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Sightseeing in Malaga - what to see. Complete travel guide

Malaga is a picturesque and lively town located in Andalusia. This city is also the capital of Costa del Sol province. The center of the city carefully keeps the ruins of the ancient theater that have been here since the reign of the Romans. Near these ruins is located the Roman bastion - the palace Alcazaba built in the XI century. This complex includes a castle with beautiful flowers, palm trees and fountains surrounded by high stone walls that simply turn this palace into a maze. There is a passage that connects the palace with the fortress, so by walking in it visitors can reach famous Gibralfaro fort. The name of the port means "lighthouse on the cliff."
In Malaga, tourists with children should definitely visit the original “Museo Alborania” which is dedicated to the marine theme. This museum has a very diverse exhibition which is sure … Open
Plaza de la Merced Square is one of the most famous and widely visited places of Malaga. The square has become popular because of the great world-genius painter Pablo Picasso – his home is located there. One more attraction of this place is a monument dedicated to General Torrijos. In 2003 the Picasso Museum was formally established in the palace of Buenavista graphs by order of the King of Spain. Today the museum exhibits more than 200 of his works. Both government and inhabitants of Malaga pay much attention to flora and fauna of the region, as well as to the restoration of nature, so in this city you will find the only Maritime Aula del Mar Museum that exhibits a collection of more than 500 representatives of flora and fauna from the Alboran Sea. The local Botanic Garden has a large collection of numerous plants from different parts of the world.
Malaga is famous for its delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Don’t hesitate to try fried fish, clams, oysters, shrimps in various forms, and many other dishes. Finally, numerous small and vintage wine shops called Bodega offer guests to taste internationally famous Andalusian wine. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Sea food gourmands will love the restaurants of Malaga. The resort offers a vast selection of gastronomy establishments of different food trends, however the most popular among visitors are … Open
The greatest monument in the neo-Baroque style is the Town Hall building. It was built in the early 20th century and has been used for more than a hundred years for its intended purpose. The Town Hall building has a rich design of the facade, which remains unchanged from the moment of construction. Within the walls of the Town Hall are interesting collections of works of art. On certain days, the Town Hall is available for excursions, during which tourists can appreciate the rich interior decoration. A huge tropical garden which based on beauty is also difficult to find an equal, surrounds the building.
In Malaga, there is a very interesting Automobile Museum, which is worth a visit even for those who have never been interested in the subject of cars. In this museum, there is a collection of retro cars. Some exhibits are almost a hundred years old. For the convenience of visitors, the museum's collection is divided into separate thematic exhibitions. You can admire the most fashionable cars of the 1920s, and also see unusual designer cars.
Inestimable historical landmarks and monuments of Malaga attract travelers from all over the world. An ancient fortress named La Alcazaba is set on the top of one of the high hills. The … Open
One of the most unusual museums in the city is the Museum of Glass and Crystal. It is a private museum which was opened in 2009. The location of this museum is an old mansion of the 18th century, which contains about 3,000 exhibits. A significant part of the artifacts collected here is made of glass. The museum houses a collection of marvelous vases, antique chandeliers with glass pendants, lamps and various interior decorations. In recent years, the collection of the museum has expanded significantly. Now you can see old paintings and other works of art.
The most significant religious landmark of the city is the Cathedral of Malaga. It was built in the 18th century on the site of a destroyed mosque, which was also built by the Moors. The construction of this grand cathedral began in the first half of the 16th century, and was completed only in 1782. The exterior of the cathedral combines the unique features of Baroque, Gothic and neoclassicism.
Many travelers primarily identify Malaga with sunny beaches. The resort counts more than ten beaches. Many coast areas are marked with blue flags showing the high level of ecological safety. … Open
A very beautiful and interesting place for walking is the picturesque street Calle Marques de Larios. This pedestrian street is located in the heart of the historic district. On both sides of it are beautiful old buildings. On this street is laid a beautiful stone pavement. In the warm season, it is always decorated with interesting art awnings.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Malaga
♥   Shopping area ' Calle Marqués de Larios' Málaga, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Malaga
♥   Castle 'Alcazaba of Málaga' Málaga, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Alcazaba of Vélez-Málaga' Málaga, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Gibralfaro' Málaga, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Santa Catalina' Málaga, 3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Bezmiliana' Málaga, 12.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Malaga
♥   Natural Park 'Montes de Málaga' , 15.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Mina Virgen del Amparo' , 46.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Sierra de las Nieves' , 51.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Sierras Subbéticas' , 52 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cueva de la Pedriza' , 53.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Malaga and around
♥   Art museum 'Museo Picasso Málaga' Málaga, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Malaga from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

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From the series “The most magical and picturesque cities in the world”
After the release of the movie about smurfs for the first six months, about 80000 people visited the town, whereas earlier the number of tourists did not exceed 300 people a year. For admirers of stories about smurfs, the city is interesting not only for its amazing architecture, but also for a variety of souvenir shops, as well as thematic events that taking place here. Today anyone can buy a favourite multteroy costume in a local shop, and couples can organize a wedding ceremony in a thematic style in the church. … Read further
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