Málaga airport offers flights to over 100 destinations in 25 countries: United Kingdom, Spain, Holland, Denmark, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Morroco, EEUU, Ireland, Russia, Canada, Israel, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal and more.
Reviews of the prestigious hotels of Malaga. The choice of hotels in Malaga city is vast and varied. Over recent years and especially since the inauguration of the Picasso Museum in 2003, this vibrant Andalusian city has undergone much renovation and restoration.
Barely a few kilometres north of Malaga city, the Montes de Malaga Natural Park is a region of dense pine forest. It covers a gently rolling area of 4,996ha crossed by small valleys and water courses, fast flowing in winter, and waterfalls. Due to its proximity to Malaga, it is a popular weekend destination for malagueños.
The major international car rental companies have offices in most Andalucian cities and at the airports such as Málaga Airport, Seville, Jerez. The smaller local car rental companies tend to be less expensive. It's advisable to reserve a rental car online before arriving, particularly during peak periods. On arrival follow the instructions in your rental confirmation.
As travel returns to normality flight routes from Malaga return to near 2019 levels. Málaga airport has currently (March 2022) flights to 23 UK destinations, 70 EU destinations, 17 Spanish destinations and 10 in Morocco, Istanbul and Montreal.
Málaga airport does not have an on-site hotel that you can conveniently walk to. However, there are a number of hotels near the airport, Holiday Inn Express Málaga being the nearest, within a few minutes by taxi (although there is a minimun fare of 15.21 € or 19.01 € Band 2 for night and weekend).
The choice of hotels in Malaga city is vast and varied. Over recent years, this vibrant Andalusian city has undergone much hotel renovation and restoration. Many old buildings have been brought back to their former glory and tastefully converted into 21st century hotels, without losing anything of their enchanted past.
Since 2002 Malaga´s major draw has been its Picasso museum. This 66-million euro project is housed in the 16th-century Palacio de Buenavista. The permanent collection - including 155 works donated by the artist´s daughter-in-law, Christine Ruiz-Picasso, and her son Bernard - is divided into periods, illustrating every stage of Picasso´s extraordinary career.
The people of Malaga are proud of the fact that Picasso was born here and it was a big day when the King and Queen of Spain inaugurated the Museo Picasso (Picasso Museum) on the 27th October 2003. On that first day alone almost 2,000 people visited. the museum, which is housed in the Palacio de Buenavista.
It is easy to understand why Malaga City is capital of the Costa del Sol. Once considered the poor cousin of Andalusia’s capital city, Seville, it now competes successfully for attention, thanks to its profusion of quirky museums, delightful pedestrianised centre, innovative restaurants and stylish hotels, many featuring trendy rooftop terraces with bar, pool and stunning views.
Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, one of the world's foremost art collectors, now has her own eponymous museum in Malaga, which opened in March 2011. The paintings are from her personal collection, amassed over the past 30 years.
Located in an area known as Soho de Málaga, on the banks of the normally dry Guadalmedina river, is the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo. This exciting modern art museum is housed in the former wholesale market building which has a vast warehouse space of some 2,400 metres. The CAC Málaga was officially opened on 17 February 2003 by her Royal Highness Infanta Cristina and in its first decade has established itself as one of the most important contemporary art museums in Europe.
Andalucia Big closed on Saturday night with a headline act from English (Teignmouth, Devon) rock band Muse. Their 2006 hit Supermassive Black Hole made it to number four in the UK singles chart and featured in 2008 blockbuster movie Twilight, during the baseball scene. Lead singer Matt Bellamy said that the song contains “Rage Against the Machine riffs” perhaps giving fans a taste of what they are missing out on for Thursday’s line up.
Night two of the festival will welcome 90s British funk band Jamiroquai to the stage. With hits such as Virtual Insanity, Space Cowboy, and Cosmic Girl, along with lead singer Jay Kay’s array of quirky hats, the band are sure to bring an unforgettable show to close Friday night. Their headline slot at Andalucia Big is certainly a special one as it is the groups one and only Euopean show of 2022, giving fans a festival exclusive.
Thursday - Andalucia Big festival Day One began promptly at 16,30. Festival fans had already formed a long queue waiting for the gates to open. In the full heat of the Malaga sun, the astroturf was glowing green in the sun. Thursday’s line up welcomed up-and-coming artists Viva Belgrado, from Cordoba, American singer songwriter Lucy Dacus, and British indie band Life.
The creators of Mad Cool festival in Madrid produced the first edition of Andalucia Big in September 2022. With their expertise and 6 years of lineups, the producers knew how to pull out the big names. The Andalucia Big festival brought a combination of both English speaking and Spanish bands. Read the reports and photos from each of the three on the links below.
A pay per ride peddle assisted eBike and eScooter hire was introduced in Malaga city in 2018. There were said to be 1.500 vehicles with half a dozen providers. The situation became chaotic and the Town Hall has introduced stricter reglations regarding the parking of scooters an the use in the old city centre area.