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What to see in Malaga in one day

Do you only have 24 hours to visit Malaga? Are you passing through and only spend one day in Malaga? Then you’ve come to the right place. Throughout this post we will make a tour of the most outstanding sites of the city of the Costa del Sol so you can not miss anything.

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The Costa del Sol continues to increase the number of visitors each year. Thanks to its brilliant sunshine, its architecture, its people, its gastronomy, its unique beaches and its cities and towns make it the ideal destination for millions of tourists.

This itinerary is designed to make the most of your stay in the city, specifically in the capital. Read on to see Malaga in a day.

In the morning in Malaga

It’s time to get up, and the sooner you do it the better, remember you only have 24 hours. The city on the Costa del Sol is famous for its breakfasts, where the Smurf and its 9 ways to order a coffee take center stage. We recommend you to visit Lolita a restaurant that stands out for its traditional, but with a touch of novelty and delicious Andalusian breakfasts. Enjoy a Malaga-style coffee while admiring the architecture and stately buildings of the center bathed by the southern sun.

Once you’ve recharged your batteries, we suggest you visit the Alcazaba, just a 5 minute walk from Lolita restaurant. The Alcazaba of Malaga is a fortress built in the Arab period where you can see the palace where the Taifas slept and the parade ground that highlights its beautiful and fresh garden inspired by the Al-Andalus period.

What to see in Malaga in one day: the Alcazaba of Malaga

Right at the foot of the Alcazaba we came across the Roman Theater your next stop. This theater is one of the living symbols of ancient Roman Spain, where thanks to new technologies you can learn about the life and customs of the ancient Romans in Malaga, in the heart of the city.

“tardeando” in Malaga

On your way to a restaurant where you can have lunch and recharge your batteries to continue exploring the capital, you will pass by the famous Marqués de Larios Street which has become one of the main shopping streets of the country where the most prestigious brands are housed. Thanks to its beautiful and unique buildings typical of the old nobility and exclusive stores, strolling along this street becomes an unforgettable experience.

Marqués de Larios Street

What would a visit to Malaga be without trying its tapas? Well, let me tell you that the best place where you can have tapas is the Kraken Restaurant, their dishes are designed for everyone and everything, they offer a wide gastronomic offer so that no one is left unsatisfied, plus its location is ideal, the Plaza de las Flores. A central and fresh spot where you can enjoy your meal with the best views.

After tasting the best gastronomy of the city, it is time to immerse yourself in the art of the city through its museums. We recommend that you visit the Picasso Museum and the Thyssen Museum which are the most remarkable of the city.

On the other hand, if you are interested in contemporary art, then you should visit the Pompidou Center where you can find works of the greatest exponents of contemporary art such as Frida Khalo and Miró.

At night

Once the sun goes down, the best plan is to stretch your legs along the promenade, while breathing and listening to the breeze and the sound of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. You can also take the opportunity to take the typical photo next to the letters of the Malagueta beach.

To end the day in the best way you should stop by the exotic Cambara Restaurant, located in the CC Muelle Uno, where you can explore new experiences thanks to its amazing cuisine. Also, if you feel like it, we recommend you to try one of their cocktails on the terrace, you won’t regret it!

We hope this guide has helped you, and that you will visit this wonderful city sooner rather than later. We look forward to seeing you!