Málaga Cathedral

The Cathedral, officially the Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación (Our Lady of Incarnation), is not only a church, but also a symbol of Málaga. With a style that is difficult to define, ranging from a Baroque facade to a Renaissance interior with Gothic elements, the cathedral is as interesting as it is appealing. […]

Iglesia de Sagrado Corazón (Sacred Heart Church)

Built in 1920, this is the youngest church of Málaga and often confused by tourist with the Cathedral, although its neo-Gothic style give away that it is a build much more recent. The beautifully pointed arches and towers draw your attention upwards, but definitely don’t miss out on the decorations on the […]

Parroquia De Los Santos Mártires (Church of the Sainted Martyrs)

With its colourful brick walls and beautiful arches, this Christian church looks as lovely as the little square where it is located. It was erected in honour of the martyrs Ciriaco and Paula, patrons of the city, after the Spanish conquest in 1487. The eclectic architecture is especially noticable inside […]

Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol (Santiago Church)

In this remarkable church in the narrow and busy Calle Granada Pablo Picasso, one of the most important painters of the 20th century, was baptized in 1881, and was given his full 23-words name: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr […]

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) […]


La Alcazaba is one of Málaga’s most popular landmarks, and 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 756-780AD. It was then rebuilt by the Sultan of Granada, Badis Al-Ziri from 1057-1063AD which much […]

Atarazanas market: food market

Discover the flavours and smells of Andalucia at the local food market Atarazanas in the centre of Malaga – a must for every visitor in Malaga. This is the heart of Malaga’s gastronomy, with every Malagueño looking for the best ingredients for their home cooking. It is where Malagueños do their […]

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 […]

Botanical Gardens: Jardín Botánico – Histórico La Concepción

Escape the hustle and bustle of the Atarazanas market or Malagueta beach and discover Málaga’s Botanical Gardens, located only 20 minutes from the city centre. This green oasis has everything you need to recharge your batteries, such as pergolas overgrown with wisteria, soothing water streams and tropical trees. It was […]

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) […]

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 […]