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Malaga weather christmas: Málaga weather in December (Andalucía)

Опубликовано: January 15, 2023 в 1:25 pm


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Weather in Province of Malaga during December



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We’ve looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Province of Malaga, covering the last 12 years up to 2023, plus we’ve asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Province of Malaga weather in December.

What’s the weather like in Malaga in December?

Malaga weather in December is still warm, with plenty of sunshine to enjoy and a mild climate. Normally, Malaga has average December high temperatures of 17 degrees celsius, however on my early December visit, the temperatures were easily in the 20s at times, with plenty of sunshine. While it may not be beach weather, it’s perfect for strolling around and exploring the cultural side of this charming city!
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What should I pack for a holiday in Malaga during December?

Layers are always helpful – on many days, you might alternate between just a t-shirt and a light jacket. And don’t forget the SPF! A small backpack is also helpful for picking up souvenirs and local treats.
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What’s great about Malaga in December?

The Christmas markets and decorations are wonderful, although it can feel a little strange to see Polar Bears when you’re wearing a t-shirt in the sunshine! It’s also less crowded than in the summer months, so easier to enjoy walking the pretty streets and taking in sights like Gibralfaro and Alcazaba.
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What’s the temperature like in Province of Malaga during December?

The temperature reaches around 17℃ during the daytime in December, falling away to 12℃ at night. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you’re going to be outside for long periods it’s worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Province of Malaga during December?

On average, there will be 2 rainy days during the month, amounting to 65.6mm in total. That’s broadly comparable with the amount of rain we see in England during the summer months, and would be considered dry. There’s a small chance that you’ll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

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The ultimate guide to Malaga in winter

You might think that Spain’s Costa del Sol is only a summer destination, but you’d be wrong. The beautiful city of Malaga is a great place to visit in winter. Temperatures in Malaga in the winter are mild, with an average of 17 degrees Celsius in December and January, it’s far from as cold as winter in Seville or Granada.

As the city tends to be less crowded in the winter, Malaga is perfect to visit at this time. You can still enjoy the city’s beaches, and there are plenty of activities to keep you busy as well, from exploring the city’s rich history to enjoying the local cuisine.

This guide is designed to help you make the most of Malaga in winter. We’ll start with a look at what to pack, before moving on to where to stay and where to go. By the end, you’ll have everything you need to plan the perfect Malaga winter getaway whether you plan to stay for a week, a weekend, or only spend one day in Malaga before moving on to the next destination on your Andalucia itinerary.

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Malaga winter weather

Malaga winter weather is a lot milder than in other places in Andalucia in winter. Protected by the coastal mountain ranges, it suffers from a lot less wind than the rest of the Andalusian coast too which makes it the perfect place for a winter vacation soaking up sunny days.

Temperatures usually range between 20 degrees celsius in the daytime (on a sunny day) and 8 degrees in the nighttime, though it can creep lower sometimes, so better be prepared with a beanie and scarf.

What you need to know about Malaga in winter which no one tells you, is that due to the high humidity, the temperatures often feel colder than the thermometer says.

When it’s not sunny or when you venture into the shade, you’ll feel a huge difference thus I always recommend being prepared and dress in layers.

What to pack for a Malaga winter break

So, what should you pack for the winter in Malaga? 

First and foremost, you’ll need to pack some warm clothes, remember layers, always dress in layers. The average temperature may be 17 degrees Celsius, but it can feel colder in the evenings and I wouldn’t go without a beanie, scarf, and gloves. A light sweater or jacket should be enough to keep you comfortable.

You’ll also want to pack some comfortable shoes. The city is home to a number of hilltop neighborhoods with cobblestone streets. While they’re great for exploring, they’re not so great for your feet. Comfortable shoes will help you enjoy your time in the city.

Don’t forget to pack your swimsuit! The weather may be cooler in the winter, but the water is still warm enough that I every year see tourists enjoy the city’s beaches (for me, it’s too cold, but I’ve probably been here for too long!)

You might also want to pack sunscreen for your beach visit. The city is located on the southern coast of Spain, which means it gets a lot of sun.

The sun can be strong, even during winter in Malaga, which might be why you easily can spot the tourists from the locals. You will find the locals wearing thick down jackets and scarves while the tourists from colder countries walk lightly around in their shorts and t-shirts licking eagerly on an ice cream.

