04/09/2016

Centre Pompidou

The jewel in the crown of Málaga’s cultural scene. This is the first “pop-up” of the Paris-based cultural centre to be based outside France. Focused on contemporary art, the Centre Pompidou Málaga is located in the Muelle Uno complex, a space dedicated to high-quality leisure, where the gallery first opened its doors […]
04/09/2016

The Russian Museum

The Colección del Museo Ruso, an offspring of the Russian State Museum of Saint Petersburg, chose Malaga as a destination to increase their already significant global footprint; and it’s not hard to see why. The collection is housed in magnificent La Tabacalera – a complex of beautiful buildings which used […]
21/09/2016

Museo Picasso Málaga

Set deep among the narrow streets of the former Jewish quarter (judería) is the Buenavista Palace (‘El Palacio de los Condes de Buenavista’), built in the first half of the 16th century on the ruins of a Nasrid palace, not far from Malaga cathedral. Declared a ‘Property of Cultural Interest’ […]
21/09/2016

Revello de Toro Museum

In what was once the home of sculptor Pedro de Mena is now the Revello de Toro museum, dedicated to the great Malaga-born portrait painter and figurative artist. The restoration of the building and the discourse of the exhibition area which uses advanced technology are from the top drawer. The […]
23/09/2016

CAC Málaga

For modern art aficionados, the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC Málaga) is an essential part of any itinerary. Based next to the river, in the increasingly fashionable Soho district, the CAC has housed some of the most current artists in the world, works by street artist Obey and D-Face (whose murals […]
23/09/2016

Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares

Whoever wants to gain a better understanding of the customs and traditions of the region has to visit the Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares. The museum occupies the old Mesón de la Victoria, a 17th century former inn on the bank of the Guadalmedina river, which has been classified […]
24/09/2016

Municipal Heritage Museum (MUPAM)

In the Paseo del Parque, and at the foot of the city’s iconic Alcazaba, a palatial fortification built by the Hammudid dynasty in the early 11th century, is the Municipal Heritage Museum (MUPAM). Its permanent exhibition documents the history of the city from as far back as the fifteenth century […]
24/09/2016

Castillo de Gibralfaro

One of the stand-out emblems of not only the city (it is on both Malaga city and province’s seal and flag), but on the Málaga skyline is the magnificent Castillo de Gibralfaro. Dating from the 10th century, it overlooks the city and the port. This is the newer (and higher) […]
25/09/2016

Alcazaba de Málaga

La Alcazaba is one of Malaga’s most distinctive landmarks. This fortress palace, whose name in Arabic means citadel, overlooks the city from a hilltop. It was first constructed on the ruins of a Roman fortification during the reign of Abd-al-Rahman I around 756 to 780AD. It was then rebuilt by […]
08/12/2016

Calle Larios

Malaga’s iconic main street. Now pedestrianised, this is the busiest part of the city and home to some of the best shops. All of the major international chains which want a store in Malaga are all vying for a spot on Calle Larios. There is something for all budgets with […]
16/12/2016

The Museum of Malaga

As if we didn’t have enough in the ‘Museum City’, we’ve been gifted one more. The Museum of Malaga reopened on 12 December 2016, nearly two decades after it closed. Located in the city’s old customs house (la Aduana), a stone’s throw from the teatro romano, this museum brings together […]
05/06/2017

Picasso’s birthplace

You don’t have to walk far from the Picasso Museum to find Plaza de la Merced, a romantic square in which, at the end of the row of houses on the north side you can find number 15, where the man himself, Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, was born. Nowadays, the […]
18/06/2017

Museo del Vidrio y Cristal

The Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Málaga (The Malaga Museum of Glass and Crystal) is one of the city’s hidden treasures, tucked away in the backstreets of the San Felipe Neri district of the city. Located in a carefully-restored 18th-century town house,  each room chronicles the history of mankind through […]
04/01/2018

The Three Wise Men roll into town

January 6th is a national holiday in Spain (yes, another!) but this time it is perhaps one of the most popular, especially among the younger generations. It officially draws an end to the festive calendar and sees the Three Kings (or Los Reyes Magos) come from the East bearing gifts […]
18/02/2018

