Malaga is the Costa del Sol’s hub city, with high-rise buildings alongside seamless access to the breathtaking Spanish coastline. Malaga offers a vibrancy only a seaside town could, with an ancient history that can still be traced to this day through its architecture. Set to discover the charm of this unique city? Book your flights to Malaga on Air Europa’s official website today.
What to Do in Malaga
- Take in the city’s breathtaking coastal views at the city port, located just a few minutes from the centre. Enjoy a bite of the famous local seafood on the promenade as you watch the yachts dock in the harbour.
- Visit the Moorish castle, El Castillo de Gibralfaro, which dates back to the 10th Learn about the city’s history and enjoy the spectacular views of Malaga from the top.
- The Cathedral of Malaga is one of the most dominating buildings in the city’s historic centre. Whilst it was never finished, the cathedral is a chance to see an example of Baroque and Renaissance architecture and historic artwork.
- The Picasso Museum, located in the Old Town, is a must-see whether you are an art enthusiast or not. Discover over 200 examples of the famous artist’s work in his birthplace.
- Joining in with the rest of the country’s traditions, every January Malaga comes alive with the Procession of the Kings festival, a fun and colourful parade ideal for children.
- Easter is one of the busiest festivals in the city. Also known as “Holy Week”, the city celebrates as thousands of visitors flock to Malaga to see the professional thrones procession and costumed revellers join in the parade.
- The Malaga Carnival is one of the biggest and most memorable carnivals in all of Spain. Taking place in the week of Lent, expect to see masked performers, dancers and musicians take to the streets.
- The Malaga Fair, which dates back to the 15th century, takes place every August and sees flamenco dancers and beautiful lanterns light up the streets for an entire week.
Travelling to Malaga
Malaga is the Mediterranean's laidback capital, so be sure to make the most of the array of yellow-sandy beaches that line the city’s coastline. Like many Spanish cities, Malaga’s population prefer to eat late, so you can expect lunch from 2:00 p.m. and dinner from around 9:00 p.m. most days. Tapas are a popular bar snack you can enjoy between meals; opt for a spot at the bar to save some money when ordering. Fly to Malaga with Air Europa and relax with the best service onboard!