10 essential places to visit in Malaga

If you still don’t know where to go in this spectacular port city on the Costa del Sol and Hubr Xior Málaga is going to be your home for a long time, you may be interested in knowing which places you can visit to enjoy in company and share the sensations that these are going to offer you or simply, enjoy a solo walk to disconnect from your studies or your work.
Malaga, known for its tourist potential, its shores of the Mediterranean, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, the famous painter, is a combination of sea and culture, its spectacular climate is several things that give it a unique touch. We leave you a list of the most important places you can visit if you are staying at Hubr Xior Málaga, below:

1. Alcazaba of Malaga:

This palace, which in Arabic means citadel, is the best-known attraction in Malaga and one of the city’s historical monuments. It is very well preserved and maintained, its patios, fountains and sumptuous gardens, you can enjoy a wonderful view over the sea and the port, you will also find an archaeological museum.

2. Gibralfaro Castle:

The Gibralfaro Castle is another essential tourist place to visit in Malaga, from the Alcazaba you can access this castle built in the 14th century on foot through a path with the best views of the entire city.

3. Malaga Cathedral:

One of the jewels of the Spanish Renaissance, it is one of the highest in Andalusia that you can appreciate from afar. You can climb 200 steps to climb the 87-meter-high tower: you can enjoy a 360º panoramic view over the entire city. Appreciate its interior, its beauty and its artistic and heritage wealth.

4. Roman Theater of Malaga:

This theatre is located at the foot of the Alcazaba hill, it is the oldest site in the city discovered in 1951, which remained buried for centuries and is one of the living symbols of Roman Hispania, many open-air performances or events are celebrated there.

5. La Concepción, Historical-Botanical Garden:

It is a romantic garden, with waterfalls, ponds, etc. One of the largest tropical and subtropical gardens in Spain and even in Europe. There are more than 2,000 species of trees and plants spread over some 250,000 m2.

6. Pablo Picasso Birthplace:

The most important painter of the 20th century is Pablo Ruiz Picasso, he was born in Malaga on October 25, 1881. The building where Picasso was born and where he lived for 3 years now houses the works and personal belongings of the artist and his family. It was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument of National Interest on March 25, 1983.

7. Basilica Our Lady of Victory:

One of the most important churches in Malaga, it is a baroque church from the 17th century. This houses the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Victory with a 15th-century figure of the Virgin of Victory, the patron saint of the city, and some of its artistic treasures in an exhibition hall.

8. Atarazanas Market:

It is located in a 19th-century building with stained glass windows, it is a market with stalls of local, fresh products, cheeses and Spanish cured meats. You will be able to sit in a tapas bar and experience these fresh and flavorful products.

9. Soho neighbourhood:

Located in the heart of Malaga, it is a neighbourhood covered by street art, large graffiti that decorates the walls of the buildings in the neighbourhood, most of these works of art are located near the Contemporary Art Center of Malaga, you will also find art galleries, craft shops, world cuisine restaurants and trendy bars, we suggest an artistic walk through this neighbourhood and its streets!

10. Port of Malaga:

The port has become the second-largest cruise port on the Peninsula and is often visited by the most important shipping companies in the world. Malaga has the most modern maritime stations in the country. The port is another point of tourist attraction, the main pedestrian access to the Port of Malaga opens near the Historic Center a few meters from the most popular streets such as Larios and Molina Lario. It has its functions as a commercial, passenger, cruise, fishing and sports port, but it also constitutes a new urban space integrated into the center of the city.