Post-Coronavirus - Re-openings


On 28 April the "Plan for the Transition to a new Normality" was revealed: four stages over 8 weeks on a province by province basis. Tourist international arrivals were not mentioned in the plan. From some time around 10-20 June, according to the level of infections in each region, Spanish residents will be able to travel internally between provinces and at leave the province where they live. International tourist arrivals will start some time in July.

In late May and June hotels and museums began to open to limited number of visitors (one-third capacity), in line with the de-escalation plan.

Bear in mind that travel between provinces is not permitted until late June at the earliest, and conditional international travel will start in July. For this reason, many hotels, museums and monuments will not open until June.

Here we list some significant re-opening dates.

Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo (Sevilla)
The Centre for Andalucian Contemporary Art (CAAC) in Seville was the first of the Andalucia regional government-run museums to reopen its doors to the public during the state of alarm. Patricia del Pozo, Councillor for Culture and Historical Heritage, reopened the centre on 21 May. There are three temporary exhibitions, two of which had been inaugurated on 4 March and were open for only 10 days before the closure. Admission is free; note that the café, lockers, and food and drinks vending machines are closed, and that no printed materials are available.

Museo Picasso Malaga
This museum reopened on 26 May, with free entry to the exhibition "Genealogias del arte o de la historia del arte como arte visual", with 100 works by some of the 20th century's most famous artists: Picasso, Brancusi, Cézanne, Ernst, Giacometti, Kandinsky, Matisse, Mondrian, Braque, Klee and Moore. You'll have to be quick, though, as the show closes this Sunday, 31 May; entrance slots must be booked in advance, to ensure adequate distancing can be maintained inside the galleries.

Caminito del Rey footpath (Malaga)
The path will re-open on 12 June 2020 at weekends only. Tickets are now available online for Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of June. There is no published info on when the next tranche of tickets for July will be released. The ticket-only price remains 10€ and the shuttle bus is 3.50€ The number of visitors a day until end of June is limited to 50% of the normal daily capacity, or 550 people. 

Hotel re-openings

1 June 2020
Hotel Miramar, Malaga City

25 June 2020
Parador Hotels chain includes Mojacar, Arcos de la Frontera, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Ayamonte, Mazagón, Úbeda, Cazola, Jaén, Antequera, Nerja, Malaga, Ronda, Carmona. 

2 July 2020
Marbella Club Hotel, Marbella

3 July 2020
Fuerte Hotels: Hotel Fuerte Marbella, Hotel Fuerte Conil-Resort, Hotel Fuerte Grazalema, Hotel Fuerte El Rompido.

Shopping Centres

Shopping Centres are permitted to open in Phase Two of the de-escalation plan. El Corte Ingles opened its flagship store in Puerto Banus Marbella on 01-06-20250.

Golf Courses

The great majority of golf courses in Andalucia are now open. Special measures, social distancing and wearing of face masks is required.


Granada festival of Music and Dance
The 69th edition of Granada Festival of Music and Dance is planned to go ahead from el 25 June to 26 July 2020. A novelty of this edition will be the 'Digital Granada Festival' from 28 June to 8 July. A proposal is to bring together six soloists; guitarist Pepe Romero y Cañizares, singer Rocío Márquez, pianist Javier Perianes, violinist and director Jordi Savall and violinist Fabio Biondi in different locations such as the famous Patio de los Arrayanes (Myrtles) in the Alhambra. These concerts will be streamed live on the festival website and retransmitted by national and international television.