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Things to do in Málaga and Province

Why travelling to Málaga and its Province?

Málaga and its Province, offers its visitors multiple possibilities depending on the motivation of their trip, and thanks to its geographical and touristic diversity.

Things to do in Malaga, many and varied.

It has a coastline of 160 km, where you can find wonderful beaches and a privileged climate, especially on the Costa del Sol.

The province of Málaga has an inland area full of beautiful towns, which offer the traveller a spectacular architectural, artistic, cultural and natural heritage, and that will undoubtedly surprise you.

All this, together with modern infrastructures, a wide variety of accommodation and services, as well as a prestigious gastronomy.

This makes Málaga and its Province a place open to the world, with many things to discover and in which all types of travellers fit.

Below, are some of the cities and towns you can visit, but there are undoubtedly many more… in total 103 townships.

Málaga

The city where the brilliant painter Pablo Picasso was born, and not far from the famous Larios shopping street.

In recent years, Málaga has reinvented itself in a spectacular way, being a reference in cultural centres and museums, both in Spain and in Europe.

Among others, it has the Picasso Museum, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the Pompidou Centre, and so on, up to a total of 38 museums of different themes.

Málaga has an architectural and archaeological heritage of great quality, such as The Cathedral, The Alcazaba, The Gibralfaro Castle , The Roman Theatre and much more.

It has an art district close to the centre called “Soho”, as well as a new area in the Port “Muelle Uno”, where different options of restaurants and shops converge in an enviable environment.

As for relevant festivities, the Holy Week is famous, which attracts a multitude of visitors in a unique setting.

It is also worth mentioning the Feria, which takes place in August and is known as the “Fair of the South of Europe”.

During these days, the centre of Málaga is decorated and transformed into an explosion of colour and joy.

Teatro romano de Málaga

Ronda

With an extensive artistic heritage, whose main icon is its impressive “Tajo or New Bridge”, with more than 100 metres high and joining the two areas of the city.

Ronda is the birthplace of illustrious bullfighters and also has the privilege of having the oldest bullring in Spain, where the famous “Corrida Goyesca” is held.

The “Sierra de las Nieves” National Park is located in part of the municipality.

Plaza de toros de Ronda

Antequera

Antequera has a large historic quarter, including 33 churches and convents, making it the city with the most churches per inhabitant.

Its Dolmens, the natural site of El Torcal and the Peña de los Enamorados, which have been World Heritage Sites since 2016, are worthy of special mention.

Between the towns of Antequera, Ardales and Álora, runs the impressive El Caminito del Rey, a pass built over the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge.

Dolmen de Antequera

Marbella

It is a national and international tourist reference point.

Located in a privileged settlement on the Costa del Sol, it enjoys an enviable climate all year round and has an unparalleled range of hotels, restaurants and leisure activities.

In addition to its beaches, it has a beautiful old town, with the Plaza de los Naranjos as a reference, from there, you can lose yourself among its narrow pedestrian streets.

Not to be forgotten is Puerto Banús, a marina that is synonymous with exclusivity and glamour.

The Starlite Festival offers visitors the chance to enjoy performances and concerts with the best artists of the moment, all in an enviable setting.

Litoral de Marbella

Estepona

Estepona is not only sun and beach, among its attractions is the largest orchid garden in Spain.

For some years now, a sign of Estepona’s identity is to be known as the “Garden of the Costa del Sol”.

As it has undergone a great transformation, mainly in its old town, where countless streets have been pedestrianised, creating new squares and green areas.

It is very pleasant to take a quiet stroll, enjoying the white facades of the houses, from which hang their pots of geraniums.

It also offers the possibility of visiting the Nature Park “Selwo Aventura”, where you can see dozens of wild animals in a state of semi-freedom.

Estepona

Nerja

Nerja has that special charm of a white coastal town, with its Balcony of Europe, which juts out over the Mediterranean Sea, and from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of both its coastline and its magnificent coves.

Since its discovery in 1959, the Cave of Nerja has been a first class tourist attraction, where you can admire its enormous and splendid rooms, in some of which you can also find cave paintings.

In one of these halls, called “La Cascada” or “Ballet”, is where the annual International Festival of Music and Dance takes place.

Apart from the traditional sun and beach tourism of the Costa del Sol, in Málaga and its Province you can enjoy different types of tourism, such as:

  • Cultural Tourism
  • Rural Tourism
  • Ecotourism
  • Gastronomic & Oenology Tourism
  • Religious Tourism
  • Health Tourism
  • Leisure Tourism
  • Urban Tourism
  • Shopping Tourism
  • Cruise Tourism
  • Sports Tourism
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