Here’s a simplified packing list of the essentials you need for your Malaga winter vacation:

  • Jacket
  • Scarf
  • Beanie
  • Walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit (whether it is to sunbathe or actually swim)
  • Hiking gear (if you love the outdoors as much as I do!)
  • T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Long pants
  • Sweater
  • Camera

Where to stay during winter in Malaga

If you’re looking for a place to stay during your visit to Malaga in the winter, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, the city is divided into two main areas: the old town and the new town.

The old town is the best place to stay if you want to be close to the city’s historical attractions. It’s also the most popular area for visitors, so you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to hotels and restaurants. 

Keep in mind that the old town can be quite crowded during the day and can get a bit noisy at night. If you’re looking for a more authentic experience exploring the city’s best restaurants and bars, the old town is the place for you.

If you’re looking for a more luxurious experience, the new town is your go-to. There are a number of large, international chain hotels in the new town to choose from, as well as a number of nearby beaches. The new town also homes a number of shopping centers, parks, and even a casino.

The only caveat is that the new town is located further from the city’s historical attractions. If you’re looking for a more modern and more relaxed experience, the new town is the way to go.

Here are some of my top hotel picks:

Room Mate Valeria – This high-end hotel is centrally situated only 200 meters from Calle Larios which means you’re in the middle of all the top attractions in Malaga. With colorful and modern rooms, the hotel also has a rooftop terrace with epic city views where you can enjoy a drink in the evening.

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Vincci Larios Diez – Another high-end hotel in the heart of Malaga with light modern rooms that make you feel at home. If you drive, this is an excellent choice as they have parking.

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California – This mid-range hotel is at a great location only 150 meters from Malaga’s most popular urban beach, La Malagueta. This means there is a short walk into the old town and the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro. Note that only some rates have breakfast included, but personally, I’d rather head out to Malaga’s bars and have a proper Spanish breakfast at the fraction of the price.

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Rafaela Guest House – Great budget accommodation about a kilometer from the city center. Note that this is an adults-only hotel so if you travel with your kids and are looking for budget accommodation, read on for the next suggestion.

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Pension Yna Holiday – A good budget pension about a kilometer from the city center with private rooms and shared bathrooms. There’s a nice outside area with tables and chairs where you can enjoy a drink in the evenings.

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Feel Hostels City Center – This hostel is great for solo travelers that want to stay centrally and still have the opportunity to meet other travelers. The hostel has a bar and you can expect noise from the streets outside at night – but if nightlife is what you’re looking for, you’re probably not in at that time anyway.

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Things to do in Malaga in winter

There’s no shortage of things to do in Malaga in winter. The city is home to a number of historical attractions, as well as a multiple beaches. You can also enjoy the local cuisine, go shopping, or even visit a casino. Here are some of the best things to do in Malaga in winter.

Light show in Calle Larios

The light show in Calle Larios is one of the best things to see in Malaga winter. The show is a musical light display that happens every evening and the main shopping street fills up with locals and tourists alike to see one of the most famous light shows in Spain.

It’s a great way to experience the city’s Christmas lights, which are some of the best in Spain. The light show is free to watch and is a great activity for the whole family. It’s truly a great way to see the city in a different light (figuratively).

Usually, you can witness the Christmas light show throughout the month of December to Reyes (6th of January,) when the Spanish Christmas celebrations are over.

New Years Eve

New Year’s Eve is a big deal in Malaga. In January 1st’s anticipation, the city comes alive with parties and events to ring in the New Year.

If you’re looking for something to do, you won’t have any trouble finding it. You can go to one of the city’s many nightclubs or attend one of the many events happening throughout the night as there are a number of open theaters and cinemas.

If you’re looking for a more traditional New Year’s Eve experience, you can head to the Plaza de la Constitución. The square is filled with restaurants and bars, and the area is decorated with colorful lights and balloons.

This is the perfect place to ring in the new year with family and friends. You can even watch the fireworks display from the top of the monument. The sound of the explosions will carry throughout the city and will be sure to get you into the New Year spirit.

Remember to buy yourself 12 grapes to celebrate the Spanish way. Every second the last 12 seconds to midnight, the Spanish will eat one grape. This is said to bring good luck into the new year, so why not?

There’s really no wrong way to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Malaga.

Carnival in Malaga

Carnival in Malaga’s pleasant winter weather is one of the best things to experience in Andalucia, though quite different from the carnival in Cadiz.

