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Museo Picasso Málaga: Ticket & Audioguide

1. Museo Picasso Málaga: Ticket & Audioguide

The Museo Picasso Málaga was created in response to the artist's desire for his work to be exhibited in the city of his birth in 1881. Its realization is thanks to the combined efforts of the artist´s daughter-in-law and grandson, whose donations provide the body of the art collection, and Junta de Andalucía, who arranged an ambitious project devoted to the artist. Located in the Palacio de Buenavista, declared a National Monument in 1939, the Museo Picasso Málaga opened in the heart of Málaga in 2003. The building boasts a harmonic mix of Renaissance and Mudéjar elements and serene contemporary lines. Phoenician, Roman, and Arabic ruins can be found on the underground floor. This ticket provides access to the permanent collection containing examples of Picasso's revolutionary innovations. See paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and graphic work, from his first academic studies to his personal Neoclassical perspective. Admire Picasso's overlapping Cubist forms, his experiments in ceramics, his interpretations of the Old Masters, and his last paintings from the 1970s. Break for a snack in the garden Café of the Palacio de Buenavista, a perfect place to end your visit with an appetizer, lunch, or a drink.

Málaga: Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour With Entry

2. Málaga: Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Guided Tour With Entry

The Alcazaba of Málaga is one of the most beautiful attractions that you can visit while you are here in the city. Come and visit this stunning Muslim Palace by exploring its fortress, gardens and decorated backyards. Learn about its art, history, architecture and discover its hidden legends and curiosities that make this place so special. Finally, you will find out how the Christians conquered the Alcazaba and Málaga while admiring one of the most beautiful views of the city that will leave you speechless!

From Malaga: Torcal Antequera Natural Park & Dolmens Site

3. From Malaga: Torcal Antequera Natural Park & Dolmens Site

Explore Antequera's natural beauty and fascinating history with a half-day trip from Malaga. Go on a 3km hike through the El Torcal Natural Park, stop at the Torcal Visitor Center, and see the famous UNESCO World Heritage Dolmens Site. Begin your tour in Malaga near the María Zambrano train station. Meet your guide there and board your bus before heading to Antequera. Your first stop in Antequera is the Dolmens Site. Marvel at the massive monolithic monuments. See the Menga and Viera dolmens, Tholos of El Romeral, La Peña de los Enamorados, and El Torcal before driving to the El Torcal Natural Park. At the park, join your guide on a 3km hike past ghostly rock formations. After your hike, enjoy some free time to eat and visit the Torcal Visitor Center. Check out the bar, souvenir shop, toilets, and a small museum before returning to Malaga.

From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

4. From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

Visit the city of Granada and one of the most important and historical sites in Europe on this day trip from Malaga. Travel in a comfortable bus driven by a professional and friendly driver. First stop is the Alhambra Palace, the most visited monument in Spain. It was built during the 13th century and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Enjoy a guided tour of the extensive complex, including the beautiful Generalife Gardens. You will then be taken to Granada's city center, where you will have free time to visit the Cathedral or explore the picturesque streets and plazas of this vibrant town. At the end of the day, you will board the bus to take you back to Malaga.

From Malaga: Private Full-Day Bus Trip to Ronda and Setenil

5. From Malaga: Private Full-Day Bus Trip to Ronda and Setenil

Be picked up from the centrally-located meeting point in Malaga and sit back and relax on the air-conditioned drive to Setenil de las Bodegas where your will have free time to get some lunch and explore. Continue to the city of Ronda, for a guided tour of the historic center of Ronda. Stop at the New Bridge to enjoy the Tajo gorge and its panoramic view, visit the Bullring and the Bullfighting Museum. Ronda is one of the oldest towns in Spain and it is built on two separate cliffs which are connected by Spain's most famous bridge, the New Bridge, which was built in the 18th century. The tour guide will show you around Ronda, and you will have some free time to explore the town on your own as well. Take a walking tour in the romantic town center, with its churches, mini-palaces and Spain's oldest bullring. Return to your meeting point in Malaga at the end of your tour.

From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

6. From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces

Visit the Alhambra and the vibrant city of Granada without worrying about tickets and transportation. Travel from Malaga in a bus driven by a professional, bilingual driver. Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra complex, including a visit to the Nasrid Palaces. Admire the elaborate rooms and Moorish architecture and learn about the symbols and techniques used in the monument's construction.  Learn about the various occupiers of the palace throughout the centuries. Stroll through the Generalife Gardens and admire the views of the city from the top of the castle tower. After your visit, take some free time in the city center to visit the cathedral, have lunch in a local restaurant or simply wander around the streets and plazas. Stop at one of Granada's famous tapas bars You will then board the coach for the return transfer back to Malaga.

Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

7. Málaga: Roman Theatre and Alcazaba Guided Tour

Journey through time on a guided tour of the Roman Theater (Teatro Romano) and Alcazaba in Málaga. Travel back to the days of Augustus, considered the 1st emperor of the Roman Empire from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. Situated in the cultural heart of Málaga, the ruins lie at the foot of the Alcazaba and are the oldest monument in the city. Learn the history of the theater before moving on to the best-preserved Alcazaba in Spain. Enter the historic citadel to climb the walls and cross the former chapel of the Puerta del Arco de Cristo. Discover the beautiful Patio de Armas and get amazing views of the city from the top of the hill. Hear what the building was used for and how it evolved over time, following the 15th-century Siege of Málaga during the Reconquista and beyond. Marvel at the vistas of the Fortaleza de Gibralfaro, built in the 14th century to house the troops and protect the Alcazaba from attack.

From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

8. From Malaga: Alhambra Full-Day Tour with Nasrid Palaces - Non-Refundable

Visit the Alhambra and the vibrant city of Granada without worrying about tickets and transportation. Travel from Malaga in a coach driven by a professional and friendly bilingual driver. The Alhambra Palace is the most visited monument in Spain. Built during the 13th century, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. You will enjoy a guided tour of the complex, including a visit to the Nasrid Palaces. Admire the elaborate rooms and Moorish architecture and learn about the symbols and techniques used in the monument's construction. Enjoy some free time in the city center to visit the cathedral, have lunch in a local restaurant or simply wander around the streets and plazas. You will then board the coach for the return transfer back to Malaga.

Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

9. Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

See the highlights in Málaga with this group walking tour. Follow your guide to the Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater and Picasso's streets. Listen as your guide tells you more about these sites. Start your tour at the Plaza de La Marina. Stroll to the Renaissance Cathedral of Malaga where your guide will point out details of the Cathedral for you and provide facinating context for what you see. Head to the Alcazaba which is built into the sides of Gibralfaro Mountain. Take the elevator to the highest point where you can admire views of Malaga. Walk to the ancient Roman Theater before heading to the streets where Picasso lived. Marvel at the statue of Picasso and explore Plaza de la Merced, Plaza del Obispo, and Calle Larios with your knowledgeable guide.

Malaga: Museo Automovilistico Ticket and Tour

10. Malaga: Museo Automovilistico Ticket and Tour

Located in the spectacular “La Tabacalera” building, a former tobacco factory built in 1923 and now converted to an imaginative car museum, the Museo Automovilistico in Malaga offers a fantastic combination of history, art, and culture. With this pre-booked entrance ticket, you can choose to explore the museum’s magical collections on your own, or add on an optional guided tour for some professional commentary. Whichever you choose, you will have access to all the collections, divided into themed areas. Walk through the past, present and future of automobile design, including some rare late 19th-century models, and vehicles designed to run on alternative energy sources. Marvel at the stylish cars of the “Roaring ‘20s” and avant-garde cars that were ahead of their time. Not everything is cutting-edge and off-the-wall however. A collection of 9 of the world’s most popular cars through history brings you back to earth, and includes an immaculate Austin Seven, Morris Minor, and 1960s Velorex. Every Sunday at 12:30 you can enjoy the activity “Running the Engines”. Some of the vehicles of the collection are started, and you have the chance to listen to the engines and to find out their power!

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4.3 / 5

based on 2,460 reviews

A fantastic day trip from Malaga. The balance of time spent between Ronda and Setenil was perfect! Both locations delivered what was promised in the program, so you won’t be disappointed! Everything went to plan: we set off punctually, received factual information about what we were seeing along our bus journey (which was a bonus) and learned so much about our two locations from our knowledgeable and friendly guide, Carmen. Having both guided and free time was a great mix - Carmen’s overview before setting off on our own was so useful and enabled us to make the most of our free time. We learned so much more about our locations from her than had we just gone their on our own… and why not let someone else do the driving?!? Top marks for this fabulous experience!

Fascinating artworks which I’ve seen very little of previously. Did convince me that Picasso was fantastically talented but equally stunningly mad! One particular painting of a rather grotesque female nude, who’s real life photo showed a sophisticated beautiful woman. Well worth the visit.

Our guide was excellent and explaining the various areas that we visited during the tour and tiring the history of the area together with what we saw. She heave good information that was easy to understand. It was a very enjoyable tour.

The experience was very good. The guide started on time and the explanations during the visit were excellent

Kevin was a brilliant guide. Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. If only all guides were like him.