Malaga is a city that is brimming with energy and just has so much to offer. Whether it is the bustling beaches, the mouthwatering foods, the mighty mountains, or even the fascinating museums, this city that gave us the legendary Picasso is one you must visit. With so much to see and do, it can be overwhelming to try and plan a trip to Malaga; that’s why we have created this guide for you. And what’s best, everything we have listed here is just a matter of minutes away by foot from our hostel in Malaga Center and the aparthotel in Malaga.
Here are seven awesome things to do when you’re in the city:
1. Visit the Alcazaba:
⏱️ 11-min walk from our Aparthotel in Malaga
⏱️ 9-min walk from our Hostel in Malaga
This 11th-century Muslim palatial fortification is one of the most well-preserved structures in Spain. It offers breathtaking views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea. Journey through time and explore the majestic Malaga Alcazaba, known for its impressive architecture and long history of war, culture, and history. Dive into fascinating tales of the past, see how it has evolved over the years, and discover all there is to know about this iconic monument.
Luckily for those staying in our hotel in Malaga Centro, The Alcazaba is only 9 minutes away from Coeo Pod Hostel on foot and 11 minutes from our Aparthotel.
2. Walk along the Paseo del Parque:
⏱️ 10-min walk from our Hostel in Malaga
⏱️12-min walk from our Aparthotel in Malaga
This picturesque promenade is the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll and admire the stunning gardens, impressive sculptures, and marvelous fountains. Paseo del Parque in Malaga offers you a unique experience. Explore the hidden gems of this popular destination and discover why it is one of the most beloved attractions in Spain. For those staying in our hostel in Málaga, you’re in luck, as it’s only a 7-minute walk from Coeo Pod Hostel and 12 minutes from Coeo Apartments.
3. Explore the Malaga Cathedral:
⏱️ 5-min walk from our Hostel in Malaga
⏱️ 7-min walk from our Malaga Aparthotel
Known locally as “La Manquita” (the one-armed lady), this Renaissance-style cathedral is home to a beautiful collection of art and architecture. Malaga Cathedral is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, a stunning example of Renaissance architecture. Built between 1528 and 1782, the cathedral stands proudly in the center of Malaga. It continues to inspire visitors with its intricate designs and fascinating history. La Manquita is only 5 minutes if you want to walk to it from our Malaga hostel and 7 minutes from the aparthotel in Malaga.
4. Visit the Picasso Museum:
⏱️ 3-min walk from our Malaga Hostel
⏱️ 5-min walk from our Aparthotel
Malaga is the birthplace of the famous artist Pablo Picasso, and the museum dedicated to his work is a must-see for any art lover visiting our city. The Picasso Museum is located in the heart of Málaga, Spain. Opened in 2003 in the Buenavista Palace, and has over 285 artworks spanning more than seven decades – from Picasso’s early still lives to his later abstract works. The main Picasso Museum is also just 3 minutes away by foot from our hostel in Malaga and 5 minutes from the Malaga aparthotel.
5. Relax on the beach
⏱️ 15-min walk from our Hostel in Malaga
⏱️ 17-min walk from our Aparthotel in Malaga
Malaga has some of the best beaches in Spain, crystal-clear water, and soft, sandy shores. Spend a day lounging on the beach, soaking up the sun, and swimming in the Mediterranean. La Playa de La Malagueta is just 15 minutes from the Coeo Pod Hostel. Don’t forget to ask in reception about our activities on the beach; we always have something going on!
6. Try the local cuisine:
Malaga is known for its delicious tapas; let us recommend you some of our favorite dishes that you must try while on your stay:
- Croquetas (fried roll of food leftovers, bound with bechamel sauce)
- Boquerón al Limón (fried anchovies with lemon)
- Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish potato omelette)
- Berenjena Frita con Miel (fried eggplants with honey)
- Salmorejo (cold tomato and vegetable soup)
- Tinto de Verano
- Cerveza Victoria (Local beer)
The good part of being in Spain is that you should be able to find a good place to eat tapas easily.
Pro tip: Look for places where the locals are at lunchtime around our hostel; there, you will be able to find authentic tapas. 2 of our favorite spots are La Tranca and La Salita.
7. Visit the Gibralfaro Castle
⏱️ 24-min walk from our Hostel in Malaga and the Aparthotel in Malaga
The Gibralfaro Castle was built to house troops and protect the Alcazaba during sieges due to artillery’s widespread use at the top of the hill. Originally used as a fortress and lookout point for the Andalusian port of Malaga, this ancient castle dating back to the Phoenicians has stood watch over the city for centuries and offers a fantastic view of Malaga.
Malaga is a city that offers something for everyone. Whether interested in art, history, beaches, food, or tinto de verano, you’ll find plenty of things to do and see in this vibrant city. Surround yourself with nature, and enjoy Malaga’s best views, just 24 minutes walk from the Coeo Pod Hostel and Coeo Apartments.
Plan your trip today and discover all that Malaga has to offer! Stay at the Coeo pod hostel if you’re looking for a hostel in Malaga center just minutes from everything the city offers.