What to do in Malaga in 48 hours

Have you also asked yourself what you can do in Malaga in 48 hours? Best places to visit in Malaga: beautiful spots and things to do in Malaga.


Short getaways have become travelers' favorite way of getting to know Spain. Our new way of life and the economic crisis have led to significant changes in the way tourists visit the country, especially thanks to high-speed rail and low cost flights. Good experiences and short stays are complemented by cultural and gastronomic activities, such as those which you can find in Malaga city. Do you wonder what you can do in Malaga in 48 hours?PLANS FOR SPENDING A WEEKEND IN MALAGA

Pin and Travel has prepared a route for getting to know the best places in Malaga in just 48 hours:DAY 1

  • Its history, epitomized by monuments like the Cathedral and the Alcazaba: What better way to start the excursion than by visiting the city's two main historic buildings? Both the Cathedral and the Alcazaba represent the capital's long history, and they are favorite tourist spots.
  • Shopping on Calle Larios: After visiting Malaga's most picturesque locations, the tour turns towards the capital's main leisure and shopping area. On Calle Larios, visitors can find everything they are looking for: from the country's largest retail chains to the city's most traditional shops.
  • Relax at La Malagueta: To end the day, take a stroll along La Malagueta and its adjacent streets while enjoying Malaga's beautiful sunsets. The traditional restaurants and beach bars abounding in this coastal district would make a great choice for all visitors.
  • Dinner and rest: A dinner for two at El Andén restaurant in the Barceló Málaga hotel will put the perfect finishing touch to a long day of sightseeing. Here guests can choose from among its striking pop-up menus, days dedicated to history's legendary trains or its tribute to Japanese cuisine, all of which are sure to please. The hotel is also perfectly located for a short getaway, as it is within María Zambrano train station, with high-speed trains, and very close to the city center and the beach.
 DAY 2
  • Pinchos in Malaga's Soho: If the previous evening ended late, make the most of the day by enjoying brunch at the trendy venues located in Malaga's Soho district, the part of the city where culture, trends and the finest cuisine come together. This central district has become the first choice for residents and tourists thanks to its diverse leisure offerings.
  • The best museums in southern Spain: After getting your strength back, the city's cultural activities intensify even more. The exhibitions staged at the Picasso Museum, the Contemporary Art Center, the Pompidou Center and the Tita Thyssen Museum will allow visitors to view the best works of art representing a range of different movements, including expressionism and avant-garde art.