Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Malaga (FYCMA)

Málaga Palacio de Ferias y Congresos © Michelle Chaplow
Málaga Palacio de Ferias y Congresos - Malaga Conference Centre

Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Malaga (FYCMA) Malaga Conference Centre

Málaga Palacio de Ferias y Congresos is a conference centre situated to the west of Málaga city. The building is a modern architectural marvel, designed by Angel Asenjo, with a maritime theme, due to Malaga's importance as a port - the roof represents waves with a giant fish swimming in them. Its mish-mash of colours, shapes and materials, including Guggenheim Bilbao-style metal pannelling, make it a spectacular sight. The building was commissioned, and is now run, by Málaga Town Hall. It opened in 2003, and since then has hosted literally hundreds of exhibitions and events.




The building is split up into different sections, with a variety of facilities:

• two pavilions
• two auditoriums
• two large conference rooms (max capacity 450, can be partitioned to a smaller size)
• one exhibition room
• 15 multipurpose rooms (max capacity 70)
• three restaurants
• 1,200 parking spaces
• VIP room and cloakroom
• 8,000 m2 of storage space
• large entrance hall
• patio


The two pavilions are single storey buildings that can be used together or individually. They are both air conditioned, and are one whole space, with no interior partitions. Each pavilion has its own café. The two buildings are different sizes - one is 10,800m2 and the other is 6,000m2. They each have access to the central patio.


The two auditoriums have 900 and 600 seats respectively. Each Auditorium has an individual exhibition area of 470m2. There are translation booths available for international conferences, and projection facilities.

Central pàtio

The patio is 7,400 m2. Half of the space is covered and half is in open air. It can be accessed from both of the pavilions. The patio has been designed to reflect the light, creating a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. There are some plants and shrubbery, and ornamental sculptures for decoration.

The building itself is a modern architectural marvel, designed by Angel Asenjo, with a maritime theme ©Michelle Chaplow
The building itself is a modern architectural marvel, designed by Angel Asenjo, with a maritime theme ©Michelle Chaplow

Here is a calendar of events from the Conference centre website.



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The Malaga Conference Centre is situated 5km west of the city centre and an 8 km taxi ride from Málaga Airport. The conference centre sits alongside MA-20 western ring road. From the city centre it is 15min in a taki or 30min by public transport. The nearest local train station is 'Victoria Kent' (20 min walk) on the local (Cercanias) line C1 or C2: trains every 15 mins. There is not a convenient  Malaga metro station. The Local bus service routes  20, 4 or 19 from the city centre stop within a 10min walk of the Malaga Conference Centre.




Avenida Ortega y Gasset, 201. Málaga



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