PhotoSecrets Málaga

A Photographer’s Guide

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A Photographer’s Guide
Andrew Hudson


Malaga LighthouseDanielmlg86/Wikipedia


85 views to photograph
Cube of Pompidou Center MalagaTyk/Wikipedia
Roman TheatreAndynash/Wikipedia
Capilla del PuertoTyk/Wikipedia
Ladeada TowerJ Spain/Wikipedia
Municipal Services BuildingTyk/Wikipedia
Palacio de la AduanaUntipografico/Wikipedia
Points of ViewSlmimages/Flickr
Puente de Arroyo HondoDaniel Capilla/Wikipedia
Water Street ChapelTyk/Wikipedia
Alcazaba of MálagaNick Kenrick/Flickr
Car in Malaga Automobile MuseumJorbasa Fotografie/Flickr
Church of Santo DomingoDaniel Capilla/Wikipedia
Cistercian abbeyOlaf Tausch/Wikipedia
English Cemetery [Málaga]Nataliemaynor/Wikipedia
Gallery in Museum Jorge RandoJesús Granada/Wikipedia
La Concepcion Botanical GardenPanarria/Wikipedia
Malaga Automobile MuseumNkreuzer/Wikipedia
Malaga City HallOlaf Tausch/Wikipedia
Nave of Málaga CathedralDylan Jenkinson/Wikipedia
Palm Garden of SurprisesNick Kenrick/Flickr
Pompidou Center MalagaEpizentrum/Wikipedia
Roman bridge MarbellaCoreforce/Wikipedia
Sculpture in Parque de la Batería, TorremolinosTyk/Wikipedia
Source of GenoaOlaf Tausch/Wikipedia
Towers of Málaga CathedralMaksym Abramov/Wikipedia
Trade Fairs and Congress CentreTeclasorg/Wikipedia
View of Málaga from GibralfaroKiban/Wikipedia
Atarazanas MarketNacle2/Wikipedia
Benalmádena StupaBrian Milnes/Wikipedia
Calle AlcazabillaDodo/Wikipedia
Church of San JuliánMorancio/Wikipedia
Ermita ZamarrillaTyk/Wikipedia
German BridgeMiwipedia/Wikipedia
Mercy ChimneyMiwipedia/Wikipedia
Playamar Beach, TorremolinosHans Olav Lien/Wikipedia
Plaza de la ConstituciónSimon/Wikipedia
Puerto BanúsLolo/Wikipedia
Rincón de la VictoriaCayetano/Wikipedia
Salamanca MarketTyk/Wikipedia
San Pedro de AlcántaraKlaus Graf/Wikipedia
St. Stanislaus Kostka SchoolMiguel Angel Delgado Baeza/Wikipedia
Trinidad ConventMorancio/Wikipedia
Villa ValdecillaTyk/Wikipedia
Algarrobo [Spain]Dguendel/Wikipedia
Alhaurín de la TorreJuan De Vojníkov/Wikipedia
Alhaurín el GrandeKennosis/Wikipedia
Almacenes Félix SáenzMartin Haisch/Wikipedia
Andalusia Technology ParkJuanpol/Wikipedia
Cervantes TheaterTyk/Wikipedia
Church of San Felipe NeriTyk/Wikipedia
Montes de Málaga Natural ParkSanchezcommonswiki/Wikipedia
Muralla urbana de MarbellaTyk/Wikipedia
Museo de MálagaTyk/Wikipedia
Museo Picasso MálagaLlecco/Wikipedia
Palace of InkTyk/Wikipedia
School of San TelmoMiwipedia/Wikipedia
View of Malaga from Palacio de la AduanaPaolotrabattoni It/Wikipedia


Map of Málaga

Map of Malaga


About PhotoSecrets



A great travel photo­graph requires you to be in the right place at the right time to capture that special moment. Professional photo­graphers have a short-hand phrase for this: “F8 and be there.”

There are countless books that can help you with photo­graphic technique, the “F8” portion of that equation. But until now, there’s been little help for the other, more critical portion of that equation, the “be there” part. To find the right spot, you had to expend lots of time and shoe leather to essentially re-invent the wheel.

