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Malaga might not be as popular as other Spanish cities, but a quick visit to the birthplace of Pablo Picasso is enough to win any visitor's heart. With a great mix of ancient history and modern culture, nearly 3.000 hours of sunshine a year, and several kilometres of beach, it's quite easy to see why Malaga has been described as "Ciudad del Paraíso" ("Paradise City").

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Picasso Museum
Palacio de Buenavista San Agustín 8, Malaga

This beautiful 16th-century museum is a must for all visitors to Malaga, young and old. Thanks to the grandmaster’s daughter-in-law, Christine, and grandchild Bernard, the museum boasts a collection of nearly 200 works of art. Just a stone’s throw away at Plaza de la Merced the house where Picasso was born is also open to the public.

Museum of Glass and Crystal
Plazuela Santisimo Cristo de la Sangre 2, Malaga

The Museum of Glass and Crystal features a private collection of more than 3,000 pieces of glass, from a wide range of epochs.

El Chinitas
Calle Moreno Monroy, 4, Málaga

Once a cafe frequented by the poet Federico García Lorca and the artists Salvador Dalí and Picasso, now El Chinitas is a quaint restaurant, in the heart of Malaga's old town, serving typical Spanish cuisine. Here, you can either eat outside and watch the people pass by, or have a seat inside and enjoy your meal in a room where Spanish artworks cover all the walls and giant pieces of ham hang from the ceiling.

Sergio Megias Gastrobar
Av. Reyes Católicos, 54, Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga

Trendy gastrobar, very popular among locals, which is always a great sign, serving excellent tapas and a great wine list at a modern and vibrant atmosphere.

Calle Larios and Calle Nueva
Calle Larios and Calle Nueva, Malaga

Calle Larios and Calle Nueva, the street running parallel to it, are the main shopping streets in Malaga for shoes and clothes. Shoes can be found, for example, at Antonio Parriego and Nicolas on Calle Larios.

Centro Larios Shopping Centre
Avda. de la Aurora 25, Malaga

In the Centro Larios Shopping Centre, apart from clothes shops, there are cinemas and restaurants. You can find this large shopping centre right in the heart of Malaga.

Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, Malaga

Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport is located approximately 10 kilometres from the city centre and offers good transportation along the entire Costa del Sol. It is easy to get to Malaga by train, bus or taxi. The train takes 10 minutes and the bus 15 minutes to half an hour. Both bus and train depart every half hour. Taxis are available at the airport: Radiotaxi +34 952 040 804 Unitaxi +34 952 333 333


Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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