This blog post was originally posted on June 22, 2015 and was updated on June 28, 2018.
These 5 things to do in Malaga in July will leave you wishing summer lasted forever!
Summer in the south of Spain has always been something magical for us. The days are impossibly long (the sun doesn’t go down until at least 10 p.m.) and the hot temperatures make everything more relaxed. Everyone seems to be in a better mood and lingering on a terrace in the cool night air seems to be heaven on earth. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the beach, a rooftop terrace and more. Ready to dive into Andalusian summer? Here’s our list of the best things to do in Malaga in July!
Enjoy a movie in the open air!
This year Open Cinema in Malaga presents more films and videos than ever! Until August 10, you can enjoy hundreds of different events, all totally free. There will be films for people with all sorts of taste, and plenty for kids as well! Family films are mostly displayed in the morning and you can see art-house films and original versions in the evening. Go to the tree main beaches in Malaga (La Malagueta, La Misericordia and El Dedo), the Albeniz theater, Muelle Uno or The Film Park in Teatinos, Parque del Oeste and Parque San Miguel to see everything!
Watch a unique religious procession for the Virgin del Carmen
The Virgin del Carmen is the Virgin that protects the fishermen. This makes the celebration especially important in Malaga, which has always been a fishing city. On July 16, the procession of the Virgin leaves from the Church of San Patricio and reaches the shores of the sea where she is taken on a boat to bless the water. It is something completely unique to Malaga and a lot of other tiny fishing boats also go out on the water to witness the blessing of the water for another year. This is one of the unique things to do in Malaga in July.
Enjoy world class flamenco!
Check out the Terral Flamenco Festival until August 7. There will be world-class artists performing at the Cervantes Theater in downtown Malaga. This is your chance to check out some of the most well-known names in modern flamenco! If you are interested in flamenco music and dance, this is one of the things to do in Malaga in July to keep on your calendar.
Have a walk at night at the botanical garden
In July and August the historical botanical garden of Malaga will be open until late at night on Wednesdays and Thursdays! Two actors, who will play a marquis and marquise, will show you the inner courtyard and the old library as well! You will enjoy lots of music and hear different stories about the family connected to the gardens.
Explore the neighborhood of Pedregalejo
Pedregalejo is one of Málaga’s oldest fishing neighborhoods. You can reach this area easily by bus. Here you will find small houses that are much different from the larger modern apartment buildings of the center, as well as the family homes with a shared patio called “casas corralones.” The houses by the water in Pedregalejo are simple and remind you of Malaga’s roots along the sea. Make sure to enjoy an espeto (0r several!) and the sunset on the beach while you are there! We suggest Miguelito el Cariñoso (Paseo Marítimo el Pedregal, 77) and Bar La Tortuga (Paseo Marítimo el Pedregal, 48), both of which are along the boardwalk. It’s one of the most relaxing things to do in Malaga in July.
Take a food tour!
It’s the middle of summer, which means many people are relaxing by the beach. However, it’s still a wonderful time to explore the center of the city. Join us on our Tapas Like a Local Food & Wine Tour and we will share all our best foodie secrets with you!
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