Málaga

  • Easily accessible by direct flight, Málaga offers a number of educational opportunities for school groups.
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    The Plaza de la Merced; Pablo Picasso was born at number 15, today it serves as the Museo Picasso Málaga.
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    A relatively new addition to the city, the Centre Pompidou Málaga is a must for art students.
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    You'll invariably walk down the Calle Larios on a Málaga school trip.
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    Another option for art students is the Museo Ruso, containing works on loan from the State Russian Museum in St Petersburg.

The pupils had an unforgettable experience and they will talk about it for many years to come. To that extent, it was a big success. OM, Nower Hill High School

The southern city of Málaga has reinvented itself in recent years, moving far beyond its reputation as a gateway to the Costa del Sol, becoming instead a vibrant hub packed full of culture and history. Perfectly positioned on the shores of the Mediterranean and enjoying a temperate year-round climate, Málaga not only offers a wide range of attractions in the city itself, but makes for a convenient base from which to explore the many other delights of Andalucía: Granada, Córdoba and Seville to name but a few.

Renowned as the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Málaga now boasts a wealth of art museums and cultural institutions, making it an ideal, not to mention easily accessible, destination for students of art and the Spanish language. In short, a Málaga school trip is definitely one to consider.

Typical Accommodation

We work with a number of different hostels and 2*/3* hotels in and around this Spanish city. Please let us know your requirements and we will be happy to recommend suitable accommodation to suit your Málaga school trip itinerary and budget.

Málaga School Trip – Subject Suitability

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All tours will be tailor made to suit each individual group, but here is a popular suggestion for a Málaga school trip:

Sample Itinerary – 4 Days by Air

Day 1 – Direct flight from UK airport to Málaga. Private coach transfer to your hotel, arriving for dinner and 3 nights bed and breakfast accommodation.

Day 2 – At leisure in resort with your own choice of excursions. Depending on your group’s interest, you could spend a full day in Málaga, exploring the historic centre with its architectural gems such as the Cathedral or Alcazaba.

Or alternatively take in some of the city’s art, with visits to the Museo Picasso Málaga, the Museo Carmen Thyssen, the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC), the Museo Ruso or the Centre Pompidou Málaga, an offshoot of its Parisian big sister.

Day 3 – On your second day why not head out of Málaga for a day trip to one of Andalucía‘s fabulous cities?

Visit glorious Granada, dominated by its mighty Alhambra; stunning Seville, with its awesome cathedral and royal Alcázar; the majestic Mezquita of Córdoba; or the dramatic beauty of Ronda.

Day 4 – Private coach transfer to Málaga airport for your return flight.

Travel Options

  • By air from London or selected regional airports direct to Málaga.

Popular Visits & Excursions

Cathedral – Known locally as the ‘one-armed lady’ for its unfinished second tower, Málaga’s cathedral was constructed between the 16th – 18th centuries but never completed.
Alcazaba – Dubbed a ‘mini-Alhambra’, the Alcazaba dates back to the 11th century and was site from which the Moorish rulers lived and governed.
Teatro Romano – Set below the Alcazaba, the striking Roman Theatre has its origins in the 1st century BC.
Castillo de Gibralfaro – Overlooking the city from its hilltop location, this 14th-century castle was built to defend the Alcazaba.
Museo Picasso Málaga – The city’s most popular attraction, the Picasso Museum displays over 300 works by this iconic artist spanning eight decades of his life.
Centre Pompidou Málaga – Housed in a large glass cube on Málaga’s quayside, this pop-up museum hosts a programme of temporary exhibitions and specially selected works on loan from the Pompidou’s permanent collection in Paris.
Museo Carmen Thyssen – An offshoot of the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, focusing on 19th-century Spanish painting.
Museo Ruso – Dedicated to Russian art spanning the 16th – 20th centuries, its collection originates from the State Russian Museum in St Petersburg.
Museo Casa Natal – A museum devoted to Picasso’s actual birthplace situated on the Plaza de la Merced.

 

MIMMA – This interactive music museum hosts Europe’s largest private collection of musical instruments.
Automobile Museum Málaga – Set in a former tobacco factory, the same building in fact as the Museo Ruso, this museum contains an impressive collection of vintage cars and vehicles.
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC) – Focusing on modern and contemporary art.
Calle Larios – Málaga’s glitzy main shopping street.
Mercado Atarazanas – Practice your Spanish around the lively Atarazanas Market and look out for the beautiful stained-glass window.

Elsewhere

Granada – Renowned for its world-famous Alhambra; its cathedral, too, holds an important place in history as the final resting place of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.
Seville – Home to the world’s third largest cathedral, Seville is also famed for its royal Alcázar, the Casa de Pilatos, its legendary bullring and flamenco museum.
Córdoba – Dominated by its mighty Mezquita, said to be one of the world’s greatest examples of Islamic architecture.
Ronda – Situated due west of Málaga, Ronda is one of Spain’s oldest and most dramatic towns, set atop a dramatic 100-metre gorge.

Málaga school trip images courtesy of  Área de Turismo del Ayuntamiento de Malaga.