Malaga Historic Centre Tour

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Total time
1 h 30 min
Price
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
Plaza de la Constitución (Constitución's square)Go to map
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About

Bathed in sun and sparkling sea, full of beautiful beaches, rich history, and delicious cuisine Malaga is a perfect place to soak up the unrivalled Mediterranean atmosphere. Its many historic landmarks, vibrant cultural scene and museums such as the Picasso Museum make it a great destination not only for the beach goers but for the history and art lovers too! Join us on our exploration of this fascinating Mediteran gem!


Malaga’s history dates back over 2,800 years, which makes it one of the longest continuously inhabited cities in Western Europe. It was founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC and over its history has been ruled by the Romans, the Moors, and the Christian monarchs, all of whom have left their mark on the city’s culture and architecture. For centuries Malaga was an important port and a major centre of trade while today it is a thriving tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world. 


Our journey through Malaga’s past begins at the iconic Plaza de la Constitución, the very heart of the city’s historic centre. As we navigate the winding alleys of the Old Town, you’ll visit the most iconic sites: the majestic Alcazaba, a well-preserved fortress that stands as a testament to Malaga’s Moorish heritage. The clear relic of Roman times on the other hand is the Roman Theatre, an ancient site dating back to the 1st century AD. The city’s Christian past manifests itself when you look at the grandeur of Malaga Cathedral, affectionately known as “La Manquita” due to its unfinished tower. All those influences harmoniously coexist within the cityscape making it ever more interesting. Walking around we’ll also pay homage to Malaga’s most famous son, Pablo Picasso, in front of the Picasso Museum – this is where we will tell you about the life and legacy of this world-renowned artist, and learn about his deep connection to the city that shaped his artistic vision. Additionally, we’ll touch upon the achievements of another local legend, actor Antonio Banderas, and his contributions to Malaga’s cultural scene.


Join us on our Malaga Historic Centre Tour and immerse in the city’s rich history, culture, and artistic spirit. Our local, expert guides will help you gain a deeper understanding of Malaga’s past and present, and uncover the hidden treasures that make it so magical.


During this 1 hours 30 minutes tour you will see and discover:



  • Plaza de la Constitución

  • The Alcazaba & Roman Theatre

  • Malaga Cathedral (“La Manquita”)

  • Picasso Museum  

  • Malaga National Museum

  • Charming Plazas and Streets

  • Hidden Gems and Captivating Tales

  • and much, much more!


Meeting Point
Plaza de la Constitución (Constitución´s square) look for your guide with blue umberella

BOOKING RULES
Booking is obligatory. Walkative! free tours are designed for individual travelers and small groups. In the best interest of our visitors we aim to keep our free tours relatively small. Hence, we cannot accept parties of more than 8 people on our regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 9 or more, please book a Private Tour. For more information please contact us.



Amazing tour of Malaga

Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 months ago

This was a great tour of Malaga. It passed by the most important spots and it revealed interesting facts about the history of the city of Malaga.

The guide Arturo was very funny, articulated and very nice. We took a group picture in the end.

I recommend this tour and this guide!

Joana Simões


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a Private Tour.

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