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Plaza de la Merced Tours

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Plaza de la Merced
Picasso’s birthplace is located on the elegant Plaza de la Merced barely 200 yards (180 m) from the awesome Museo Picasso Malaga, which holds over 150 of his artworks. Standing at the end of Calle Alcazabilla, the sweeping square is dominated by an obelisk honoring General Torrijos, an aristocratic revolutionary who fought against French invasion of Spain and was publically executed here for his pains in 1831.

This bourgeois, tree-fringed piazza was once site of Málaga’s main produce market and is today lined with smart, shuttered and balconied townhouses, cafés and top-end restaurants. It lies at the very heart of the city and each night locals gather here to promenade and chat in the tapas bars. The last Sunday of the month sees Málaga’s main craft market held in the square, where local delicacies such as Serrano ham and tortilla are also on sale.

Perhaps surprisingly there is only a rather low-key statue dedicated to the world’s most famous artist in one corner of the square, but Picasso’s house is given over to the Museo Casa Natal (Picasso Birthplace Museum), which has three rooms on the first floor given over to his ceramics and drawings. The five-story mansion is also headquarters to the Fundación Picasso, which holds thousands of paintings, sculptures and drawings by Picasso and his contemporaries.

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Placa de la Merced has many bars and tapas restaurants and is a few minutes’ walk from the Museo Picasso. The Foundation Pablo Ruiz Picasso and the Museo Casa Natal are open daily and there is an entrance fee.
Address: Plaza de la Merced, Malaga, Spain
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38 Tours and Activities to Experience Plaza de la Merced

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City Sightseeing Malaga Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Malaga Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore the southern port city of Malaga on a hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing tour. Hop aboard a double decker bus and pass top attractions, including the Playa de la Malagueta, Plaza de Toros, and the Malaga Cathedral, known for its mysteriously unfinished south tower. Hop off to explore as many times as you like within 24 hours, and then rejoin the route at one of 14 stops evenly distributed throughout Malaga. Upgrade to include a guided walking tour with your ticket.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.56
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$26.56
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2-hour E-bike Tour of Malaga

2-hour E-bike Tour of Malaga

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Tick through Málaga’s main sights the quick, fun and easy way on an electric bike tour. Hop on a comfortable electric bike and cover more sights than possible on foot or a standard bicycle. Aside from seeing Malaga's sights, enjoy the feeling of cruising through the city with little effort. Get an overview of Malaga before pedaling up to Mount Gibralfaro for views of Malaga’s beautiful beachfront and portside. All necessary cycling equipment included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$36.22
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$36.22
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1-hour Segway Tour in Malaga

1-hour Segway Tour in Malaga

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Get to know Málaga with minimum effort and maximum cool on a Segway-Ninebot city tour. Glide around Málaga’s historical and scenic highlights, experiencing the sights in double-quick time aboard one of these trendy, self-balancing personal transporters. Pass sights such as the Roman Theatre, cruise effortlessly up forested Mount Gibralfaro, and glide along the beautiful beachfronts and portside promenades.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.73
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$30.73
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Go local for a day in Plaza de la Merced

Go local for a day in Plaza de la Merced

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This adventure has 2 of the most important ingredients to make your walk around Malaga an UNFORGETTABLE visit: the experience of local 'malagueñas'; and also officially qualified tour guides. The idea is not to talk about a huge amount of historical facts, nor to treat you as just another tourist. The purpose is to experience and feel the city as a REAL LOCAL, a real "malagueño". The duration of this activity is 2,5h. which starts with a nice coffee/tea at one of the most iconic squares of the city: Plaza de la Merced. Then, the walk will get started around the historical area in order to discover the most well-known places (as well as surprising, unknown ones) of the centre, while talking about history, curiosities, traditions... and some stories as well :) Where do locals go, what are our customs, where do we go and what do we eat? Besides this, there will be some delicious local products for tasting during the visit. DO YOU FANCY ENJOYING A TOUR WITH A DIFFERENCE? Let's go!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.21
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$26.21
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E-bike Tour and Rental in Malaga

