Discover our local Gay Malaga Guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, monuments, shopping …
Malaga is the biggest city of South of Andalusia and a major economic center. It will certainly be your gateway if you plan holiday in the Costa del Sol.
It offers an exceptionally mild and sunny climate in winter, and summers that often turn incredibly hot.
Malaga is not a gay destination in itself, as gay life in the region is concentrated on the nearby Torremolinos, but you can spend a lovely weekend there.
The City center is compact, and getting around is easy as most of the sights are contained in a small area.
You can easily explore walking by your own or with a friendly local to show you around.
You will first explore the old city and its charming narrow pedestrian streets, old Arabic buildings, impressive baroque churches and heaps of trendy shops.
The Cathedral and the Santiago Church should not be missed.
Regarding museums, you will admire great pieces at the Picasso Palace, as the city is the hometown of the most famous 20th century Spanish painter.
Recently, Malaga set up beneficial partnerships with world class museums. In the Russian Museum, you will admire paintings coming from St Petersburg, and French art at the Spanish Branch of Beaubourg, the Paris’ modern art museum.
The Museum of Costume and the excellent Motorcar Museum, are other options to spend half a day, in pleasant surroundings and with full aircon when days get too hot.
The last spot would be the Alcazaba, which is a massive Arabic fortress dominating the city. From there, you can have a fantastic view of the old city, and all the surroundings.
Within those fortifications, you can visit as well the Gibralfaro Palace, which is a good an option if don’t have enough time to visit the Alhambra in Granada, or the Alcazar of Seville.
The Roman theater is another impressive piece of architecture.
Gay area in Malaga
In terms of gay life, there are a few (but very nice) places to discover in Malaga.
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Gay bars in Malaga
Word class museums, lovely walks in the old city, and on the seaside promenade, good bars and trendy restaurants …
Malaga is a perfect destination for a cultural weekend and the essential alternative and complement to your beach-tequila-dance holiday in the nearby Torremolinos.
Going North, by speed train (pretty expensive but very convenient) you can join in just a few hours Madrid, Valencia, Zaragoza, Girona, Barcelona and of course Sitges, to make sure you did the full Gay tour of Spain 😉