Malaga is a city on the Costa del Sol, located in the autonomous region of Andalusia, in the south of Spain. The city is particularly popular in the summer, when many tourists arrive to head to the popular resorts of Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Marbella and Nerja which form part of the Costa del Sol. The closest beach to the city is La Malagueta, although there are many more in the surrounding areas for example around the resorts of Estepona, Puerto Banus or Torremolinos. On top of the sunny beaches, though, Malaga also offers great cultural and historical sights. Its Muslim domination for various centuries left the city with the Alcazaba fortress and the Castle of Gibralfaro, and the Roman Theatre (located below the Alcazaba). The Renaissance-style Cathedral is the epicentre of the traditional and solemn Holy Week celebrations, preceding Easter. Visit the Museo Carmen Thyssen or see a bullfight in the city's Plaza de Toros. Malaga Airport is the airport that tourists searching for flights to Fuengirola, flights to Marbella, flights to Nerja or flights to Torremolinos should use and there are also many flights to Malaga linking the city with other Spanish cities, for example with flights to Barcelona, as well as further flung European destinations such as London, Manchester, Istanbul and Amsterdam. If you're searching for a cheap flight to Malaga, or maybe you are looking for a flight to Torremolinos - which is actually accessed by a ground transfer from Malaga Airport you can use our online flight comparison tool to find, compare and buy the cheap flight you're looking to make your trip to Puerto Banus, San Pedro or Benalmadena a great one.
Malaga city centre is connected to its airport by bus, rail and taxi. The journey time will vary between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the chosen transport mode. Buying a MalagaCard can be a great way to make the most of your trip, as it provides entry to most of the city's sights, such as the Castle of Gibralfaro, the Picasso Museum, and the Roman Theatre, on top of access to public transport and discounts on many associated establishments. The birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Malaga has a museum dedicated to his art and, interestingly, you have the opportunity to visit the house where Picasso grew up (Museo Casa Natal de Picasso). Try local food and drinks, such as pescaito frito (fried fish), gazpacho and jamon, accompanied by local wine. The city has some of the best nightlife in the country, so don't miss out on the nightclubs. While in Andalusia, you could visit the beautiful cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, or discover some of the other nearby resorts of Fuengirola, Marbella or Nerja.