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Cultural Activities in Màlaga:
Each school can decide which excursion or cultural activity they are interested in before the arrival. In the following table you can find the cultural activities we offer, from the most famous and requested ones to the less frequently booked, but not less interesting.
Pablo Picasso Museum - *Approx 1 hour, usually with audioguide.
The collection of the Museum contains more than 200 art works of the famous painter, perfectly representing his artistic development over the years.
Casa Natal Picasso (Picasso's Birthplace) - *Approx 20 minutes, without guide.
The house where Pablo Picasso was born in 1881, with exhibitions focused on his biography and family. Head office of the Picasso Foundation.
Alcazaba fortress and “Gibralfaro” castle - *Approx 2 hours, with guide.
Built on the ruins of a Roman fortification during the reign of Abd-al-Rahman I, the first Emir of Cordoba, around 756-780 AD, the Alcazaba’s original purpose was to defend Málaga against pirates. It was possible thanks to its imposing position with incredible views over the city, to the sea and across to Africa, which can still be admired today.
The Cathedral - *Approx 1 hour and a half, possibility of a guide.
Málaga’s Cathedral was built between 1528 and 1782 on the site of a former mosque. While original plans included two towers, lack of funds resulted in the completion of only one, giving origin to the name by which the cathedral is referred to today, La Manquita, loosely translated as “one armed woman”.
Flamenco show + dinner - *Approx. 2 hours (1 for dinner and 1 for the show).
Flamenco is a traditional style of Spanish folk music that originated in the region of Andalucía around 500 years ago. This spectacular, emotional art was invented by Andalusian gypsies and includes singing, guitar playing, dancing and handclapping.
Additional possibility of a tapas dinner in a typical restaurant in the city center.
Museum CAC (Contemporary Art) - *Approx 1 hour, without guide.
International Modern Art Museum opened in Málaga in 2003 and gathers some of the most interesting contemporary art works and exhibitions to be seen in this part of Europe.
Pompidou Museum - *Approx 1 hour, without guide.
The Málaga Pompidou Museum exhibits around 80 paintings and photographs of artists such as Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Rineke Dijkstra, Tony Oursler, Frida Kahlo, Francis Bacon, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Chirico, Alberto Giacometti and Sophie Calle, among others.
Carmen Thyssen Museum - *Approx 1 hour, without guide
Thyssen collection boasts a splendid example of Spanish XIX paintings, perfect for art enthusiasts.
Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions - *Approx 1 hour, without guide.
The museum holds interesting collections related to the ethnography and ethnology of Málaga city and province, located in 18 exhibition halls. Among them, a magnificent collection of Malagueños Barros, ceramics, textiles, metalwork, jewelry, etc.
Alborania Museum – Maritime Museum - *Not available at the moment.
Aula del Mar Málaga is committed to the conservation of natural resources and improving environmental awareness. Their activities cover such aspects as environmental education, information campaigns, aquaculture, environmental advisory, research and scientific publications.
* Possibility to be combined with a boat trip.
Interactive Science Museum “Principia” - *Approx. 1,5 hours, with guide.
Principia is an interactive science museum that shares scientific and technological knowledge in an entertaining way. At Principia, the interactive experience invites to think and reflect, encouraging visitors to investigate the scientific basis of natural phenomena of the world by themselves.
*To be booked 3-4 months in advance
Street Art tour around SOHO neighbourhood - *Approx 1 hours, with guide.
Walking tour around the Soho neighbourhood focused on street art – an art form very popular in Málaga. During the tour, you can see works of internationally famous creators such as Boa Mistura, DFace, Obey, and more.
Botanical Garden “la Concepción” - *Approx. 1,5 hour, without guide.
Guided tour to the impressive Botanical Garden of Málaga, one of the most famous attractions of this kind in Spain. Perfect for a long, pleasant walk among numerous exotic plant species.
The Museo de Arte Flamenco de la Peña Juan Breva is a result of fifty years of dedication to this art form by its creators. The museum has two floors displaying many works of art related to the field, such as valuable flamenco guitars and thousands of flamenco music records.
Typical Spanish dinner
Typical tapas dinner in a restaurant in the historical center of Málaga.
