Malaga Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain)

Skyline photo of MalagaMalaga has long been a major tourist destination and is home to a variety of world-class tourist attractions, which include sandy beaches, public squares, historic buildings, and the spectacular Bay of Malaga, which is known locally as the Bahia de Malaga.

Water sports are amongst the most popular attractions for tourists visiting Malaga, with scuba diving and snorkelling providing a glimpse into the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Other popular tourist attractions in the Malaga area including La Malagueta Bullring (Plaza de Toros La Malagueta) - which hosts a number of notable fiestas, and Malaga's Plaza de La Merced - famous for being Picasso's birthplace.

Photograph showing Bahia de Malaga

Bahia de Malaga (Bay of Malaga)

Address: Puerto de Malaga, Acera de la Marina, Malaga, 29008, Costa del Sol, Spain
Daily boat tours around Malaga Bay are available, leaving from Malaga and travelling to Benalmadena Marina, where a host of activities await you, including many water sports, such as sailing, scuba diving, boating, kayaking and water skiing. There are also shopping facilities, restaurants, bars and the Sea Life Aquarium.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge, discounts for children, children under four free

Pasaje de Chinitas

Address: Plaza de la Constitución, Malaga, 29008, Costa del Sol, Spain
This charming area is steeped in history and was once a popular spot to enjoy flamenco dancing and singing. The Pasaje de Chinitas is a beautiful area with a wealth of shops, bars and delightful gardens.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Image of Malaga's La Malagueta Bullring

Plaza de Toros La Malagueta (La Malagueta Bullring)

Address: Paseo de Reding, Malaga, 29016, Costa del Sol, Spain
Tel: +34 952 219 482
Always popular with visitors to the city, Malaga's La Malagueta Bullring dates back to 1876 and can seat more than 15,000 spectators. With 16 sides, impressive architecture and an interesting bullfighting museum, the Plaza de Toros La Malagueta is the latest in a line of 19th-century bullrings in Malaga. Close to the seafront, the bullring hosts many events throughout the year.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

Photo of Malaga's Old Town district Plaza de la Constitucion

Plaza de la Constitución

Address: Calle Santamaria, Malaga, 29008, Costa del Sol, Spain
This popular square dates back to the 16th century and has held numerous major festivals, events, political meetings and religious ceremonies over the years. Malaga's Plaza de la Constitución is situated in the historic Old Town district.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Aerial picture of Plaza de La Merced, Malaga

Plaza de La Merced

Address: Calle Victoria, Malaga, 29012, Costa del Sol, Spain
Situated in the Old Town district of Malaga, Plaza de La Merced is the birthplace of Picasso. The plaza is a popular spot, particularly with young visitors, offering an array of cafés and bars.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Plaza y Acera de La Marina

Address: Plaza de la Marina, Malaga, 29015, Costa del Sol, Spain
The striking Plaza y Acera de La Marina is a 19th-century square, situated close to the city centre of Malaga and also the sea. A number of bars and food outlets are located around this square.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free