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The Greatest (Lifelike) Day Journeys from Malaga

The Best Realistic Day Trips from MalagaThe Greatest (Lifelike) Day Journeys from Malaga.

You need to simply love bloggers after they point out locations like Tangier as a viable daytrip from Malaga. Similar goes for Seville, similar goes for Cadiz. They’re all nice locations. However they’re not practical day journeys from Malaga.

A “Lifelike” day journey for me means no additional than 1 ½ hours away (you don’t wish to be doing greater than 3 hours roundtrip to go someplace). It additionally means visiting a spot that you would be able to realistically cowl in a day. Locations like Seville want a number of days (at the very least) to go to correctly.

On this publish I cowl the very best practical Day Journeys from Malaga, all locations you possibly can go to in a day.



I’ll begin with one of many best locations to get to from Malaga. It’s additionally essentially the most underrated vacation spot on this record. That’s Antequera, a metropolis we lived in for a yr.

You may get to Antequera in 25 minutes if taking the high-speed prepare from Malaga’s Maria Zambrano station to Antequera’s AV station. In the event you take the Alsa bus it’ll take an hour.

There’s heaps to see in Antequera. The Dolmens of Antequera are a Unesco World Heritage website and a straightforward stroll from the bus and prepare station. Downtown, you might have a Moorish fortress (the Alcazaba) looming over town. There are 34 church buildings on the town, essentially the most spectacular being Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, Iglesia del Carmen, Covento de Belén, and Iglesia de San Juan de Dios. You may see stunning plazas reminiscent of Plaza San Sebastián and Plaza Coso Viejo, go to the bullring (and never should pay for it), and stroll up and down the hills taking a look at a few of the unimaginable views all around the metropolis.

See extra: A Do-It-Your self strolling tour of Antequera
On the viewpoints: One of the best Viewpoints in Antequera


The best day trips from Malaga

The best day trips from Malaga

The best day trips from Malaga





Distance-wise it’s the furthest away from Malaga than any of the opposite locations I’ve on this record. However the high-speed prepare will get you there in 1 hour, making it a straightforward daytrip from Malaga.

There’s numerous nice issues about Córdoba however none of them beat the Mezquita (as locals name it. The politically right identify is the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba). No matter you name it, for us it’s nonetheless essentially the most unimaginable website we’ve seen in Spain. Extra right here on the Mezquita of Córdoba.

However there’s extra. Córdoba is a fantastic and small-sized historic metropolis who’s highlights can simply be seen in a full (however busy) day of sightseeing. There’s the Alcázar of Córdoba, the fortress and palace which was the house of the Catholic Monarchs Isabella and Ferdinand. Christopher Columbus got here right here in 1492 to plan his first journey to the Americas. There’s a Roman Bridge that dates again to the 1st century, a fantastic previous city (the Juderia, it was the previous Jewish quarter), and the Palacio de Viana (a 15th century palace with unimaginable gardens).

Extra: Highlights of a day journey to Córdoba (Spain)


The best day trips from Malaga

The best day trips from Malaga




Like Córdoba, Granada has certainly one of Spain’s most spectacular sights: the Alhambra. And Granada is now 1 hr, 20 minutes from Malaga on the high-speed prepare. That makes Granada an important day journey from Malaga.

Actually, you possibly can spend all day on the Alhambra. There’s heaps to see. Make sure that to purchase your tickets upfront as a result of tickets go quick (official web site).

If in case you have extra time, stroll via the middle, see the Cathedral, the Royal Chapel (the burial locations of the Catholic Monarchs Isabella and Ferdinand), the Basilica of San Juan de Dios. Or, should you don’t really feel like queuing or paying for sights, stroll via the Albaicin and benefit from the viewpoints, buildings and lots of tapas eating places.

Granada wants greater than a day however you possibly can at the very least see the Alhambra and get a style of Granada on a day journey…

Extra: 48 Hours in Granada


The best day trips from Malaga

The best day trips from Malaga





Ronda is a favourite of many guests to Spain. I’m breaking my very own rule on this one as a result of it takes 2 hours to get there from Malaga (both by bus or prepare). But it surely’s not a giant metropolis and you’ll fairly simply see all the primary highlights on a daytrip.

The massive draw right here is the Puente Nuevo (“New Bridge”): a bridge constructed within the 1700’s to attach the 2 components of Ronda. It was a technological marvel on the time.

Ronda is a city with numerous historical past. You’ll see medieval partitions, previous bridges, Arab baths, and Christian church buildings and palaces. But it surely’s the views that make Ronda spectacular: it’s a metropolis of cliffs and gorges and there are many viewpoints all around the metropolis.

