Where to go in Malaga?

Marbella beach

In this section you can find some suggestions of sights and towns to visit near Malaga. There are many beautiful villages to make your travel to Malaga even more interesting and unforgettable, most of these incredible spots can be easily reached from the city and are a perfect destination for day trips from Malaga.

You can rent a car to move at your own pace and visit some interesting places or use the transport information you can find in our Trasportation in Malaga section.

Marbella

Marbella is one of the most interesting cities in the region of Malaga. This city attracts thousands of visitors every year thanks to its popular beaches and sunny weather almost all year round. In Marbella you will find great beaches, restaurants, seaside cafes and all kinds of shops. Marbella has become a popular resort for tourists and locals and there are many luxury hotels and first class services, like the renowned port Puerto Banus, a perfect place to spot amazing luxury boats and yatchs.

Have a look at the old city center "casco antiguo" where you will find cobbled streets, the typical white façades of Andalusian houses, churches and monuments that wear the imprint of history and of the peoples that once settled here like Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs.

Mijas

Mijas is a charming village in the mountains of Malaga, 8 kilometres from Fuengirola. Visiting Mijas is a must, here you will find picturesque white houses, cobbled streets and the typical atmosphere of Andalusian villages.

In Mijas you can visit the Hermit of Virgen de la Peña, the church of Inmaculada Concepción, and several museums. There’s even a bullfighting ring, and from the centre of the village you can take one of the famous burro taxis, donkey taxis that will take you for a ride in the city.

Ronda

Ronda offers some of the most amazing sights in Malaga, don’t miss the opportunity to discover this beautiful village once described as “the dreamed city” in a day trip from Malaga.

Ronda stands in the mountains of Malaga and is divided in two parts by the famous Tajo de Ronda an impressive canyon 100 meters deep and 500 meters long in which the river Guadalevin flows. An amazing stone bridge dating from 1751 connects two parts of the town, crossing over the river. To get a good view of the bridge and the Tajo canyon go to the square Maria Auxiliadora and follow the pathway leading to the 13th century city gate known as Arc of the Christ, Arco del Cristo in Spanish.

Ronda is limited by cliffs and offers several walking trails, therefore be prepared and wear comfortable shoes to make the most of your visit to this amazing town.
Don’t forget to visit the old city center, the house of the Moorish king, or Casa del Rey Moro, the water mine and the gardens, take a stroll down the cliffs to the ancient city walls, visit the Arab baths, the Palace of Mondragon and some of the many convents and churches in the city.

Nerja

On the limits of the province of Malaga with Granada stands this picturesque town famous by its beaches, its balcony of Europe, its ancient caves, and typical streets and buildings.

Nerja was famous in the 90s for being the city where a popular Spanish television series called Verano Azul (Blue summer) was filmed and there are still many spots in the city remembering this event.

Visiting the Balcony of Europe, in the city center, with impressive views over the sea; and the amazing caves of Nerja are unavoidable visits in this town.