Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Málaga

Museo Picasso Málaga

This unmissable museum in the city of Picasso’s birth provides a solid overview of the great master and his work, although, surprisingly, it only came to fruition in 2003 after more than 50 years of planning. The 20…
Top Choice Cave in Nerja

Cueva de Nerja

It’s hard to imagine the surreal world that lies beneath the mountain foothills 4km east of Nerja, and it’s even harder to believe that these vast caverns weren’t discovered until five local chicos (young men) who h…
Top Choice Cathedral in Málaga

Catedral de Málaga

Málaga’s elaborate cathedral was started in the 16th century on the site of the former mosque. Of the mosque, only the Patio de los Naranjos survives, a small courtyard of fragrant orange trees.Inside, the fabulous …
Top Choice Castle in Málaga

Alcazaba

No time to visit Granada’s Alhambra? Then Málaga’s Alcazaba can provide a taster. The entrance is next to the Roman amphitheatre, from where a meandering path climbs amid lush greenery: crimson bougainvillea, lofty …
Gardens in Málaga

Jardín Botánico Histórico La Concepción

These exotic gardens were conceived in the mid-19th century by the Loring-Heredia clan, a noble family of railway builders and bankers who bequeathed the city its weighty archaeological collection (now on display in…
Museum in Málaga

Museo Automovilístico Málaga

Fashion and old cars might seem like weird bedfellows, but they’re an inspired combo when viewed through the prism of this slightly out-of-the-box museum in Málaga’s erstwhile tobacco factory. The museum juxtaposes …
Museum in Málaga

Museo de Málaga

Reopened in Málaga’s neoclassical Palacio de Aduana in December 2016 following a full renovation, this museum houses art and archaeological collections. The 1st-floor fine-arts collection, kept in storage for nearly…
Historic Site in Mijas

Virgen de la Peña

If you walk past the ayuntamiento (town hall), you will reach this gorgeous grotto where the Virgin is said to have appeared to two children who were led here by a dove in 1586. Within the cliff-top cave is a flower…
Museum in Málaga

Museo Carmen Thyssen

Located in an aesthetically renovated 16th-century palace in the heart of the city’s former Moorish quarter, this extensive collection concentrates on 19th-century Spanish and Andalucian art by painters such as Joaq…
Museum in Málaga

Museo Ruso de Málaga

This offshoot of the Russian State Museum in St Petersburg opened on a 10-year lease in 2015 in a former tobacco factory. It is dedicated to Russian art from the 16th to 20th centuries, featuring works by Ilya Repin…