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29 October, 2020

Cultural tourism in Malaga

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If you come on holiday to Malaga you have to know that this beautiful city besides being known as the Costa del Sol for its long beaches and its privileged climate, is the cradle of many artists known nationally and internationally. Its art, its music and its history make Malaga a place you cannot miss. Enjoy with us this small tour around this incredible city and its culture.


The alcazaba

malaga alcazaba

From the Muslim period, it is located at the foot of Mount Gibralfaro where the defensive Arab castle is located, to which it was connected by a corridor protected by walls called La Coracha. Next to the Roman Theatre and in front of the Customs building, it is an opportunity to see in just a few metres the union of Roman, Arab and Renaissance cultures, which makes this corner a very special place.

Ticket prices Alcazaba de Málaga
The prices of the tickets to visit the Alcazaba are, the normal rate, 3.50 euros, and the reduced rate, 0.60 euros, from which the residents of Malaga, children from 6 to 16 years old, students, retired people and pensioners benefit.
If you also plan to visit the Gibralfaro Castle, you can benefit from a joint ticket for 5.50 euros.
Furthermore, please note that on Sundays from 2pm you can visit the Alcazaba of Malaga for free.


Gibralfaro Castle

gibralfaro castle

Este castillo, construido en el siglo XIV para albergar a las tropas y proteger la Alcazaba, es hoy en día uno de los lugares más visitados de Málaga donde se puede pasear por sus murallas con impresionantes vistas de Málaga, o entrar en su Centro de Interpretación para conocer su historia.

Precios de las entradas del Castillo de Gibralfaro

El precio de las entradas para visitar el Castillo de Gibralfaro es de 3,50 euros, la entrada normal; 5,50 euros para la entrada conjunta para visitar también la Alcazaba; y 1,50 euros para la entrada reducida, que está disponible, entre otros, para niños de 6 a 16 años, estudiantes y pensionistas.
También se puede visitar gratuitamente el Castillo de Gibralfaro los domingos a partir de las 14 horas hasta la hora de cierre.


Roman Theatre

roman theatre malaga

These are the archaeological remains of the ancient Malacca theatre and the main preserved vestige of the Roman presence in Malaga. It is located in the historical centre of the city, at the foot of the Alcazaba hill.
Although you can see the Roman Theatre of Malaga perfectly from the Alcazabilla street itself, if you wish you can walk around the site by entering the interpretation centre.
The visiting hours of the Roman Theatre of Malaga are from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm, and on Sundays and holidays, from 10am to 4pm, remaining closed to visits on Mondays.
The entrance to visit the Roman Theatre of Malaga is free.


The Cathedral of Malaga

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The Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica de la Encarnación is the cathedral of Málaga. Located opposite the Plaza del Obispo, the temple is considered one of the most valuable Renaissance jewels in Andalusia.


Plaza de Toros

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It is located in the area that gives it its name, La Malagueta, in the Eastern District of Malaga, next to Paseo de Reding.
This square, of first category, is a seasonal bullfighting venue, and among its festivities it is worth mentioning the two bullfights at Easter, which include the so-called “Corrida Picassiana”, the “Corrida de la Prensa” held in the month of June for the feast of the Patron Saints San Ciriaco and Santa Paula, the festivities during the August Fair and the bullfight in the month of September coinciding with the feast of the Malaga Patron Saint.


Museo Picasso

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It is one of the two art galleries dedicated to Pablo Picasso located in his hometown, the other being the Picasso Foundation Home Museum.
The two hundred and eighty-five works of art in the MPM collection cover Picasso’s revolutionary innovations, as well as the wide variety of styles, materials and techniques he mastered. From the first academic studies to his vision of classicism, through the superimposed planes of cubism, ceramics, his interpretations of the great masters and the latest paintings of the seventies. On 13 March 2017 the museum opened with its reorganised space, LED lights in all its rooms and 166 new works that significantly expanded the museum’s catalogue.


Atarazanas Market

atarazanas market

It is a municipal market in the city of Malaga.
The current building, designed by the architect Joaquín de Rucoba, was built between 1876 and 1879 on the site where a shipyard of Nasrid origin once stood, of which only one marble door remains and from which the name of the shipyard derives.


Pablo Picasso’s Birthplace Museum

picasso birthplace

It is a cultural institution based in Malaga that aims to promote and disseminate the work of the painter Pablo Picasso. It was created by Malaga City Council in 1988 and is located in the building of Picasso’s birthplace, in the so-called Casas de Campos in Plaza de la Merced. The Foundation has the following areas of activity: the Birth House Museum, which treasures the painter’s childhood and family memories as well as the works of Picasso and of José Ruiz Blasco, his father, a painter and teacher at the Malaga School of Fine Arts; outstanding art collections specialising in the graphic work, drawing and ceramics of Pablo Picasso; a Cultural Promotion Department, dedicated to organising cultural activities, conferences and educational activities; a documentation centre, which has a library specialising in the life and work of the artist, and a publications department responsible for the institution’s editorial work.


Carmen Thyssen Museum

carmen thyssen museum

It is one of the main museums in Malaga. It was inaugurated in 2011 and brings together one of the most important collections of Spanish and Andalusian painting from the beginning of the 19th century to the beginning of modernity in the 20th, covering some of the main genres of Spanish art in this period, such as landscape and costumbrismo. Its more than 250 works come from the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza collection and also include a selection of pieces by old masters, including a Santa Marina by Zurbarán. It is housed in the Palacio de Villalón, a 16th century building that has been refurbished and extended to house the Museum.


Pompidou Centre

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It is a headquarters of the Georges Pompidou National Centre of Art and Culture of France located in the space called The Cube. This is the first overseas location of the Centre Pompidou Paris. It has semi-permanent exhibitions that last around two and a half years and which represent a thematic and chronological tour through the art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

These are some of the places and museums that you can’t miss if you come on holiday to Malaga, don’t miss it!