Turism in Malaga: what to do and see to enjoy the most
Malaga is a city open to the world, cosmopolitan and pleasant. Anyone who visits Malaga repeats either for its pleasant climate, its jovial and intentional spirit, its historical and cultural richness, its Mediterranean cuisine, its beaches and all the leisure possibilities it offers. Without a doubt, Malaga has earned its reputation as one of the favorite tourist destinations in Spain, in addition, it has been considered one of the 10 European cities with the highest quality of life.
Malaga is the City of Museums, it has more than 40 and has a great Historical Heritage
Cultural programme and activities in Malaga
At Málaga PLUS we work to offer you a complete activity program in Malaga and excursions throughout the year, because we believe that a combination of activities is what will help you practice your Spanish after classes.
In our school you will discover that our immersion programs are ideal to immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture. After the Spanish lessons you will be able to attend the activities that the school organizes so that you get to know the best of Malaga , its customs, its gastronomy and other students. The international environment is unique: it promotes dialogue between students who share the same objectives; learn the language and get to know the city more closely. But do not forget, that the best opportunity to practice and to learn Spanish is with locals, so living in host family accommodation or student residences may be the complement you need.
We have different leisure options available and for all levels of Spanish. We also belong to ACEM , the Association of Spanish Schools in Malaga, which also organizes cultural activities and excursions during the week and on weekends.
Thanks to the good climate of Malaga, we can offer a range of activities in Malaga that will not leave you indifferent because the city of the Costa del Sol has a lot to offer: from cultural activities, water or mountain activities, to day trips in the wonderful and famous white villages or the nearby cities in the Community of Andalusia. What to see in Malaga seems little to you? Wait to see all our plans about what to do and see in Malaga and its surroundings.
From our school, some of the activities that we organize in the middle and high season are the following:
Desde nuestra escuela, algunas de las actividades que organizamos en temporada media y alta son las siguientes:
Cultural activities in Malaga
Malaga has become a true City of Museums. With more than 40 museums, it can be said that art in Malaga is for all tastes, and best of all, most are concentrated in the city center. Some of the most famous museums in Malaga are the Picasso Museum, in homage to Picasso, the famous painter from Malaga, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, a benchmark of classical art, the Museum of Imagination, the Center for Contemporary Art (CAC) , the Alborania Museum (Aula del Mar), or the "Peña Juan Breva" Museum of Flamenco Art
Also with Málaga PLUS you will get to know the places of interest in Malaga such as the Cathedral, the Alcazaba, and the Palace of the Nasrid Kings, located on the slope of Mount Gibralfaro or the new Center Pompidou in Malaga. Also of special interest are: the Cervantes Theater or the new Soho Theater of the actor Antonio Banderas. But if your thing is Street Art, then you are in luck because Malaga has great graffitis in the neighborhoods of Soho and Lagunillas.
Gastronomic activities - Tapas
One of the things to do in Malaga that cannot be missing from your list of activities to practice Spanish and liven up your stay in Malaga is ir de tapas, one of the customs of the Spanish that you will soon adopt with enthusiasm. Its verb is "tapear" and it is a very common social act among Malaga and Spaniards, which will allow you to improve your linguistic skills in Spanish in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, while enjoying the culinary delights of the Mediterranean.
The leisure and gastronomy offer is very extensive and varied. From traditional wineries where you can taste the tapas and wines of the region, passing through the typical beach bars that offer our famous “fried fish”, to modern restaurants with Michelin stars. Another of the most famous Spanish dishes that you have to try during your stay in the city is the paella . And since we know that paella is one of the dishes that you will not forget, in our school we offer cooking classes to learn how to cook paella, world foods or make the popular sangria. You dare?
Without a doubt the sports activities in Malaga are the biggest claim of our students, so we take advantage of the beaches and their surroundings to carry out outdoor activities. You can have fun and play soccer, beach volleyball with other students. We also have water activities such as boat trips, kayaking, surfing or even paddle surfing.
