Málaga express

Although we will never have enough days to get to know Malaga completely, as it is a beautiful city, rich in culture and with an incredible hospitality. But here we will show you the best places to visit to get to know the essence of this beautiful city. 

You can also see here all our private tours in Malaga if you have a few days to spare.

Marqués de Larios Street 

You will be able to see the commercial centre of the city, where you will find first class shops waiting for you to go and browse through their elegant shop windows and play tourist for a couple of hours.  

It is considered one of the most elegant streets in Spain. In 2018 it was ranked as the third most expensive street in Spain for rental income, making it one of the most desirable shopping streets in Europe. On the 14th of December 2002, its pedestrianisation was inaugurated, starting the profound rehabilitation and revitalisation plan of the historic centre of Malaga.

It is also known as Calle Larios, named in honour of Manuel Domingo Larios y Larios, II Marquis of Larios, who presides over the beginning of the street with a sculpture by Benlliure located at the intersection with the Alameda Principal.

Alcazaba of Malaga

The Alcazaba of Malaga is a palatial fortification from the Islamic period, built on top of an earlier fortification of Phoenician-Punic origin. It is located on the slopes of Mount Gibralfaro, in an elevated position but adjoining and linked to the historic centre of the city, which constituted the ancient madina of Mālaga, and at the top of which stands the Castle of Gibralfaro.

You will learn a little of the fundamental history of Malaga, where we will see the things that made this city so important in Spanish history. This palace-fortress is one of the historical monuments of the city, a very visited place because it combines history and beauty in the same place.

Dating from the Muslim period, it is located at the foot of Mount Gibralfaro, where the Andalusian defensive castle is located, to which it was linked by a corridor protected by walls called La Coracha; next to the Roman Theatre of Malaga and opposite the Palacio de la Aduana, it is an opportunity to see in just a few metres the union of the Roman, Andalusian and Renaissance cultures, which makes this corner a very special place.

Picasso Museum

The collection of the Picasso Museum offers a thematic and chronological journey through the painter’s oeuvre with some 200 works: paintings, drawings, graphic works, sculptures, ceramics, a tapestry and a linoleum panel.

If you are passionate about art, you will be able to explore the corners of this beautiful museum where you will find works by one of the greatest artists of all time, Pablo Picasso.

The Picasso Museum Malaga is one of the two art galleries dedicated to Pablo Picasso located in his hometown Malaga, the other one being the Picasso Birthplace Museum Foundation. In 2019 it reached the figure of more than 703,000 visitors, making it the most visited museum in southern Spain and Andalusia. 

Roman Theatre

The Roman Theatre of Malaga is the archaeological remains of the theatre of ancient Malaca and the main preserved vestige of the Roman presence in Malaga. It is located in the historic centre of the city, at the foot of the Alcazaba hill.

The Roman Theatre of Malaga is one of the living symbols of Roman Hispania in the city. It has a modern interpretation centre located next to it where, using new technologies, visitors can learn about the life and customs of the period. It has also recovered its original use by offering shows inside.

Discovered in 1951, it was for many years half-hidden by the building of the so-called Casa de la Cultura, built between 1940-42 and altered in the 1960s, during whose works the first traces of the Theatre were discovered, which was finally demolished in order to be able to properly value this theatre within the plans of the 1992 cultural programmes.

Pompidou Centre

The Pompidou Centre is the name most commonly used for the Georges Pompidou National Centre for Art and Culture in Paris, designed by architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers. The building, completed in 1977, was inaugurated on 31 January of the same year.

The Centre Pompidou Malaga is a branch of the Georges Pompidou National Centre of Art and Culture of France located in the space known as El Cubo in the Spanish city of Malaga. It is the first overseas branch of the Centre Pompidou Paris.

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