What to see in Malaga
Malaga city is a must to visit on your holiday in Spain. Here is some tourist information about what you can see in Malaga.
The main pedestrian street is Calle Larios where you will find a great variety of shops like Zara, Mango, Bershka and Desigual. Next to the pedestrian street you will find Malaga’s cathedral. The cathedral can be visited every day from Monday to Saturday. You can enjoy the view of Malaga city from the roof of the cathedral.
Malaga is bursting with art museums and culture. Malaga was the birthplace of Pablo Ruiz Picasso and you can visit his birthplace and the Picasso museum. Close by a visit can be made to the Malaga museum with archaeological findings dating back to the Phoenician era of Andalusia and collection of fine arts. The Carmen Thyssen museum includes Andalusian paintings from the 1800s and 1900s century, while the CAC museum displays contemporary art. At Malaga harbour, Muelle Uno, head for a colourful cube and you will find the Pompidou museum. The Pompidou museum is a branch of the Pompidou Centre in Paris. A little further away, but also definitely worth a visit, is situated the Russian Museum with changing Russian art exhibitions. The museum is located in the old tobacco factory together with an Automobile and fashion museum.
During your sightseeing in Malaga you can’t miss a visit to Alcazaba fortress and the Gibralfaro castle which is overlooking Malaga city and harbour. Finally, end the day with Spanish tapas from one of the many restaurants in Malaga centre.
What to see in Andalusia
Andalusia is a unique destination to explore and with a hire car it’s easy to drive around and custom-made your trip. The Spanish cities Granada, Cordoba and Seville are just a few hours’ drive from Malaga with good road connections.
In Granada, the Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens are a must to see. It’s necessary to book the entrance ticket in advance in order to access the Nazari Palace. Cordoba has an impressive cathedral and Mezquita, which is on UNESCO's World Heritage List, and not to forget the old quarter of the city with flower courtyards. It’s recommended parking the car outside the city centre and walking into town as the streets are narrow and it’s very difficult to park.
Seville is located close to Cordoba and worth a visit are the Plaza de España, Alcazar Palace, the Cathedral and Giralda.
Andalusia also has the finest beaches along the coast. In the Cadiz area you will find white sandy beaches and with the right wind conditions, it’s a paradise for surfers and kiters. If you drive further into the countryside with your hire car, there are beautiful little white villages waiting to be visited.