Top Historical Places in Malaga

Are you looking to explore the history of Malaga through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Malaga including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Malaga. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Malaga ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Malaga, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Malaga for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Malaga with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Alcazaba

    4.6 (2375 Votes)

    Outdoors, Landmark, View Point, Monument

    A beautiful behemoth constructed during the times of  Abd-al-Rahman, the Alcazaba is visible from almost every street of Malaga. Offering jaw dropping views of the city, the climb up to Alcazaba is both exhilarating and breath taking. Standing tall for many centuries, Alcazaba is the older cousin of the Alhambra of Granada and Alcazar of Sevilla. A great place to take some fantastic photos...Read more
  2. Malaga Cathedral

    Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    The ‘lady with one arm’ as it was christened because of the lack of a tower, Malaga cathedral is nonetheless a glorious example of the church’s riches in that period. The amalgamation of baroque and renaissance styles makes for a visual treat for the visitor. Stunning mahogany and cedar woodwork makes this church a beautiful example of Spanish craftsmanship. Worth noting are t...Read more
  3. Roman Theatre

    4.5 (413 Votes)
    Roman Theatre

    Monument, Entertainment, Performance, Theatre

    The ruins of the Roman Theatre were uncovered from underground, at the steps of the Alcazaba. Perhaps the oldest monument in Malaga, the Roman theatre sits pretty in the cultural heart of the city. The site is accompanied by the Centro de Interpretacion (visitors centre) which teaches visitors about the history of the ruins and its subsequent excavation. The ruins are an excellent example of Ro...Read more
  4. Castillo De Gibralfaro

    4.5 (1957 Votes)
    Castillo De Gibralfaro

    Landmark, Castle, Historical Site, Military Area

    Dating back to the 10th Century and used as a military base till 1925, the Castle of Gibralfaro has enjoyed a significant role in Spain’s history. The castle looks over Malaga like a lighthouse and offers some unforgettable views of the city. The castle is one of the last remaining symbol of Malaga’s Islamic heritage and a visit to the on-site museum will explain much about its impo...Read more
  5. Iglesia De Los Martires

    4.6 (191 Votes)
    Iglesia De Los Martires

    Church, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site

    One of the prettiest churches in Malaga, the Iglesia de Los Martires is a 16th century church that has notable Mudejar architecture. The church is dedicated to martyrs San Ciriaco and Santa Paula. The church has spectacular architectural design elements that give it an extravagant feel. Visitors can attend mass and pray alongside locals at this lovely church.
  6. Palacio Episcopal De Malaga

    Landmark, Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    A brilliant example of baroque architecture, Episcopal Palace is this unmissable blood-red mansion sitting in the beautiful Plaza Obispo. It is now a venue for art exhibitions and makes for an interesting visit. Noteworthy about the building is it’s facade that is three storied tall and made of simple pilasters. The surrounding square is one of the prettiest in Malaga, surrounded by fount...Read more