In my career as a professional travel photo­grapher, well over half my time on location is spent seeking out the good angles. Andrew Hudson’s PhotoSecrets does all that legwork for you, so you can spend your time photo­graphing instead of wandering about. I wish I had one of these books for every city I photo­graph on assignment.

PhotoSecrets can help you capture the most beautiful sights with a minimum of hassle and a maximum of enjoyment. So grab your camera, find your favorite PhotoSecrets spots, and “be there!”

About Bob Krist

Bob Krist has photo­graphed assignments for National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Travel/­Holiday, Smithsonian, and Islands. He won “Travel photo­grapher of the Year” from the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007, and 2008.

For National Geographic, Bob has led round-the-world tours and a traveling lecture series. His book In Tuscany with Frances Mayes spent a month on The New York Times’ bestseller list and his how-to book Spirit of Place was hailed by American Photo­grapher magazine as “the best book about travel photo­graphy we’ve ever read.”

The parents of three sons, Bob and his wife live in New Hope, Pennsylvania.


Thank you for reading PhotoSecrets. As a fellow fan of travel and photo­graphy, I hope this guide will help you quickly find the most visually stunning places, and come home with equally stunning photo­graphs.

PhotoSecrets is designed to show you all the best sights. Flick through, see the classic views, and use them as a departure point for your own creations. Flick through, enjoy the photos, and see which places inspire you. Get comp­osition ideas, lighting tips, and a brief history. It’ll be like traveling with a location scout and a pro-photo­grapher by your side.

The idea for PhotoSecrets came during a trip to Thailand, when I tried to find the exotic beach used in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. None of the guidebooks I had showed a picture, so I thought a guidebook of postcard photos would be useful for us photographers. If you have any ides for improvements, please send me an email at

Now, start exploring — and take lots of photos!

About Andrew Hudson

Originally an engineer, Andrew Hudson started PhotoSecrets in 1995. His first book won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book and his second won the Grand Prize in the National Self-Published Book Awards.

Andrew has published 15 nationally-distributed photo­graphy books. He has photo­graphed assignments for Macy’s, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Men’s Health and Seventeen, and been a location scout for Nikon. His photos and articles have appeared in Alaska Airlines, National Geographic Traveler, Shutterbug Outdoor and Nature photo­graphy, Where, and Woman’s World.

Andrew has a degree in Computer Engineering from Manchester University and a certificate in copyright law from Harvard Law School. Born in Redditch, England, he lives with his wife, two kids, and two chocolate Labs, in San Diego, California.


At a Glance

Name:Malaga (Málaga)
Autonomous Community:Andalusia
Comarca:Málaga-Costa del Sol
Population (2013):568,479 (city)
1,619,714 (metro)
Time zone:CET (UTC+1)
GPS:36.719462, -4.419984
Far:415 km (260 miles) from Madrid

Málaga is a municipality, capital of the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 569,130 in 2015, it is the second-most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth-largest in Spain. The southernmost large city in Europe, it lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) of the Mediterranean, about 100 kilometres (62.14 miles) east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 km (80.78 mi) north of Africa.

Málaga’s history spans about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. It was founded by the Phoenicians as Malaka about 770 BC, and from the 6th century BC was under the hegemony of Ancient Carthage. Then, from 218 BC, it was ruled by the Roman Republic and later the Roman Empire as Malaca (Latin). After the fall of the empire and the end of Visigothic rule, it was under Islamic rule as Mālaqah (مالقة) for 800 years, but in 1487, the Crown of Castille gained control after the Reconquista. The archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras make the historic center of the city an “open museum,” displaying its history of nearly 3,000 years.

This important cultural infrastructure and the artistic heritage have culminated in the nomination of Málaga as a candidate for the 2016 European Capital of Culture.

The internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso, Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher Solomon Ibn Gabirol and the actor Antonio Banderas were born in Málaga. The magnum opus of Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, “Malagueña,” is named for the music of this region of Spain.

The most important business sectors in Málaga are tourism, construction and technology services, but other sectors such as transportation and logistics are beginning to expand. The Andalusia Technology Park (PTA), located in Málaga, has enjoyed significant growth since its inauguration in 1992. Málaga is the main economic and financial centre of southern Spain, home of the region’s largest bank, Unicaja, and the fourth-ranking city in economic activity in Spain behind Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.