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Malaga: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Experience Card Options

1. Malaga: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Experience Card Options

Malaga boasts pretty streets, leafy boulevards, and lush gardens. See the major attractions of this lovely city with a 24-hour Malaga Essential Experience ticket for a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour or the Malaga Iconic Ticket which also includes entry to the MIMMA and Carmen Thyseen Museum. With the aid of the tour’s onboard multilingual audio commentary, learn why the Malaga Cathedral is called La Manquita – the one-armed lady! Also, hear all about the old palace fortress and its 2 rings of walls. On the open-top double-decker bus, enjoy panoramic views of the city as well. You can visit the Alcazaba (entry not included), where you’ll find a museum and pleasant gardens along with breathtaking views. While in the vicinity, stop by Castillo de Gibralfaro for a look at the ramparts and more spectacular views. You may want to see the ancient Teatro Romano and the reconstruction work that’s underway. Don’t forget the Picasso Museum, another important attraction in the city of his birth. Also enjoy free access to the Interactive Museum of Music, when an appropriate ticket is selected, where you can tap into your musical prowess, and try your hand at a variety of instruments. The Blue Line starts at 11:00 AM from Vialia and joins the Red Line at 2:00 PM. Frequency every 60 minutes until 2:00 PM. After that, every 30 minutes. The Green Line (Botanical Gardens) is from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (first and last tour from Malaga Bus Station). Frequency every 75 minutes. Blue Route Blue Line:1.Vialia - Renfe2.Russian and Automobile Museums3.Puerto4.Centre Pompidou5.Calle Larios Green Line: 1.Estación de Autobuses2.Vialia - Renfe3.Callejones del Perchel4.Pasillo Santa Isabel5.Cruz Roja6.San José Parque7.Camino de Casa Bermeja8.Jardín Botánico9.Camino de Casa Bermeja10. Estadio de Futbol11.Martiricos12.Guimbarda13.Cercanías Red Line: 1. Renfe / Vialia Train Station 2. Centro de Arte 3. Puerto Alborania Museum 4. Plaza de la Marina Main street 5. Paseo del Parque Auditorio 6. Centro Pompidou Málaga 7. Paseo de la Farola La Lighthouse 8. Playa de la Malagueta Beach la Malagueta 9. Plaza de Toros Bull Ring 10. Castillo de Gibralfaro Castle (closed until further notice) 11. Basílica de Sta. María de la Victoria Church 12. Plaza de la Merced 13. Museo Carmen Thyssen 14. Avenida Andalucía If you opt for the Malaga Experience Card, then there's a whole host of other treats you'll receive on your Malaga adventure, including entry to some of the city's best attractions, such as the Picasso Museum, and many more. Malaga Experience 24-Hour Ticket Inclusions: 24hr Hop on Hop off Bus tourBoat TripEntry to any of the following:Casa Natal Picasso y Fundación PicassoMuseo Carmen ThyssenMuseo Picasso MálagaMuseo RusoMuseo PompidouMuseo Revello de ToroCuevas del Tesoro The boat trip is included on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, instead of a boat trip, a flamenco show is included.Guided Walking Tour 24-Hour Hop on Hop off Iconic Malaga Ticket inclusions: 24-hour Hop on Hop off bus tour with entry to the MiMMA (Interactive Music Museum) and Carmen Thyseen Museum

Málaga: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

2. Málaga: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

Whether travelling as a couple, a family with children or travelling in a group - there is no better way to discover and fall in love with beautiful Málaga than on a private sightseeing treasure hunt tour. The treasure hunt takes you where bus and bicycle tours just can’t go. You will explore 10 beautiful and exciting Málaga sights in your private group. At the beginning of the Málaga city tour, the event guide will welcome you with a short introduction and equip you with the treasure hunting bag containing a modern compass, a treasure book, and some other fun gadgets for you to become a real city treasure hunter. After doing one station together with the event guide, you are independently on your own. On a 3-hour private sightseeing treasure hunt tour, you will enjoy the historic center of Málaga navigating yourself with the modern compass and the treasure book. The tour will lead you to all major points of interest, like the Plaza de Merced, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the cathedral, the Roman theater and the Alcazaba Castle. Moreover on your walking tour, you will feel the authentic atmosphere of Málaga's charming city center. At each station, you have to solve a small riddle or a playful task to collect some clues that will lead you to the final station of your city tour, where you will find the treasure. The riddles and tasks are not time-consuming so you ́ll have enough time to look around and explore each place the treasure book leads you to.

