The superb Spanish city a £38 flight from Newcastle famed for golden beaches and scenery

Malaga Cathedral
Malaga Cathedral, 16th century, Renaissance style, now a national monument, Spain -Credit:Getty Images

The splendid Spanish city, a mere £38 flight from Newcastle, is renowned for its golden beaches and breathtaking scenery.

Many are eager to escape on holiday, and given the scarcity of sunny, sweltering days on Teesside soil, we wouldn't fault anyone for arranging some fun in the sun. Can you picture sipping a chilled sangria under the sun right now? Or lounging on gorgeous golden beaches?

If you're itching to pack your bags and book a trip, we recommend using one of the many online search engines to compare prices before splurging on the first deal you come across. SkyScanner is a favourite among tourists looking for the best deals - it compares flights from providers like TUI, Jet2, Ryanair, British Airways and many more, then displays the cheapest options.

For example, a quick SkyScanner search for flights from Newcastle to Malaga next month brings up a direct flight from Ryanair for just £38 on May 7. So if you're interested in booking flights, make sure you check out SkyScanner first.

And if Malaga sounds like your kind of place, we've put together some of the best things you can do in this stunning Spanish hotspot below.


The Alcazaba of Malaga, often referred to as 'one of the most beautiful Alcazabas in Spain', is nestled on the slopes of the breathtaking Gibralfaro mountain. This Moorish fortress, built during the Middle Ages, still covers an impressive 15,000 square meters, although it's believed that it was more than double this size in its heyday.

Not only does the Alcazaba boast a rich history, but it also offers stunning views over Malaga and the Spanish coastline - making it a must-visit for any sightseer.

Malaga Cathedral

Built between 1528 and 1782, the Cathedral of Malaga is a Roman Catholic church located in the heart of Andalusia. It features medieval Moorish walls and is designed in the Renaissance architectural style.

This towering structure is a sight to behold from anywhere in the city, but it's even more impressive up close - so make sure to pay it a visit.

Museo del Automovil y la Moda

Who doesn't love cars and fashion?

The Automobile and Fashion Museum of Malaga is home to the private collection of Portuguese car enthusiast Joao Magalhaes. Valued at around 25 million euros, it showcases some truly classic vehicles.

The museum houses over 80 vintage and modern cars, along with travel memorabilia from the 1920s to the 1950s - ensuring there's something for everyone, not just car enthusiasts.

Stunning beaches

If you're seeking a beach holiday, Spain's coastline is hard to beat, and Malaga offers an array of golden sandy beaches. You can wander along the 3,500-metre long San Julian beach, stroll down the promenade of Misericordia, relax on a sun lounger at La Caleta, or create unforgettable memories at La Malagueta.

Delicious cuisine

Spain is renowned for its culinary delights, and Malaga is the perfect spot to savour traditional Spanish dishes. Why not indulge in local delicacies such as sardine skewers, Ajoblanco, fine shells, or Porra antequerana while soaking up the spring sunshine?

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