The Carnival is a time when the whole city comes alive with music, dancing, and costumes. The festival takes place in February and is a great way to experience the city’s culture and traditions. 

There are a number of parade floats that make their way through the streets, as well as a great number of street parties. It’s a great time to experience the city’s culture and to see the locals in their element.  If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, Carnival is a must-do.

Walk El Caminito del Rey

One of the best things to do during Malaga winter is to walk El Caminito del Rey. The path is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most scenic walks in Spain.

The path winds its way through the deep gorge of Los Gaitanes and is flanked by beautiful green forests. Pinned 100 meters above the gorge floor, this used to be the most dangerous hike in the world before it was fixed up and reopened to the public in 2015.

It’s a relatively short walk, spanning just under 8 kilometers, it’s a flat walk that takes about 2 hours to complete one way. The opposite way, you have to take the shuttle bus that costs 1.55 Euros that you have to pay cash to the driver.

Most people take the train from Malaga to El Chorro, jump on the shuttle bus to the beginning of the trail by El Kiosko, and walk back to El Chorro train station.

It’s only possible to go to El Caminito del Rey with pre-booked tickets at a certain time slot and I recommend doing that as early as possible as it sells out quickly.

You can book tickets here or book a full-day tour including bus from Malaga to save the hassle of traveling individually here.


Shop Christmas presents

Malaga in December is a great time to find unique gifts for your loved ones. The city is home to a number of boutique shops that sell items that you won’t find anywhere else.

You can also find great deals on Christmas gifts at the city’s markets. If you’re looking for something truly special, you can head to one of the city’s museums or art galleries to find a unique gift for the art lover in your life.

That said, you will also find all the hip shops like Ale Hop, Zara, and Pull&Bear in Malaga’s famous shopping street, Calle Larios and its side streets.

Go on a day trip to Gibraltar

One of the best things you can do in winter is to go on a day trip from Malaga to Gibraltar, but don’t forget your passport as you’re crossing country borders to British territory.

Gibraltar is the only place on mainland Europe where you can see wild monkeys which is quite unique, but don’t be fooled – they are savage animals and might try to steal the snack you packed in your backpack, so make sure you watch your stuff when heading up to the Upper Rock.

There are plenty of epic things to do in Gibraltar that you can fit into a day trip. Other than exploring the Rock with the iconic view over the Rock and mainland Spain, make sure you visit St. Michael’s Cave and the Moorish Castle.

If you don’t have a car, you can easily book a day tour from Malaga to Gibraltar. I can warmly recommend this tour which includes a local guide.


Soak in vitamin D at the beach

Malaga’s beaches are some of the best in Spain, and winter is a great time to enjoy them as you avoid the swarming crowds of summer. The weather is still warm enough to sunbathe on a sunny day, but if the water is warm enough for you to dip your toes is up to you to decide.

As mentioned before, I see people swim in Malaga in winter every year, including many of my friends, but for me, it’s too cold.

Malaga is blessed with its own urban beach, La Malagueta beach, which is perfect for a stroll any day. For this reason only, you can tell why Malaga is one of the most popular day trips from Granada.

Go hiking

Hiking in Malaga in winter is a great way to get a workout and see the city from a different perspective. It’s also the best time of the year to explore all the coastal mountain ranges as the summer months are way too hot for that.

The trails in Montes de Malaga range in difficulty and are perfect for hikers of all levels of experience. You can find trails that take you through the hills and into the valleys, and you can even find trails that lead you to viewpoints that offer stunning views of the city.

However, there are endless hiking opportunities outside Malaga too, head to Sierra de Mijas above Mijas Pueblo and you will find a myriad of hiking trails including La Bola and Pico Malaga.

On the other side of the city, the mountains above Nerja are epic and if you would like to explore the highest mountain in Malaga, take the challenge and climb La Maroma.

Whether you’re looking for a short walk or a longer hike, there is a trail perfect for you.

Eat grilled chestnuts

Try the delicious local snack of grilled chestnuts when visiting Malaga in winter. This is one of my favorite parts about winter in Andalucia as you can literally find chestnut stands on every street corner.

The delicious chestnuts are roasted over a wood fire and served hot, so make sure to stop by a vendor while you’re in the city. Truly the perfect heartwarming snack in the winter and perfect to warm cold hands when the evening sets in.


