Every day at 1:15 p.m. and from Monday to Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
Marques de Larios Statue, right at the very beginning of the famous Calle Larios.
2 hours approximately.
The tour will be in English.
This Free Walking Tour Malaga is for travellers who don’t want to waste time planning their visit neither they want to find themselves walking around with a tourist map full of advertising, without really knowing where to go or what street they are on.
We propose a guided tour where we take you directly to the most emblematic places in the city. Some of these sites provoke a “I wasn’t expecting this at all”.
What we are going to see during the tour goes far beyond monuments, data or dates…we tell stories that make complete strangers who are walking down the street stop and listen.
And you have fun…
So, if you come to Malaga and want to have a good experience, I assure you that on the Free Walking Tour around the historical city centre of Malaga you will g et a high level one.
In the Free Walking Tour Malaga in English we will see, among other things:
- Why the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Muslims did not go the beach when they arrived in the capital of the Costa del Sol.
- The monument that if it were in Barcelona would be called the Sagrada Familia 2. And if it were in Seville, the Never-Ending Story.
- A home remedy against mosquitoes became such a curious movie prize that even Will Smith would like to have it at the living room of his mansion.
- The lesson of the artist who at the beginning of his career had more names than paintings and ended up smashing the Guinness Book of Records.
- The street that was mistaken for a dance floor.
As an extra bonus, your guide will tell you what other activities you can do after your guided visit to finish closing the circle of your experience in Malaga.
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Summary of our free walking tour Malaga
Marques de Larios Street
This is the most extraordinary and emblematic street in the city inaugurated at the end of the 19th century. Nowadays, it is the busiest and most crowded street in the historic center due to its architectural beauty and upscale shopping.
We will share with you the various names the plaza has had over the centuries and when and why it was given its current name. You will learn where the old town hall was, Casa del Corregidor, the city prison and other buildings of interest that show the historical importance of this plaza in the heart of the city.
The Bishop’s Palace was built in the square in the XVIII century, but the plaza was already important since Muslim times. You will also feel the impressive presence of the Cathedral of Malaga known by the locals as “La Manquita” (join a tour and learn why).
At the main entrance to the cathedral we find the Patio de las Cadenas, also known as the Patio de los Naranjos because it is full of oranges trees. We will enter through Calle Santa María to contemplate one of the tallest cathedrals in Andalusia.
Museo Picasso Malaga
Did you know that Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born in Malaga? Like the rest of the locals, he would be known as a “boqueron”. Come learn firsthand the meaning behind this nickname given to all the malagueños. This museum highlighting the early work of the most famous “boquerón” was inaugurated in 2003 and today it is the most visited one in the city.
Granada Street (Bodega el Pimpi)
We continue our visit with a stroll along the main artery of the historic center, Calle Granada., A half-kilometer, cobblestone road connecting Plaza de la Merced and Plaza de la Constitucion, it was known In older times as Calle Real (or “Royal Street”). Along it’s laberithine curves was located one of the original Jewish quarters, where you can nowadays find the local, folkloric institution Bodegas el Pimpi.
We will make a quick stop in front of the most famous cinema in the city, Cinema Albeniz, which opened in 1945 and has served as the headquarters for the Malaga Film Festival since 1998. Here, we will also learn why the Biznaga, a local flower found only in Malaga, has become the symbol of the Film Festival.
Málaga’s past is Roman, and the most important monument to this crucial period in the city’s history , is the Roman Theatre. Modern development of the site as an interpretation centre provides you with a curated snapshot of what life was like for the Málaga Romans of two thousand years ago.
This Muslim fortress was built in the 11th century at first by the Hammudies dynasty and then later finished by the Ziries dynasty. During the Muslim period, the crown jewel of this fortress was built known as Castillo de Gibralfaro. These two complex structures made Malaga an impregnable city. And, it is here at the beginning of Málaga’s glorious history, that we end our brief trip through the historic centre of a modern, Spanish city.
How is this Malaga Free Walking Tour?
It is a 2 hours’ tour around the most important places of the city center of Malaga. We would like to call it the best free walking tour in Malaga but we are humble and easy-going and you will be given a different point of view of the city.
Although we tell stories, this Free Walking Tour Malaga is not a history class nor a tribute to classic travel guides.
Every day at 1:15 p.m. and now also in the evening from Monday to Thursday at 6:00 p.m. check availability.
How much to pay on this free tour?
In this Malaga Free Walking Tour, you are free to decide what to pay. There is no maximum amount or minimum amount. The only thing we can tell you is that just by listening to the guide at the first stop you will realize the value you are taking with you.
Do you have other free walking tours in Malaga?
Yes, we do. We have an Alcazaba and Roman Theatre Free Walking Tour.