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 that we can discover 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.

In addition to the museums themselves, you can also visit other interesting locations, such as the English Cemetery or the historic Botanical Garden La Concepción.

And last but not least, there are also open doors at the great monumental spaces of Malaga such as the monumental complex of 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, but 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 such as guided tours of museums, old quarters and sites of special interest.


In Antequera we can enjoy during this day guided tours of El Torcal. There are furthermore guided tours of the old town of Antequera, the Museum, the Alcazaba and the Collegiate Church or the Dolmens.

More information on the official website of Antequera Tourism.


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

More information on the official website of Tourism of Ronda.


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

More information on the official Mijas Tourism web site.


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.
More information on the official Tourism website of Álora.


In Nerja there are usually activities in the Balcón de Europa, with parades and exhibitors with gastronomic and artisan products.
More information on the Facebook page of Turismo de Nerja.


More information on the official Marbella tourism website.

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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