Visit the white pueblos

To truly get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, take a day trip to one of the epic pueblos blancos in Andalucia. Malaga is home to a number of white pueblos, or villages, that are worth visiting.

These small villages are scattered throughout the countryside and offer a glimpse into the traditional way of life. Among the most popular white villages near Malaga are Frigiliana, overlooking Nerja and the glittering Mediterranean below, and Mijas Pueblo, overlooking Mijas, Fuengirola, and the beaches below.

More quirky villages worth your attention are Setenil de las Bodegas, which is literally built in and under the rock wall, Soportujar in the Alpujarras of Granada which has a spooky witch theme throughout the village, and the blue village of Juzcar, aka the Smurf village, fully dedicated to the little blue cartoon characters.

Other favorite villages in Malaga are Gaucin, Ojén, Istán, and Tolox, though the list by far doesn’t end there, they are among the most charming Costa del Sol villages. If you are up for a larger town to visit, head to Ronda which is one of the most epic day trips from Malaga.

The winter months are perfect for taking a road trip in Andalucia to see the villages since it’s not too hot and you won’t be thinking about the beach constantly.


Celebrate Reyes

Reyes, or the Three Kings, is a Spanish holiday that takes place on January 6th. The holiday celebrates the arrival of the three wise men in Bethlehem to visit baby Jesus and is treated as the Spanish Christmas.

In fact, the Spanish didn’t traditionally celebrate the 24th or the 25th with presents as they do in other places in Europe until recent years.

In Malaga, like other Andalusian cities, the holiday is celebrated with parades that feature creative floats, music, and dance. The main parade starts at the Puerta del Mar and makes its way through the city center.

It is particularly fun for the kids as the characters of the parades throw candy at the crowds.

Take a day trip to El Torcal de Antequera

El Torcal de Antequera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful and unique sites in the Malaga province. Situated only a 45-minute drive from Malaga city, you’ll be rewarded by one of the most unique karst landscapes in Europe and a Megalyptic site that dates back 5000 years.

The caves serve as a refuge for the animals that live in the mountain range, and the rock formations are a testament to the geologic history of the area.

There are three hikes can take, one from the bottom of the parking (which is an option to the shuttle bus if the parking at the top is full) and both a 45-minute hike and a 2-hour hike at the top.

The two latter are on flat ground, though there are rocks and uneven ground which makes it a fun challenge for the kids, though if you have bad knees or hips, you might want to stick to the viewpoint at the top.

El Torcal de Antequera is also one of the best places in Andalucia to spot wild mountain goats up close. The animals are used to people but don’t be fooled. They are wild and should not be chased or fed. Also, make sure you are quiet to not scare them away if you spot them.

Have tapas and a beer in the sun

Tapas are a must when in Spain, and Malaga is no exception. This small plate dish originated in the Andalusian region of southern Spain and has since become popular all over the country. There are endless tapas bars in the old town to choose from, so you’re sure to find something to your liking. 

If you’re looking for a light snack, try the Ensalada Malagueña, which is a salad made with fresh tomatoes, peppers, onions, and olives.

Make sure to try the patatas bravas as well, which are fried potato wedges covered in a spicy tomato sauce. And of course, no meal is complete without a cold beer.

Reflections on a Malaga winter break

Planning on going? Just keep this in mind: responsible travel should always be your number one priority. Be respectful of the places you visit, and be sure to leave them as you found them.

Take only pictures, and leave only footprints. Be aware of your surroundings, be respectful of the culture and customs, and be a responsible traveler. With that in mind, you’re sure to have a wonderful time whether you explore the castles in Malaga, road trip around the white villages, or stuff your face with tapas from morning to night.

We all need a break sometimes, and what better way to take one than by spending it in the beautiful city of Malaga? Malaga is a city that lends itself to relaxation and escape.

Whether you’re looking to take in the captivating views or enjoy some delicious local cuisine, there’s something for everyone in Malaga.

I hope you found this guide to Malaga in winter useful and that you enjoy your stay in this vibrant coastal city!

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    City of Malaga.

    Malaga is a city in Spain that impresses with its beauty and abundance of sights. It is the capital of the province of the same name and ranks second in Andalusia in terms of population (Seville is in first place). nine0031

    This is a major financial and cultural center, an international seaport and a popular resort on the Costa del Sol.

    It was in Malaga that the great painter Pablo Picasso and the idol of millions of women Antonio Banderas were born.

