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View of a sculptures in park, just 1 of the things to do in Malaga in March

10 things to do in Malaga in March

Although the new season doesn’t officially start until the 21st of the month, Malaga in March has a definite spring in its step. Along with warm sunshine, the city offers plenty to do and see. And with much longer days! Read on for our pick of experiences, tastes, activities and events for inspiration for things to do in Malaga in March.

Walk the red carpet

This month includes one of the biggest cultural events of the year: Malaga Film Festival. This festival is a week of red carpets, film premieres, prizes and plenty of famous faces. Catch the best of Spanish cinema from 10 to 19 March.

Calle Larios in Malaga

Easter in Malaga

This year, March includes Easter Week, one of the biggest events in the calendar. Processions start on Palm Sunday (24 March) and continue throughout the week until Easter Sunday (31 March).

Nazarenos at Easter in Malaga

You can watch the solemn pageants every day except Saturday 30 March from around 4pm in the afternoon until the small hours. For more information, read our dedicated guide to Easter in Malaga.

Stuff yourself with strawberries

March is high season for strawberries in Spain. Most of those on sale in Malaga come from Huelva in western Andalucia, but keep your eyes open for locally-grown strawberries. Smaller, brighter and sweeter all round, these are well worth buying if you see them on a stall in Atarazanas Market.

strawberries in Malaga in March

Go botanical

See for yourself how spring is springing in Malaga with a visit to the botanical gardens. The highlight here from the middle of the month onwards is definitely the wisteria pergola, metre after metre of gorgeous purple blooms with a simply heavenly scent.

If you’re in the city, make this one of your top things to do in Malaga in March. Find out all about the botanical gardens in Malaga here.

wisteria pergola at Malaga botanical gardens

Check out some different art

Not all art in Malaga happens in the art galleries. Museums like the MUPAM (at the end of the Paseo del Parque, opposite the Plaza General Torrijos, showcase local artists and regularly hosts new exhibitions of paintings and sculptures. Entry is free.

Boutique Hotels

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Budget stays

La Chancla

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Splurge hotels

Gran Hotel Miramar

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Catch some warm sunshine

March is easily warm enough for the beach and lots of the beach restaurants have their sunbeds out in preparation. Grab yours (from €5 a day each) and enjoy a spot of spring sunbathing.

Shop at the museums

Retail things to do in Malaga in March include checking out the museum shops. Packed with fun and quirky things to buy, these shops make a great place to find souvenirs or gifts. Most of them also stock a good range of art books and posters.

Museum shop display in Malaga

Walk the city

Mostly flat and very compact, Malaga makes a great city for walking. You’ll find some ideas for walking tours on our website and for March, we recommend the tour round Calle Victoria. Take in some street art, cool murals and one of the most amazing churches in Malaga.

Discover hidden corners

At Guide to Malaga, we’re fans of getting off the beaten tourist trail and you can sometimes do this right in the city centre. As one of the things to do in Malaga in March, how about exploring around the Picasso Museum?

For directions and what to look out for in this part of Malaga, read this.

Don’t miss the iconic fig tree (in the photo below). Its leaves start to come out in March.

fig tree outside the Picasso Museum

See the mountains

March is one of the loveliest times of year in the countryside around Malaga so for this month, we suggest exploring the Montes de Malaga. The range of mountains to the east of the city are home to lots of lovely white villages, stunning views and some great walking.

Montes de Malaga natural park near Malaga

The best way to get there is to hire a car, but regular bus services run from the Muelle Heredia bus station (in front of the ferris wheel) to Colmenar.

Breathe in the blossom

March in Malaga is also orange blossom season and you’ll smell the lovely fragrance in many parts of the city. Breathe in deeply in and around the Alcazaba, in the Pedro Alonso Gardens next to City Hall and around the Mariner’s Chapel on Muelle Uno. Heavenly, isn’t it?

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