E-bike Tour and Rental in Malaga

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You start your day with a complete electric bike tour in Malaga. Not just a guided visit, our tour leader gives you lots of tips about our amazing city. You get all the information you need about Malaga´s lifestyle, culture, the best restaurants, the best terraces...You start your guided journey in the city center where you discover the most beautiful sites of Malaga. In the second part, you ride through the Gibralfaro forest until the top of the hill. The view from there is amazing! You ride down the hill toward the luxuriant Paseo del Parque, the port and the promenades. Along the beach, you are free to go anywhere you like with your e-bikes. Your tour leader gives you a map and answers the last questions you might have. You have several options for the rest of the day. Ride along Malaga´s promenade toward the old fishing villages. Pedregalejo, El Palo and Rincón de la Victoria are full of life and delicious Chiringuitos! You can also ride to the botanical garden or even Huelin.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.16
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$49.16
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Malaga Nightlife Tour - Pub Crawl

Malaga Nightlife Tour - Pub Crawl

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The only original Nightlife Tour - Pub Crawl in Malaga. The best way to meet other travellers and enjoy local bars and clubs. A local guide will be there with you all the time to suggest the best and most typical drinks, apart from the ones included.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.10
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$18.10
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Private Tour in Malaga.Complete electric car Tour + walking tour city center

Private Tour in Malaga.Complete electric car Tour + walking tour city center

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Get to know Malaga in a different, fun, safe and unique way with our guided tour by electric car! Driving yourself! Our local guide will accompany you at all times, who will go in another car and communicate through the audio system, and explain the main aspects of the route. During the Tour there will be several stops to enjoy the wonderful views that the city brings us and where you will be told a little about the history of Malaga. Cleaning and disinfection of cars is very important to us, it is done before and after each Tour. It is a very private tour because you will go with your companion in the same car, without crowds and in contact with few people. Live the Twizy experience, we are waiting for you! Important: Driver over 25 years old, with a valid driver's license, for the co-pilot from 3 years old.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.56
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$90.56
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Málaga Picasso Museum Private Guided Tour

Málaga Picasso Museum Private Guided Tour

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Enrich your knowledge of Picasso’s artistic legacy on a 3-hour small-group tour of the Picasso Museum in Málaga. In an intimate group limited to 15 art enthusiasts, you’ll begin at Casa Natal – the birthplace of Pablo Picasso – and listen to engaging commentary from your guide. Head inside the Picasso Museum, housed in Palacio de Buenavista, and take a tour of prominent artworks and recognizable masterpieces created by the influential artist. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.26
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$42.26
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1 Hour Malaga Panoramic Segway Tour

1 Hour Malaga Panoramic Segway Tour

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We will start our guided tour from Calle Larios, built in century 19th by the family of the same name and converted today into the fifth most expansive shopping street in Spain. Than through Plaza de la Constitución we will slide by our original segways to Plaza de Uncibay. Your guide is going to take you to the Alcazaba, palatial fortification of the Muslim period at the foot of the Monte Gibralfaro, and allow ourselves to be seduced by the story and the beautiful views of the Bay of Malaga. After we reach Roman Amphitheatre, built by César Augusto. Also we can see the birthplace of Picasso, which Foundation promotes since the end of the 90's. Will roll through the Plaza de la Merced, observing all the perspectives of the neoclassical Obelisk that stands in the middle as a tribute to General Torrijos. Picasso Museum, the old Palacio de los Condes de Buenavista
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.01
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$38.01
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Private Tour in Malaga.Electric Car Tour and visit to Gibralfaro Castle

Private Tour in Malaga.Electric Car Tour and visit to Gibralfaro Castle

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Get to know Malaga in a different, fun, safe and unique way with our guided tour by electric car! Driving yourself! Our local guide will accompany you at all times, who will go in another car and communicate through the audio system, and explain the main aspects of the route. During the Tour there will be several stops to enjoy the wonderful views that the city brings us and where you will be told a little about the history of Malaga. Cleaning and disinfection of cars is very important to us, it is done before and after each Tour. It is a very private tour because you will go with your companion in the same car, without crowds and in contact with few people. Live the Twizy experience, we are waiting for you! Important: Driver over 25 years old, with a valid driver's license, for the co-pilot from 3 years old.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.76
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$91.76
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Private Tour in Malaga.Mini Tour the city center and fishing neighborhoods

