Alcazaba – the most popular attraction in Málaga, a powerful military fortress built by the Moors (medieval Muslim inhabitants of the region) on a hill overlooking the city on one side and the Mediterranean on the other. The castle Castillo de Gibralfaro is located just above the fortress and dates from the same period. Málaga's Roman theatre lies at the bottom of the fortress.
Málaga has around 30 museums to explore, the most famous being the Málaga Picasso Museum. Other museums include the Centro Pompidou de Málaga and the Museo Estatal Ruso de Málaga opened in 2015 plus the Málaga Municipal Museum, Museo Automovilistico Málaga (Automobile Museum) and the Museo del Vidrio y del Cristal (glass and crystal museum).
Jardín Botanico – a large tropical-inspired botanical garden in downtown Málaga.
Catedral de la Encarnación – a magnificent cathedral from the 1600s, located in the old city. Another impressive building is the Plaza de Toros – Málaga's great bullring.
Málaga is the capital of Costa del Sol and has several kilometres of beautiful sandy beaches. The most popular are La Malagueta and La Caleta. The beaches are located along the Pablo Ruiz Picassoboardwalk, which is lined with restaurants and bars.