enjoy close to the centre. Gibralfaro castle is a little way out but you can get there easily on the number 35 bus. In Malaga you will always feel that everything is very pleasant and easy to explore. You will always find new experiences and things to discover. The capital of the Costa del Sol is waiting for you.

Arab door in La Alcazaba of Málaga