09/08/2016

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. […]
09/08/2016

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 […]
12/08/2016

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 […]
12/08/2016

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 […]
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 […]
15/09/2016

Sweety Nails

Málaga has a bit of China in its streets with the nail salon Sweety Nails. Run by a team of efficient youngsters, every inch of this tiny salón seems to be taken over by beauty products, nail polish and Chinese decorations. Great for a quick fix-up for your nails if time’s not on […]
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) whose permanent exhibition documents the history of the city from as far as the fifteenth century and […]
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

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 […]
29/09/2016

Hammam Al Andalus

Enchanting. Soothing. Enticing. There are many ways to describe it, but no words can quite do justice to the experience you’ll have at Hammam Al Andalus. The setting, the music, the decoration – everything is dedicated to giving you comprehensive down-time. While the experience is somewhat different to a ‘genuine’ Arab hammam, […]
01/11/2016

Coco Beauty

Small as Coco Beauty might seem, it is fully equipped to give you a beauty make-over. They are specialized in manicures, such as gel nails, acrylic nails and swarovski decorations, but apart from that this colourful salon also does pedicures and spa treatments. Perfect for a relaxing massage or face treatment (we […]
10/11/2016

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 […]
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 […]
08/01/2018

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 […]
12/02/2018

Fishy food: The taste of Malaga

Located right on the coast, Málaga has all the goodness of the sea to offer. From octopus and crab to sardines and mussels, you’ll get them straight off the boat and onto your plate. With the addition of some olive oil and salt (ingredients no Andalusian dish would go without), […]
12/02/2018

Malaga Carnival

At the end of January, Malaga gears itself up for the first festival of the year: the annual Carnival week. This extravagant celebration of Spanish life and culture is held the week before Lent, with many carnival enthusiastics preparing for months as to triumph in one of the competitions. Official […]
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, […]
05/05/2018

Pedregalejo

On a sunny weekend afternoon, there is no better place to see how malagueños enjoy themselves than the charming ex-fishing village of Pedregalejo. The seafront is jam packed with restaurants and bars, and attracts all types of people, from families with children enjoying a meal out to groups of young […]
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 […]
29/09/2018
la terraza de san juan view of terrace

La Terraza de San Juan: cocktails with a view

With a view of the iconic San Juan church as well as the mountains, La Terraza de San Juan has a lot to offer. This hotel bar, which opened in 2017, is on the fifth floor and within touching distance of San Juan church’s tower. It is one of the latest […]
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) […]
08/06/2020

The Shakespeare

English-style pub in the heart of Malaga, the Shakespeare is a hub for expat activity. Run by Peter Edgerton, musician and writer, there is a strong sense of community here. With events including live music and sport, pub quizzes and language exchanges, there is always something going on with a […]