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Málaga, Spain

A bustling coastal city and the capital of Costa del Sol, Málaga is the second largest port in Spain. One of the most interesting places to explore is the old historic quarter, which dates back nearly 800 years. The birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Málaga boasts miles of beautiful beaches, picturesque gardens and fantastic weather.

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Málaga, Spain

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

At the heart of town is the unusual Cathedral of Málaga, built over two centuries ago on the site of the former main mosque. It features 17th century carved choir stalls, fine pictures and 103 individually carved saints.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Explore the numerous museums of Málaga, as well as the Gibralfaro Castle and Alcazaba.
  • Visit the town of Nerja and its famous cave, considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. Inside the cave are impressive stalagmites and stalactites and the exceptional 32 metre (105-foot) high central column in the Cataclysm Chamber.
  • Behold the arabesque fantasy of Grenada's Alhambra Palace – one of Spain's greatest architectural accomplishments.
  • The Picasso Museum holds more than 3,800 works by the artist.
  • Stop by Larios Street for fabulous shopping along the streets and surrounding the area's cathedral.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

When you're in Spain, you can't miss tapas, light snacks that can range from olives and cheese to elaborately prepared hot dishes. You can find them at tapas bars in almost any city in Spain, including Málaga.

Local Currency

The euro (EUR) is the official currency of Spain. Many shops and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember that Value Added Tax is added to most purchases.

Weather in Málaga, Spain


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
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Mean Temperature 54° 12.22°
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Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 3.3 in 8.38 cm

    Before You Visit

    Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.