You will live in Málaga, just like most of the LC Members, and therefore it’ll be easy for you to participate in our events.
But you may still want to get the most out of your time here and visit other places in Spain. Here you can see which cities have a Local Committee or a contact from IAESTE.
But you’re not limited to visiting only these places. Spain is full of beautiful monuments and cultures that you can learn about and explore.
Nearest Places to Visit
To get to these places, you can take a bus from the bus station.
Nerja is famous for two things: its beaches and caves. During the summer, many people go to Nerja to visit the town and go for a swim at the beach. It is really beautiful, the water is clean and you can take your goggles to see the fish. You can also rent a kayak and explore a little.
Then, there’s the caves. They were discovered in 1959 and they have an area of 35000 m2. They have high ceilings and some paintings found there are around 20000 years old! There’s always a huge queue, so we recommend you buy the tickets in advance here.
Marbella has some of the most exclusive places in the province. It is a very touristic place, a little expensive, and if you want to see luxury, it’s a good place to go. Puerto Banus is a marina located in Marbella that is full of expensive shopping malls, restaurants, and cafés.
Ronda is a very special place. Located between mountains, it is divided into two by a river. This river has formed a canyon over time, which is now a touristic attraction because of its beauty. Other things people like to see in Ronda are its three main bridges, the Plaza de Toros (it’s the oldest bullfighting ring in Spain), the Arab baths, and all its squares.
Antequera is famous for ‘El Torcal’, a rock formation declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. You can go and see it by taking a hiking route to admire the magnificent shapes the rocks have taken after years of erosion. Site here.
Another really interesting place in Antequera are its dolmens, impressive tombs from the prehistoric times. They were also declared world heritage site, and they truly are a work of art. More information here.
Granada is one of the cities that were influenced the most by the Arabs when they inhabited the peninsula. The most famous place in Granada is the Alhambra, a fortress and palace built around the XII and XIII centuries. It is really hard to get tickets and you have to get them in advance, so we recommend you do so here.
If you want to get in touch with other IAESTE people in your local area, check out the appropriate LC’s website, or ask us directly so we can help you.