Watch the sunset at Port of Malaga
There are various spots in the city to enjoy the sunset. However, having spent several seasons in the city in my opinion at the Port of Malaga is one of the most beautiful at any time of the year. The best spot to take a picture is right beside Centre Pompidou Málaga, this is where picture above was taken. Other great sunset spots include – Mirador de Gibralfaro, Rooftop bar at AC Hotel Málaga Palacio and Rooftop bar at Alcazaba Premium Hostel Málaga.
Explore Alcazaba fortress palace
Beautiful fortress than can be explored in about an hour. Best time to visit is on Sunday morning at 9am, at that point there are very little people around so you can explore the place without being disturbed much and will also get opportunity to take some good pictures. You can also enter for free after 2pm on Sunday’s but expect more people around you. The palace is open daily, including, Mondays.
Relax at Parque de Málaga
Located along the city center you can indulge yourself into large oasis where you can relax, read a book or just wander around, this place really feels like paradise, especially if you travel here in winter and it is nice warm sunny day. In summer of course this is perfect place to escape strong summer sunshine.
Do a Catedral Malaga rooftop tour
You can buy tickets at the main entrance of the cathedral. Last tour is at 6pm (the time may vary depending on season). If you are visiting in the middle of winter I would advise to wear warm clothes and book a 5pm slot to visit shortly before sunset. Be prepared to tackle steep round steps towards the rooftop, you may find it challenging. From the rooftop you will get 360 degree view of entire city, pretty spectacular.
At the time of writing just rooftop tour itself costs 6 EUR and lasts about 45 minutes. You can also visit inside the cathedral along with rooftop visit, this will cost you more.
Walk up to Mirador de Gibralfaro
Yet another place where you will get spectacular views of the city. Once you up there You can just sit down and watch the world go by. Depending on how fit you are it would take you about 20 minutes to go up. It is also great sunset spot, although there will be quite a few people around at the time. Here you can also watch the sunrise although beach would be better spot for that due to location of the sun. This is also great intermediate stop before you head further up and see Castillo de Gibralfaro.
Relax under the palm tree at Malagueta Beach
One of the most popular and closest beaches to Malaga city centre. About 20 minute walking distance from city centre if you walk via port but you can cut journey time by about 5 minutes or so if you bypass port.