High season in Malaga sits right on the horizon as we move into the first month of summer. Things might be heating up temperature-wise in June, but it’s still a good month to visit Malaga. Read on for our pick of experiences, tastes, activities and events for inspiration for things to do in Malaga in June.
Feast your eyes on some patios
Malaga Patios Festival takes place between 1 and 5 June this year in the Perchel and La Trinidad districts. 28 patios are open for viewing and there’s also flamenco, a photography exhibition and traditional food. Well worth visiting to experience another side to the city, far away from the tourist attractions and souvenirs.
Make it a month for tomatoes
The warmer temperatures bring out the best in local tomatoes so make trying gazpacho one of your things to do in Malaga in June. Most restaurants serve this deliciously chilled tomato soup as a starter. Look for fun variations such as cherry gazpacho (Dani García’s signature version), beetroot gazpacho or the super-cool watermelon variety.
Discover Malaga views (easily)
Hire an e-bike and discover the views of the city with hardly any effort – perfect for hot midday June temperatures. There is some effort required, but you’ll be surprised how quickly and easily you can cycle up to the very top of the Gibralfaro and then breeze down again!
Visit the local museum
Add a visit to the MUPAM to your list of things to do in Malaga in June. Why? This free museum on Plaza del General Torrijos provides a great insight into the city’s history and culture. There are some lovely models of Malaga plus interesting temporary exhibitions up in the top gallery.
Smell those roses
June sees the end of the jacaranda flowers, but the roses in Malaga are still flowering. See them at their best at the start of the month in the Pedro Alonso Gardens next to City Hall. Breathe in deeply to catch the best of their fragrance as you sit and admire the views of the Alcazaba Fortress from one of the benches in the shade.
Shop for summer
It’s beach time proper in Malaga and in preparation, you’ll need summer sandals, a cozzie and a hat. Get your bargain espadrilles at Calzados Hinojosa on Calle San Juan or more up-market models at Toni Pons on Calle Nueva. Find a hat on at Casa Pedro Mira on Calle Especería.
Walk the city
Mostly flat and very compact, Malaga makes a great city for walking. Our website includes a range of ideas for walking tours and for June, we recommend the tour to El Palo and Pedregalejo. Time your walk for midday and enjoy a quick dip before a seafood and fish feast for lunch.
Find the signs
Fans of Guide to Malaga will know that we’re keen on getting off the beaten tourist trail. So, we propose checking out the different beach sign sculptures as one of the things to do in Malaga in June. The Malagueta sign is easy, El Dedo and Misericordia slightly more difficult but keep your eyes wide open along the seafront and you’ll spot them.
Walk the walk
It’s still good weather for walking especially if you leave first thing in the morning. Make June the month you discover the Caminito del Rey gorge walk in El Chorro to the north of Malaga. It makes a great day out and you’ll see some exceptional scenery. Just remember, don’t look down. Read our dedicated guide to the Caminito del Rey with (literally) everything you need to know.
Head for a roof
Long balmy evenings mean that rooftop terraces come into their own in June. Check out our suggestions for the best roof terraces in Malaga to enjoy fabulous views and a little something while you’re there.
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