Andalucía Day

February 28th is ‘Día de Andalucía’, a public holiday across the region and is marked by a number of events and distinctions for local personalities and organisations. The day marks the anniversary of the 1980 referendum in which the people voted for Andalucía to become an autonomous community of Spain. […]
10/03/2018

Semana Santa

‘Semana Santa’ (Holy Week or Easter Week) is not just a religious festival, but a deep-rooted tradition stretching out to the community as a whole, and in recent decades, a tourist attraction. During this week, the city is paralysed by religious fervour. So if you’re counting on getting around without problems, […]
11/05/2018

Noche en Blanco

Over 200 different events, including free access to museums, art galleries, concerts and theatres are scheduled every year for the annual ‘Noche en Blanco’ (White Night). There is always a special ambience around the city as many cultural institutions, normally shut in the evenings, open up their doors to the […]
05/06/2018

Fiesta de San Juan

Every 23 June, the Malaga coast, as well as pretty much anywhere else in Spain, is illuminated by blazing bonfires as thousands of people head to the beaches to enjoy the Fiesta de San Juan. At midnight, huge firework displays mark the arrival of the Feast of Saint John the […]
08/08/2018

Feria de Málaga

Anyone who has been in Andalucía will have heard about the Feria de Málaga – the largest summer fair in southern Europe. This week-long party, which happens during August, brings normal city life to a stand-still. If you need to run errands, forget it. A five-minute walk will become 45 minutes, […]
01/09/2018

Pasarela Larios

The Pasarela Larios catwalk, which forms part of Malaga Fashion Week, takes over the entirety of the iconic Calle Larios and, measuring over 300 metres in length, has set the record for being the longest haute couture runway in all of Europe. This now yearly event brings together fashion designers […]
25/09/2019

Plaza de la Merced

  This beautiful square is a must-see for so many different reasons. Firstly, Plaza de la Merced is the birthplace of none other than Pablo Picasso. Málaga’s most famous son was born in the house on the most north-westerly corner, which has now been converted into Casa Natal (birth house) […]
04/07/2020

The English Cemetery

When Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella swept into Malaga in 1487, they converted the city into a bastion of Roman Catholicism. However, about three and a half centuries later, the city looked rather different. It had become a major port and centre of industry and non-Catholics were playing a vital […]
08/01/2021

La Concepción botanical gardens

Malaga’s Botanical Gardens, just a 15-minute drive from the historic centre, is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. When visiting this green oasis, spread across a magnificent three-hectare plot, you can scarcely believe you’re in a major city. You are immediately immersed into an almost […]
09/01/2021

Malaga Cathedral, the ‘one-armed lady’

Malaga Cathedral, officially called the Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica de la Encarnación, is synonymous with the city, not only because it is visible from practically anywhere, but because of its main distinguishing feature – its single tower. For this reason, the cathedral is colloquially known as La Manquita (one-armed lady). […]
17/06/2021

Mercado Atarazanas central food market

Whether you’re a tourist or you’re looking for an alternative to a supermarket for your weekly groceries, the perfect place to discover Andalusian gastronomy is at the Atarazanas central market. Open every morning (except Sunday), this food market boasts over a hundred stalls, primarily owned by local families passed on […]
22/06/2021

Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga

In another building of great historic importance is the magnificently restored Carmen Thyssen museum, just off Plaza de la Constitución. It contains a large collection of paintings which revolve around one theme – Andalucía in the eighteenth century. There are also a number of other interesting temporary exhibitions housed in […]
15/08/2021

Muelle Uno – Malaga port

Where to start with Muelle Uno? This part of Malaga port has undergone a thorough regeneration in the past decade, opening up to the public and becoming an all-round leisure space. Take a stroll through the marina and you will come across various shops (and occasionally markets), bars, restaurants, ice […]
12/10/2021

October 12th: Día de la Hispanidad, Spain’s controversial National Day

October 12th marks the Fiesta Nacional of Spain, a national holiday that commemorates the exact date when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas in 1492. Previously known as Día de la Hispanidad (or Hispanic Day), this is one of Spain’s two biggest national holidays (along with Constitution Day […]