Top tourist attractions in Malaga: Discover the province!
Sightseeing in Malaga is always an exciting experience. Malaga offers so many tourist attractions: sunny beaches, beautiful historic buildings, a wide range of cultural activities and a multitude of tapas bars where you can discover the typical Andalusian cuisine.
Costa del Sol Beaches
The Costa del Sol extends 161 kilometers along the province of Malaga, with fabulous beaches where you can enjoy the warm temperatures, the sun and a refreshing swim. Choosing the best beaches is a complicated task, because there are so many. But here are some of the ones that we believe should not be missing on your list of beaches to visit in search of a ray of sunshine along the coast of Malaga:
Bil-Bil Beach (Benalmádena)
More than 400 meters of dark and fine sand, ideal for bathing, relaxing or strolling along the promenade. It is known for its castle of the same name. It is also an area where you will find numerous bars and restaurants where you can eat.
Cabopino Beach (Marbella)
Also known as Artola Beach. The peculiarity of this beach is its dunes, declared a Protected Natural Area. With white sand and crystal clear waters, this beach, a little far from the town, will make you feel in paradise. It should be noted that it also has a small nudist area.
Castillo Beach (Fuengirola)
In front of the Sohail Castle, we find this wide beach of fine dark sand. It has bars and restaurants, and is very close to the historic center of Fuengirola. So you can stroll around the city after the beach, if you wish.
Maro Beach (Nerja)
This beach of coarse sand and transparent waters, surrounded by hills and vegetation, is perfect for lovers of canoeing, snorkeling and diving. But also for those who are looking for a wild and hidden beach.
La Rada Beach (Estepona)
In the municipality of Estepona you will find a wide beach of fine sand, which barely covers, making it perfect for spending the day with family and children. It has all the services, showers, beach bars, lifeguard, etc.
Cala del Moral Beach (Rincón de la Victoria)
The beach of Cala del Moral is wide, has an extension of 1 kilometer and is ideal to go with children. It has all the services, several playgrounds, zip line, and even a floating water park open to the sea. Nearby, you can visit the Sanctuary of the Virgen del Carmen and the Mirador de Málaga. Another interesting activity is to walk along the Paseo Marítimo, from the beach of Arroyo Totalán to El Cantal, where you can reach Rincón de la Victoria through tunnels made in the rock.
The historic center of Malaga
The Alcazaba, the Roman Theater of Malaga, the Gibralfaro Castle, the Atarazanas Market, the Cathedral… There are many historical monuments that this city has to offer. Get lost in the old town of Malaga, and don’t forget to visit Calle Larios, also known colloquially as “La Gran Vía Malagueña”. It is a street full of stores and with a lot of social life.
Wide variety of museums
Malaga has several interesting museums, including the Picasso Museum, the Carmen Thyssen Museum and the Centre Pompidou. The first brings together more than 200 works by the painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso. The Museo Carmen Thyssen offers a journey through the various genres that were the protagonists of Spanish painting in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Beautiful villages in the province of Malaga
The province of Malaga has many architectural gems of unparalleled beauty that are worth visiting. Here is a selection of charming villages.
It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages in Malaga. Ronda is imposing, as it is located in a deep gorge that separates the new part of the old town. Its historic center was under Muslim rule and there are still traces and remains of it, such as the Arab baths. Its main attractions are the New Bridge, from where there are incredible views, and its popular Bullring.
Frigiliana is a village of white houses with cobblestone streets and uphill. This charming village still preserves a part of the traditional Moorish architecture in Spain: Barrio Alto, the Moorish quarter.
Nerja is a tourist town in the Axarquia region, located on a promontory, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding mountains. Famous are its beaches and coves next to cliffs, El Balcón de Europa – a viewpoint-, the caves and its paleolithic paintings. In addition, it is full of restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious fried fish and other typical dishes of the area.
Júzcar is known as the village of the Smurfs, due to its peculiar blue painted houses. It is located in the Serrania de Ronda and can be a good alternative for those looking to see something different. It is also home to buildings of great historical value such as the Real Fábrica de Hojalata de San Miguel, which was the first tinplate factory in Spain. Today it is possible to visit a part of it, which has been converted into a winery and is surrounded by vineyards.
Marbella is a Spanish city on the Costa del Sol, popularly known by tourists for its luxurious villas, refined hotels, magnificent golf courses, exclusive fashion boutiques, opulent restaurants and prestigious nightclubs. Marbella is a bustling city, even when night falls. There is no room for boredom in this place. Although not everything is going to be party and jauja, it also has a beautiful old town if you feel like strolling and discovering the charm of its white houses. Don’t miss the Plaza de los Naranjos, a perfect place to stop for a coffee or a refreshment.
As you can see there are so many tourist attractions in Malaga. It is a province full of history, culture, beautiful beaches, art and gastronomy. Malaga has it all!
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