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Malaga: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

1. Malaga: City Tour by Electric Tuk-Tuk

Embark on an electric tuk-tuk tour of Malaga and discover some of the main highlights of the city. Enjoy the perfect introduction to Malaga as your guide recommends places to visit during your stay. Admire the exterior of some of Malaga's most iconic landmarks including the Gibralfaro Castle, the Alcazaba, and the Pompidou Museum. Ride through La Malagueta Beach, the Contemporary Art Centre, and Marina Square. See the Port of Malaga, the Bank of Spain, and La Malagueta bullring. Explore the streets of Malaga, ride through Merced Square, and pass by the Picasso Museum.

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Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

2. Málaga: Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater Walking Tour

See the highlights in Málaga with this group walking tour. Follow your guide to the Cathedral, Alcazaba, Roman Theater and Picasso's streets. Listen as your guide tells you more about these sites. Start your tour at the Plaza de La Marina. Stroll to the Renaissance Cathedral of Malaga where your guide will point out details of the Cathedral for you and provide facinating context for what you see. Head to the Alcazaba which is built into the sides of Gibralfaro Mountain. Take the elevator to the highest point where you can admire views of Malaga. Walk to the ancient Roman Theater before heading to the streets where Picasso lived. Marvel at the statue of Picasso and explore Plaza de la Merced, Plaza del Obispo, and Calle Larios with your knowledgeable guide.

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Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

3. Málaga: 3-Hour Complete Walking Tour with Tickets

Enjoy a guided 3-hour walk around Málaga, beginning at Plaza de la Merced, one of the city’s most important squares. You’ll see the statue of Picasso, and hear about the origins of the city. Continue your walk to the most emblematic sites, including Plaza de la Constitución, Calle Lario, and La Plaza del Obispo. Enter the Cathedral, also known as La Manquita. Your guide will show you a number of picturesque locations, and you’ll stop to enjoy one of Málaga’s typical wines. The last stop is a visit to the Teatro Romano and the Alcazaba, where you'll have panoramic views from inside the monument.

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Malaga: Monumental 2-Hour Segway Tour

4. Malaga: Monumental 2-Hour Segway Tour

See the sights of Malaga with a local guide. Get a short practice session and safety briefing before you set off to ensure you feel comfortable and confident on the 2-wheel electric vehicle. Start your guided tour from the Paseo del Parque, then pass through the Palmeral de las Sorpresas straight to Port of Malaga. Stop near the Cathedral, also called la Manquita because the construction of the South Tower has never been completed. Go past the great Picasso Museum and head to the Plaza de la Merced, an important square in Malaga. After seeing the Roman Amphitheatre, built by César Augusto, roll onwards to the Monte de Gilbralfaro and over to the Parador Nacional. Enjoy the most amazing views of the coast and take a lot of photos. Ride back to the city and roll up at the Plaza de Uncibay. Feel free to ask any questions and get useful recommendations from your friendly guide.

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Málaga: 2-Hour Historical Center & Cathedral Tour

5. Málaga: 2-Hour Historical Center & Cathedral Tour

On this guided tour around the historical center and the Cathedral of Málaga, you will meet at Plaza de la Merced, a square with different uses during its history and connected to liberal policy. In this square, you will see the famous Picasso statue near the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation. During the walking tour, discover the city and the historic origins of Málaga. Walk around the most important places such as Calle Granada and Iglesia de Santiago, Plaza de la Constitución, Pasaje de Chinitas, Calle Larios and Plaza del Obispo. There, you will discover the majesty of the Cathedral of Málaga, the most emblematic monument in the city. The real name of this monument is Catedral de la Encarnación, also known as La Manquita.

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Malaga: Private Tour With Local Guide

6. Malaga: Private Tour With Local Guide

Founded by the Phoenicians around 770 B.C., Málaga is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has been inhabited by a large number of civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Muslims and Christians.   Your local guide will pick you up at a meeting point of your choice in the city center. From there begin the guided tour through Málaga exploring the most important monuments and attractions of the historic city center. Start at the main market so that you can experience the most lively part of the city firsthand, while your guide tells you about the cuisine and typical local products. From there, enter the old town, walking through the most important streets and squares such as Calle Larios and Plaza de la Constitución. While walking around Málaga,  discover stories, interesting facts and legends of the city from your local guide. The guide will take you to the most important monuments of the city such as the cathedral, the Muslim fortresses (Alcazaba and Gibralfaro), the Roman theater, the Picasso museum and much more.  The tour will finish at Plaza de la Merced, next to Picasso’s childhood home; a perfect place to taste the local food and cuisine in Málaga along with its famous tapas.

