Malaga Flights:

Flights to Malaga

image of MalagaMalaga is situated on Spain’s famous Cost del Sol in the south of the country, on the Mediterranean Sea coast. It’s been very popular as a tourist destination for decades due to its great all year round weather and beaches, but Malaga offers far more than just a beach holiday. This ancient city has beautiful architecture, culture, shopping and scenery to enjoy too.

Flights to Malaga Airport (airport code: AGP) are available with either 1 or two stops from South Africa, depending on the airline. Virgin Atlantic travels through London, but British Airways stops in both London and Madrid. Lufthansa has a single connection in Frankfurt, and Swiss Air makes one transfer in Zurich. Flights to Malaga with Brussels Airlines go through Frankfurt, and then Brussels. The airport is connected to Malaga by train and bus service, and is 8 kilometres away from the city.

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The Tourist Attractions of Malaga:

Scenery and Beaches
Being located on the Costa del Sol there are plenty of attractive beaches within easy reach of Malaga city centre so you can combine sunbathing with city sightseeing. And if you venture just a little farther out from the centre of Malaga the beaches become even nicer.

Not far from the centre of Malaga you can also enjoy attractive scenery. There are hills to hike in, places for cycling, and even destinations where you can go rock climbing.

Main Sights of Malaga
Malaga is full of attractive architecture and plenty more to see and do, and you could quite easily get to see all of the main sights within a long weekend.

The beautiful Cathedral of Malaga was planned to have Renaissance architecture but due to lack of funds it ended up being more Baroque in style when it was completed in 1782, having been started in 1528. The cathedral is beautiful both inside and out with its intricately carved stone work. Interestingly the north tower makes this the second highest cathedral in Andalusia, yet the south tower was never completed again due to lack of funds, and stands incomplete to this day.

One of the world’s many Picasso museums can be found here in Malaga, but what sets this one apart from others is that fact that it’s housed within the actual building in which Picasso was born. The Birthplace Museum (Museo Casa Natal) includes Picasso’s works such as art and other pieces from his work as a philosopher and inventor. There are also many works by other artists at this museum. This isn’t the only Picasso museum in Malaga there’s another, called the Museo Picasso Malaga.

Malaga’s impressive bullring is another landmark and tourist attraction. It’s called Plaza de Toros La Malagueta and was built in 1874 right in the heart of the city.

The Castles of Gibralfaro and Alcazaba are two more landmarks worth visiting in Malaga. These are Moorish castles that stand on hilltops overlooking Malaga and hence give visitors some excellent city views. The two castles are connected via a winding hillside pathway. Alcazaba is the easier to get to of the two and many argue more impressive. It was built from the 8th century onwards with substantial building taking place in the 11th century. There are even the remains of a Roman amphitheatre to see here.

When Should You Visit?:

Malaga has one of the best climates in Spain as it stays mild and very sunny all year round. Summers are long and relatively hot though cooled by Mediterranean breezes. The average high in August is 30C. Even in January, the coolest month, average highs are 16.6C.

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