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Planning a city trip to Malaga soon? Let the fun start today! Our free travel guide will tell you which sights to see, where the best shopping spots are and which local specialties you should definitely taste. Our guide is also packed with practical information and tips about public transportation, local habits, weather conditions and more.
Please note: due to corona measurements, opening times, prices and other specifics may temporarily be adjusted, while making reservations for visiting some sights might be mandatory.
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1. The Cathedral of Malaga
No matter where you are in the city, it is very likely you see the Cathedral of Malaga rising above the buildings. This Cathedral is an amazing piece of history. The construction started in 1528 and continued for more than 200 years. The construction was often discontinued due to a lack of funds. Even today, the Cathedral still misses a part of its right tower which has earned it the famous name “La Manquita” – “the one-armed or crippled lady”. Because of the lengthy construction period, the Cathedral also has different architectural styles. Gothic for the lower part, Renaissance for the temple doors and Baroque for the facade.
Inside, the Cathedral is also a fine piece of art. The presbytery immediately catches the eye and the organ grabs your attention.
2. Picasso Museum
This museum opened its doors in 2003 with the help of the Picasso-family. Here you will only find original works and sketches made by Picasso. This is certainly worth a visit as many of his pieces had never been exhibited before. In addition to the pieces of art inside the museum, the building itself is also astonishing. The museum may be young, the building is absolutely not. Prior to it being used in this new role, it was a 16th-century palace. Have a look in the basement of the museum and you will discover remnants of the city dating back no less than 3,000 years.
3. Shopping in Malaga
Calle Marqués de Larios is the best shopping street of Malaga to go on a spree. Here you will find stores of Massimo Dutti, Mango, Pull & Bear, Desigual ...