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What to see and what to do

What to see and what to do

What to see and what to do

But there is much more to Easter than processions and religious feeling in Málaga. It is also the beginning of the beach season. The city’s fine, sunny seaside weather makes it the perfect place to enjoy a slice of the Mediterranean.

Málaga’s coastline spans 14 kilometres, divided into a dozen different beaches offering all kinds of services: accessibility, children’s playgrounds, sports areas and lovely promenades that separate the beach from the city. For a full inventory of Málaga’s beaches, from west to east, click here.

In addition, there are lots of museums and landmarks to explore during the Holy Week. Among them there are international museums like Centre Pompidou Málaga, the Picasso Museum Málaga, the Russian Museum Collection (St Petersburg-Málaga) and the Carmen Thyssen Museum; local museums like the Picasso Birthplace and Museum and CAC Málaga, and specialty venues. In sum, Málaga is the right place to visit in Easter, even for art lovers.

Centre Pompidou

Moreover, this is a special year due to the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso, which means the City has organised a special Picasso Celebration 1973-2023. So it is a great opportunity to explore the city where this art genius was born and which served as a source of inspiration for him.

Picasso Celebración 1973-2023


Check our calendar of Picasso-related activities here and make sure you do not miss a thing!

Also, there are many interesting landmarks inviting visitors to travel back in time, through the history of our amazing city.


Nature and green spaces

Easter time is synonymous with spring in Málaga, which means it is a great time of year to enjoy life outdoors. Enjoyable urban green spaces include Málaga Park, Puerta Oscura Gardens, Montes de Málaga Nature Park and La Concepción Historical and Botanical Garden, where most species are in full bloom these days.

Paseo del parque Málaga


In Easter time, people make and eat special food with traditional flavours in Málaga. Both the mountains and the sea leave their mark on the table, producing wide range of dishes loved by foodies and non-foodies alike. And, to wash them down, Málaga offers the best wines too!

Málaga’s cuisine is a flavoursome journey through the city’s history and culture. Lent (or meatless) stew, cabbage or codfish stew, ajoblanco (a scrumptious cold soup) and torrijas or Spanish-style French toast are the most common dishes you can find on the tables of both restaurants and homes during the Holy Week.


Torrijas Semana Santa

The Lent or meatless stew reflects the Catholic rule of not eating meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent. Instead of meat, it carries fish (cod), chickpeas and vegetables.

The cabbage stew is made with cabbage (berzas in Spanish), pork and beef, potatoes, chickpeas, pumpkin and many other ingredients. There are many different versions of it.

In Easter, Málaga’s streets are punctuated with carts selling a special variety of lemons known as limones cascarúos – huge, delicious lemons with a thick, puffy skin.