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    1. Malaga’s permanent population today is about 570,000 people. According to this indicator, the resort is among the top six cities in the country. nine0004
    2. The time difference with Moscow is two hours (the exact time here is behind Moscow).
    3. The territory occupies 398 sq. km.
    4. For entry, as in other regions of Spain, a Schengen visa is required.
    5. Like other administrative units of the country, Malaga has its own flag and coat of arms.
    6. City postal codes ranging from 29001 to 29018.
    7. According to Wikipedia, the geographical coordinates of the resort are as follows: latitude – 36° 43′ 13″ N ( 36.7202 ), longitude – 4° 25′ 13″ W ( -4.4203 ). nine0004
    8. Time zone: UTC + 1:00, during summer time – UTC + 2:00.
    9. Sunrise (dawn) in summer comes around 7-00, sunset – at 21-30.

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    History of Malaga

    The history of the business and tourist center dates back to the 8th century BC. At this time, the Phoenicians founded the settlement of Malaga on the coast of the Iberian Peninsula. nine0031

    In translation, the name sounded like “slice of salted fish”.

    Five centuries later, power passed to the Romans, who renamed the city Flavia Malasita.

    In the 7th century AD Malaga was conquered by the Arabs. The invaders built a port on the new territory, erected walls with huge gates around the city, and began to develop trade.

    By the 9th century, Malaga was the capital of a Muslim state, and in the 15th century it was annexed to the Castilian crown. nine0031

    In the 19th century, the city experienced a real industrial boom.

    Since the middle of the 20th century, a tourist boom has been added to it: by this time, the beaches of the Costa del Sol were appreciated by Europeans.

    Where is

    The first question that is of interest to a tourist who has never been to Malaga is where is it?

    The port city is located in the very south of the country, on the territory of the autonomous community of Andalusia.

    Distance to Madrid is 417 km, to Seville, beloved by foreign guests, 155 km. nine0031

    (Source: Patrick Nunez).

    Geography and climate

    Newcomers often wonder what sea is around Malaga?

    It lies in a beautiful bay surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and a mountain range.

    Two rivers pass through the city with romantic names, but difficult for Russians to pronounce – Guadallorce and Guadalmedina. Both rivers also flow into the sea.

    If you want to swim in the ocean, take a shuttle bus or take a tour to the city of Tarifa (the journey takes just over two hours). nine0389

    The journey passes by the most beautiful places – the Strait of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Peninsula.

    The town is unique in that it stands at the crossroads of Europe and Africa, as well as at the confluence of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.

    The climate in Malaga is Mediterranean, hot. High humidity is only in the cold season: during the winter months, early spring and late autumn.

    Port of Malaga.

    Season and best time to go


    1. Everything is good for sightseeing except during the summer season.
    2. But lovers of sunbathing and swimming should come from June to September. The water temperature during these months reaches +26°C.

    Malaga in summer

    Summer in Malaga is very hot and there is almost no rainfall. In July and August the air warms up to +30°C.

    Escape from the heat in the shade of city parks and in the sea.

    Since cold currents pass along the coast, even in the heat it is sometimes cool.

    Malaga in autumn

    The season in the city lasts until the end of September. At this time it is still hot, you can swim and sunbathe.

    Prices for hotels and entertainment at a fairly high level.

    In October, the rains begin, the holiday season ends. This affects both the number of tourists and prices.

    Late autumn is a good time to come for shopping or sightseeing. nine0031

    Malaga in spring

    Malaga is especially beautiful in spring. The city is flourishing, the air is warming up to +24°C.

    In spring it is nice to visit city squares, botanical gardens, and have picnics on the beach.

    Malaga in winter

    The weather in Malaga is cool in winter (+10-15°), it often rains. But winters are snowless, and, importantly, there are almost no strong winds.

    The nearby mountains protect the resort from them. nine0031

    There are relatively few tourists in the city, but there are entertainments for every taste. What are the Christmas markets – one of the most colorful in Europe.

    January is the season of sales – a wonderful time for lovers of shopping.

    In order not to make a mistake with the choice of vacation time, before the trip, check the information “Malaga – weather by months”. A table of day and night temperatures will help you figure out what clothes to bring with you.

    Climate and weather in Malaga by months

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    Air temperature during the day, °С Air temperature at night, °С Rainfall, mm Air humidity, %
    January 14 12 39 68
    February 14 11 48 67
    March 17 13 35
    April 18 14 31 63
    May 22 17 15 58
    June 26 22 3 51
    July 30 25 0. 3 45
    August 29 26 50
    September 26 22 17 57
    October 22 19 36 63
    November 17 15 46 64
    December 14 12 55 68

    (Data taken from the Yandex Weather service). nine0031

    How to get there

    Another hot topic is transport and how to get there.

    Malaga has its own airport, which receives flights from Russia as well.

    Russian tourists come to the resort both as part of organized tours and on their own.

    To find out how to fly more conveniently, use the aggregator resource ⇒ .

    You can also get to Malaga in the following ways:

    1. By rail. Electric trains and trains depart from Maria Zambrano Central Station to many cities of the country. The journey to Madrid by express takes approximately 2.5 hours.
    2. By intercity bus. Malaga bus station near El Perchel railway and metro station.
    3. By water. Malaga is the largest port where cruise ships stop.
    4. Many Russians travel in Spain on rented cars. The cost of renting a day starts from 25 euros, so it comes out quite budget.

    Check the cost of bus or train tickets on the website of our official partner by simply entering the start and end point of your route and the date in the form below:

    there will be no problems with movement.

    Choose from the following travel options:


    Taxis in the resort are white with a blue diagonal stripe on the front doors. The cost of popular routes is usually indicated on the sign at the parking lot.

    On average, 1 km costs 1 euro, but when traveling in the center, taxi drivers charge at least 5 euros.

    Payment is accepted both in cash and by card.


    Malaga metro was opened only in 2014. For Russians, it looks quite exotic: most of the way passes above the ground or in tunnels laid in picturesque rocks. nine0389

    The interval of electric trains is 15 minutes, the ticket price starts from 1 euro.


    Buses are the most popular type of transport in the resort. They run exactly on schedule (from 06-45 to 23-00), and for those who are late, there are night flights.

    Tickets are sold at bus stations, tobacco and newsstands, and from the driver.

    The ticket costs 1 euro, but it is more profitable to purchase season tickets for 10 or more trips (from 7 euros). nine0031

    Rent a car

    You can rent a car both at the airport and in city rental offices.

    But keep in mind that in the central part of Malaga, parking lots are small, and almost all of them are paid by the hour.

    To save money, many vacationers leave their cars at the hotel and travel around the city by bus.

    Districts of Malaga – where is it better to live

    An important question for any visitor to the city is where to live. Interested in both tourists and Russians who want to buy property in the resort. nine0031

    Here is a short guide to the districts of Malaga.

    Historical Center (Centro)

    The main architectural monuments, theaters, museums, restaurants, bars are concentrated in the Centro area. Concerts, festivals, parties in nightclubs are held here.

    The famous University of Malaga is located nearby.

    If you want to be in the heart of cultural and nightlife, this is the place for you.

    But it’s a bit noisy for families with children.

    La Malagueta

    La Malagueta is good in terms of proximity to the beach, main streets and the popular walking area Muelle Uno.

    Find many rental options, especially during the holiday season. The cost starts from 30 euros per day and 600 euros per month.


    Soho area near the historic center. Located within walking distance from Maria Zambrano train station, it offers a good selection of apartments and studios for rent. nine0031

    In Soho, you will find many good restaurants and shops with designer clothes, even the Comic Book Store, where you can buy costumes of your favorite characters.

    Among the entertainment it is worth noting the interactive museum “World of Illusions”.

    Soho is also a favorite place for artists.

    Malaga Este

    The best option for tourists who want to spend as much time as possible by the sea.

    The beaches in the eastern part of the city are considered the best, but the price tag is appropriate. nine0031

    You will have to get to the historical center by transport, so pay attention to the availability of nearby stops and car parking.

    Carretera de Cádiz

    Carretera de Cádiz will appeal to lovers of a relaxing holiday near the sea.

    Housing here is rented for 500-800 euros per month, and the district is connected with the center by convenient transport links (buses and metro).

    The map of the city will help you choose a specific place. nine0031 Center of Malaga.

    Where to stay, hotels

    The choice of hotels in Malaga impresses even experienced tourists.

    Depending on where you plan to spend more time, book a hotel in the city center or by the sea.

    In the latter case, popular attractions will be at least 5 km away.