Weekend Trips from the School
On weekends, the school organizes excursions in Malaga and or to internationally recognized cities that are close to Malaga. You can travel to Granada and see the famous Alhambra, visit Seville and its Cathedral, Córdoba and its mosque, or Ronda and its bullring. And if what you want is to know more coastal cities, with us you will travel to Tarifa where you can practice Surf, to Nerja, to the well-known and luxurious Marbella, to Cádiz or even to Gibraltar. With the Malaga Plus excursions you will have the opportunity to discover all the charm and richness of Andalusia.
Other activities to practice Spanish in Malaga
If you plan to stay in Malaga for long term, you will be interested to know that there are more interesting activities that Malaga PLUS organizes such as going to the cinema, language exchanges, salsa and bachata classes, flamenco lessons, visits to the San Miguel beer factory, to the Caminito del Rey or El Chorro Lake where you can practice water activities such as paddle surfing or kayaking. With all of them, in addition to having fun, you will learn a lot about the customs, the language and the way of life of the Spanish.
Any suggestion to carry out other activities or excursions is possible if it is proposed with time in advance and with a minimum of students.
Why choose Malaga as a destination for your language stay in Spain?
1. Malaga is a welcoming city that meets expectations : living in Malaga will be an enriching experience. Like all maritime and port cities, Malaga is a very international city with many opportunities for leisure and enjoyment. The best thing about the city is undoubtedly the kindness and friendliness of the people, which make your linguistic stay in the city easier. Malaga people are used to living with people of many nationalities and diverse lifestyles. By living in Malaga you will feel welcomed by them from the very first moment.
2. Historical-cultural wealth : throughout the history of Malaga different cultures have passed, as it was invaded by Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Arabs, until the arrival of the Catholic Monarchs. This is reflected in their customs, lifestyle and in all the monuments of the city such as the Roman Theater, the Alcazaba, the Gibralfaro Castle and other churches with mixtures of styles.
3. Enjoy quality of life : Malaga continues to grow today, and thanks to the development of the Costa del Sol, it has become one of the world capitals of tourism, in fact it is considered by the European Commission as one of the 10 European cities with the highest quality of life in Europe.
4. The good weather of Malaga is another of the thousands of reasons why living in Malaga is a good choice if you want to learn the Spanish language. Located in a privileged natural enclave, when living in Malaga you will always enjoy the good weather and its pleasant temperatures. The warmest months are July and August with a maximum average of 35º C and a minimum of 25º C, the coldest months being January and February. And although there are days of rain, especially in autumn and winter, Malaga boasts 320 days of sunshine a year. In this way, those who travel to Malaga have the opportunity to enjoy its beaches almost all year round, or to walk along its promenade under the Malaga sun.
5. Malaga is a range of possibilities : living in Malaga is undoubtedly fun. During the day you can go shopping in the many shops in the city center or enjoy its beaches . And at night you will find many options for leisure. In the historic center there are bars, clubs and pubs for all tastes, and in the Pedregalejo area, where our school is located, you will find beachclubs and bars on the beach where you can have a drink surrounded by a good atmosphere.
¿Cómo llegar a Málaga?
Málaga tiene muy buenas comunicaciones con muchos con los principales destinos nacionales e internacionales . A nivel nacional, Málaga y Madrid están a tan solo 2 horas y 30 minutos en tren de alta velocidad y Barcelona a solo 1 hora en vuelo o 5 horas en AVE. Si viajas desde fuera del país, la mejor opción es volar hasta el aeropuerto de Málaga - Costa de Sol donde existe una gran opción de vuelos, algunos incluso directos con las ciudades más importantes a nivel internacional.
How to get to Málaga
Malaga Airport is located half an hour away from the school by car. It is the fourth busiest airport in Spain. Many major airlines fly to it. You will usually find offers on flights to Malaga from lots of cities. You can get to the school using public transport, such as train or bus, and the schools offers a transfer service to get to the school by private car, whichever makes your arrival more comfortable.
Another way to get to Malaga is by AVE, the Spanish high speed train service. Operating from several main cities in Spain, you can get to Málaga by AVE in a few short hours. If your flight lands in Madrid or Barcelona, it is one of the most comfortable ways to get to our city. The station is only 15 minutes away from the school by car, or 25 minutes by bus.
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