Temperature: Averaging between a maximum of 22(°c) and a minimum of 13(°c), Malaga owes its pleasant climate to its position between the regulating Mediterranean Sea and the protective Malaga mountains.
Best time to visit: If you’re seeking warm sunshine, July and August are the hottest months. Malaga is at its coldest between December and February, and most of Malaga’s rain falls in autumn and winter.
Art lovers: Learn about the life and times of Malaga’s most famous son at Picasso’s Birthplace Museum.
History enthusiasts: Journey through Malaga’s colourful past, taking in the Moorish fortification, Alcazaba and the Catholic Shrine of Victory.
Beach babes: Pick your spot and park your beach towel on Malaga’s 14km stretch of golden sands.
Language: The language spoken in Malaga is Spanish.
Currency: The currency used in Malaga is the Euro (€).
Local time: Malaga is one hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Malaga airport is around 12km southwest of central Malaga.
Alternative transport: You can also travel by Eurostar to Paris with onward through France and down into Spain.
Flight time from UK: 3 hours
Tourist information: Further Malaga tourist information can be found at www.malagaturismo.com/en
Visa / health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Malaga.
Bus: The bus service in Malaga will take you to the most popular spots in the city.
Horse-drawn carriage: Pass by Malaga’s major landmarks on an exciting 45-minute tour. The trip takes in Malaga Park, Paseo de la Farola, Paseo Marítimo, Plaza de Toros, Paseo de Reding and Plaza de la Merced.
Segway: Get a unique perspective of the city as you manoeuvre a Segway around the sights.
Car: Whether you bring your own or hire one when you get there, having a car gives you freedom to explore the surrounding area.
Fair fun: Visit Malaga around the end of August to see the elaborate spectacle of Malaga Fair. Expect fireworks, music, tapas and wine, processions and a fairground in the city centre.
A musical Christmas: The Verdial Festival is held each 28th December, in honour of the feast of the Holy Innocents. Performers dance a particular type of fandango accompanied by a small orchestra. Everyone celebrates with local wines.
Street party: Carnival takes Malaga by storm each February and March. Expect a multicultural celebration featuring bright colours and bold characters. Join in as the streets fill with music, dance and laughter.