Málaga is a city recognized as an immense area dedicated to culture, adorned  with true works of art. With 29 museums scattered throughout the city, a wide variety of leisure and cultural activities in a world of establishments and places created to host this type of event, this city in the south of Spain is one of the preferred destinations of artists from around the world for a stop-off on their European tours. The Rolling Stones, Jamie Cullum, Diana Krall and Elvis Costello have not performed in its concert halls for nothing, and likewise, the majority of Spanish groups do not neglect this capital of the south when planning their concerts.

The density of museums in the city is one of the highest in Europe, if you take into account the plans to incorporate new projects. For the moment it has almost thirty, making it a real pleasure for visitors who are attracted by this kind of culture. From the Málaga Center of Contemporary Art, passing by the Interactive Museum of Music, the Automobile Musuem, the Flamenco Art Museum, the Holy Week Museum and Museum of Brotherhoods, to the Picasso Foundation and the Birthplace Museum of the magnificent painter, anyone who thinks that the south of Spain is just a party zone will have their breath taken away.

Pablo Picasso is, in addition to the most universal Málaga native, the object of studies and exhibitions throughout the city. In fact, one of the many routes you can follow through the city is called the Ruta Picassiana, and explores the life and work of the artist born in 1881, his earliest years and his family set-up, which will allow you to better understand the development of his work.

But, what is more, the city boasts an offer of leisure and culture of which many others can only dream. It is enough to look up the schedules in the newspapers to realize that, both the more commercial and the alternative coexist in harmony to offer activities and establishments to suit all tastes. Cinema, jazz, music and horror movie festivals, be they contemporary or Andalusian, make it not only the sixth largest city in Spain, but also number one at many points of the year.


Do not miss: The tapas at the Mesón La Buena Mano. Right in the center of Málaga, you can enjoy top-quality homemade tapas. And at a brilliant price.


IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has two 4-star resorts in Málaga: the IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach, in Marbella and the IBEROSTAR Málaga Playa, in Torrox-Costa. Both complexes are perfect for vacations as a couple or with children in Málaga.“