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Malaga's Old Town. Photo: Shutterstock
Malaga's Old Town. Photo: Shutterstock


The best day trips around Malaga

In Malaga and no clue what to do? Here are som great day trips so just get in the car, hop on a bus or put your comfiest shoes on.

In Malaga

Old Town

Malaga’s history goes back about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. The charming Old Town is one of the most picturesque in Europe, with its narrow, winding streets, excellent restaurants and striking Moorish architecture.

Malaga’s new port

The recently redeveloped Port of Malaga is well worth a visit. Check out the Muelle Uno commercial center and the exclusive Ricardo Gross yacht marina. The promenade la Palmeral de las Sorpresas is ideal for families with small children.

Muelle Uno

Paseo del Muelle Uno, s/n, 29016 Málaga

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Museu Picasso Málaga

Where better to explore ­Picasso’s work than in the city of his birth? The Museo Picasso Málaga opened in 2003 in the Buenavista Palace. It houses 285 works donated by members of the artist’s family.

Museu Picasso

Calle San Agustín 8, London

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Outside Malaga

Valderrama Golf Club

Real Club Valderrama is one of the best-known golf clubs in Europe. It is located in Sotogrande, a few miles from Gibraltar.

Valderrama Golf Club

Marbella’s Golden Mile

Marbella’s most exclusive strip is home to some of the town’s most luxurious villas and estates, commanding spectacular views of the mountains and sea. Noteworthy sights include King Fahd’s holiday home Mar-Mar Palace, modeled on the White House.

Golden Mile

Av. Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, 267-269, 29602 Marbella, Málaga

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A surfing mecca and one of the least exploited towns on the Costa del Sol. Like Estepona, Nerja is currently enjoying a property boom.

Caminito del Rey

Known as Spain’s most dangerous hiking trail, the Caminito del Rey (King’s Little Pathway) is more than 100 years old and 100m high. The perilous concrete trail winds through steep limestone cliffs near the small village of El Chorro and into a hidden valley.


Just a stone’s throw from the high-rise developments of the Costa del Sol, the cubic white houses of Casares cluster around an imposing Moorish castle. It’s a delightful place for a relaxing stroll.

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