What You Could Get in Malaga for $10 – 5 Things You Don’t Want to Miss While Traveling in the City

Hi everyone!

As a football fan, there are some things I know about La Liga. Some derbies between the football teams, from the infamous El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona to Eastern Andalucia’s derby between Malaga FC and Granada.

So this week, after covering Seville last year, Paulina of Visit Southern Spain is back to talk about how to travel on the budget in another city in Andalucia. And this time, we’re going to cover Malaga!

So, what could you get in Malaga for $10?

How to Enjoy Malaga on the Modest Budget

Malaga is surprising in many ways, from its calm beaches, lovely nightlife, barbecued sardines to 300 sunny days per year. A traveler can enjoy all these things without paying any penny. The place was often overlooked by travelers but it recently has come into the mainstream.

There are spots that travelers can enjoy visiting under their budget. The city has a lot to offer and travelers have realized that it is the city of traditions, and beauty and is very cheap.

There are some things to do here that you wouldn’t want to miss out on and will be able to enjoy under a modest budget. It is because there are plenty of free activities to explore. Read on to discover the free activities to enjoy in Malaga.

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Did you know?

Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world. Founded by the Phoenicians in 770 BC, it remains its role as an important trade center in Spain due to its strategic location between Europe and North Africa.


Atarazanas Market

Malaga’s central market exists since the 14th century and it was originally constructed by the Moors as a shipbuilder’s yard. The market has a fascinating history along with a crowded atmosphere. It is a great place to visit even if you do not want to buy anything.

Locals like it to shop for local products including oils, fish, olives, seasonal fruits, and vegetables. You can easily afford to buy some of these products for under $10. The market opens from Monday to Saturday and runs from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm.

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Malaga’s Center of Contemporary Art

Visiting the Centre of Contemporary Art (also known as CAC) will offer you to witness a fantastic collection of 20th and 21st-century art. It features popular artists like Plague Eliasson, Demian Hirst, Louise Bourgeois and many of the Andalusian artists. Visiting the Museum is free and it will never disappoint you.

Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibralfaro

The Alcazaba fortress and Gibralfaro castle are Malaga’s top two famous landmarks that will take your breath away. These both are unmissable attractions for anyone who visits the city.

You can enjoy a walk through the perfectly curated gardens and eucalyptus trees or take a view from the castle that can’t be replaced. Enjoy free entrance to both the landmarks after 2:00 pm on Sundays.

Malaga’s Viewpoints

The Gibralfaro hill offers the best viewpoints around the city. One is situated on the side of the Gibralfaro hill, along with the gardens and the castle and the other one is situated on top of the hill next to the castle. Reach there by car if you don’t want to walk.

If you are traveling on a modest budget, you can still figure out where to stay in Malaga at a low cost. $10 USD is approximately 8 Euros in Malaga that can buy you a bunch of things from famous eateries to traditional items.


Contributor: Paulina of Visit Southern Spain.

Paulina is a fervent travelette who crossed the Atlantic Ocean by boat hitchhiking. Blogging in English and EspaƱol since 2015, she wants to share her passion for sustainable travel like hiking, cycling, or sailing.


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