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Tour FUN Gibralfaro Viewpoint Port and Beach

Tour FUN Gibralfaro Viewpoint Port and Beach
Duration:
80 to 90 minutes
From:
USD 40.50
This is the most FUN Tour:<br>Drive a Segway through the mountain until arriving at the Gibralfaro lookout where you can marvel at the city´s best views. The historical centre, East-West Málaga, the Beach, the Harbour, the Cathedral, the Alcazaba… an unbeatable panorama. A five minute break is included. <br>Drive a Segway along Malaga Port and the Malagueta. Quays One and Two are considered the most modern in Europe. Tour the shops and restaurants area. You cannot miss the Palmeral de las Sorpresas and the fabulous glass front of the Pompidou Museum.<br>Enjoy with us ridding on Segway!

Malaga Sierra de Tejeda Mountain Hiking Private Day Trip

Malaga Sierra de Tejeda Mountain Hiking Private Day Trip
Duration:
9 hours
From:
USD 109.93
Ascend about 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) above sea level on this 9-hour, private-guided hike into the Sierra de Tejeda mountains. Led by a professional geographer, enjoy views of the Mediterranean Coast (sometimes all the way to Morocco), and learn about how snow and ice were once harvested from higher elevations and taken to nearby villages for refrigeration long before modern refrigerators existed. Breakfast, lunch and hotel pickup/drop-off are included.

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Things to do in Malaga if you have a Malaga Airport Layover or Extended Malaga Airport Stopover


If you have an extended layover at the Malaga Airport or staying in town, why not consider getting out with some fun activities? We list a few here and there are many more on Malaga.LayoverIdeas.com.


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Museum of Air Navigation and Transport


The Museum of Air Navigation and Transport is located right at Malaga Airport, making it suitable for both aviation enthusiasts and anyone with a short layover. The building the museum is housed in was Luis Gutiérrez Soto Airport from 1948 to 1968, then Aeroclub, and finally served as the General Aviation Terminal to 2007. The new permanent exhibition rooms occupy three floors, reflecting the evolution of air transport and the influence on the development of the city through tourism. Closed Mondays.

Picasso Museum (Museo Picasso Málaga)


Visit a collection of more than 200 works of art of the Malaga-born artist; paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramic and engravings. The Museo Picasso Málaga was created in response to Pablo Picasso’s own desire for his work to be present in the city where he was born, on 25th October, 1881. The Picasso museum was opened in 2003 and features 285 works donated by members of Picasso's family. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum features exhibitions on an ongoing basis. Closed Mondays.

 

Also of interest: The oldest architectural remains in Malaga are the walls of the old Phoenician city, which are visible in the basement of the Picasso Museum. 


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Picasso's birthplace (Museo Casa Natal de Picasso)


Picasso's birthplace has been preserved and is open to the public. Museo Casa Natal de Picasso features loads of objects and some paintings that the most famous artist of the 20th century created during his childhood. The building also houses the The Fundación Picasso (Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation), which includes a Picasso documentation centre. Plaza Merced 13 and 15. 09:30-20:00.

 

The Museo Casa Natal de Picasso is just a couple of blocks from the Museo Picasso, so you may want to visit both on the same outing. If you need sustenance, the Bodeguita El Gallo, opposite the Museo Picasso's door, offers a typical Andalusian tavern environment and serves traditional tapas.


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Contemporary Art Center of Málaga (CAC Málaga)


The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (or CAC Málaga for short), the Contemporary Art Center of Málaga (CACMA), is reported to be the most visited museum in Andalusia. Located in the old market building Wholesalers Malaga, designed by the Spanish architect Luis Gutiérrez Soto, was inaugurated in 2003. The permanent collection consits of more than 400 works, and features works by Damien Hirst, Louise Bourgeois, Juan Muñoz and Miquel Barceló.


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Roman Theatre (Teatro Romano)


Situated under the Alcazaba facing a small plaza are the beautiful remains of an old Roman theatre (Teatro Romano). The theatre dates from the 1st century BC, and was fortuitously rediscovered in 1951. You can view them anytime from the overlook in the plaza, but if you want to get up close you can enter the attached building, where you'll be shown a short film and view some artifacts before entering the theatre itself, where you can walk past the old stage and sit on the stone steps. Free.


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Alcazaba


Alcazaba is a Moorish castle built in the 11th century on a hill in the middle of the city, this old fort is the best-preserved of its kind in Spain. Upon entering you'll climb up past the ramparts offering excellent views of the city and lush gardens to a small Moorish palace at the top which holds a number of artifacts from excavations on the site. Closed Mondays.

