The city of Málaga is a famous port city located on the Costa del Sol, “Coast of the Mediterranean Sea”, known for one of the best climates in Spain and fascinating history.
The famous artist Pablo Picasso was not only born here, but also opened the Picasso Museum years ago, bringing life to the city.
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Málaga is a treasure waiting to be discovered, with its history going back more than 3,000 years. Evidence of the Carthaginians, the Moors and the Romans has been discovered.
As a result to this there is a wide selection of historical monuments, the Cathedral is an exquisite jewel of religious art, close to the Cathedral is the Alcazabar Castle offering panoramic views of the the city and the port. Further on is also Malaga’s Castle, which stands on the Monte de Gibralfaro.
It’s International Airport provides the gateway to all other Andalucian Town’s. It is one of the largest in Spain and welcomes up to 10 million visitors every year. The newly reformed port receives many cruise liners bringing more tourism to the City. With the opening of the Málaga Metro System in 2013, transportation in the City will be made easier, or there is always the option to see the City from an Open Top Bus.
Places to Visit
The City offers a large range of Restaurants, Tapas bars, Wine bars or Night clubs. The Fiestas are numerous, the main Fiesta is the Summer Feria turning in to a Big Party , which occurs in the middle of August for 9 days. Procession of “Three Holy Kings” takes place in January , large parades in the centre entertaining the children that also receive gifts. February “CARNAVAL TIME” more parades where people dress up and join the festivities.
The celebrations in Holy Week are famous countrywide, the streets of Málaga are full with people watching the processions that start on Palm Sunday and continue until Easter Sunday.