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Teatro Romano

Teatro Romano

Unearthed beside the Alcazaba as recently as 1951, the Roman Theatre dates back to the first century AD during the time of the Emperor of Augustus. In use for another 200 years, it was picked apart by the later Arab rulers to help build... Read More

Palacio de la Aduana

Palacio de la Aduana

This late 18th-century customs house by the Port of Malaga is where the new, €23 million Museo de Málaga is being accommodated, due to open at some point in 2013-14. The Neo-Classical building, sacked by Napoleon’s troops in 1810,... Read More

Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga

Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga

The Malaga branch of the Carmen Thyssen Bornemisza Collection (long established in Madrid) was opened in 2011 thanks to an agreement with philanthropist Carmen Cervera and the Malaga City Council that runs until 2025. In all,... Read More

Museo del Vino

Museo del Vino

Set in the 18th-century Palacio de Biedmas and opened as a public attraction in 2008, Malaga’s Wine Museum tells the story of viticulture in and around the city. Some 400 items – including bottle labels, advertising posters... Read More

Museo del Vidrio y Cristal

Museo del Vidrio y Cristal

Beside San Felipe Neri Church, the recently opened Museum of Glass and Crystal contains a collection of some 3,000 pieces of furniture, works of art and items of decoration, mainly collated by historian and restorer Gonzalo... Read More

MUPAM

MUPAM

The Museo del Patrimonio Municipal was opened in 2007 to house the 4,000-plus items owned by the city since its creation in 1487. Housed in three large rooms, and displayed in chronological order from the 15th to the 20th... Read More

Museo Picasso Málaga

Museo Picasso Málaga

It was in 1953 that Picasso conceived of a museum for his works in his home town of Malaga, a project brought to life by his daughter-in-law, Christine Ruiz-Picasso, 50 years later. Housed in a 16th-century mansion, its... Read More

Iglesia de los Santos Mártires

Iglesia de los Santos Mártires

Dating back to the time of the Reconquest of Spain in the late 15th-century, the Church of St Martyrs displays a mix of styles – Gothic, Moorish, Rococo – that signify its gradual construction, which went on until the 18th century.... Read More

Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol

Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol

The Church of Santiago Apóstol is another example of the marriage of Gothic and Moorish that typified local church architecture during the time of the Reconquest at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries. Its tall tower is pure... Read More

Iglesia del Sagrario

Iglesia del Sagrario

Sited beside the Cathedral, this creation of the Golden Age is best known for its Gothic doorway, which actually predates the church itself. Inside, the main feature is an altarpiece that covers the whole wall, and is thought to have... Read More

El Hammam Baños Árabes

El Hammam Baños Árabes

Currently being renovated and due to reopen in the latter part of 2013, the marble-lined Arab Baths that date back to the 18th century are more of a landmark than a full-blown spa experience. Pricy massages and treatments are mainly the... Read More

Estatua de Hans Christian Andersen

Estatua de Hans Christian Andersen

The author of The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling passed through Malaga in October 1862, later praising the city and its people to the skies in his travelogue In Spain . Malaga returned the favour by allowing the Danish Royal... Read More

Cementerio de San Miguel

Cementerio de San Miguel

Construction of the city’s main cemetery began immediately after the Napoleonic Wars and was completed in 1829. Great, Neo-Classical creations were erected in honour of Malaga’s great and good, including poet Salvador Rueda,... Read More

Cementerio Inglés

Cementerio Inglés

The first non-Catholic cemetery to open in Spain, three decades after the Napoleonic Wars, the English Cemetery was where the city’s most important foreign citizens and visitors were laid to rest. Previously non-Catholics were... Read More

Catedral de Málaga

Catedral de Málaga

Constructed over nearly 300 years and curiously never finished – hence its nickname of ‘La Manquita’, the ‘one-armed’ – Malaga’s Cathedral was built on the site of the main mosque from 1528 onwards. Highlights of its... Read More

Castillo de Gibralfaro

Castillo de Gibralfaro

Linked by a long double-wall to the Alcazaba, which it was built to defend, Gibralfaro Castle offers fabulous views over Malaga from its battlements. Its arsenal, today the interpretation centre, was used by independent locals in the... Read More

Casa Natal de Picasso

Casa Natal de Picasso

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born in this house, then No 36, in 1881, and lived here with his parents for 10 years. He received his first formal lessons here, given by his father, an art instructor. A century later, the Picasso... Read More

CAC Málaga

CAC Málaga

Malaga’s Centre of Contemporary Art was opened in 2003 to promote the visual arts of the 20th and 21st centuries. Works in its permanent collection include pieces by Damien Hirst, Thomas Ruff and Julian Opie, as well as pieces by... Read More

Alcazaba

Alcazaba

Visible from almost all points in the city, this Moorish palace-fortress was mainly constructed in the 11th century by the ruling emirs. Comprising two walls, lower and upper, that follow the line of the hill upon which it stands, with... Read More


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