Explore with us a city with 2800 years of history!
In this Free Tour we´ll visit the most emblematic monuments and streets in Malaga´s city centre. Enjoy a walking tour full of history, tales and legends about the monuments and the most relevant characters of the city; the cathedral, the roman theatre, the muslim fortress, Picasso and much more!
Our guides are profesional licensed locals that love our city, they will show you in a funny and entertaining way the history of our city just like we have been doing for more than 40.000 visitors. We invite you to find out why we have been awarded the Excellence Certificate of Tripadvisor every year since we started doing tours.
Plaza de la Constitución(Constitución´s square):
Every day at 11:00 we are at Plaza de la Constitución, the most centrical and emblematic square in Málaga´s city center. Belongs to the pedestrian área of our city, located between Marqués de Larios Street and Granada St. We are normally at 10:45, if you arrive earlier than us (doesn’t happen very often), you can always visit the touristic information point on the Northwest corner of the square. We recommend booking online.
How to identify our guide?
Our guides will be in the middle of the square holding a big blue umbrella and wearing a blue tshirt and a name tag.
Plaza de la Constitución
Its name and even the square itself has changed a lot lately, becoming pedestrian on 2002. As a curious fact, the fountain is not in the middle of the square, the reason, the huge amount of public events and celebration. Undoubtedly the most emblematic square of Málaga.
Cathedral of Málaga
Built between 1528 and 1782, a mixture of styles that goes from Gothic to even some neoclassic architectural elements. It´s also remarkable that the cathedral was actually never finished, being the lack of its South tower the most significant incomplete part. Taking the nickname of La Manquita (the English translation would be something like ¨the one-armed lady¨)
Calle San Agustín
Called the Knights Street after the reconquest of Malaga because of the amount of people from the cavalry that started living there, the name changed to San Agustin because of a nearby monastery from the Augustinian order. Among others, we´ll discover Buenavista´s palace, a building from 16th century that contains the main Picasso museum of Málaga.
Bodega el Pimpi
At the heart of Málaga, is hard to explain the importance of El Pimpi for our city. An historical building, a winery, a restaurant, a museum, a meeting point for malagueños and visitors, a place which gathers together culture and gastronomy, tradition and trendiness.
Our roman theatre was built on 1st century. buried by the Muslims, stayed underground until 1951, time when Malagueños discovered it. Originally with capacity for 1.200 people and covered by marble, the theatre was used to do performances, operas but also votes such as referendums of roman´s public life.
Alcazaba is a muslim fortress, its construction ended on 1026 b.c. A military building but a palace too, being the central office of the city muslim government. On 1931, Alcazaba was declared an historic and artistic monument of real cultural interest by the Spanish government followed by several restorations over the 20th century.
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Even if we won´t climb Gibralfaro hill, we´ll see and talk on our Free tour of the second muslim fortress. A castle that could control and keep an eye on the whole city of Málaga. Because of this location, the castle provides the best views of the city, the harbour, the beach and the northern mountains.
Plaza de la Merced
Last but not least our Merced square is a very significant square in our city. Place where probably the most relevant malagueño person was born, Pablo Ruiz Picasso. Next to the painter birthplace we´ll talk about his life and works in our guided visit culmination.
"What a fantastic tour with Luis - filled with information, fun, facts and a local's perspective which was both proud of his city while poking fun at its quirks. We do a lot of free walking tours and this one rates up there with the best of them." Read on Tripadvisor
"The best guided tour I had ever been! Javier is making a huge difference according to other guides I know. Tour was well planned and presented in funny and interesting way. I really recommend to choose Javier as your guide, you won't be disappointed :)". Read on Tripadvisor
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Reservations are not strictly necessary but highly recommended, number of visitors are limited at every tour for quality purposes. If you haven’t booked, we strongly recommend arriving to the meeting point at least 10 minutes earlier. If you are a large group of 10 or more people you will need to book a private tour.
The guides will be at the meeting point 10 minutes after the start of the tour. They will give you directions to join a group.
Not really. As long as you can take a pleasant walk by our city you can join our Free walking tour. Málaga as our tour is quite flat and quite easy.
We generally stop for a quick break (10 minutes or so). Perfect time to go to the restroom if you need to, find a bottle of water, etc.
Yes. There are a couple of easy uphill streets, but have never been a problem.
Málaga´s climate is marvellous. However during the summer it can get very hot so don’t forget your sunglasses, sun-tan lotion and a bottle of water. As well as comfortable shoes.
Our tours run in all kinds of weather. In Málaga doesn ´t rain very often nevertheless. In the case of heavy rain the tour will run as usual so please bring an umbrella or a suitable rain gear.
There is no problem but please let your guide know so he/she doesn’t wait for you at the next stop.