most Instagrammable spots in Malaga

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Malaga

Malaga is one of the most-visited cities along Spain’s southern coast, and due to its position along the sunny sea, there are numerous Instagrammable spots in Malaga.

Whether your Instagram feed is filled with lush natural photos or iconic city snapshots, Malaga has a photo-perfect backdrop for every kind of vibe and setting.

Ready to fill your feed with outstanding photos? Head to one (or more) of these seven most Instagrammable spots in Malaga.

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1. Malaga Cathedral

You can take impressive photos both inside and outside of the Malaga Cathedral. They’re going to look stunning all the same.

The outside of the Malaga Cathedral is unique for its Baroque style and that fact that it’s unfinished. Publish the photo and ask your photos to find all of the places that look uneven in the church’s architecture.

Then, head inside and let your followers marvel at the impressive architecture and design of this unique Spanish church.

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2. Gibralfaro Castle

Looking for some of the best views in Malaga? Head up to the 8th-century Gibralfaro Castle. 

Not only will you find panoramic views of the city and the sea, but you’ll encounter tons of little nooks and crannies all around the castle. 

Make sure you head to the Gibralfaro Watchtower as it provides the perfect backdrop for a super Spanish Insta photo.

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3. Malaga’s Botanical Gardens

While tourists tend to visit Malaga for the sandy beaches and blue waves, the city is also home to the lush, green botanical gardens, or the Jardines de la Concepción.

Within this tropical forest, you’ll find tons of different spots where you can take photos. If you’re not satisfied with any of the locations there, then try El Paseo del Parque for similar, green-hued shots.

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4. El Alcazaba

Andalusian architecture is extremely Instagrammable as the designs are leftover from Moorish rule in Spain. The ornate nature of Moorish architecture mixed with the backdrop of the blue Spanish sky make the Alcazaba one of the most Instagrammable spots in Malaga.

After taking your photos, be sure to head down to the Roman Theatre for another great Instagram-worthy spot.

Moorish Architecture in Malaga, Spain
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5. Centre Pompidou Malaga

Looking to upload a super meta photo? Head to the Centre Pompidou in Malaga and snap a shot of you outside of the museum’s colourful entrance.

It’s worth it to head inside and check out the modern art exhibits, as they’re some of the best in all of Europe. 

However, make sure you head there on a super sunny day to get a trippy, colourful photo of yourself as the light floods into the entrance of the museum and through the coloured windows.

Most Instagrammable Places in Malaga, Spain

6. Plaza de Los Toros 

Malaga’s bullfighting ring is one of the most iconic spots in the city. While it’s mostly seen in the background of most aerial views of Malaga, the bullfighting ring is also a pretty impressive backdrop for any Instagram photo.

You don’t have to attend an actual bullfight to snap the perfect shot. You can take a great aerial photo from the Gibralfaro Castle or purchase a ticket to enter the arena when it’s open from April to September.

Bullfighting Ring is Most Instagrammable Spot in Malaga
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7. Malagueta Beach

Not only is this one of the closest beaches to the centre of town (fifteen minutes walking), but it’s also one of the most Instagrammable places in Malaga. After all, you can’t visit the Costa del Sol and not post a photo of you at the beach!

Head here early before other tourists get here and snap a photo of yourself lying on the sand that the city had imported from the Sahara Desert.

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Elizabeth Thorn

Elizabeth has lived and worked in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, all of which have contributed to her passion for travel writing. When she's not writing, you can find her exploring little hideouts in Colombia or watching photography tutorials on YouTube.

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