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The cultural heritage of the city is enormous, if we talk about its museums Malaga has 37 museums in the capital alone

I have started with the most visited museum in Andalusia: The Picasso Museum, but we must not forget that several major museums in the world have established a headquarters in Malaga, such as the Pompidou Centre, or the Russian Museum (at this moment the collection of the museum in St. Petersburg is returned to its country because of the cruel war in Ukraine, but continues the activity with interesting temporary exhibitions).

I must also recommend a leisurely visit to the Thyssen Museum in Malaga whose spectacular collection includes a careful selection of Spanish and European pieces from the Carmen Thyssen Collection between the thirteenth and twentieth centuries.

It is interesting to visit other museums in Malaga, perhaps not so famous, such as the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo: CAC, municipally owned and with frequent and wonderful temporary exhibitions, or the museum of municipal heritage MUPAM, which acts as a platform for the dissemination of local art, especially contemporary artists.

There are many and to satisfy all kinds of interests, from the Customs Museum or Museum of Malaga, with its impressive collections in two sections, the Art and Archaeological, through the Museum of Popular Arts, which allows us to immerse ourselves in the culture and traditions of this region, to the very original Automobile and Fashion Museum.

If we talk now about the archaeological and architectural heritage of Malaga I could write a hundred pages and I would not be able to list all the wonderful vestiges of the life of this city of 100 lives. It is a pleasure to stroll through its churches and small palaces in the intricate streets of the historic center of Malaga.

The Roman Theater of Malaga (1st century BC) is located at the foot of the Arab fortress and palace of the Alcazaba. This 11th century defensive citadel is the perfect place to observe the views of the city that has grown under its feet and to listen to the sound of the wind through its trees. At the top of the Alcazaba, once through the Siete Arcos gate, is the palace, with its beautiful courtyards, gardens and ponds and up to the end of the magnificent promenade is the Gibralfaro Castle.


Malaga also has 103 municipalities throughout the province, which enhance the cultural and natural heritage of the city.

One of the most charming villages of the interior is Frigiliana. Its cobbled streets and white houses, fit it in the route of the white villages of Malaga. The beauty of this village attracts thousands of tourists who enjoy walking through numerous stores of ceramics and traditions, and restaurants where you can taste the best dishes of Malaga's gastronomy.

The lagoons of Fuente Piedra are another of the curiosities that we find in the province of Malaga. These lagoons are the resting place and passage of countless species of migratory birds. In addition to sighting some of these species from the observatories, it is a magnificent natural enclave to walk and enjoy nature.

Another great tourist attraction of the province is El Caminito de El Rey, a historic service road that runs through the natural landscape of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes.