Malaga in Spain is located in the shores of the Mediterranean on the South
coast of Spain. It was founded by the Phoenicians late in the 5th Century B.C.
and later on, invaded by the Carthaginians, Romans and Arabs. Nowadays it is
a modern town which owns an important port, airport and University.
It is the capital of “La Costa del Sol” and one of the most visited places in
the country since the 1970s. Its climate is definitely one of the warmest and
cosiest in the Iberian Peninsula enjoying so many sunny days a year that it would
be truly weird seeing a cloudy day during your stay.
Although Malaga is known by million tourists as a holiday place because of its
Mediterranean climate, its nice beaches and warm people, we should never forget
that the town owns plenty of awesome monuments such as the Cathedral ( 17th Century)
and countless churches, so popular, like “ La Victoria” church ( 15th century.)
We can admire the Alcazaba as well, an Arab monument built in the 11th century
and the Roman theatre located next to that. Gibralfaro castle, for is located
on a tophill offers visitors the chance to enjoy gorgeous views such as the
bullring, the Town hall and the port.
But perhaps the worldwide known Picasso museum, a tribute to the well-known artist by his
birthplace, is the most outstanding choice offered to the tourist.
Malaga is a very friendly and nice town with countless gardens and entertainment places. Its
city centre has a great variety of restaurants, where visitors can taste the Spanish tapas,
along with many pubs where night-life can be enjoyed.
If you come to Malaga you should always consider tasting the typical fried fish
and the delicious raisin wine.
In Malaga there are lots of well-known villages on the coast, like
Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, apart from inland villages such
as Ronda and Antequera whose beauty attracts thousands visitors every year.
Granada (only a 90 minutes drive from Malaga ), Cordoba and Sevilla (2 hours drive)
are charming towns which own gorgeous monuments from the Arab epoch. Their
proximity with Malaga makes possible visiting them in an one-day excursion.