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Free Málaga city tour

Free Málaga city tour

by Explore Málaga

In this free* tour you will visit the most emblematic monuments and streets in Málaga´s city centre. Enjoy a walking tour full of history, tales and legends about the monuments and the most relevant characters of the city; the cathedral, the roman theatre, the muslim fortress, Picasso and much more! The guides of Explore Málaga are profesional licensed locals, they will show you in a funny and entertaining way the history of Málaga city.

* The tour is for free but a tip for the guide would be appreciated.

When? Every day at 11 a.m.
Language: English & Spanish (in different groups)
Reservations: highly advisable
We will be happy to provide you with more information.

www.exploramalaga.com

Málaga bike tour with an English speaking local

Málaga bike tour with an English speaking local

by Baja Bikes

Go biking through the narrow streets of the historic center, along hidden squares and the characteristic monuments of the city. Take an journey to a side of Málaga that tourists rarely get to see! Discover surprising street art in the SOHO area, bike through Málaga's industrial past and to the paradise of the Guadelhorce river nature reserve. Málaga on your bike with an English speaking guide, an unforgettable experience.

5% DISCOUNT ON ALL TOURS
Use the link and discount-code below for an
5% Villa CONMIGO discount.
Discount-code: MALBB0561

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Event calendar 2020

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CARNAVAL
Friday 21 February - 1 March 2020
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DÍA de ANDALUCÍA
During the Día de Andalucía, it is commemorated that the Andalusia region was recognized as an autonomous region by the government of Spain on 28 February 1980.
Friday 28 February 2020
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SEMANA SANTA
The holy week before Easter is without doubt the most important religious celebration of the year with many processions in the city of Málaga and a number of small processions in Alhaurín de la Torre.
Sunday 5 April - 12 April 2020
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FESTIVAL de MÁLAGA CINE ESPAÑOL (FMCE) 
Annual film festival in the city of Málaga.
Here it is not only about the films but also about celebrities who cross the red carpet. The prestigious award that can be won is the Biznaga de Oro.
Friday 12 March- 22 March 2020
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La NOCHE en BLANCO
A night full of culture and entertainment in the historic center of Málaga. Many museums and monuments in Málaga are free to visit during the late evening and early night.
Saturday 16 may 2020 from 7 p.m.
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FERIA de ALHAURÍN de la TORRE
Friday 19 June - 23 June 2020
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NOCHE de SAN JUAN
It is a magical party where the Spaniards celebrate that the summer is back.
On the night of June 23 to 24 2020
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VIRGEN del CARMEN PROCESSION
Every year this patron saint (she is seen as the patron saint of sailors and fishermen) is honored in various Spanish coastal towns.
Thursday 16 July 2020
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FERIA de MÁLAGA
The festival week in Málaga is famous in Andalusia of the large set-up and the exuberant daily parties.
Saturday 15 t/m 22 August 2020
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PASARELA LARIOS MÁLAGA
A cultural fashion event (fashion week) with more than 300 meters of runway in Calle Marqués de Larios.
September 2020

Ask for more information about these events, the programs and parking options.

Somos Málaga

Semana Santa

Semana Santa

You can smell the myrrh all over the streets and hear the melancholic music from far away. Almost monthly there will be processions. Try and see one and become part of this unique tradition. Especially the processions of the famous Semana Santa, the week before Easter are very impressive. Several brotherhoods carry along the streets their enormous elaborately decorated thrones on which you´ll see the statues of saints. 

Semana Santa Málaga
Sunday 5 April - 12 April 2020
Sunday 28 March - 4 April 2021
Sunday 10 April - 17 April 2022

Enjoy the view

Enjoy the view

Climb the Cathedral or walk your way up to the castle of Gibralfaro to enjoy the amazing view over the city and the port. The thousands of lights at sunset will astonish you.

