Malaga day trip: discover Andalusia

Today we are going to discover the second most populated city in Andalusia, the city of Malaga. Beaches, gastronomy, and nature are the strong points of this area, and for being the birthplace of the famous painter Pablo Picasso. Il located in the Costa del Sol, Malaga is a city that attracts with its comfort and simplicity. Let’s start with Free tour for the city? Book here!

 

Malaga city
Malaga city

HOW TO GET TO MALAGA

The nearest airport is Malaga, which is 12km from the center. To get to Malaga you can take the bus (line A) or take the train C1, the duration is the same. For private transfer take a look here!

Malaga train station is 10min from the city center. For example, Malaga to Cordoba starting from 28 €, duration 1h approx. The bus station is located behind the train station. Prices do not change much but the duration yes, for example, Malaga to Cordoba starting from 12 €, duration 3h approx.

 

Alcazaba
Alcazaba

ROMAN RUINS

Malaga was home to extensive infrastructure dedicated to entertaining the public. Thanks to the informative visitor’s center, you’ll get to know the history of the city’s ancient customs and architecture, of which the Teatro Romano, Malaga’s oldest monument, is undoubtedly a highlight. 

On the hill behind the theatre, you’ll find the Alcazaba. This magnificent fortress, constructed in 11th century Islamic Iberia, was actually built using some of the materials from the then-abandoned Teatro Romano. The Alcazaba, which was also a residential palace, is a prime example of typical Al-Andalus architecture. Marvel at its stunning patios and gardens, and the intricate details of its archways and tiling.

You’ll also be able to visit the battlements of the Alcazaba citadel walls. From here, you can enjoy fabulous panoramic views over the city, including the nearby Gibralfaro Castle, another remnant of the area’s Moorish history.

 

Arena
Arena

PICASSO

Picasso Museum = you can admire some of Picasso’s greatest works like ‘Woman with Raised Arms’, ‘Jacqueline Sitting’, ‘The Three Graces’ and ‘Still Life with Cock and Knife’. As you appreciate the details of his paintings, you’ll learn about different sides of his life and works, including his transition from Cubism to Surrealism, and the various phases of his art, all equally relevant in his career. Check the complete tour here!

Other famous Picasso paintings: Guernica (Reina Sofía / Madrid), Las señoritas de Avignon (MoMa / New York), El Viejo Guitarrista Ciego (Chicago).

Picasso was baptized in 1881 at the Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol, a church whose history dates back to medieval times.

Cathedral = One of the biggest Cathedral that I ever have seen. Inside the basilica, you can admire artistic masterpieces in various styles: from Gothic to Renaissance to Baroque. The cathedral’s magnificent high altar and intricate choir stalls stand out amongst the artwork. Check the tour here!

 

Cathedral
Cathedral

OTHER ACTIVITIES 

Free Walking Tour of Malaga
Malaga Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour
Cathedral Visit and Guided Walking Tour
Picasso Museum Guided Tour
Malaga Electric Bike Tour
Picasso Museum Ticket
Hammam Al Ándalus Arab Baths
Malaga Food Tour
Flamenco Show at Los Amaya’s

Now let’s go to Granada!

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