Being one of the most densely populated areas in Spain and also a top tourist destination, it’s no suprise that there is great deal of fun and interesting things to do in Málaga to keep you occupied.
Málaga is a beautiful City on the southern coastline of Spain and also the province for the autonomous community of Andalucia. Málaga can be found on the hugely popular Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean coastline, it’s also the southernmost large city in Europe which attracts millions of tourists each year.
Things to do in Málaga, Spain
Although Malaga is well known for being one of top locations in which to spend your holiday, it also happens to be one of the oldest Cities in the world. With traceable routes and ancient architecture dating back to around 800 BC or some 2800 years, Malaga is packed full of things to do and experience from both a modern and a historical perspective. Below we provide details of some of the best attractions and things in to in this beautiful ancient City.
Alcazaba of Málaga
The Alcazaba or “Citadel” once translated from Arabic to English is the best-preserved of it’s kind in Spain. Dating back to some time around the eleventh century, the Alcazaba is a fortified palace constructed by the Moors when Malaga was under Moorish rule. The ancient Alcazaba treats it’s visitors to some of the most amazing views of the City of Malaga and the harbour, it’s advised to reach the upper level to fully appreciate the spectacular views on offer. Adjacent to the Alcazaba you will find the remains of an ancient Roman Theatre that dates back to around the 1st century BC. The Roman Theatre is the oldest monument in the City of Malaga and it’s believed that some of the remains of the theatre were used to construct parts of the Alcazaba some 1200 years later.
Malaga City Beaches and Promenade
Like most of the 160 km coastline of the Costa del Sol, Malaga City has plenty of golden sandy beaches to enjoy during your visit. Although some of the other local tourist resorts have beaches that are more popular with the tourists, what makes many of the beaches here unique is the beautiful Pablo Picasso Promenade that runs adjacent. We have produced this article that talks more about the best beaches to check out during your visit to Malaga City.