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Malaga: 3-Hour Private Customizable Walking Tour

7. Malaga: 3-Hour Private Customizable Walking Tour

Create your dream tour of Malaga with a customizable private guided tour. You could choose to discover the charm of the city center and old town with your knowledgable guide. Discover the mix of Roman, Arabic and Christian architecture and learn about how the city has evolved over the years. Visit the famous monuments, including the Roman theater and Alcazaba and discover why the Cathedral of Malaga is called the One-Armed Lady. Alternatively, you could head out into nature and discover panoramic views of the city from a scenic viewpoint. During your hike, learn about the Moorish times in Malaga and discover exotic plants in the Subtropical park.  Another option is to explore some of the city's many museums. Learn about Spanish painters, history, flamenco, and, of course, the most famous malagueño - Picasso. There is a museum for everyone's interests, so take advantage and learn something new. You could also choose to focus your tour on the port area and learn more about the Andalusian lifestyle. Visit a famous lighthouse, Malagueta beach and see how the locals cook seafood.

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Malaga: Private Mini Tour by Electric Car

8. Malaga: Private Mini Tour by Electric Car

Get to know and visit the most emblematic places of Malaga and the less seen areas as you travel by electric car. Begin the tour in Calle Alamos, in the center of Malaga. Go through the historic area (Paseo del Parque, La Catedral, Museo de Málaga, Ayuntamiento, Puerto de Málaga, Mirador de Gibralfaro) and the lesser-known area such as the fishing districts of Pedregalejo and El Palo. Take two stops during the tour, so that you can enjoy the views. End the tour back at the starting point in Calle Alamos.

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Málaga: Private Half-Day Walking Tour with Tapas

9. Málaga: Private Half-Day Walking Tour with Tapas

Start from Plaza la Marina where you can enjoy stunning views of the Port of Málaga and the Historic Quarter. Then move on to Mercado Atarazanas (Ataranzas Market), so called because it occupies the site where the Nasrid shipyards stood.  Calle Larios and Plaza la constitución make up the iconic Calle Larios, Málaga's main shopping street where the world's leading brands have their stores. Next, follow it as far as Plaza de la Constitución, to the heart of the city's historical quarter. See the Alcazaba, which built between the 11th and 15th century and was the fortress-palace of the Moorish rulers. It is located on the site of an earlier Phoenician building at the foot of Mount Gibralfaro, a privileged spot overlooking the city. Admire the Roman Theater, which regained its use as a performance space after its recent restoration. After some free time, visit the famous "el Pimpi" restaurant to taste a typical Spanish tapa (one included in the price). The tour ends at the central Plaza Marina.

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Malaga: City and Beach Segway Tour

10. Malaga: City and Beach Segway Tour

Explore the beautiful city of Malaga by Segway on a 2-hour small group tour. See the most emblematic sites, including Plaza de la Constitución and the Church of the Sacred Heart (Sagrado Corazon de Jesus Church). Get a training session and sufficient time to practice before you set off. Then, glide along Calle Granada to Plaza de la Merced, and continue uphill to Gibralfaro Castle overlooking the city and Mediterranean Sea. Locate La Malagueta bullring on Plaza de Toros and other monuments, and then get close to the Roman Theatre and Alcazaba. Take a spin around the majestic cathedral, and ride along the Paseo Marítimo for stunning views of the harbor. Learn about the life of Picasso and find out where the Picasso Museum and house where he was born are located along the way. Hear curiosities about the culture, benefit from short stops to take photos, and receive a map of the city with recommendations on the best places to eat and drink.

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What people are saying about Plaza de la Merced

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 338 reviews

Both Eduardo (our driver and guide) and the tour were great!!! He told us a lot about Malaga and explaind everything - from the history till today. He gave us ideas what.to do in Malaga, what food to eat, where to make photos - alltogether a very nice experience! And the Tuk tuk is great, it was raining but we didn't get wet, and you had nice blankets so my kids and wife were very warm! If this is your first visit to Malaga, this trip is a must!! Congrats to the team

Really great way to see around Malaga and get familiar with the city. Our guide was very informative. We did the 1.5hr tour. We had a 6 year old with us so this was an ideal to do a tour of the city.

Tuk Tuk with Eduardo was great! We loved seeing the local sights and learning about some of Malaga's history. definitely a great way to start a week around the area!

Eduardo is a passionate and wonderful guide. He shown us the various part of Malaga and provided insights more a local perspective. Highly recommended!!

A very beautiful and pleasant tour to see Malaga from tuk-tuk. Thank you✅!