Malaga is located in the Western corner of the Mediterranean sea, on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun), no more than 100 kms away from the Strait of Gibraltar. Malaga experiences the warmest winters of any European city, with a Mediterranean-Subtropical climate. More than 3,000 years of history have passed since Málaga's establishment by the Phoenicians up to achieving the beautiful, friendly and cosmopolitan city that enchants tourists from all over the world today.
Welcome to Málaga
A city of history, modern culture and fun
The Roman Theatre and garum (Roman fish paste) pools will take you to the times of Roman Hispania. Meanwhile, the Alcazaba is the most beautiful living example of the period of Muslim domination. Experience the reconquest (La Reconquista) by the Catholic Monarchs from the Santuario de la Victoria (the Shrine of Victory). Or stroll along Calle San Agustín, formerly known as the Calle de los Caballeros, the street of the knights since they settled on this street, with the Palacio de Buenavista as its most significant feature.
Discover the glorious past of our grapes in the wine museum. Discover how the Los Alemanes (The Germans) bridge got its name. Visit the Cathedral and see real works of art, some holly, which have survived to this day in celebrations such as the Semana Santa de Málaga (Holy Week Fiestas).
Malaga is also keen on modern culture and art. Home town of Pablo Picasso, Malaga hosts two museums devoted to the work and influences of one of the most influencing modern painters, Museo Picasso Malaga and Picasso Birthplace Museum. You can also check later Carmen Thyssen Museum, CACMálaga (Contemporary Art Center) and the near Soho galleries and creative centers.
Stroll down Málaga's main street and learn more about the Marqués de Larios. Arrive at the Plaza de la Constitución, where most of the city's social events are held. Admire buildings of different ages and be enthralled by the stories that the city can tell..
You can find complete tourist information about Malaga on City Hall official site.
If you stay for the weekend, you could also want to visit Antequera (about 30min by car), Frigiliana (45min), Ronda (1h), Granada (1h 15min), Cordoba (1h 30min) or even Seville (2h 15min). There is complete information online about the whole Andalucia.
Malaga is a Mediterranean city with a very mild climate. In May the average temperature is about 19ºC, but minimum values below 13ºC are usually reached. Maximum temperatures over 25º are also very common. Check Malaga's weather data.
If you are thinking of visiting Granada or Ronda, you have to know that it is much colder there. In May, nights are still cold and minimum temperatures drop below 5ºC.
Normal opening hours: 9.30-13.30 and 17.00-20.30. There are several shopping centers open from 10.00 to 22.00.Although shops are usually closed on Sundays, there are a number of small grocer's and delicatessens to be found in the city centre.