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This post provides details about the best pay-what-you-wish walking tours in Malaga, including both introductory outings and trips to Alcazaba.


Malaga is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Spain, and there are plenty of interesting sites to see while you’re in town. 

As a result, there are several different companies offering pay-what-you-wish walking tours in this city.

A pay-what-you-want walking tour typically doesn’t cost a thing up front, but you are expected to tip your tour guide whatever you feel the tour was worth at the end of your outing. Most people tip at least €10.

There are currently two different types of free tours available in Malaga. The main services are introduction tours, but some companies also offer tours either in or around Alcazaba.

These walking tours are a great way to become familiar with the city so that you can find all of the most notable sites, and they provide details about the history of each location you will visit.

Each pay-what-you-wish walking tour must be booked in advance. Check our calendar of available tours to find one you want to take and make sure to reserve your spot ahead of time to avoid missing out.

Introduction to Malaga Tours

These tours cover the most notable monuments and historic landmarks in Malaga, giving visitors an overview of the best things to see in the city. You’ll also get a better idea of where everything is located!

The Malaga Cathedral. Image Source: Pixabay user JESHOOTS-com.

Here are a few of the attractions you can expect to visit on an introductory tour of Malaga:

  • The Roman Theater
  • The Muslim Fortress
  • Malaga Cathedral
  • Picasso’s Birth Home
  • Constitution Plaza
  • Larios Street
  • And more!

If you’re interested in learning more about these and other locations, consider one of the following free Introduction to Malaga Tours.

Malaga Guiada

This company currently offers two pay-what-you-wish walking tours in Malaga, including this introductory outing. 

Over the course of 2 hours, you can expect to visit a lot of important locations while learning about the history of this city. Your tour guide will also talk about traditions in Malaga such as biznaga or the cenachero.

This free walking tour is available at 13:00 (1 pm) from Monday - Saturday each week.

Book your tour here.

Explora Malaga

Much like their competitors, this company also provides two pay-what-you-wish walking tours in Malaga, and their introduction tour covers a lot of the most popular locations in the city.

While you’re walking around the city and seeing all of the notable sites, your tour guide will explain the most important historical details of each stop.

This tour is just under 2 hours on average (1 hour 45 minutes) and it’s available daily at 11:00 am and 13:00 (1 pm).

Book your tour here.

Terra Andalusí

If you’re looking for a slightly shorter trip through the city, this company offers a tour they call “Essential Malaga” which covers a lot of important landmarks.

While walking around Malaga, you’ll learn all about the history of the area and discover the significance of several beautiful sites.

At 90 minutes, this tour isn’t as long as the services offered by their competitors, making it an excellent alternative for those who don’t have a lot of time to explore the city.

You can take this tour at 11:30 am every day from Tuesday - Saturday.

Book your tour here.

Alcazaba and Medieval Tours

One of the most notable sites in Malaga is Alcazaba, a palace-fortress that has been part of this city for over 8 centuries. Several different companies offer pay-what-you-wish walking tours of this historic landmark.

Architecture from the Alcazaba area of Malaga. Source: Pixabay user alfcermed.

While the tour itself won’t cost you anything up front, you’ll have to pay for admission yourself ahead of time. This shouldn’t be a problem, because it only costs €3.50 for an adult ticket and €1.50 for reduced price.

If you want some help exploring and learning about this important and historical location, consider one of the following free walking tours.

Explora Malaga

In addition to their introductory tours of Malaga, this company also offers a 90-minute tour of the fortress-palace Alcazaba which covers the history of this landmark in great detail.

While you’re learning about the location itself, you’ll also learn about subjects such as the great battle for Malaga in 1487 and how Muslims have shaped the culture of this city.

Admission to the Alcazaba is not included. You can take this tour every Saturday and Tuesday at 16:00 (4 pm).

Book this tour here.

Terra Andalusí

This company also offers a 90-minute free walking tour of the Alcazaba which covers the landmark’s history and how it impacted the city of Malaga.

Admission to the Alcazaba is not included. You can take this tour Tuesday - Saturday at either 11:30 am or 16:15 (4:15 pm), making their outing more accessible than those offered by competitors.

Book this tour here.

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