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Málaga travel tips

1) In Málaga, you won’t notice much of the Spanish siesta

The siesta is a real thing in Spain. Still, it is not as evident in many major cities and tourist destinations as in small towns and villages. In Málaga, large stores remain open all day. However, small shops usually close at 13:00 and 14:00. They reopen at around 17:00 and work till 21:30. Take that into consideration when you plan your day!

2) Visit the Plaza de la Merced — one of the most beautiful squares in Málaga

The Torrijos Monument, a large obelisk, dominates this picturesque square in the city centre. Pablo Picasso and some other renowned Spanish artists lived nearby. Don’t miss the Picasso statue and the museum devoted to this famous painter. The blossoms on the trees in the square can be spectacular. Besides, it has an excellent array of cafes and bars to choose from. If you are lucky, you’ll see a flamenco street dance performance.

3) The quality of free Wi-Fi is quite poor in Málaga

Officially, free Wi-Fi from the Málaga City Council should be available in the city centre. You can get a good signal behind the tourist office on Plaza de la Marina. But in other places, you can hardly rely on free Wi-Fi. Most hotels provide their own networks. However, not all cafes, bars and restaurants follow that example. Besides, those Wi-Fi networks usually require a password you can learn from the waiting staff after you’ve made your order. Make sure to check your roaming charges before the trip.

Travelers usually depart from Cardiff, Cardiff - Sophia Gardens, Cardiff - Gorsedd Gardens, Cardiff - Gabalfa, or Cardiff - University when they travel from Cardiff to Málaga. Book your trip to arrive at Málaga, Málaga - María Zambrano, Malaga estacion autobuses, Málaga-Fabrica De Cemento, or Málaga-El Palo. The distance between Cardiff and Málaga is 1641 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Vueling, easyJet, and LoganAir LM. Cardiff and Málaga have 147 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Málaga, consider visiting Alcazar, Seville, Spain, Mezquita of Cordoba, and Alhambra.

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RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
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KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKLMKLYesOpens 30 days before flight
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VuelingVLGVYNoOpens 168 days before flight
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easyJetEZYU2YesOpens 720 days before flight
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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Cardiff to Málaga?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Cardiff and Málaga takes around 2.5 hours.
What is the flight distance between Cardiff and Málaga?
The flight distance between Cardiff and Málaga is 1641 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Cardiff and Málaga?
Several carriers operate flights between Cardiff and Málaga. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Vueling.
What are the most popular routes to and from Cardiff?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Cardiff and Faro, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Dublin, Tenerife, Glasgow, Palma, Majorca, Istanbul, Madrid, London, Alicante, Belfast, Ibiza, Paris, Athens, New York, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Menorca.
What are the most popular routes to and from Málaga?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Málaga and London, Tallinn, Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin, Glasgow, Reykjavik, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Riga, Bristol, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham, Vilnius, Leeds, Toronto, Exeter, Thessaloniki, Cork, Athens.
What airports are near Cardiff?
The main airport in Cardiff is Cardiff. It is also served by Heathrow, London Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool John Lennon, Bristol, London City, East Midlands.
What airports are near Málaga?
The main airport in Málaga is Málaga. It is also served by Tangier Ibn Battouta, Málaga, Seville, Federico García Lorca, Jerez, Gibraltar International, Almería, Algeciras Heliport.
What buses and trains depart from Cardiff?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Cardiff, including National Express.
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