World Tourism Day in Malaga 27th September

Every year on the same date, 27 September, Malaga celebrates International Tourism Day. On this day the city celebrates open doors and free guided tours in its museums and monuments.

World Tourism Day in Malaga

In the historic centre of Malaga

In Malaga we are in luck during World Tourism Day, as the city has a large number of museums in its old town.

We can discover them comfortably strolling through the charming streets and squares and drop into a terrace and watch life go by.

  • If you want to prepare your visit in advance, in this article we present you the best museums in Malaga, such as the Thyssen Museum, the Picasso Museum, or the Museum of Contemporary Art to name just a few.
Picasso Museum
The Buenavista Palace is now home to the Picasso Museum in Malaga.
  • But there are many more, some of them very curious like the Interactive Museum of Music, the Wine Museum or the Museum of Glass and Crystal, the Museum of Imagination or the National Museum of Air Transport,
  • There is also the Malaga Museum, the Alborania Museum or the Automobile Museum. And Malaga also has its own version of the Centre Pompidou.
Automobile Museum
Automobile Museum

As you can see, there is a wide range of museums on offer and you surely will find something that interests you. In our article about the best museums in Malaga you will also find all the related information, opening hours and location.

Jardín botánico histórico de Málaga
Historic Botanical Garden of Malaga
  • And last but not least, there are also open doors at the great monumental spaces of Malaga: Such as the Alcazaba and the Castle of Gibralfaro or the Roman Theatre and its Interpretation Centre.
World Tourism Day in Malaga, Alcazaba and Roman Theatre
The Alcazaba and the Roman Theatre in the historic centre of Malaga

Most of these sites not only open their doors free of charge to visitors. They also offer guided tours in different languages throughout the day.

World Tourism Day in the province of Malaga

The different municipalities in the province are also organising activities. There are guided tours of museums, old quarters and sites of special interest.


Antequera, a historical and cultural jewel, offers a wide range of activities and events during World Tourism Day.

dia internacional turismo Antequera

  • Route through the old town: This route is available at two times, at 11 am and 5 pm, and lasts 2 hours. The meeting point is the Plaza del Coso Viejo.
  • Hosted visit to emblematic sites: For those who wish to delve deeper into history, there is a guided tour with a host to the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria and the Alcazaba at 12 noon.
  • Another hosted visit to the City Museum will take you through the history and culture of Antequera.
  • The “Antequera route between cultures” offers two timetables, at 12 noon and 6 pm, and concludes with a tasting of local wines.
  • Tasting of the typical Antequera sweet “Bienmesabe” from 5 p.m. onwards at Paseo Real.
  • Guided route through El Torcal: If you are a nature lover, the Torcal Alto will surprise you with its impressive landscapes.
  • Visits to the Dolmens: The guided visit to the Dolmens of Menga and Viera is an experience that will transport you to ancient times.


In Ronda you can enjoy various activities: Cultural routes, craft markets, olive oil tastings and visits to wineries.


Mijas usually offers various flamenco shows and gastronomic tastings. There is as well as an equestrian show.


In Alora we can visit: The local museum, the church de la Encarnación, the Cervantes viewpoint, the Muslim quarter, the castle and the Gothic chapel.


In Nerja there are usually activities in the Balcón de Europa, with parades and exhibitors with gastronomic and artisan products.


Jardín Botánico Molino de Inca
Botanical Garden Molino de Inca

Torremolinos also joins the commemoration of World Tourism Day. There will be free admission to the Botanical Garden Molino de Inca from 10 am to 6 pm.

There will be QR codes for the audio guides with all the information also available in sign language.

Did you know that…?

• Malaga is the Spanish city with the most museums in its old town.

• Malaga, together with Gothenburg, has been awarded in 2020 as smarttourismcapital of Europe.

This award is given to European tourist destinations with outstanding performances: Sustainability, Digitisation of Information, Accessibility and Heritage and Creativity.

More information at the official smart cities website.

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