Málaga, the sixth largest city in Spain, is a go-to destination on the Costa del Sol in the autonomous region of Andalusia. One of the oldest cities in the world, Málaga's history dates back about 3000 years. Today, the city is both a Spanish technology hub and a popular holiday destination where visitors can see archaeological sites from the Phoenician, Roman and Moorish eras. However, business-minded visitors can also see sites like Andalusia Technology Park, a noteworthy economic hub. Rent a car in Málaga to enjoy total flexibility in choosing which attractions, ancient and modern, to see while in town.
Car Rental Málaga - the most important rental sites
An auto rental in Málaga makes it easier for you to travel between your hotel and destinations like the Catedral de Málaga or the many sunny beaches. Alternatively, book a one way rental car in Málaga to travel from local lodgings to other Spanish destinations like Barcelona. Online you can compare prices and vehicles of the companies that offer cheap car hire in Málaga.
|Rental Site||Address||Main Opening Times*|
|Malaga Airport||Av. del Comandante García Morato, s/n, 29004 Málaga, Spain||00:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|María Zambrano train Station||Explanada de la Estación, s/n, 29002 Málaga, Spain||00:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
*The opening times may differ and vary depending on the rental site. Precise information can be found in the listing details. Some car rental sites in Málaga allow pickup and returns outside of the opening times at an extra charge.
Rent a car: Málaga and its sights
- Catedral de Málaga:
The magnificent domed ceiling of Málaga’s cathedral soars 40 metres into the air. Construction of this colossal church started in the 16th century; it was an epic project that spanned over 200 years. Even today, one of its two bell towers stands incomplete giving rise to the cathedral’s well-known nickname 'La Manquita' meaning the one-armed lady. Climb up the 200 steps of the bell tower for stunning views of Málaga’s coastline. And don't miss Patio de los Naranjos, a small patio in the cathedral with fragrant orange trees. Additionally, the cathedral houses 15 chapels that are adorned with gorgeous 18th century art and has a museum which houses various religious items from the last 500 years.
Málaga’s Alcazaba is a palace which dates back to the 11th century Moorish period. The entrance of this fortress is next to a Roman amphitheatre. There is a small archaeological museum in Alcazaba situated within the former servant’s section of the Nazari palace. Lines of orange trees, towering palm trees, sweet-smelling jasmine bushes and crimson bougainvillea amidst bubbling fountains add a picturesque beauty to the palace courtyards. To rent a car in Málaga means you can easily drive up the hill to reach this fortification as well as the Castillo de Gibralfaro, even farther up.
- Museo Picasso Málaga:
The world renowned artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born in Málaga. The Museo Picasso Málaga, opened in 2003 in the Buena Vista Palace, has a wonderful collection of more than 200 works donated by members of Picasso's family. Visitors here can also see Phoenician and Renaissance archaeological vestiges, discovered during construction of the museum, in the building’s cellars. Hire a car in Málaga to easily visit these various points of cultural interest either after or before you hit the beach.
Getting around by car in Málaga
Toll roads are indicated by the word ‘peaje’ on signs. Parking spots can be difficult to find in the narrow side streets of central Malaga, so look for blue zone parking areas in the centre of the city. These regulated parking zones are open from morning until night. Whether you're renting long term in Málaga or just for a few days, make sure your car has good air conditioning, especially during the scorching summer.