Málaga blossoms: experience the city's unique spring season and delight all your senses
Get ready to see, hear, smell, taste and touch everything that the spring in Málaga has to offer.
Spring is by far, the favourite season for the citizens of Málaga, as the city transforms itself, becoming a unique and colourful landscape full of fragrances and flavours that will definitely give you goosebumps. Ready to discover Málaga’s spring with us?
Málaga’s colours: a sight to behold
Everyone who visits Málaga finds its colours and light very special, there's no denying it. Málaga’s colours are beautiful in all seasons, but there’s something about spring sunrises and sunsets. Even the sunlight, the moonlight and the stars look more captivating in this season. No matter what time of the day it is, the golden sunrise, the evening silvery sea or the strong blue colour of the calm Mediterranean Sea in the afternoon are a sight to behold.
Go to the Alcazaba—a fortress—and wander around the Gibralfaro Castle; sit at the Roman Theatre facing Alcazabilla street and look at Málaga’s Cathedral ceilings, or you can climb up to the cathedral’s rooftop and get a panoramic view of the city if it’s more to your liking.
Málaga’s wide-ranging colour palette
Málaga shines even brighter in spring, as its colour palette keeps growing.
Our next stop is green: you can find it in the Montes de Málaga Natural Park or in the Jardín Histórico-Botánico La Concepción, a historical and botanical garden. But this colour doesn’t come alone: the red of roses, the purple of bougainvillaea and the white of jasmine—jasmine that here is a small typical kind of bouquet called biznaga—are its fellow companions.
Amble along the Pedro Luis Alonso gardens or go all over the splendid promenades in Málaga’s Park. But there’s more: colours like yellow, pink and orange are also part of Málaga’s colour palette. No doubt that in this city you’ll find colours that suit all tastes!
Fragrances and flavours of Málaga
If you’re already in love with Málaga’s colours, you’ll become smitten with its smells. The city's signature scents are flowers, sea salt and espetos—typical grilled sardines—. Spring and summer are the best seasons to eat espetos. Nevertheless, Málaga also smells of sweets and freshly baked bread, as well as of torrijas—typical Spanish Holy Week dessert—, local sweet wines, salty almonds and ice cream, gastronomic gems that are waiting for you.
The sound of Málaga
Make yourself comfortable and sit on the seashore of any beach in Málaga. Close your eyes and listen to the heavenly music of the Mediterranean Sea. Immerse yourself in the sounds of children playing with the sand and in the sound of sand walking. You can also take a walk in Málaga’s promenades with sea waves as background music or wander around its streets to soak up the city’s liveliness.
If you feel like going to more cultural activities, there are many theatres you can choose from to watch the shows they have in store for this spring. Music, performing arts, dance… take your pick. Click here for more information about these activities’ planning.
But if you feel like doing a quieter activity, Málaga is full of museums. Go ahead, let yourself enjoy and be captivated by knowledge. There are also spaces for seclusion, where religious art is everywhere: the Cathedral, churches and temples of Málaga are proof of a city rich in cultural and artistic heritage.
A city full of textures
You can feel Málaga in spring. Embark yourself on a trip to the textures of this city: walk barefoot along the seashore, touch the millenary stones of the Roman Theatre, go check if the cube-shaped building of the Pompidou centre is really made of glass, put your hand on the shoulder of Pablo Picasso statue located in Plaza de la Merced or run your fingers through the jasmines of a biznaga.
But as a city of culture and art, Málaga has museums where touching not only is allowed, but also mandatory. That’s the case of the Museo Interactivo de la Música, where you may touch the most intriguing instruments. Many other museums are specially addressed to children, as they offer them on the weekends all kinds of activities where they can explore with their own hands, including handicrafts.