Playa de la Malagueta


The nearest beach to Malaga city centre is La Malagueta and is a popular choice for both locals and tourists both for sunbathing and swimming. The beach - 60 metres wide and 2,500 metres long – is actually an artificial beach made from sand imported from the Sahara desert. Nonetheless, it is a great place to just laze around and relax. The beach is well equipped with toilets, showers and lifeguard stations.


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As always, make sure you leave plenty of time to get back to the Malaga Airport in time for your connection and enjoy your layover city rather than whiling away the time leaning up against your luggage in the departures lounge.

Malaga Attractions

Skip the Line: Picasso's Birthplace Museum Entrance

Skip the Line: PicassoDuration:
1 to 2 hours
From:
USD 4.63
The Casa Natal or birthplace of the world famous artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso has been an official heritage site since 1983. It is situated in the heart of the historic centre of Malaga, surrounded by monuments from Malaga's rich past such as the Roman Theatre, Gibralfaro Castle with its breathtaking views over the city, as well as the Alcazaba. This location has been re-openned officially by the King and Queen of Spain, and it's an important research centre about the life of this brilliant artist.

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La Casa Del Rey Moro

La Casa Del Rey MoroDuration:
8 hours
From:
USD 5.79
It is located on Cuesta de Santo Domingo street. The first documentary evidence of this imposing house-palace dates back to the 18th century, although it has undergone frequent restructuring as a result of successive owner changes. The floor of the house is irregular and labyrinthine, with abundant stairs and corridors that serve to save the unevenness. The facade, of great length, adapts to the curve of the street and presents two towers of different height as well as two doors. In its interior the water catchment mine, of Arab origin, is conserved.

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Malaga Glass and Crystal Museum Admission Ticket

Malaga Glass and Crystal Museum Admission TicketDuration:
1 hour
From:
USD 6.94
Enter this hidden gem of Malaga and appreciate the beauty of glass craft in a historical home. The collection of the Glass and Crystal Museum of Malaga is located inside a big house from the 18th century, carefully restored, where you will be able to see a timeline of human history through glass objects.

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Skip-The-Line Access to Coleccin del Museo Ruso in Malaga

Skip-The-Line Access to Coleccin del Museo Ruso in MalagaDuration:
1 to 2 hours
From:
USD 9.26
The Russian Museum in Malaga (Colección del Museo Ruso), located in a historical converted tobacco factory boasts 2,300m2 space of stunning classical art. With 100 pieces dating from the 15th to 20th centuries, this collection covers every period of the history of Russian art. Opened in early 2015, it is the latest of Malaga's impressive selection of museums, it  the Automobile Museum is also located in the Tabacalera building which is one km west of the city center. Received 48 thousand visitors in the first three months.<br>

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Malaga Automobile and Fashion Museum Entrance Ticket

Malaga Automobile and Fashion Museum Entrance TicketDuration:
1 to 2 hours
From:
USD 9.84
A Unique Museum in the World! The Automobile and Fashion Museum is located in an emblematic building from the City of Málaga, popularly known as “La Tabacalera”. The Museum exposes an extraordinary private collection of 6,000 square meters, which describes the artistic and historical evolution since the end of the nineteenth century through 13 thematic rooms. A space that occupies a place in the Top Ten of Museums of Spain, and is the Nº1 in Tripadvisor ranking of 'Things to do in Malaga'.

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Alcazaba Castle Tour

Alcazaba Castle TourDuration:
1 hour 30 minutes
From:
USD 10.41
Muslim influence in Malaga spanned for almost 8 centuries, its legacy lives on. Find out about Muslim Malaga walking about the most important fortress of its time, The Alcazaba.<br>

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Misteries and legends

Misteries and legendsDuration:
1 hour 30 minutes
From:
USD 10.41
These ancient streets hold secrets, legends and thrilling events. Do you dare travel back in time in a Malaga walkabout’

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Skip-The-Line Access to Centre Pompidou in Malaga

Skip-The-Line Access to Centre Pompidou in MalagaDuration:
1 to 2 hours
From:
USD 10.41
The Centre Pompidou Málaga invites you to experience the Centre Pompidou through the richness of its collection, which shows works of artists like Brâncu’i, Giacometti, Bacon and Picasso; the excellence of its activities, the interlinking of artistic disciplines, and its innovative mediation programmes designed for the whole family.<br>

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2020



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