    Recommended Places

    Since the range of accommodation prices is huge, the first step is to decide on the budget. Based on it, consider the following options. nine0031


    If the budget is limited, it is quite suitable to stay:

    1. Hotel Monte Victoria 2*. The hotel is conveniently located near the center and Gibralfaro Castle. The cost of a day for two is from 60 euros.
    2. Rafaela Guest House . Cozy guest house for adults only. It offers free Wi-Fi, a shared kitchen and a rooftop sun terrace. The cost per season starts from 30 euros.
    3. You should also pay attention to hostels. In Malaga, there are quite decent options like Hostel Patio 19 . For documents and personal belongings, the hostels are equipped with left-luggage offices.


    1. Travelers on an average budget will love the 4-star Room Mate Valeria , which offers great views of the cruise port. The price of accommodation for two is from 120 euros per day.
    2. The designer hotel Petit Palace Plaza Malaga 4* , opposite the Cathedral, is also interesting. Days cost from 100 euros. nine0004


    If you want to make the most of your holiday, stay at the five-star Grand Hotel Miramar .

    It has a great restaurant, spa, mini club for kids and Hermes toiletries in the rooms. The cost of a day is from 250 euros.

    For large families, Don Pedro luxury apartments with several bedrooms and a private terrace are suitable (from 400 euros).

    Malaga Cuisine

    Malaga is famous for its Mediterranean cuisine, and food prices in cafes and restaurants are moderate.

    Recommended fish dishes: fried sardines “espetos”, tuna with garlic “cazon en adobo” and a local specialty – fried anchovies “boquerones fritos”.

    For dessert, order ice cream, orange sponge cake or churros.

    Where to eat tasty and cheap

    Among the good restaurants we can name “El Tintero” on the east coast, and “Garcia Taberna” , opened next to Malaga Cathedral.

    Wines from Andalusia (the south of Spain is famous for its excellent drinks) taste in bodegas and tapas bars.

    If you don’t want to pay 25-50 euros for dinner in a restaurant, welcome to the Atarazanas food market. In this gastronomic paradise, have a great bite to eat and buy delicacies to go. The market is open until 14-00, but it is better to come in the morning. nine0031

    Eat tasty and inexpensive food in the beach bars with fast food. Baked potatoes and freshly prepared tapas will cost around 10-12 euros.

    Walking through the streets of the Old Town, try another local delicacy – salted almonds. It is fried in front of customers and served in small containers.

    Fried sardines.

    Malaga holidays

    Spaniards love and know how to have fun, so the holidays in Malaga are especially good. nine0031

    Pass all year round, but the brightest are:

    1. Christmas. Despite the lack of snow, the city has a fabulous atmosphere. A large Christmas tree is put up on the Constitution Square, fairs and performances are held everywhere.
    2. Fiesta Virgen del Carmen. It is held annually on the same day, July 16, in honor of Saint Carmen, the patroness of fishermen and sailors. Services are held in churches to the glory of the saint, and processions in her honor are held on the streets. nine0004
    3. Malaga Fair is a colorful festival during which the liberation from the Moors is celebrated. People sing, dance and have fun for several days. This is a great chance to feel the atmosphere of Southern Spain, so don’t miss it.
    4. Another significant event is the Film Festival, which is held annually. The main prize, the Golden Bisnaga figurine, is named after one of the symbols of Malaga. This is the name of the original composition of jasmine flowers, decorated in the form of a ball. nine0004

    Interesting facts, useful information

    Before the trip, you will probably want to know some interesting facts about the city:

    1. Malaga residents love coffee and use their classification to designate varieties. At first it will be unusual, but by the end of the holiday you will also become an expert in this drink.
    2. One of the local symbols is a fish peddler – cenachero. The representative of this respected profession in the city even has a monument in the Plaza de la Marina. nine0388 Sometimes the townspeople jokingly call themselves “boquerones” (named after the anchovy fish, so popular in local cafes). Spaniards explain to perplexed tourists that they are just as smart, beautiful and just like to get together like fish in a joint.
    3. The founder of one of the most unusual traditions of Malaga, which is still observed today, was King Carlos III, who ruled in the 18th century. Every year on Holy Week in the city, one prisoner is solemnly released, devoting an entire ceremony to this. nine0389
    4. In the province of Malaga, there are about three hundred types of wine and about 50 wineries (bodegas).

    Malaga also has incredibly beautiful sunsets.

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