If you’re like us, you’ll enjoy getting off the beaten tourist path to see the arty corners of Malaga when you’re on your Mediterranean holiday. And the great news is that it’s much easier to get out and around to see those off-radar art spaces when you explore Malaga on a Sightseeing Treasure Hunt.
In this blog post, we leave the boring guidebook at the hotel and jump onto our saddles to go and discover the top 5 art things to see in Malaga for free.
Top 5 Art to see in Málaga for FREE
1. Soho Málaga – Discover Málaga’s urban street art
Visiting Soho is a must-do in Málaga! Take one hour to wander the beautiful “barrio” (district) of Soho Málaga and discover stunning architecture, lifestyle bars (Soho Café, juice bar) and marvel at the varied and colorful graffiti street art you will pass by. The perfect area to take unique holiday photos and experience a local and artistic atmosphere, next to the historical city center of Málaga. If you want to know more about the art scene in Málaga, we recommend you to learn about the MAUS project.
2. Invader in Málaga – Famous street art in Málaga
“Invader” is the pseudonym of a famous French urban artist. His work of pixel-art goes back to the1970s–1980s 8-bit video games. His street art can is present in 65 cities in 33 different countries and in 2017 he came to Málaga to spread his creative pixel art all over the city center and in other districts of Málaga. So keep your eyes wide open on your Malaga trip, and you will be surprised by the many artworks you will find, especially in the historical city center of Málaga. If you want to check out all of them, you can use the map at the end of this article about Invader in Málaga.
3. CAC Museum – Museum of contemporary art in Málaga (free entry)
Contemporary art lovers mustn’t miss the CAC in Malaga. The museum has a permanent collection comprising around 400 works which have been loaned by private collectors for periods of between three and five years You probably don’t like all the pieces of art that are presented, but there is bound to be something of your interest as well.
4. Lagunillas – A district for street art lovers in Málaga
Many people call the district Lagunillas the authentic Soho of Málaga. It is a beautiful local “barrio”, where you can marvel at lots of wall art and other artistic installations on balconies etc. The community of this district speaks up against gentrification and “turistification” to keep it an affordable place to live and love for locals and to keep the authenticity of this area.
5. Artsenal – A great open-air arts corner in the harbor area of Málaga
The Artsenal has a nice bar with handmade wooden sofas and chairs, surrounded by a really cool exhibition of beautiful pieces of art.
FIND THE SECRET TREASURE OF MALAGA
A Different WAY OF SIGHTSEEING!
Usual sightseeing tours off the rack are lurking behind every corner… We want you to experience something unique whilst your visit to Malaga. So, let’s go on a fun Sightseeing Treasure Hunt in the old town of Malaga.
Discover the most fascinating sights and attractions, important squares, beautiful gardens and hidden corners off the beaten tourist tracks in Malaga. Look for hidden clues and details, whilst enjoying Malaga at our Treasure Hunt … Can you find the secret treasure chest of Malaga?
Investigate the Picasso’s Murder Mystery on our GPS crime tour
For travelers who want to experience a special city activity in Malaga, we created the most exciting adventure on the Costa del Sol – Our GPS Murder Mystery.
On this unique activity, you will slip into the role of Sherlock Holmes solving a mysterious fictive crime in the city centre of Malaga. Equipped with the GPS compass and a crime book, you will rack your brains, nosing around the narrow streets of the city and looking for the potential murderer, the crime scene and the murder weapon – An escape room, taking part in the urban city centre of Malaga!