Collected by John Oseid, AFAR Local Expert
Calle Especería, 5, 29005 Málaga, Spain
Three of Málaga’s finest attractions in the old town—the Roman theater, Alcazaba and cathedral—can be visited on a leisurely foot tour. Built under the Roman Emperor Augustus, the theater is the finest of the many Roman ruins in southern Spain....
Calle Compañía, 10, 29008 Málaga, Spain
In 2011, a 16th-century mansion in the old Moorish quarter became the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga. Like its Madrid original, the art museum has become a huge hit with a collection of paintings that range from Courbet and Monet to Old Master works...
Palmeral de las Sorpresas, Muelle 2,, 29015 Málaga, Spain
Count the interactive Museo Alborania as one of the most engaging of Málaga’s many new museums. You'll find live fish and marine mammals in the maritime museum, as well as educational displays on ecotourism to go along with artifacts from the city...
Calle Imágenes, 15, 14001 Córdoba, Spain
Packed with stunning buildings, the entire historic center of Córdoba has been included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. At its peak, Córdoba was home to Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities—a multicultural city long before that...
Plaza Virgen de la Peña, 2, 29650 Mijas, Málaga, Spain
Among Andalucía’s well-known treasures are its white towns, with their whitewashed buildings glowing in the Spanish sunlight. Near Málaga at some 430 meters (1,400 feet) above sea level, Mijas, made up of several small hamlets, is one of the...