Private Tour in Malaga.Mini Tour the city center and fishing neighborhoods

Get to know Malaga in a different, fun, safe and unique way with our guided tour by electric car! Driving yourself! Our local guide will accompany you at all times, who will go in another car and communicate through the audio system, and explain the main aspects of the route. During the Tour there will be several stops to enjoy the wonderful views that the city brings us and where you will be told a little about the history of Malaga. It is a very private tour because you will go with your companion in the same car, without crowds and in contact with few people. Live the Twizy experience, we are waiting for you! Important: Driver over 25 years old, with a valid driver's license, for the co-pilot from 3 years old.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.41
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$66.41
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Malaga at dusk

Malaga at dusk

The sunset gives the city a magical character, transforming its monuments and streets into a beautiful illuminated event. An ideal opportunity to walk along Calle Larios, as well as our Cathedral, "the little man", imposing before dusk. We will not leave Alcazabilla Street behind, where the Roman Theater and the Alcazaba unite in this space two civilizations that enriched Malaga and that at night show a very different aspect to the daytime. We will continue in the Plaza de la Merced, where the home of Malaga-born painter Pablo Picasso is located, to finish on a terrace tasting a typical wine with fabulous views. It is recommended to always book in advance to ensure good service and availability.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.02
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$35.02
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Walking Tour of Malaga with entrance to Picasso and or Thyssen Museums

Walking Tour of Malaga with entrance to Picasso and or Thyssen Museums

Enjoy this completely private 4-hour tour of Málaga and explore the city’s most museums with your private tour guide. The Picasso museum, inaugurated in 2003 by the King and Queen of Spain, gave Malaga a kickstart to its growing cultural interest, and in 2011, the Thyssen-Bornemisza, one of the most famous art collectors, decided to open a museum in Malaga as well due to the high cultural interest of the city and it's visitors.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$181.12
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$181.12
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Best of Malaga Walking Tour

Best of Malaga Walking Tour

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"Best of Malaga" walking tour will give you an overview of one of the top cultural cities in Spain. It was birthplace of the greatest artist on XX century: Pablo Picasso. Join us for an exciting day on this bustling city. Malaga is full of life, enjoy its ancient monuments and culture blended with its modern museums and facilities. Our clients often comment: "We have to come back to Malaga and spend more days here".
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.56
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$90.56
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 Malaga Private Full Day Trip from Marbella, from Ronda...

Malaga Private Full Day Trip from Marbella, from Ronda...

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Explore the beautiful, ancient city of Málaga on a private, full-day tour form Marbella or surrounding towns. Learn about the city’s long and multilayered history with visits to a Roman theater, the famous Alcazaba Moorish citadel and the Renaissance-style Málaga Cathedral. Stop at the childhood home of Málaga’s most famous citizen, Pablo Picasso, and enjoy leisure time to stroll through the winding streets and taste local cuisine.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$398.47
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$398.47
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Malaga: Full Private Guided Tour, Center, Cathedral, Roman Theater, Alcazaba

Malaga: Full Private Guided Tour, Center, Cathedral, Roman Theater, Alcazaba

Wander through the streets of Málaga on this private guided tour. Starting in the Plaza de la Merced, discover the highlights of this enchanting Andalusian city along the Mediterranean Sea. Stops include the Malaga Cathedral, the Roman Theater, the Alcazaba, and more. Plus, enjoy a typical local wine toward the end of the tour.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$362.25
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$362.25
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Private 9-hour tour to Malaga from Granada with hotel pick up and drop off

Private 9-hour tour to Malaga from Granada with hotel pick up and drop off

Your private driver will pick you up in Granada and then take you on this private excursion to get to know Málaga. Once you arrive to Malaga you will meet with your private official tour guide. The first place you will visit on this private tour is the Gibralfaro, which is located 132 meters above the sea level, and from where you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Malaga. You will visit the Castle of Gibralfaro (entrance included on the price of this private tour). The itinerary may be completely personalized for a truly unique experience in Málaga. Monuments and sights you may choose to visit: • Plaza de la Merced • Moorish Fortress La Alcazaba • Roman Theatre • Cathedral of Málaga (entrance included in the price of this tour) • St. John’s Church • Plus many more... Your private tour guide will be at your disposal during the 4 hour tour in Malaga.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$555.44
Price varies by group size
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$555.44
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Private 4-hour Walking Tour of Malaga with entrance to the Cathedral

