Visit Malaga in 1 day – Interactive guide with Map
If you are a new visitor in the city of Malaga, or not so new, but you propose an interesting tour to see the most significant of the capital of the costa del sol, this is your Post.
This route circulates through the most important streets in Málaga and you’ll be able to make the journey as short or as long as you like. We’ll give you option, if you have time, you can see the most important museums of Malaga, or if not, that you have a good idea of the wide range of possibilities of the charms of Malaga in the shortest possible time.
In Malaga combines a broad and diverse heritage and monuments that have been leaving the different cultures along the history, as are the phoenicians, the romans and the arabs. It has also been the cradle of famous international artists as the Painter from Malaga, Picasso, and this coupled with its openness to the sea, has made that a confluence of many visitors from all over the world to enjoy its corners, its people, its gastronomy and its welcoming nature.
Don’t worry about location, because every part of this travel guide you will get in an interactive map so you don’t miss.
We will begin our visit with:
It is a pedestrianized shopping street that combines the breathtaking views of Malaga as Gibralfaro, the Alcazaba, the Cathedral, the ferris Wheel and the Harbor, with a wide variety of restaurants and terraces that make up the pier. Also from the jetty itself, we have to throw a stone, the beach of la Malagueta, plaza de toros and the promenade of the priests, who lead us to another meeting point is the plaza de la marina, by the bridge, towards the big ferris Wheel or of the emblematic Larios Street, the nerve centre of the city.
In addition, in the spring one, is the Pompidou Museum as emblematic of your cube, multi color is represented in the immediate vicinity of the avenue, next to the entrance to the parking of vehicles. We recommend in summer, visit the «pier one» in the afternoon, to avoid the heat and take advantage of more streets interiors, which are detailed below in this guide.
Plaza de la Marina.
Up to this plaza can be reached easily from the walk of the priests that is the park that is attached to this square or from the Spring two, which offers a modern avenue of pergolas white, where you can enjoy the museum of the sea or the palm of the secrets, which offers a great showcase of the port of Malaga.
Once we are in the Marina square, we can go either to the next place our guide it is the Larios street or well, happen to us before, by the big ferris Wheel to enjoy the views it offers.
Finally you’re on the street most emblematic of Malaga. It is a pedestrian street where they are located, the major fashion brands. We can see in surrounding streets as they pass with a great gastronomic offer. In this street along with the plaza of the Constitution to develop the major events of the city. And is the big dates, Christmas or fair, which is decked out with a great show of music and light.
Plaza de la Constitución.
It is one of the most important places of Malaga, joining the calle Larios and Calle Granada, Calle Nueva and calle compañía. It is always very crowded and is pedestrian so that invites you to relax on any deck for a snack.
Then, we go up calle Granada and plaza Uncibay, seeing a multitude of Bars and Restaurants offering a wide gastronomic offer in Malaga aimed at the tourist.
From gourmet to the finest, with balconies for diners on the first floor, to bars very economical for all the pockets. We recommend ordering the Local fried fish which is a fish dish varied, which is typical in Malaga.
It is one of important square of Malaga by the large influx of tourists that includes, serving binding to important areas of the centre of Malaga. Among these areas are The plaza de la Merced, The Cervantes theater and the Alcazaba.
The Cervantes theatre was inaugurated in 1870, being one of the oldest and has 1200 locations, is the headquarters of the Málaga Film Festival and also represents a cultural icon because it serves to represent a wide range of cultural programs and shows.
Plaza de la Merced.
From the plaza del teatro Cervantes we headed to the Plaza de la Merced calle Gómez Pallete, where we can see the Gastronomic Market with a wide culinary offer.
Once in the square we can see, on the corner, the foundation of the birthplace of the international Artist Picasso. In this square we can see a lot of terraces to grab a snack, and in addition is a square that is used to develop cultural activities such as book fair or craft markets.
From the plaza de la merced, we headed down to Calle Alcazabilla, where is the entrance to the Alcazaba of Malaga, or fortified citadel of source muslim of the EIGHTH century. On that street, in addition to the varied gastronomic offer, we can also see the roman amphitheatre with more than 2,000 years old.
From the calle Alcazabilla and with the intention of going to see the Cathedral, turn at calle Cister until you get to see the cathedral of Malaga. In this part of the cathedral is the cathedral museum. To see the cathedral from a privileged area, we drove from the street of cister to the plaza del obispo, you’ll get just skirting the cathedral.
Plaza del Obispo.
In this emblematic Square is the main facade of the Cathedral of Malaga, where you can perfectly see its ornamentation renaissance whose works were completed so unfinished in the year 1782. In this square, in addition to the episcopal Palace, and you can rest and take a snack in the premises which are located in the plaza to observe the majesty of the monument.
Plaza del Siglo.
This plaza serves crossing to steer towards areas that are very important in the centre of Malaga.
On the one hand it leads us to calle Granada, and this, towards the plaza de la Merced.
On the other hand to the Square of the Bishop, and this, towards the Alameda principal.
And finally, we also connects with the plaza of the Constitution.
In this square we can highlight the CAT, Art Center of the art of Bullfighting.
From calle Granada, Plaza del Obispo and Plaza de la constitucion we can see the amount of local hospitality is there, offering the visitor a great variety of gastronomic offerings.
Plaza del Carbón.
This plaza is adjacent to the century square and is located in the direction of the plaza of the Constitution. Just like the streets and public squares adjoining, is full of local hospitality to offer the tourist a break on the way.
This street that runs very close to the Plaza de la constitución, connects with the Alameda principal, being a parallel to Calle Larios.
By its privileged situation, it has a multitude of commercial establishments, leading to Street, Sea Gate, where they celebrate their terraces and the local churros with chocolate.
Plaza de la Marina.
We return from calle Puerta de mar to marina square to rejoin our steps and choose to go to the beach of la Malagueta. To do this we can either go for the ride of cures or well resume our earlier steps by the pier 2.
Once we are at the Pier one, we just have to go to the end of the dock, turn on the streetlight to the left, to go to the beach of the Malagueta, which is a few meters.
This tour can be done in 3 hours with small breaks, or in a day, enjoying all the corners.
In addition, for those who want to extend this route can be done with the visits to the museums and other places of interest that are identified on the Map.
– The Ferris Wheel
– Museo Carmen Thyssen
– Picasso Museum
– Fundación Casa natal Picasso
– Museum Centre Pompidou Malaga
– Castle Gibralfaro
– Plaza de toros de la Malagueta.