If you are going on holiday to the Costa del Sol anytime soon, you will more than likely want to cross Malaga city off your bucket list. Details on our Malaga map include; where to find the newly renovated Malaga port and historical city centre. Don’t miss the famous luxury shopping street – Marques de Larios, the Picasso museum, and of course, some of the best Malaga beaches. Moreover, if you’re staying in a hotel in Malaga, all of these attractions are within easy reach of each other. Why not hire a cycle or an electric scooter and don’t worry about parking a car in Malaga?

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If you plan to visit Andalucía, this map of southern Spain could be a useful guide. Also, see the Malaga map of motorways and A roads below for an idea of the best places to visit.

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The map of Spain highlights popular tourist spots such as the Costa del Sol, Poniente de Almería, Campo de Gibraltar and Bahía de Cádiz.

Below it, you have a map of all the 8  provinces that make up Andalucía, including Seville, Malaga,  Granada Huelva, Cordoba and Almeria.

How to get around the South of  Spain by car

Most of the tourists who visit southern Spain arrive at Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport from which you have excellent road connections to every part of Andalusia.

Below is a map showing all the roads that connect to the major cities.

The main road in Andalucía is the A-7, often referred to as the Mediterranean motorway. You have speedy connections from this road to Granada and Tarifa should you decide to rent a car at the airport.

If you are staying at one of the resorts along the Costa del Sol, do not miss the opportunity to visit the Old Town in the city of Malaga. Malaga also has excellent museums, art galleries and the only Pompidou Centre outside of France.

With so many historical places to visit, must-see tourist attractions can all be part of your holiday to-do list. Malaga is a large province with amazing weather and a good base to visit many villages and towns. East of Malaga you will find delightful seaside towns and villages such as Torrox, Nerja, and Maro.  To the West of Malaga, you will find busier holiday resorts such as Torremolinos and Fuengirola. You may consider visiting other provinces such as Granada, where you will discover the large Science park and the famous Alhambra palace Granada.

Malaga city also has so many things to see and do, including the Picasso museum, Roman theatre and Malaga port. Some of the best beaches in Malaga can be found just outside the town centre, where you will come across one family beach after another. See the Malaga map below.

Malaga map

Best places to visit in Southern Spain 

We at HolaHubMalaga.com recommend seeing the Alhambra in Granada, the Cordoba Mosque, Malaga Alcazaba and the beaches in Tarifa.

Alhambra in Granada: If you will be staying in southern Spain for a few days, be sure to visit the magnificent Alhambra in Granada. You need to book tickets in advance due to the popularity of the site, but don’t be put off if you have to wait a bit as Granada has many more attractions were seeing. If  driving there from Malaga watch your speed as the motorway is littered with radar traps.

Alcazaba in Malaga: Overlooking the city port and the remains of a Roman Amphitheatre the Alcazaba fortress is a must-see attraction and a great place to take photos of the city.

Malaga Cathedral: Located close to the Alcazaba and Roman ruins, it is possible to visit all three in half a day.

Malaga Picasso museum – A large and well-organized collection of Spain’s renowned artists.

Tarifa Beaches: If you come to Spain for the sunny weather and beaches, Tarifa and its miles of white sand will not disappoint. After a day at the beach, visit Tarifa town before the two-hour road trip back to Malaga.

Nerja Caves – Nerja’s famous underground caverns were discovered accidentally by a group of teenage boys. Actually situated just outside Maro, these caves are a great day out for everyone.

Is it worth hiring a car in Malaga?
It Can Save You The Taxi From Malaga Airport. Also, if you want to explore different provinces near Malaga car rental is better option.

Getting around Malaga city is easy when you get used to the busy Malaga roads. Just make sure that you avoid the bus lanes!

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