Private 4-hour Walking Tour of Malaga with entrance to the Cathedral

Exploring Malaga on a private walking tour is great way for first-time visitors to get an overview of all the city has to offer. Your guide gives you a local perspective on key attractions such as the Malaga Cathedral and Plaza de la Merced—something you can't get on your own. Because this tour is private, you have plenty of chances to chat with your guide and ask questions and can move through the tour at a pace that's comfortable for you.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.92
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$179.92
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Private 4-hour City Tour of Malaga (Shore excursion or hotel pick up)

Private 4-hour City Tour of Malaga (Shore excursion or hotel pick up)

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Design your own ideal day in Málaga with a private, half-day sightseeing tour led by a savvy local guide. Learn about the city’s rich history and many different periods of rule as you explore cultural and architectural highlights like the ancient Roman theater, St John’s Church, Plaza de la Merced and the Moorish Alcazaba. Your guide will customize the day’s itinerary to suit your preferences for a completely personalized and enlightening tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$332.06
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$332.06
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90min Segway Small Group Tour in Malaga

90min Segway Small Group Tour in Malaga

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The Costa del Sol city of Málaga boasts ancient architecture and spectacular coastal views, but covering the sites and scenic views on foot is tiring. On this tour, explore Málaga by Segway and see the city with ease. With your guide to lead the way, take in top attractions including the 11th-century Alcazaba and the maritime promenade, and admire uninterrupted coastal views from Mt. Gibralfaro.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.86
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$36.86
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Malaga Traditional Wine & Tapas Tour - by Oh My Good Guide!

Malaga Traditional Wine & Tapas Tour - by Oh My Good Guide!

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There's no better way to delve into a new culture than by tasting the local cuisine. In this foodie-friendly Malaga tour, uncover the tapas scene by exploring the city with a local guide. Visit three taverns in the city center, eat traditional Spanish snacks, and learn about Spain's famous wine as you sip.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.34
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$77.34
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Discover Malaga with a Local Guide, in 60 minutes

Discover Malaga with a Local Guide, in 60 minutes

This Experience is provided by a private local. You only have an hour to fall in love with Malaga? Challenge accepted! Discover Malaga during a short but sweet excursion, in which you will learn the most interesting facts about the city, the local lifestyle and the modern transformation of the city. We will meet at Marqués de Larios statue and will go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Malaga special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.94
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$22.94

Malaga breakfast churros & walking tour

Malaga breakfast churros & walking tour

Hi, I'm Cynthia! As an official guide of tourism and passionate of Málaga, I am happy to be able to make you know my city and my enthusiasm. I wish you could really enjoy and live it: during this experience, I want to introduce my neighborhood, authentic and charming, old fishing area where we find all the mythical restaurants ... Are you ready? ¡Vámonos!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.61
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Photogenic Malaga Photography Tour with a Local

Photogenic Malaga Photography Tour with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private Local. Come with me to discover the beauty of Malaga through your camera lens! Join me on this city walk for the unique opportunity of experiencing Malaga from an insider’s point of view and taking stunning pictures of it at the same time! Our walk will take us from Old Town to charming waterside. While you use your camera to capture the beauty of Malaga you will also get to discover local spots and hidden gems that your typical tourist tour won’t show you. Treat your curiosity by discovering an alternative side of Malaga and all the unique beauty it has to offer! Let us discover an alternative side of Malaga, full of history and unique beauty! Don't forget to book the Experience at a suitable time to have the best light possible for the pictures! Our tour includes a stroll through La Merced, the coolest neighbourhood in Malaga with bustling bars, lively streets, and great architecture which all offer a stunning material for photography!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.39
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What's the best way to experience Plaza de la Merced?