Absorbing Culture

Absorbing Culture

The city breathes culture and has many magnificent monuments and buildings. Visit the Moorish fort the Alcazaba, the Roman Theatre, the Gibralfaro Castle or the bullring ´Plaza de Toros La Malagueta´. Also worth a visit are the impressive Cathedral, the Basilica (church) ´la Virgen de la Victoria´ or one of the beautiful churches. 

Escape the crowds

Escape the crowds

Málaga has some amazing parks. Paseo del Parque runs from the historical centre all the way to the district Malagueta. And also the Botanical Garden La Concepción, just outside the centre, is worth a visit. Leave the beaten (cycle) path on a four hours tour to the nature area of Guadalhorce and discover the rough side of Málaga or take a look at the English Cemetery and the beautiful San Miguel Cemetery. 

Dinner is ready!

Dinner is ready!

The traditional Spanish kitchen, international cuisine or culinary delights, Málaga has got it all. Eat grilled sardines at the beach, be tempted by the real Tapas served in traditional tapa bars or give yourself a culinary treat in one of the top restaurants.

Art with a capital A

Art with a capital A

Málaga is an extraordinary museum city. Visit Picasso´s Birth house, the Carmen Thyssen museum or the recently in 2015 opened Centre Pompidou Málaga. Explore the CAC Málaga with its modern art or visit the Russian State museum. Stroll the streets of the Soho district in Málaga and be amazed by the huge wall graffiti’s and visit some smaller galleries. 

Muelle Uno

Muelle Uno

Stroll along the new port the ‘Muelle Uno’, watch the boats, get yourself a new outfit, pick a terrace or spoil yourself culinary in one of the restaurants at this contemporary and attractive boulevard.

www.muelleuno.com

Shop till you drop

Shop till you drop

Explore the backstreets for those special shops where you might find that unique item to take home. Walk through the chic Calle Marqués de Larios, THE shopping street of Málaga, for the latest fashion and stroll through the well- known department store El Corte Inglés. Visit the indoor food market the Mercado Atarazanas or the less known Mercado de Salamanca and drink, like the Malagueños do, a cup of coffee with the best churros at Casa Aranda.

Málaga Travel Guide

Málaga Travel Guide

YOUR BEST 'AMIGO' WHEN VISITING MÁLAGA

Málaga is hot! As the Spanish city with the highest growth in tourism over the last years, Málaga deserves it’s own practical and fun travel guide, written and designed with todays traveller in mind. So wether you’re visiting Málaga for a short citytrip or as the start of your Andalucia holiday, this colourful fully illustrated city guide will be your best companion during your stay. Get your copy in our villa. The travel guide is available in Dutch, English and German.

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Discover Málaga

Discover Málaga

MALAGUETA: Majestic Malaga and its port
Malaga’s high society built its summer houses in the strip alongside the port, between the sea and the slopes of Mount Gibralfaro. This area is home to fine late-19th and 20th century architecture, first-class shops and restaurants and sightseeing landmarks.

SOHO: the arts district
This part of the city combines arts and cultures from all times and nationalities, both in public spaces and in private offerings.

El PALO - PEDREGALEJO: Seaside neighborhoods
Discover the seafaring tradition of Malaga, with the streets and architecture typical of fishermen’s neighborhoods, where you can take in a skewer of Malagueño sardines (proposed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage) and where you can still sense the authenticity and simplicity of the seafaring life.

TABACALERA: Industrial heritage and innovation
The industrial Malaga of the 19th century is still palpable in the old factories refurbished for culture and social innovation, and in the brick smokestacks that dot the modern seaside promenades and the city’s natural beaches.

www.descubremalaga.com

Antigua Casa de Guardia

Antigua Casa de Guardia

This atmospheric tavern dates from 1840 and is the oldest bar in Málaga. The peeling custard-coloured paintwork, black-and-white photographs of local boy Picasso and elderly bar staff look fittingly antique. Try the dark brown, sherry-like seco (dry) Málaga wine or the romantically named lágrima tranañejo (very old tear).

Alameda Principal 18
www.antiguacasadeguardia.com