Discover what to see in the center of Malaga

While it is true that Malaga’s main hallmark has always been the sun and the beach, the city has much more to see than we can imagine at first glance. This city houses authentic treasures in its historic center that are worth visiting.

Malaga is one of the oldest cities in Andalusia, Spain and even in Europe. From the 60’s onwards, Malaga experienced a tourist boom.

In addition, the city has undergone a major change in recent years, becoming much more cultural. Malaga has more than one thirty museumssome of them of great caliber such as the Picasso Museum, the Pompidou Center or the Thyssen Museum. As you have seen, there are many things to see in the center of Malaga.

What to see in the center of Malaga

The old town of the city of Malaga is formed by numerous pedestrian streets that encourage us to walk through the city center. In this area there are a lot of activities and cultural visits that will allow you to learn a little more about the multicultural history of the city. We show you a list of places to see in Malaga city:

  • Alcazaba of Malaga: the Alcazaba is a Muslim fortress from the 11th century. It is the most visited monument in Malaga and one of the best preserved buildings in Malaga. It is located on Alcazabilla Street, above the Roman theater of Malaga.
  • Roman Theater: it is located at the bottom of the Alcazaba and is one of the main monuments that remain from Roman times.
  • Cathedral of Malaga: the Cathedral of Malaga, Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación is another of the monuments that we can find in the historic center of Malaga. Renaissance style with an impressive baroque façade. You can go up to the roof of the Cathedral to see the wonderful views of the city. The Cathedral was left unfinished due to financing problems and only one of the two towers was built. For this reason, it is known by the people of Malaga as “La Manquita”.
  • Calle Larios: the most popular street and the central axis of the historic center. A street full of social activity, stores, restaurants and bars, serving as a meeting point for many.
  • Picasso Museum of Malaga: as we have said before, Malaga has a large number of museums, but one of the most famous and visited is the Picasso Museum. In it, you can find all the life and work of the author Pablo Picasso. There are only three Picasso museums in the world, so this is a must-see.
  • Mercado de las Atarazanas: this historic market, located in the center of the city, is known for its wide range of stalls and stalls inside. You can enjoy some tapas in the bars located at the entrance of the market.
  • Soho neighborhood: located between Alameda Principal Avenue and Muelle Heredia, it is one of the trendiest areas to visit in Malaga.

What to see in Malaga city: our recommendation

The best way to see the center of Malaga is with Electric Car Tour. In Electric Car Tour we organize different routes around Malaga. This is a tour with an official guide in an electric vehicle through the center and east of the city. On these routes, you will drive a Citroën AMI or Renault Twizy in perfect condition that does not harm the environment. We offer different types of tours, you can choose according to your preferences:

  • 2 hours tour of Malaga: this tour includes a visit with an official guide through the center and east of Malaga. It includes stops at 2 places to see the city from above and below: the Port of Malaga and Gibralfaro Castle.
  • 3 hours tour of Malaga: visit with an official guide through the center and east of Malaga. Includes ticket for the audio guided visit to the Gibralfaro Castle. It includes stops at 2 places to see the city from above and below: the Port of Malaga and Gibralfaro Castle.
  • Malaga by night tour: a night tour with the smell of the Mediterranean to enjoy the Malaga night and the recommendations of leisure and gastronomy of our team.
  • Gastronomic Tour of Malaga: includes a menu for two people to taste the delicious and traditional gastronomy of Malaga.

With these tours we will show you some of these places in Malaga:

  • Malaga City Hall: located in the heart of the historic center of the city.
  • Malaga Park: the park is located in the center of Malaga and stands out for its great historical value, as it is related to the history of the nineteenth century. The variety of plants has been enriched over the years with species from different origins.
  • Muelle Uno of Malaga: next to Malaga Park, Paseo del Parque and Malagueta Beach, is the famous Muelle Uno, one of the newest areas of the city. It is an open shopping center, with a large number of stores and restaurants of all kinds. On the other hand, it has the Pompidou Center Malaga, a museum of reference in the city.
  • Port of Malaga: it is one of the most complete in the country. Thanks to its location in the Bay of Malaga, the city’s port is an important commercial enclave in the Mediterranean. Today, the Port of Malaga is also a stop for many cruise ships that sail the Mediterranean.
  • Paseo Marítimo Pablo Ruíz Picasso: this promenade, from where it is possible to contemplate the Mediterranean Sea in its splendor and that runs in front of the Caleta beach, is one of the best known and busiest places for visitors and locals.
  • Pedregalejo and El Palo Fishing Neighborhoods: El Palo and Pedregalejo were the old fishing neighborhoods of the city. Today they are a residential area with beach bars.
  • Gibralfaro Castle: it is located at the top of the mountain, offering spectacular panoramic views of both the city and the coast. In this area we recommend the Parador of Malaga Gibralfaro, where you can have a coffee while you have the wonderful views of the city.

Why take a tour with Electric Car Tour?

Electric Car Tour is the best way to tour Malaga. Fun, culture, panoramic views and alsohelps to take care of the environment as it is a 100% electric car. It is a dual experience of discovering the city and driving yourself .

Throughout the tour in our guided tour in Malaga, you will enjoy its most emblematic points. During the route, different stops are made to enjoy the views of the city, and where our local guides will tell you a little about its history, even throughout the tour through the vehicle’s audio system.

And all this in a Renault Twizy, a fully environmentally friendly two-seater vehicle model. Undoubtedly, it is a very complete, intimate and comfortable tour, in which you will save your energy to continue enjoying Malaga. What are you waiting for? Visit Malaga and book with us to live an unparalleled experience.

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