What monuments to see in Malaga? | OWAY Tours

What monuments to see in Malaga?

It is a city originally founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century B.C. and therefore it retains that footprint in its list of monumental attractions. In fact, Malaga is one of the oldest cities in Europe. The most reliable proof of this is its set of fortifications, walls, towers and archaeological remains of the Alcazaba, the Gibralfaro Castle and the Roman Theatre. A monumental conglomerate that will transport you to another era and allow you to have a sensational view of the city.

You should also contemplate the Cathedral and its roofs for an extensive visit, as well as its historic Central Market of Atarazanas and its unique and renowned bullring of La Malagueta, today converted into a symbol of leisure and gastronomy in this city full of charms, monuments and points of interest.


Alcazaba, the monumental attraction of the city

Palatial fortification, imposing and stately, that rests on the foot of Mount Gibralfaro whose castle culminates in the picture. Despite its immensity, it is seen that in its origins even the surface was doubled. From this palace, one of the most attractive monuments of Malaga, you can see one of the best views of the city, a complete panoramic view of the port and the Cathedral. Inside, it goes up as we stop contemplating its beautiful Nasrid gardens and its taifa. This magnificent and huge work culminates as we said with the Gibralfaro Castle that presides over the mountain.

Gibralfaro Castle, the city at your feet

It forms with the Alcazaba a fortified and walled complex that descends down the hillside that is named Gibralfaro. Of Phoenician origin and currently not connected to the Alcazaba palace, so you have to trace the route on foot or by car to the top, if desired. Representations of the time of the Catholic Monarchs are promoted above. From the top of the Castle there are great views, the best in the city. In the visit you make, you will find a museum to know the history of the fortification, as well as you can visit its walls and towers.

Cathedral, unique from the outer face

Popularly known as La Manquita and also as the Cathedral of the Incarnation, it is a majestic building with a rather unique exterior image as if it were wonderfully unfinished. In fact, it is also literally and not metaphorically because some parts were left unfinished due to lack of budget. It combines different styles and is a reference site of Malaga. Inside, different artistic recesses of different backgrounds and influences cohabit. It is one of the most important and symbolic monuments of the city, those that you have to visit yes or yes during your stay in the City of the Sun.

Museum of Russian Art in Malaga

Located in the south of the Mediterranean coast, Malaga is known to be one of the most acclaimed tourist destinations. The charm of its historic centre, its gastronomy, its history and its incredible beaches with a coastline of 160 kilometres, make this city a tourist attraction. But if you want to know more about the city and live a different experience, you should know that Malaga, under the motto City of Museums, is one of the cities with more museums in its historic centre, being a cultural reference not only in Andalusia, but throughout Spain and is on its way to open a gap in the European panorama. Specifically, we can find 40 authentic museums, among them the Museum of Russian Art which will introduce you to another reality full of a magnificent and different culture and extensive history. In this article you will find all the relevant information for your visit to the museum.

Bullring of La Malagueta, gastronomy and culture

It is one of the most renowned places in the world of bullfighting. There also the future bullfighting figures are forged in its Bullfighting School. It imposes nothing more to see it and it is an attractive place to visit, you like this tradition more or less. And in addition, another reason to drop by the bullring of La Malagueta is the amount of high standard gastronomic sites around its round surface. In this way, gastronomy and culture embrace in a special place, a new leisure space very suitable and oriented for the most gourmets. In summer, many shows are held taking advantage of its dimensions and its symbology in the city. An epicentre of culture and leisure without a doubt.

Roman theatre of Malaga

Malaga has its most significant exponent of the Roman city of Malaga in its theatre. It is a playful and political building, ideal for the staging of power and social hierarchy. Built next to the port and at the foot of the hill, which has made it of mixed construction. It takes advantage of part of the slope and an artificial harrow is erected which allows the installation of bleachers. Its dimensions and characteristics are very similar to those proposed by Vitrubio, a classic model very similar to those Betica. It was built by Augustus and used as a theatre until the 3rd century. It was used for cemetery in the 5th and 6th century, and later supplied with its materials for the restructuring of the Alcazaba. After remaining hidden for a century, the theatre was discovered in 1951 and complements the cultural offer of Malaga.

Colomares Castle

Located about 9 kilometers from Benalmadena, in the province of Malaga, we find this original and beautiful construction, today not well known to tourists, but that gradually became one of the biggest tourist attractions of Malaga. Want to know more about Colomares Castle? Well, read on.

Natural Park of Montes de Málaga

The Montes de Málaga Natural Park is the closest protected area to the capital of the Costa del Sol. This park has almost 5,000 hectares and is in the hills 5 km north of Malaga. This park belongs to the capital of the Costa del Sol and to the towns of Casabermeja and Colmenar. This park is the green lung of the city and is surrounded by the Guadalmedia river basin and its tributaries and streams. The hills of the park have a height of 80-100 meters above sea level. In this park you can find many species of mammals, birds, and plants. So, if you want to spend a day enjoying nature, this is the best place.

The Alcazaba of Antequera

The Alcazaba of the city of Antequera is located on the top of the Malaga hill of the medina of Islamic origin in the area. Although believed to be of Roman and Visigothic origin, the Alcazaba is first documented in the 11th century by Semuel ibn Nagrella, a Jew dedicated to poetry during the Almohad reign. During the 8th century, the Islamists occupied this low-protection building in the area until the beginning of the Caliphate between 912 and 1016, when these fortresses were reinforced as a defence and the enclosure that surrounds it was created.

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