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Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

1. 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.

Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

2. Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

Enjoy a guided 3-hour walk around Málaga, beginning at Plaza de la Merced, one of the city’s most important squares. You’ll see the statue of Picasso, and hear about the origins of the city. Continue your walk to the most emblematic sites, including Plaza de la Constitución, Calle Lario, and La Plaza del Obispo. Enter the Cathedral, also known as La Manquita. Your guide will show you a number of picturesque locations, and you’ll stop to enjoy one of Málaga’s typical wines. The last stop is a visit to the Teatro Romano and the Alcazaba, where you'll have panoramic views from inside the monument.

Malaga: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

3. Malaga: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

In just 1.5 hours, discover the main sights of the historic center of Málaga. Begin with the cathedral, later finishing in front of the Roman Theatre. Throughout your experience, travel around Malaga with a local guide whilst discovering the main monuments of the city and learning its history, tradition, and curiosities. Learn about the cathedral, Calle Larios, Constitution Square, Picasso, the Roman Theatre, and the Alcazaba. Traveling further, visit the main market of the city: the Atarazanas Market. Whilst there take a short break inside, allowing you to discover some of its local products.

Costa del Sol: Full-Day Cordoba Tour

4. Costa del Sol: Full-Day Cordoba Tour

At the foot of the El Torcal and Sierra de la Chimenea lies beautiful Cordoba. Known as the heart of Andalusia, experience all this beautiful city has to offer during a full-day tour via the picturesque Antequera. Upon arrival in Cordoba, you will take a panoramic tour of the Roman Bridge linking the area of Campo de la Verdad with Barrio de la Catedral. From here, you will move onto the Jewish Quarter, which is the best-known part of Cordoba’s historic centre. It is also one of Europe’s largest World Heritage sites. Later in the day, see the city’s Synagogue, which dates back to the 14th century and visit the Cathedral. You will also visit the former Great Mosque of Cordoba. This mosque is a famous monument in the Western Islamic culture and an important landmark in the city. Originally built around the year 600 AD as a pagan temple, it was first converted into a Christian church before being refashioned into a Mosque. You are encouraged to explore the halls and passages of this beautiful building and marvel at the colourful mosaics and stained-glass windows. As the day begins to turn into evening, you will be transported back with a camera full of photos documenting the beauty unique to this special city.

Malaga: Skip-the-Line Malaga Cathedral Tickets with Tour

5. Malaga: Skip-the-Line Malaga Cathedral Tickets with Tour

Discover the Malaga Cathedral with a local guide. Make the most out of your time in Malaga with skip-the-line tickets to this iconic attraction. Explore the area surrounding the the cathedral like Bishop square and St. Mary street. Meet your guide and stroll into the cathedral without wasting time in line. Learn the different artistic styles and construction periods of this church. Find out why it is called 'La Manquita' by locals. Marvel at the incredible choir and impressive chapel in the interior. See the painting The Beheading of Saint Paul by Enrique Simonet. Admire the Gothic altar in the Chapel of Santa Barbara. Listen to historical anecdotes about the cathedral and catholic monarchs. Hear about the cathedral and the Spanish Civil War.

Málaga: Alcazaba, Cathedral, and Roman Theater Guided Tour

6. Málaga: Alcazaba, Cathedral, and Roman Theater Guided Tour

Get to know the best places in the city in depth on this guided Malaga tour with tickets to the main attractions. Start the tour in the Plaza de la Marina, one of the central points in the city. Here, depending on the time, enjoy one of the many food fairs that are held there throughout the year. Then, walk along the great Calle Larios, the main artery of Malaga with your guide. Next, visit the Plaza de la Constitución, home to many events and the Malaga Fair. Here you'll take a detour to see one of the greatest treasures: the Cathedral of Malaga. Known worldwide, the Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings on the tour. Find out lots of interesting facts including why it's called La Manquita. Continue to Plaza del Obispo and visit Antonio Banderas' favorite place to eat, El Pimpi. Enjoy a good Malaga wine and delicious fish. Right next to El Pimpi is the iconic Roman Theater and the Alcazaba of Malaga, which served as a protective wall of the city. Make your way to Malaga City Hall, and along the way walk through the tree-lined avenue Paseo del Parque. To finish the tour, there is no better place than Pier 1, the new open-air shopping center that offers enviable views of the city.

Málaga: 2-Hour Historical Center & Cathedral Tour

7. Málaga: 2-Hour Historical Center & Cathedral Tour

On this guided tour around the historical center and the Cathedral of Málaga, you will meet at Plaza de la Merced, a square with different uses during its history and connected to liberal policy. In this square, you will see the famous Picasso statue near the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation. During the walking tour, discover the city and the historic origins of Málaga. Walk around the most important places such as Calle Granada and Iglesia de Santiago, Plaza de la Constitución, Pasaje de Chinitas, Calle Larios and Plaza del Obispo. There, you will discover the majesty of the Cathedral of Málaga, the most emblematic monument in the city. The real name of this monument is Catedral de la Encarnación, also known as La Manquita.