Extra: A Do-It-Your self strolling tour of Ronda


The best day trips from Malaga

The best day trips from Malaga


The 4 cities above have essentially the most spectacular highlights of the ten locations I’ve on this record. The following 2 highlights are for these in search of out of doors adventures.




The Caminito del Rey

Most likely essentially the most well-known out of doors vacation spot in Spain. It’s a wood path constructed on the cliffs of a gorge. 100 meters under runs a river, above you soars one other 100 meters of rock. For many of two hours you stroll on this surroundings, taking a look at some spectacular geography.

I’ve a really detailed publish on the Caminito del Rey right here. An important factor: guide early. It’s a extremely popular path.


The best day trips from Malaga

Caminito del Rey



Torcal de Antequera

Close to Antequera is the “Paraje Pure Torcal de Antequera” (“Torcal de Antequera Pure Park” in English). It’s identified for its uncommon landforms and is thought to be one of the vital spectacular karst landscapes in Europe. “El Torcal” refers back to the mountain vary (the Sierra del Torcal) which is made up of limestone fashioned about 150 million years in the past. The landscapes you see within the park have been created by hundreds of thousands of years of abrasion and dissolution by water (karstification).

You drive as much as the highest of the mountain (by yourself, by taxi, or by tour) to the guests middle. From there, a number of trails take you thru the spectacular geography. Alongside the way in which you’ll see viewpoints (you possibly can see as distant because the coast of Malaga) and also you’ll more than likely spot some Iberian Ibex (which, with its massive horns, are fairly spectacular).

A really detailed publish right here on El Torcal de Antequera.


The best day trips from Malaga

The best day trips from Malaga




The following 4 locations are coastal cities/cities and “White villages”




We lived 2 ½ years in Nerja. It’s a really fairly (and common) coastal city. Causes to go there: a captivating previous city with the spectacular Balcon de Europa, numerous seashores, nice eating places and good nightlife. Simply exterior of city are the Nerja Caves that are extremely spectacular. There’s additionally numerous nice climbing within the close by Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Pure Park. 3 of my favourite hikes round Nerja.

Many individuals come to Nerja and keep per week. It’s a enjoyable, enjoyable place with good seashores and good nightlife. But it surely will also be completed on a daytrip: during which case I’d suggest a stroll across the city middle and a go to to the Nerja caves (take the little vacationer tram for a scenic trip).

Getting right here: the bus takes between 75 to 90 minutes from Malaga.

Extra: One of the best issues to See and Do in Nerja


day trip to nerja

The best day trips from Malaga




One of many Andalusia’s fairly “Pueblos Blancos” (“White Cities”). Positioned about 10 minutes inland from Nerja alongside the foothills of the mountains (the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Pure Park), it’s a charming – and touristy – city of about 3000 folks.

It’s a reasonably city stuffed with whitewashed buildings, vibrant flowerpots and nice views. However there’s historical past as properly: this city dates again 3000 years and was the situation of one of many bloodiest battles in Southern Spain (the Battle of the Peñon de Frigiliana in 1559).

All it’s good to find out about Frigiliana.


The best day trips from Malaga

The best day trips from Malaga




Mijas Pueblo

Mijas Pueblo is one other common Pueblo Blanco. It’s certainly one of our favorites.

Like all of the Pueblos Blancos, Mijas Pueblo has the whitewashed alleys, vibrant flowerpots and views of the Mediterranean…however you even have some distinctive points of interest: the massive and fairly squares (Plaza Virgen de la Peña and Plaza de la Constitución), the Ermita Virgen de la Peña, the fortress partitions, the botanical gardens, the various nice viewpoints…Mijas Pueblo is extra fascinating and prettier than most of the white villages we’ve seen.

Getting there: take the commuter prepare to Benalmadena (that takes about 20 minutes). From there, take the 121 bus which takes about 45 minutes.

Extra on Mijas Pueblo .


The best day trips from Malaga

The best day trips from Malaga




Our favourite of the cities on the Costa del Sol. Individuals have a sure thought of Marbella: the reality is that Marbella is not only a glitzy place for the jet set. That’s exterior of city. Marbella itself has a shocking previous city with a fantastic church (Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación), one of many prettiest important squares anyplace (Plaza de los Naranjos) and the stays of an previous Moorish fortress (the Alcazaba of Marbella). It’s stuffed with little streets, all adorned with flower pots, non secular murals, and intricately adorned cobblestoned pavements. Then there’s after all the seashores which it has loads of.

It’s a really spectacular city and about 1 hr and quarter-hour from Malaga.

Extra on why you need to go to Marbella.


The best day trips from Malaga

The best day trips from Malaga





The above are all nice – and practical – day journeys from Malaga.


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