Malaga Essential Experience
If you really want to experience Malaga then our Malaga Experience is definitely the way to go. This exceptional-value offer includes admission to some of Malaga’s very best museums as well as a harbour cruise and a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket.
- Included admission to some of the city’s best museums
- Harbour cruise in the bay
- 24hr hop-on hop-off bus tour
- Stops near all the major sights
- Audio guide in 8 languages
- Full hygiene measures
- Free walking tour
- Entrance to MIMMA (Interactive Music Museum)
- Entrance to Automobile and Fashion Museum
- 10 activities to choose from: museums, boat tour, flamenco and more
Among the six is the Museo Picasso, which is, of course, dedicated to the city’s most famous son. It features some of his most notable works and is a brilliant way to see how he developed as an artist. It’s sure to give you the Picasso bug so we’ve also included the Museo Casa Natal de Picasso, which is actually in the building where he was born!
For even more art, the Museo Thyssen is one of Spain’s very best art museums outside Madrid. In fact, it’s a sister museum to the one in Spain’s capital. It’s collection of 19th century Spanish paintings is full of surprises and delights.
For the kids (big and small), MIMMA (the Interactive Music Museum) is guaranteed to entertain. There aren’t many museums where you can play the drums or have a strum on a guitar! Add to these, the Museo Revello de Toro and the Automobile and Fashion Museum and you’ve got an incredible package.
When you need to sit down and relax, you can take a cruise on the bay and see the city from the water. It really is a brilliant experience. And your 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket will help you get around the city. You’ll especially appreciate it you want to see the spectacular views from the Castillo de Gibralfaro, which stands high above the centre.
Before you Go
Red Line: first tour at 10:00 and last tour is at 18:30, except the following:
31st December: Last tour 17:00.
1st January: We start at 11:00.
5th January: Last tour at 15:30.
6th January: We start at 11:00.
Green Line (Botanical Garden):
31st December: no service.
25th and 1st of January: no service.
From the 1st January 2023: your ticket will include entrance to the Carmen Thyseen Museum instead of the Automobile Museum.
Red Line: from 10:00 to 19:00 (first and last tour from bus stop 1 - Vialia). Frequency every 20 minutes until 14:00. After that, every 30 minutes. Stop 2 is closed after 13:40.
Blue Line: starts at 11:00 from Vialia and joins the Red Line at 14:00. Frequency every 60 minutes until 14:00. After that, every 30 minutes.
Green Line (Botanical Gardens): from 11:00 to 18:00 (first and last tour from Malaga Bus Station). Frequency every 75 minutes. Every day apart from Monday.
MIMMA (Interactive Museum of Music): Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30 to 18:30.
Automobile and Fashion Museum: from 10:00 to 14.30 and 16:00 to 19:00. (Closed Saturday December 17th)
Free walking tour: Daily at 16:00 (except Monday 5th December at 13:00). There is no tour on 24th, 25th, 31st December and 1st January. Meeting point: Plaza de la Marina.
Vox City Guide: 7 self-guided routes through an APP on your mobile phone.
Picasso Museum: March-June from 10:00 to 19:00. July-August from 10:00 to 20:00
Birthplace Picasso Museum: from 09.30 to 20:00. Last entry 30 minutes before closure. Special opening hours 09:30 to 14:30 on 24 and 31 December 2022. Closed on 1 January, 26 February, 28 February, 18 May, 27 September, 25 October and 25 December 2023).
Jaleo Flamenco Show: check times and dates with our staff.
Russian Museum: Tuesday to Sunday from 09.30 to 20:00. Last entry 30 minutes before closure. Open on the following Mondays: 2 January 2023, 27 February 2023, 1 May 2023 and 14 August 2023). Special opening hours 09:30 to 14:30 on 24 and 31 December 2022. Closed on 25 March 2023.
Centre Pompidou: Wednesday to Monday from 09.30 a.m. to 20:00. Last entry 30 minutes before closure. Open on the following Tuesdays: 15 August 2023, 31 October 2023 and 5 December 2023). Special opening hours 09:30 to 14:30 on 24 and 31 December 2022. Closed on 28 March 2023.
Revello de Toro Museum: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00 Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00
Thyssen Museum: Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 20:00.
Cueva del Tesoro: admission and transfer included to the cave. Tickets can be collected from the Tourist Office in
Plaza de la Marina. 16 Sept - 14 Jun: 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-17:00. 15 Jun - 15 Sep: 10.30 -13:00 and 16.30 - 17:00.
Boat trip: Daily at 12:00, 13:30, 16:00, 17:30.
Present a copy of the City Sightseeing Malaga brochure at Santa Coffee Roaster and a receive a free coffee.
Entrance to the attractions is valid for the duration of your bus ticket.