Things to do and see in Malaga in 2 days
Malaga, known as the capital of the Costa del Sol, is the tourist destination par excellence of the Iberian Peninsula most chosen by visitors from all over the world. The city of Malaga will surprise you both for its impressive monuments: the Alcazaba, the Cathedral, the Roman Theater… and for its rich and varied gastronomy. Finding places to eat in Malaga will be very easy since throughout the city you will find bars and restaurants for all tastes.
Malaga’s average annual temperature is also one of its most outstanding attractions with 300 days of sunshine and 50 days of rain throughout the year. This makes it impossible not to fall in love with the capital of the Costa del Sol. In addition, the numerous beaches that the city of Malaga has, a total of 15, will make the hot summer days more bearable.
Walk through the streets of this city founded by the Phoenicians, its old town will transport you to the Middle Ages. You can also take walks that will make you forget for a moment that you are in the largest city of Andalusia: parks, pine forests, squirrels, easy trails and beautiful viewpoints overlooking the city are some of the things and places you can enjoy during your visit.
To organize your two-day trip to Malaga we suggest a list of things to see in Malaga. A must-see if it is your first trip to this city. A list of monuments that you can not miss, simple hiking trails accessible to everyone and original plans that will make you enjoy even more your stay in Malaga.
Cultural activities in Malaga
There are plenty of places to visit in Malaga city. Our recommendation is that you dedicate a day to cultural activities in the city. Here are the 4 most important sights in Malaga that you should visit.
Visit the Cathedral of Malaga
The Cathedral of the Incarnation of Malaga is located in the historic center, next to Pier 1. This monument mixes elements of Gothic art with Renaissance and Baroque style. It was built in the 16th century by order of the Catholic Monarchs after the Reconquest on the remains of the old Great Mosque. One of its main curiosities is that it lacks a tower on its roof, which gives the visitor the feeling of being in front of an unfinished monument. Known by the people of Malaga as the “Manquita” because of this non-existent tower, the Cathedral of Malaga is an authentic architectural jewel whose visit cannot be missing in your agenda.
Visit the Alcazaba of Malaga
The Alcazaba of Malaga is undoubtedly the best visit you can make in the city. Its arches, walls and slopes will make you travel back in time. Built in the 11th century, this castle-palace was one of the most important fortresses in Spain due to its strategic location and its great defensive fortress. In the 12th century reforms were carried out in its interior in order to convert it into a beautiful palace with gardens, inner courtyards and ponds. From the Alcazaba Malaga you can admire great views of the city. If you do not want to walk up, you can use the elevator Alcazaba Malaga. This is the best way to access the monument, especially in summer due to the high temperatures.
Discover the Roman Theater of Malaga
The Roman Theater of Malaga is located at the foot of the Alcazaba and a few minutes from the Cathedral of the Incarnation. Its ruins are a true reflection of the footprint left by the Roman settlement in the capital of the Costa del Sol. The Roman amphitheater in Malaga is one of the main visible archaeological sites that can be visited in the city. A place of great beauty and curious to say the least.
Picasso Museum Malaga
Surely you know some of the works of Pablo Picasso, but others will be totally unknown to you. The Picasso Museum in Malaga is located inside the Buenavista Palace, in the center of the city. In it you can admire and learn about works and sculptures of the artist in all his periods. A really interesting museum for all those in the artistic avant-garde of the early twentieth century.
Hiking routes Malaga
If you are fond of outdoor activities and sports, you will like these recommendations. Discover two of the easiest hiking routes to do in Malaga.
Gibralfaro Castle Malaga
If you are wondering where to enjoy the best views of Malaga, this is the place. The Gibralfaro Castle offers wonderful 360º views of the city. The viewpoint is located 130 meters above the Gibralfaro mountain, and from there you can immortalize in the foreground one of the most typical images of Malaga: the Malagueta bullring and the Paseo del Parque. To climb in a relaxed way up to the Gibralfaro Castle we recommend the route that starts from Mundo Nuevo street. The climb is quiet and on the way you will find rest areas where you can stop to observe the vegetation and appreciate partial views of the city.
Torcal de Antequera Natural Park
One of the best outdoor sites to visit in Malaga. The Torcal de Antequera Natural Park has one of the most impressive karst formations of the peninsula. Its rock formations are impressive. There are two routes differentiated by colors: the green one of approximately 45 minutes of duration and the yellow one, of about two hours. The fauna of this hiking route Malaga is very varied. If you have some luck, during your walk through this mountain of Malaga you will be able to see some deer.
Different plans Malaga
We leave you two recommendations of different Malaga plans for you to write down in your agenda of things to do in this visit or the next ones you have scheduled.
Fuente de piedra Málaga
If you like birds be sure to visit the Natural Reserve of the Laguna de Fuente Piedra, located northwest of the province with about 6 kilometers long. It is one of the largest inland wetlands in Spain. Here you can see flamingos, sandpipers, sandpipers and much more.
Luna Mora Festival Guaro
The Luna Mora festival is held in Guaro, province of Malaga. During the days of the festival, the streets of Guaro are illuminated with more than 25,000 candles. It is a magical night where Arab and Andalusian music will make you believe for moments that you are lost in a souk in Morocco. There is no specific date for its celebration as it changes every year. Therefore, if you are interested in going we recommend that you take a look at the website of the city council.