Malaga: Private Art and Drawing Lessons

8. Malaga: Private Art and Drawing Lessons

You will begin by meeting your local art teacher by the Port of Malaga. Together you will choose the best spot to create your first Malaga postcard, capturing the water reflections, the boats, the old lighthouse, the modern white pergola, or the big Colors Cube. Once finished, you will move on to either Paseo del Parque or the Old Town, depending on if you are more interested in nature or architecture. There are many beautiful corners to sketch, including the Roman Theatre, the Cathedral, or Plaza de la Constitución. You will be able to relax whilst painting to the sound of the water running along the cathedral gardens. Throughout your experience, you'll also be able to listen to the history and stories of Málaga from your guide.

Malaga: 2 City Walking Tours

9. Malaga: 2 City Walking Tours

Explore Malaga's wealth of heritage and influence on modern culture with a 2-day walking tour pass. Get access to 2 guided and 5 self-guided walking tours and use an included mobile app to track your live guide or start your self-guided routes. Some of the tours you can enjoy with your pass: Essential Malaga Guided Walking Tour Start your stay in the city a walk through Malaga's historic and commercial centers. The tour begins by strolling down Calle Larios, a luxury shopping destination with the most expensive real estate in the city. From here, your guide will take you to Malaga’s most impressive landmarks, including the Bishop’s Palace, the Church of the Tabernacle, and the Museo de Malaga. Heading to the Jewish Quarter, see the city’s street art and learn about the life and works of renowned painters Pablo Picasso and Eugenio Chicano Navarro. Stop for a refreshment at Cafe de Chinitas, which, having been opened since the mid-1800s, became frequented by Malaga’s artists and intellectuals, including Picasso and Salvador Dali (costs not included). Continue through the city’s plazas to Calle Nueva, one of the oldest streets in the historic center. Finish the tour at Plaza Felix Saenz, where you can treat yourself to churros at the famous Casa Aranda (costs not included). Romantic Evening in Malaga Guided Tour On this tour, take in the city sights under the golden light of the setting sun for a magical experience. Along the way, stop to appreciate the beauty the city beholds in its architecture, nature, and history. Keep an eye out as your guide points out the best roof terraces to enjoy a light evening cocktail with city views. Mediterranean Culture Self-Guided TourThis self-guided route takes you on a sojourn into the city's culture and history, passing by impressive sights like the Malagueta Bullfighting Ring and the Castle of Gibralfaro. Soho Street Art Self-Guided TourThe Soho street art self-guided tour will show you the edgy side of Malaga, with cool street art and alternative sites. Young Picasso Self-Guided TourThe young Picasso route will tell you about the beginnings of one of the most famous Malageños and artists around the globe as you explore on foot. These are only some of the tour routes you can enjoy with your pass. Use the free tour app included in your ticket to discover more self-guided walking routes in and around the city.

Malaga: 1-Hour Segway Tour of Alcazaba Castle

10. Malaga: 1-Hour Segway Tour of Alcazaba Castle

Glide through Gibralfaro Castle and discover its history, starting from its initial construction during the Hammudid Dynasty in the early 11th-century, from your guide. Explore the castle and its walled enclosures, learn about how the structure was connected to the city ramparts to form a third defensive wall. Meet your guide at the Cathedral of Malaga and start your tour with a quick 15-minute training session so you can be confident driving your Segway. Afterward, cruise through the park to head off and see why Alcabaza Castle is the best-preserved citadel in Spain. Built on a hill in the center of the city, the palatial fortification overlooks Malaga's port, boasting scenic views of the city. Take three to four stops to take pictures and admire the view from the castle while learning more about Malaga and its international seaport.

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The tour was very thorough and I learned so much! I really appreciated that the guide, Rocío, not only knew many historical facts about the city and sites but was very passionate about the history and had an answer for every question. I highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Málaga. ¡La gira fue muy completa y aprendí mucho! Realmente aprecié que la guía, Rocío, no solo supiera muchos hechos históricos sobre la ciudad y los sitios, sino que fuera muy apasionada por la historia y tuviera una respuesta para cada pregunta. Recomiendo encarecidamente este tour a cualquiera que venga a Málaga.

A fabulous experience. Our guide Maria told us so much about the history of Malaga and was so kind with recommendations for nearby restaurants, bars, etc. She made the tour have a very personal touch, which I loved. Being able to use the sightseeing app after you’ve finished the tour is also fantastic value, I kept using it to get from A to B. Very grateful to Maria and highly recommend the City Walks !! :)

The tour was fantastic and the perfect length. Anna was a fantastic guide. She was friendly, passionate and knowledgeable. Her English is absolutely fantastic. I was a solo traveller and was lucky enough to have booked with 2 lovely couples. If you’re alone don’t let it stop you booking! I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

Could not have found cheaper! Excellent guide in Cordoba, plenty to see on the way with excellent views.

It was an fantastic tour with lots of information and I thoroughly enjoyed