Things To Do In Velez-Malaga

Palacio de Beniel

We’ve selected some of the very best things to do in and around Velez-Malaga. From historical monuments, churches and museums, to water parks, walking, golf, local villages, beaches and much more…

Velez-Malaga Guide

This is our things to do in Velez-Malaga - the ultimate guide by a local! As well as where to eat, if it's a nice place to live and a bit of history too.


High above the town is the Fort. Built during the 10th century it's worth visiting if only to climb to the top and take in the magnificent 360 degree views.

Palacio Marques de Beniel

A great place to start when you visit Velez-Malaga. Open mainly in the mornings only, don't miss this beautiful palace and museums.

Historic Buildings

There are several buildings of note in town. Some are open to the public, others are only open for specific celebrations. Here are some of the buildings of particular interest.

Ferias and Fiestas

From Easter to Carnival and annual fiestas to music festivals. Southern Spain sure knows how to party and Velez and its surrounding towns and villages are no exception.


Velez-Malaga and the Axarquia area is a perfect training ground for cyclists. Here are the best cycling routes from Velez-Malaga ideal for a cycling break.

Museums & Art Galleries

Seven museums and galleries make up the formal arts offering in the town. These spaces hold everything from historical archives to modern art.


Fall in love with the passion, soulfulness and power of Flamenco. Want to experience real Flamenco? Then Velez-Malaga is the place to do it.

City Walls

The town's Moorish walls are most prominent in Plaza de la Constitucion and in the area of La Villa.


There are five churches of note in Velez, all of which are unique. With ancient minarets and arches sitting alongside carved Mudejar ceilings these are more than religious buildings but pieces of history.


Just 10 minutes' drive from Velez-Malaga you come across mountains or the coast. There's also a golf course, horse riding and a water park the same distance away.

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