If you want to enjoy a view over Málaga, you will find very different viewpoints in Málaga. How about a relaxing break with a view from a rooftop bar or rather from the roof of the cathedral?
1. Free viewpoint in Málaga (Pasarela-mirador de la Alcazaba)
Rather by chance, we discovered this free viewpoint in Málaga when we visited the Roman Theater below the Alcazaba.
If you go to the visitor center of the Roman Theater, you can discover a staircase there. This first leads to a small viewing platform, from which you can look into the excavation site from above. If you follow the path further, you will come to a steel staircase. You should climb this staircase. The higher you get, the more beautiful the view over the city becomes. In addition, a path leads along the hillside and allows a view inland.
We were almost alone during our visit there and could enjoy the view, which as it should turn out later, is actually the same as the view from the Alcazaba.
2. Viewpoint Alcazaba
From the Alcazaba you have the possibility to look from the walls into the city. There are some built viewing platforms from which the view is impressive.
If you want to visit the viewpoints in the Alcazaba, you have to buy an entrance ticket for the entire complex. But for that you can then also discover the beautiful complex, a visit that we liked very much.
3. The best viewpoint: Gibralfaro
For us, clearly the best viewpoint is in the ruins of the fortress Gibralfaro.
Already on the way up to the fortress you have a dreamlike view of the city from very different heights again and again. I especially liked that you can also take a look at the bullring here. We had circled the bullring shortly before our way to the Gibralfaro, but unfortunately could not take a look inside. Now it was possible and in addition, the view from above showed the dimensions of the arena, which were not so clearly perceived when going around.
If you then enter the fortress complex and go up to the viewing platforms and walls of the complex, you will be rewarded with an overwhelming view. Depending on the location, you look inland, over the old town or towards the coast. Each view is unique, whereby I personally liked the view towards the coast best.
4. Unusual: viewpoint in Málaga from the roof of the cathedral
In the middle of the old town of Málaga stands the Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica de la Encarnación, the cathedral of Málaga. You can visit it not only from the inside, but also from above. Specially offered tours allow you to climb to the roof of the church.
The guided tour up to the roof of the cathedral takes just over 40 minutes. One reaches the highest roof level via narrow staircases and preceding roof areas. Here there is a circular walkway, which allows not only a view of the interesting roof structure and the towers, but also a view over the old town.
I was particularly impressed by the view of the Alcazaba. Only from here I could really grasp the size of the complex. If you stand below the Alcazaba or walk along the winding paths in the complex, this impression is not really given.
5. Roof Top Terrace – viewpoint in Malaga with style
In the immediate vicinity of Malaga Cathedral is the Hotel Malaga Palacio (AC Hotel by Marriott Malaga Palacio). Here is the most stylish viewpoint of Malaga.
Before you can visit the Roof Top Terrace, you have to pass a friendly hotel employee. This only gradually lets the visitors to the elevator, where then the next employee is waiting and allows the ride up.
The terrace is not only used as a bar, the hotel’s pool is also located here. So it can happen that hotel guests splash in the water while visitors enjoy their cocktail and the view.
You get your drinks from the bar and can then sit at small tables. We opted for the local beer Victoria Málaga. Price-wise, for the location and for a hotel bar, the beer was more expensive than in a pub, but cheaper than we expected.
The terrace offers a beautiful view towards the waterfront.