Environment and places of interest
Beaches in Málaga
Monuments and outstanding places
- Málaga Cathedral
Known as "La Manquita" because one of its towers is missing, its true name is Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica de la Encarnación. Built between 1528 and 1782, it was raised on the land of an old mosque.
- Roman Theatre
Next to the Alacazaba, built in the 1st century B.C. The emperor Caesar Augustus ordered its construction. At present, this theatre is used as a performing place.
Muslim fortification placed in front of the city port, at the side of Gibralfaro mount. The castle is on the peak of this mount.
- Gibralfaro Castle
This is the place where the best city views can be seen, specifically from Homenaje Tower (Torre del Homenaje). It was aimed at being house to the troops and for the Alcazaba protection.
- Santa María de la Victoria Sanctuary
It was built to house Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga Saint Patron, it was the see for many brotherhoods in the city. Buenavista Count pantheon is inside it.
- Alameda Principal
One of the most important ways in the city, because of its history, buildings and for being the line which separates the city centre to the urban expansion area.
- Episcopal Palace
Placed at the Bishop's Square (Plaza del Obispo) next to the Cathedral. Work of the architect Antonio Ramos. The cylindrical cubes which centre the transept doors are to be admired.
- Palacio de la AduanaAduana Palace
Its objective is to control Málaga Port traffic. It is a neoclassical building which was house to Real Fábrica de Tabaco and Government Subdelegate's Office of the Province. In a short time, it will be the Málaga Museum venue.
- La Malagueta Bullring
Placed at Paseo de Reding, at the east of the city. Neomudéjar style, hexadecagonal shaped, Antonio Ordóñez Taurine Museum is in it.
- Bishop's Square (Plaza del Obispo)
In front of the Cathedral, Muslim origin. A grey-marble fountain is in the centre of this square.
- Constitución Square (Plaza de la Constitución)
Placed in the centre of the historic city centre. In the past, it was called Plaza Mayor and it is surrounded by valuable buildings.
- Merced Square (Plaza de la Merced)
Placed in the district with the same name. This square is the stage for events and celebrations.
- Marina Square (Plaza de la Marina)
Two important streets in the city meet at his square: Alameda Principal and Paseo del Parque. It is a neuralgic point in Málaga. El Cenachero monument is in this square.
- Uncibay Square (Plaza Uncibay)
Placed in the historic city centre, its name is from Fernando de Uncibay, a captain from Vizcaya under the direction of the Catholic Monarchs in the conquest of Málaga, he was also the city Alderman. Important buildings are placed in this square.
- Larios Street (Calle Larios)
Its full name is Marqués de Larios Street, in honour of Manuel Domingo Larios and Larios, promoter of the textile industry development in the city. It is the usual place for public exhibitions as well as the fifth most expensive street in Spain.
- British Cemetery (Cementerio Inglés)
It is the Christian no Catholic oldest cemetery in Spain. It dates from 1831. Placed in the city centre, it is the place for eternal rest for many important figures of the English community and other nationalities set in Málaga or Costa del Sol.
- La Concepción Botanical Garden (Jardín Botánico La Concepción)
More than 150 years old, it is one of the the few gardens with subtropical climate plants in Europe: more than 50,000 plants of 2,000 tropical, subtropical and native species. There are more than 100 palm species.
- Puerta Oscura Gardens (Jardines de Puerta Oscura)
Designed by the architect Fernando Guerrero Strachan, aimed at framing Alcazaba walls, in the same place where there was a door called Dark Door (Puerta Oscura), whose name is from.
- La Coracha
It was an old district in the city which completely disappeared. It was Andalucía-style Architecture, with white and raised houses built with materials from the walls of alcazaba. Currently, it is a collection of stairs and gardened paths.
- City Hall (Ayuntamiento)
It is also known as "La Casona del Parque", it is a neo-baroque building with modernist details and it is placed in Paseo del Parque, surrounded by Puerta Oscura gardens and other outstanding buildings in Málaga.
- Bridge of the Germans (Puente de los Alemanes)
It is also called Santo Domingo, it is a small bridge that Germany gave Málaga and it was built in 1909 thanks to the money collection made by German people to help people in Málaga to recover from the catastrophe produced by Guadalmediana river flooding.
Museums in Málaga
- Picasso Málaga Museum (Museo Picasso Málaga)
One of the two museums located in the city where the artist was born. It has 285 works which cover revolutionary innovations as well as a wide range of styles, materials and techniques.
- Carmen Thyssen Málaga Museum (Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga)
Composed of funds from the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza collection, placed in Villalón Palace (Palacio de Villalón)
- CAC Contemporary Art centre (Centro de Arte Contemporáneo)
Placed in the old Mayoristas Market, it has 6,000 square metres surface, 2,400 square metres are used for exhibitions. It intends to be a place to reflect on the contemporary art.
- Automobile Museum (Museo del Automóvil)
According to experts, it is the best period-car exhibition in Spain. Placed in an old and perfectly restored tobacco factory. The most important figure is the Portuguese collector José Magalhaes, who has reached an agreement with Málaga City Hall in order to hand over his jewellery.
- Picasso Foundation - Museo Casa Natal (The house where Picasso was born)
Picasso Foundation spreads the artist's works as well as works from other modern art painters.
- Museo de Artes Populares (Popular Art Museum)
Under Unicaja patronage, it is one of the main platforms to go into the knowledge of the local and historic circumstances of the city.
- Easter Brotherhood Museum (Museo de las Cofradías de Semana Santa)
Placed in the old San Juan Hospital, its content is related to the history of brotherhoods, processions, music, smells, craftworks, making of religious images, thrones, oil paintings, tools, etc.
- Wine Museum (Museo del Vino)
Placed in the city centre, it offers a walk along wine culture and history in Málaga in order to promote wines with "Málaga" and "Sierra de Málaga" as Designation of Origin, as well as raisins with "Pasas de Málaga" as Designation of Origin.
- Dolls' House Museum (Museo Casas de Muñecas)
Placed in the city centre in a baroque-style building of the 18th century, Ms. Voria Harras's private collection is shown there. There are around fifty models, the only ones all over the world, as they are typical houses from the 19th century.
- Málaga Museum (Museo de Málaga)
Currently, this museum is closed for the public as its new location, Aduana Palace, is being restored and refitted. It is placed in the historic city centre.
- Aula del Mar Museum (Museo Aula del Mar)
This entity carries out activities in order to promote education and participation in the natural resource conservation and in the environment quality improvement and quality of life, from sustainability to solidarity.