Discover Málaga on a budget of 0 euros!
Málaga, the touristic heart of the Costa del Sol, is known for its year round sunshine, warm climate, kilometres of beautiful beaches and of course for its traditions and culture. But with a history dating back centuries, the city is not only a touristic venue. The birthplace of one of the most famous artists ever known, Picasso, Málaga features a Moorish castle and is also famous for its Christmas lights, which have been discovered by millions of people worldwide.
People can spend hundreds of euros to visit Málaga, to discover its culture and fall in love with it. But we would like to let you into a secret: there is a way to discover this magical town on a very small budget.
Many of you may not be aware that most of the museums and monuments in Málaga offer free admission and for those who want to experience the historical and cultural side of this beautiful city, this information is as good as gold.
The Picasso Museum offers free entrance every Sunday for the last two hours of opening (16:00-18:00/17:00-19:00/18:00-20:00, depending on the season). It is also free for all registered unemployed.
Address: Palacio de Buenavista c/ San Agustín, 8, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 127 600
The Alcazaba fortress and Gibralfaro castle are two old historical buildings are free every Sunday afternoon from 14:00hrs until closing time.
Alcazaba: Calle Alcazabilla, 2, Málaga
Gibralfaro: Camino de Gibralfaro, 11, Málaga
The botanical gardens of Finca de la Concepción. Every Sunday from April 1 to September 30, the gardens offer free entrance from 15:30 to 19:00hrs and from October 1 to March 31 the hours are from 12:30 to 16:30hrs.
Address: Camino del Jardín Botánico, 3, Málaga
Tel:+34 951 926 180
The Picasso Birthplace Museum offers free attendance every Sunday from 9:30 to 19:45hrs.
Address: Plaza de la Merced, Málaga
Tel:+ 34 952 926 060
Málaga’s Cathedral is always free to get in for Málaga residents, just present your ID to prove that you live there.
Address: Calle Molina Lario 9, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 215 917
The Carmen Thyssen Museum Is free every Sunday from 17:00hrs, but it is also always free of charge for children under 18 and registered unemployed.
Address: Plaza Carmen Thyssen (C/Compañia 10), Málaga
Tel:+34 902 303 131
The Centre Pompidou Málaga is open to visitors and free of charge every Sunday from 16:00hrs until closing at 20:00hrs.
Address: Pasaje Doctor Carrillo Casaux, s/n, Muelle Uno, Puerto de Málaga
Tel: +34 951 926 200
The Russian Museum of Málaga offers free entrance every Sunday from 16:00hrs until closing between June and September. It opens until 22:00hrs on some months and 20:00hrs in winter, so check their website.
Address: Avenida Sor Teresa Prat, 15, Málaga
Tel: +34 351 926 150
The Revello De Toro Museum if free every Sunday from 10:00 until 14:00hrs.
Address: Calle Afligidos, 5, Málaga
Tel: +34 952 062 069
The Museum of Málaga This museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday and is always free of charge if you are a citizen of the European Union and have ID to prove it.
Address: Palacio de la Aduana, Málaga
Tel: +34 951 911 904
Málaga Aeronautical Museum The entrance to this museum is always free.
Address: Avenida Comandante Garcia Morato, Málaga
Tel: +34 352 048 176
As you will have noticed, most museums offer free entrance on Sundays so this could be the perfect little plan for you and your family. You can get to Málaga by car or simply catching a bus or train that will take you to the centre of the city. Have fun discovering Málaga!
– Oksana Drutsul –