Málaga Fútbol Club Tour
A visit to Málaga football stadium and its museum. The museum presents an exhibition of the UEFA Champions League, the VIP area, the Presidential Box, Press Room and Mixed Zone, as well as the Hall of History “La Rosaleda”.
Museo Revello de Toro + Pedro de Mena birthplace - *Possibility of audio-guide
The Museum boasts 104 art works by Feliz Revello, one of the most famous painters from Málaga.
It also includes the house and art workshop of a renown Spanish baroque sculptor, Pedro de Mena.
Bike/Segway guided tour around the city of Málaga.
A 1,5-hour trip around the bay of Málaga to enjoy the incredible views from the sea.
Boat trip with lunch on board
The visit includes a 3-hour tour around Málaga Bay on a catamaran, with a lunch on board. It's possible to enter the sea from the boat and swim during the trip.
Cultural Visits in the surrounding of Màlaga
Nerja (1) - Nerja caves (2) - Nerja + Frigiliana (3)
(1) One of the most typical and beautiful Andalusian villages.
Discover the famous “Balcony of Europe” and enjoy your free time on the famous beaches of Nerja.
(2) The magnificent Cuevas de Nerja, one of Spain’s most popular and spectacular historical sites, are a series of huge caves stretching for almost five kilometers and home to the world’s largest stalagmite, a 32-metre-high column measuring 13 meters by 7 meters at its base.
The visit includes an entrance to the Nerja Museum and the Caves (not guided) + a guided city center tour.
(3) Frigiliana is one of the most beautiful white villages in the mountains of Andalucía and the place where the Festival of Three Cultures takes place.
Note: NERJA + FRIGILIANA (City Tour) + Free time on Nerja beaches is a visit available from April till October, depending on the weather; in case of bad weather the visit will be changed to Marbella+Mijas).
NERJA + Nerja Caves visit is available during all year round.
Ronda is one of the most spectacular cities of the region, with the impressive 98-meters-high Puente Nuevo right in the city center. The Old Town itself astonishes with a beautiful collection of buildings in varied architectural styles. The visit includes a guided tour around the city center.
Marbella + Mijas
Marbella is a perfectly preserved city with narrow, white streets and floral balconies where, along with a wide range of establishments, you will find Plaza de los Naranjos (Orange Square) with a 16th century Town Hall, the Santiago Chapel from the 15th century, and the Mayor’s House, dating back to the 16th century.
Mijas is a typical Andalusian “white village”, charmingly located among the mountains about 430 meters above the sea level. The visit includes a guided city center tour.
Cultural Visits in other cities near to Málaga
Granada / Granada + Alhambra - *with guide.
Granada is widely known as one of the most beautiful pearls of Spain, where European, Arab and Jewish cultures mix in an unique way. The visit includes a city center guided tour around the “Corral del carbón”, Cathedral (outside), the Royal Chapel, “Madrasa” (Arab School), Casa Zafra (typical Arab house) and Albayzín (a neighbourhood of Al-Andalus origin).
Alhambra tickets depend on availability and need to be booked at least 3 months in advance.
If Alhambra is not bookable when the budget is already approved, we offer “Tapas + Flamenco night” in Málaga instead.
Note: in summer the weather can be very hot
Sevilla + Cathedral/Tower *with guide.
Seville is the capital of Andalucía and one of the most spectacular cities in Spain.
The Cathedral of Seville and its surroundings were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.
The visit includes a city center tour to see the most important monuments and the park of María Luisa with the famous Plaza de España.
To visit the Cathedral and the Giralda Tower, please check the prices.
Note: in summer the weather can be very hot
Córdoba + Mosque - *with guide.
Córdoba boasts an exceptionally rich historical and cultural heritage.
The Mezquita (Spanish for "Mosque") of Córdoba is a beautiful and fascinating building that symbolizes the Arabic splendor in Spain.
The visit includes a city center guided tour. To visit the mosque-cathedral please see the prices.
Note: in summer the weather can be very hot
Tarifa - *with guide.
Tarifa is the most southern city of the European continent. It is located at only 14 km from Africa.
With good visibility, the Moroccan mainland can be perfectly visible.
There is possibility to cross the walkway that divides the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean.
The old city center is protected by thick fortress walls and its narrow streets invite to walk and enjoy the views.
The ever-present breeze makes Tarifa the surfing capital of Europe.