Explore Malaga with our Free Walking Tour the most important monuments and highlights in Malaga city center.
Come and learn about the most important events in Malaga´s history. The birth of the city with the arrival of our founders, the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians passing through during Punic Wars, the remains and culture left by the Romans and Visigoths, the interesting Arabic castles with their ingenious defense systems and the conversion made by the Christians after the Reconquest.
Our guides are profesional licensed locals that love our city, and they will show you in a funny and entertaining way, the history of our city just like we have been doing for more than 25.000 clients, discover why we have earned the Excellence Certificate of Tripadvisor and why we are Nº 1 in activities to do in Malaga.
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 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 celebrations, undoubtely the most emblematic square of Málaga.
Cathedral of Málaga
Built between 1528 and 1782, a mixure of styles that cover from Gothic architecture to even some neoclassic elements. Also remarkable that the cathedral is unfinished, actually was never finished, being the lack of its South tower the most significant uncomplete part. Taking the nickname of La Manquita (the english translation would be something like ¨the one arm lady¨.
Calle San Agustín
San Agustín Street after the Christian reconquest of Málaga was called the knights Street. Because of the amount of people from the cavalry that started living there. The name changed to San Agustin afterwards because of a monastery from Agustinian´s order. Among others we are going to find 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, meeting point for malagueños and visitors, a place that gather together culture and gastronomy, tradition and trendiness.
Our roman theatre was built on 1st century. Covered by the muslim, stayed underground until 1951, time when Malagueños discovered it. With place for 1.200 people and covered by marble, the theatre was used to do performances, operas but also votings as referéndums of roman´s public life.
Alcazaba is a muslim fortress which construction ended on 1026 b.c. A military building but a palace too, being the central office of the city muslim government. On 1931, was declared as 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 15/10 minutes earlier in case the tour fills in. If you are a large group of 9 or more you will need to book a private tour.
There is no problema, usually there are spaces left and joining the tour later. Our guides will be there waiting on the meeting point until 15/20 minutes after the tour begins.
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 problema but please let your guide know so he/she doesn’t wait for you at the next stop.