The best things to do in Málaga for free

Low Cost traveler? Did you spend more money than expected? Not a problem, this doesn’t have to prevent you from enjoying our wonderful city. There are many  plans to enjoy Malaga for free. Do you want to know which they are?

Best things to do in Málaga for free

Pompidou Center and Carmen Thyssen Museum

Visiting the Pompidou center is a must for visitors who come to Málaga, and the good thing is that entrance is free on Sundays in the afternoon starting at 4:00 pm. Also the Carmen Thyssen Museum has a similar  proposal, access is free every Sunday starting at 5:00 pm . So if you don’t want to give up the culture this are your best options.

Churches of Málaga

The churches in hide treasures inside worthy of being visited, and you can go in completely free. We recommend you to take a walk through the city centre and go into these temples to observe the sculptural wonders that they keep inside. We specially recommend the Church of the Holy Martyrs, the church of Santiago (baptismal Font of Pablo Picasso) or the Church of San Felipe Neri.

Museum of Málaga

The museum of Malaga inaugurated on December 12th 2016, with its huge collection of over 17.00 pieces, meant an important cultural boost for Málaga. It is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Málaga for free. Inside you’ll find the Museum of Fine Arts of Malaga and the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Malaga. This museum has been installed in the building that once was the customs building of Malaga sea for sea imports. Tt’s free every day for citizens of the European Union. For non europeans the entrance price is 1,50€ per person.

Free Tour in Málaga

A free tour is not for free, the name Free tour means that visitors  decide the price at the end of the tour. Free  tour guides work hard, everybody is welcome, and at the end the price will depend on your satisfaction. People choose it because the quality of the tours and  it’s the best way to get to know the city at the hands of local guides who love their city. If you want to do a free tour in Malaga, you can book yours here.


Gibralfaro lookout

The best views of the city are the ones from the Gibralfaro lookout, and the good thing is that the access is free. However, you will have to  walk up for more tan 15 minutes or take the public bus (number 35 ) which goes up to Gibralfaro.

Museum of Contemporary Art (CAC)

The CAC is after the Picasso museum, the most visited museum in the city and houses collections of contemporary art, by artists such as Obey, Louise Bourgeois, Art & Language, Olafur Eliasson, Thomas Hirschhorn, Damian Hirst, Julian Opie, Thomas Ruff or Thomas Struth. The museum is free all  year around for all its collections and is without a doubt it is one of the best museums to visit in the city for free.

By the way, If your trip doesn’t end in Malaga, our friends from Runner Bean Tours have prepared a fantastic guide about free activities in Barcelona. We hope you like it!

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