Malaga Essential Experience



Before you Go
  • From Monday 16th January: the boat will not operate until further notice. This is due to routine maintenance. We apologise for the inconvenience.
  • Please note that face masks must be worn on board the bus.
  • Due to roadworks, stop 10 on the Red Route is closed until further notice. We apologise for the inconvenience.

If you come to Andalusia, Malaga is one of the must-see destinations! It's a vibrant city with a wide range of cultural and tourist attractions. How about discovering this destination on board our iconic red buses? You'll have a privileged view of the city while visiting the most emblematic places in Malaga. To complete your visit, choose from our many activities to enjoy in Malaga, such as a boat trip, Cueva del Tesoro (Europe's only submarine cave) or some of the city's popular museums. Let City Sightseeing show you the best of this destination!

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3 Routes
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from 10:00 to 18:30
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8 Languages
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30 Stops
Mobile or Paper
Voucher accepted
Free Cancellation


  • Hop-on hop-off system to discover the city along our 3 routes and plenty of stops
  • Unlimited access with our 24 hours ticket
  • Audio commentary in 8 languages to learn about the history and culture of the destination
  • Entrance to the Interactive Museum of Music (MIMMA)
  • Entrance to Automobile and Fashion Museum
  • Entrance to the best museums and attractions in the city
  • Flexible 12-month ticket

Main Stops


  • 24hr hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Entrance to Interactive Museum of Music (MIMMA)
  • Entrance to Automobile and Fashion Museum
  • 1 guided walking tour
  • Museums, boat tour, flamenco and much more


    Did you know that Malaga is known as the city of museums? In recent decades, the city has undergone a real cultural transformation, hosting important and valued museums. How could you not come and visit! The museums on offer are just one of the many reasons to come and discover the capital of the Costa del Sol.

    City Sightseeing offers you 3 complete routes on our open-topped buses. The tour has plenty of stops so you can explore the city at your own pace. Hop on and off at each stop to visit a nearby museum, monument or attraction.

    On the tour you'll find plenty of places you'll want to explore, such as the Contemporary Art Centre or the Centre Pompidou. If you get off here, you can take a stroll through the Palmeral de las Sorpresas or join our boat trip, one of the activities included in your Malaga Essential Experience ticket. If you want to explore the city from another perspective, you can also join our walking tour of the city centre.

    On the route, you can also make a stop at the famous Malagueta Beach. Whether in summer or winter, it is always a pleasure to stroll along its fine sand.

    Another of the most recommended stops on the tour is the impressive Gibralfaro Castle. The views from our sightseeing bus are breath-taking!

    Your Malaga Essential Experience ticket has many more benefits included. As well as being able to access the Interactive Music Museum and the Automobile Museum, you can also visit museums such as the Picasso Museum, the Thyssen Museum, the Russian Museum or the Centre Pompidou, attend the Flamenco Jaleo show, enjoy our boat tour or go to Cueva del Tesoro, among many other activities. You won't miss a thing!

    Before you Go

    Red Line: from 10:00 to 14:00 and 14:30 to 18:30 (first and last tour from bus stop 1 - Vialia). Frequency every 30 minutes until 14:00. From 14:30, every 45 minutes. Stop 2 is closed after 13:40.

    Blue Line: starts at 11:00 from Vialia and joins the Red Line at 14:00. Frequency every 60 minutes until 14:00. After that, every 30 minutes.

    Green Line (Botanical Gardens): from 11:00am to 18:00 (first and last tour from Malaga Bus Station). Frequency every 75 minutes.

    MIMMA (Interactive Museum of Music): Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30 to 18.30

    Automobile and Fashion Museum: Open every day from 10:00 – 14:30 and 16:00 – 19:00

    Walking tour: Daily at 16:00. Meeting point: Plaza de la Marina

    Activities included:

    • Boat trip: daily at 12:00, 13.30, 16:00 and 17.30.
    • Jaleo Flamenco Show: check times and dates with our staff
    • Vox City Guide: 7 self-guided routes through an APP on your mobile phone.
    • Picasso Museum: March-June from 10:00 to 19:00. July-August from 10:00 to 20:00
    • Birthplace Picasso Museum: from 09.30 to 20:00. Last access 30 minutes before. Closed on 1 January, 26 February, 28 February, 18 May, 27 September, 25 October and 25 December 2023).
    • Russian Museum: Tuesday to Sunday from 09.30 to 20:00. Last access 30 minutes before. Open on the following Mondays: 2 January 2023, 27 February 2023, 1 May 2023 and 14 August 2023). Closed on 25 March 2023.
    • Centre Pompidou: Wednesday to Monday from 09.30 to 20:00. Last access 30 minutes before. Open on the following Tuesdays: 15 August 2023, 31 October 2023 and 5 December 2023). Closed on 28 March 2023.
    • Revello de Toro Museum: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00. Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00
    • Thyssen Museum: Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 20:00.
    • Cueva del Tesoro: admission and transfer included to the cave. Tickets can be collected from the Tourist Office in Plaza de la Marina. 16 Sept - 14 Jun: 10:00-13:00 and 15:00-17:00. 15 Jun - 15 Sep: 10.30-13:00 and 16.30 - 17:00.
    • Santa Coffee Roaster: free coffee when showing the brochure


    Cancellation Policy

    Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date.

    Supplied by

    City Sightseeing Malaga
    Estacion De Autobuses Paseo de Los Tilos S/N
    29006, Malaga, Spain