Málaga: Carmen Thyssen Museum Ticket

3. Málaga: Carmen Thyssen Museum Ticket

Go to the newly restored Museo Carmen Thyssen in Málaga, and see stunning examples of 19th-century Spanish and Andalucían art. You have the option to tour on your own, or with a guide for added information. Explore the permanent collection, temporary collection, or both. Whichever option you choose, you will get time to admire the beautiful 16th-century Palacio de Villalón, a key example of the city’s Renaissance architecture. The palace was built over the remains of the Roman city, within the old Moorish quarter of Málaga, and restoration focused on the recovery of its original layout, combined with newly built areas that co-exist in an understated manner. Arranged over 2 floors around a central courtyard, surrounded by arcaded galleries, particularly notable elements are the carved wooden ceilings and supporting fretwork in the principal rooms, where a number of 17th-century Spanish paintings are on display. Adjoining the palace are various new buildings designed in a contemporary style to house the permanent and temporary exhibitions. From its outset the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza collection has been admired for its wide-ranging scope and rigorous quality, presenting a comprehensive survey of 19th-century Spanish painting genres, with a particular focus on Andalusia.

Segway Panoramic Tour to Gibralfaro

4. Segway Panoramic Tour to Gibralfaro

Explore the city of Málaga in a fun and unique way without even breaking a sweat. With a Segway, you can take a tour of the city that lasts one or two hours. Upon arriving, you will first undergo a 10-minute orientation that teaches you how to use and maneuver a Segway. Then take a peaceful ride through the park of Málaga, driving by City Hall, arriving at the bullring. Explore the Malagueta beach, Roman Theater and Alcazaba before heading up a forest road to the Gibralfaro Parador, which offers a stunning view over the city and sea. Enjoy a break for a coffee before heading downhill to admire the great Cathedral in the heart of Málaga.

Malaga: Guided Tour of Thyssen Museum & Skip-the-Line Ticket

5. Malaga: Guided Tour of Thyssen Museum & Skip-the-Line Ticket

Discover the main pictorial movements that characterized the Spanish and Andalusian painting of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century through this private collection: Museum Carmen Thyssen, one of the most famous museums in Spain. Visit the different floors in which the entity is divided: — Romantic landscape and costumbrismo: suggestive and exotic vision that authors such as Domínguez Bécquer, Villaamil or Guillermo Gómez Gil had from Andalusia. — Preciousness and naturalistic painting: you will witness how realism prevails in painting so that the works seem to come to life thanks to them. All this thanks to famous artists like Carlos de Haes, Raimundo de Madrazo or the essential Fortuny. — Old Masters: located on the same floor as the previous section and where remember personalities from the history of art at the level of Zurbarán. — End of the century: part of the entity in which you will see the innovations that took place in Andalusian painting at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, laying the foundations of modernity and avant-garde with such renowned geniuses as Sorolla, Zuloaga or Julio Romero de Torres.

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What people are saying about Museo Carmen Thyssen

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 881 reviews

It was a great way to see Malaga's beautiful old town and get our bearings. With a two-year-old, we appreciated that the tour is self-guided, allowing us to go at our own pace. It'll probably take an hour to an hour and a half of walking, but with stops to solve puzzles, get ice cream, and drag a toddler along the shiny pavements, it'll take longer. Mattias has created an excellent tour, complete with thoughtful touches and personal recommendations from him and his wife. I'd recommend it to anyone, but I think older kids would enjoy using the compass and solving the puzzles the most. We had a great time. Thank you very much, Mattias.

I did this with my 9 year old son. I booked specifically to give him something to look forward to that wasn't another history tour. We loved everything. The GPS was easy to use and we got to see so much of the city. We had fun figuring out the clues and finding our way along. We took our time and enjoyed the locations. The little book with instructions had great history as well. If you're looking for something a bit different I'd highly recommend this.

Everything was meticulously organized, down to the smallest details. A helpful guide, as well as a mysterious conclusion and a surprise at the end

Great overview of the city. The botanical garden is recommended!

Great way to see the city and the kids loved it, thank you.