What to see in Malaga and surroundings

Málaga is a city in Andalusia located just 100 kilometers from the Strait of Gibraltar, on the Mediterranean, on the Costa del Sol. It is a city of ancient origins, in fact it is one of the oldest cities in Europe, so you find here centuries of history, culture, gastronomy…

Let's meet today what to see in Malaga and surroundings.

Historical monuments of Malaga

You can take a tour through history just by visiting some of the historical monuments of the legendary Malaga. For example, him Aqueduct of San Telmor, an 15th century work that was built on the Humaina stream. The aqueduct is built with bricks and is 75 meters high, 7 meters long and has four eyes XNUMX meters in diameter.

La Abbey of Santa Ana or Cistercian Abbey It is not that old, it was built in 1878, but it is worth a visit for the beauty of its choir and gallery. Also the Alcazaba, to get to know the Arab past of Malaga. This fortress palace is at the foot of the Mount Gibralfaro, with the castle to which it used to be linked by a walled corridor, La Coracha. The visit to the castle is an obligation.

Nearby is the Roman Theatre and face the Aduana, so in a few meters you have several constructions to appreciate. Around him was a neighborhood that no longer exists, whose houses had latrines that were linked to an efficient system for evacuating feces. Something incredible for the time.

You can also meet the Former María Cristina Conservatory, from the XNUMXth century, whose original Mudejar style can be seen in the tower; the Old Tobacco Factory, Old Warehouses of Féliz Sáenz; the Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria, built on the site where the Catholic Monarchs camped during the siege of the city in times of the Reconquest, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Incarnation, the English Cemetery...

Malaga has many churches: the Church of Santiago, San Julián, San Juan Bautista, Los Santos Mártires, San Felipe Neri, El Sagrario, Santo Cristo de la Salud or the Church of the Convent of San Agustín, For example.

The Lamppost It is another of the monuments that you should know. Is about one of the few lighthouses named after a woman in Spain and dates back to the XNUMXth century, when Fernando VII ruled. There is also the La Malagueta Bullring, from 1876, and the so-called German Bridge. The truth is that walking through Malaga you will run into squares, various statues and buildings with history.

History? Well, I repeat, you can't help but know the Roman theatre, unearthed in 1951. The cavea has come to light, the place where the senators sat and the stands 16 meters high by 31 meters in radius. It dates from the time of Augustus, in the XNUMXst century AD and a good part of its materials were used by the Arabs for the construction of their fortress. You can learn about its history at the Interpretation Center.

If you like grounds you can meet the Finca San José, Finca La Cónsula, La Concepción Historical Botanical Garden, Pedro Luis Alonso Gardens, Puerta Oscura Gardens, Malaga Park, the Parque del Oeste or the Natural Park of the mouth of the Guadalhorce. If you want total immersion, then the Montes de Malaga Natural Park.

Museums of Malaga

Malaga has a variety of museums. For art from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries you can visit the Center Pompidou Málaga. It offers a bit of everything, cinema, lyrics, dance... On the other hand, there is the Automobile Fashion Museum, which works in the old Tabacalera.

Here there are 13 themed rooms, in a space of 6 thousand square meters, with restored cars and Haute Couture pieces. Bugatti, Bentley, Ferrari, Mercedes, with interior materials that you will not believe. The Russian museum, right here, you also have to visit it because it has collections of Picasso, for example.

In the city there is also Malaga Museum, fusion of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Archaeological Museum, with its very complete collection. It is in the Palacio de la Aduana, from the XNUMXth century. Another museum is Carmen Thyssen Museum Malaga, with its extraordinary collection of Spanish art from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, especially Andalusian painting.

It is part of the personal collection of Baroness Thyssen and there are more than 200 pieces on display. In addition, the building is a pearl of the XNUMXth century, the Palacio de Villalón, in whose subsoil remains of the ancient Roman city of Malaca have been found. Thus, a monumental fountain from the XNUMXst century has come to light, for example.

We also cannot forget the Gibralfaro Castle Interpretation Center, the Roman Theater Interpretation Center, Museo Casa Natal de Picasso, Cathedral Museum or Museum of Flamenco Art Peña Juan Breva.

And the list of museums is even more extensive if we add, just to add a few more museums, the Brotherhood Art Museum, the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulcher Museum, the Glass and Crystal Museum, the Wine Museum, the Antonio Bullfighting Museum Ordoñez, the National Museum of Airports and Air Transport… In total there are 38 museums!

Malaga viewpoints

If you like to leave the urban center and you have already decided explore nature around the city so you can visit some of the best viewpoints. There is, for example, the Pocopán viewpoint, 894 meters high and with great views of the Montes de Málaga Natural Park.

Another viewpoint is the Footbridge – viewpoint of the Alcazaba, which is at the foot of the northwest wall and allows you to see the city with the Roman theater included in the panorama. You can access from Mundo Nuevo street or from Cilla street.

There is also the Martinez Falero viewpoint, in the Montes de Malaga Natural Park too, and the viewpoint of the Historical Botanical Garden of La Concepción, with tropical and subtropical species, one of the most beautiful in the country.

Malaga beaches

To enjoy the sun, nothing better than the beaches of Malaga, many of them in the heart of the city and with all the services. Total there are 14 kilometers of beaches with their respective boardwalks. Take note: San Andrés beach, El Palo beach, San Julián Golf Course, El Dedo, El Candado, La Caleta, La Araña, La Malagueta, Pedregalejo, La Malagueta, La Misericordia, are just some of the 16 beaches around here.

Some beaches are more crowded because they are more in the center, others being further away are quieter. Fortunately each one has beach bars and restaurants so don't forget to go, sunbathe, take a bath and enjoy a tasty little fish fried.

Surroundings of Malaga

Finally, what places can we get to know by doing a day trip from Malaga? you can meet Ronda, Antequera and its dolmens, Mijas, Nerja and its cave, Frigiliana, Comares. I grew up watching Verano Azul, that series from the '80s starring children, so Nerja is not going to be missing from my route. How about yours?

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