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When to go
Beach-bound crowds opt for the balminess of summer, but we prefer spring and autumn for a quieter break, and even winter is far from frosty (with temperatures hovering around 17°C). Go just before Lent to catch the carnival, at Easter to join the Holy Week crowds, or in mid-August to jump into the fiesta at the week-long Málaga Fair. In October, the city is scattered with exhibitions and events celebrating Picasso’s birthday.
PlanesMálaga Airport is a handy eight kilometres from the city centre, with frequent buses running between the two. Touch down there direct from most major European cities.
TrainsDirect rail services run to Málaga María Zambrano station from Madrid, Seville and Córdoba.
AutomobilesDriving in Málaga is a more relaxed affair than in many Spanish cities. The city’s main sights are mostly strollable, but with a rental car you’re set for both a city tour and a Costa del Sol road trip.