Turist information: About Malaga
Malaga is a beautiful, historic and exciting city located on the Mediterranean Coast in southern Spain. It is located on the renowned Costa del Sol and is the largest city within the Malaga province, being the home to over 600,000 inhabitants. It is well connected to neighbouring provinces like Seville and Granada via motorways.
Malaga is located located between mountains and the Mediterranean Sea which gives the city a moderate climate all year round with an annual average temperature of 23ºC and over 300 days of sunshine. The climate allows for the flourishing growth of olive, orange and lemon trees and the beautiful weather, along with its stunning beaches and fascinating history has transformed Malaga into one of the most popular tourist destinations across all of Spain.
The city is rich in culture and history and there are plenty of landmarks and museums to visit. There are cathedrals, over 20 museums, theatres and picturesque squares bustling with bars and restaurants serving tapas. Pablo Picasso was born in this deeply cultural city and there is a museum dedicated to him located in the city where it is said he drew his inspiration from.
Malaga also boasts an easy-going lifestyle and the residents of Malaga (known as the Malagueños) have a reputation for being extremely friendly and fun. For that reason, the city offers a wide range of different types of bars, restaurants, bodegas and night-clubs that are always full of life, any day or night of the week.
Malaga was founded by the Phoenicians, however there are prehistoric remains such as pictorial remains, caves and dolmens. There is evidence that people like the Tartars, Carthaginians and Iberians occupied the area, even for a short space of time. Those truly left their mark were others. In Malaga converge and merge different cultures and civilizations like the Romans (third century BC - IV century), the Visigoths (s. IV - s.VII) and Muslims (s. VIII-XIII century ), mainly. Of them all is, in the city of Malaga in the province, an important cultural and historical heritage. Just as in the character of Malaga, which are open and friendly people. Malaga is certainly a city to visit.
But what most marked in the city of Malaga was the Arab influence was his time of great progress and still persists, Malaga as an example has the layout of its streets in the Historic District myriad of influences. The vicissitudes of history made it go through different stages within Islam, who left their footprints and historical monuments, under the Caliphate of Cordoba, under the Taifa Kingdoms under the Almoravids and Almohad, and under the Nazari period.
In 1487 the Catholic Monarchs conquered Malaga and there was a time of decline and failed to recover, until the eighteenth century.
Malaga's economic resurgence came in the eighteenth and nineteenth century by the appearance of an upper middle class, which led to the marketing (exporting their wines, shipping) and also by industrialization. Two families driving this resurgence: the Larios and Heredia, making Malaga in the 2 nd industrial center of Spain. Today, the great momentum and growth, tourism is giving the Costa del Sol, Malaga is projecting to be one of the most important in Spain.
It is a province located between the Mediterranean Sea and mountains. Its coastline is the most important and what is known worldwide: The Costa del Sol This designation is given for its good weather and the sun, usually 300 days of sunshine per year. Malaga is in its beaches and coastline's greatest asset as they are beautiful and very well maintained. To move around the province as comfortable and cheaper to rent a car, this will give you the freedom you need to go from one village to another. The beaches are really well equipped with sunbeds, umbrellas, walkways between the rows of beds, so that customers do not burn your feet, sinks, bars, and jet skates, volleyball areas, swings, ... I think they are the better equipped beaches across the country, reaching them is easy especially if you've made the decision to hire a car. All the province of Malaga has a hotel infrastructure, sports, restaurants, ... of the first order.Malaga Airport is international and is well connected.
Visit the Historic District: Calle Larios, Plaza de la Constitución, Pasaje Chinitas Fresca Street, Plaza del Obispo, street Molina Lario, street Cistercian Sewell Street, Plaza de la Merced, Granada Street and Calle San Agustin. So have done all the tour's most important buildings of the city.
Visit the Malaga Historic District represents a walk through history.
However, in the modern part is the heart of the city, the Plaza de la Marina, which is why a street down to the sea. In this location you can leave your car in the parking lot for rent. The square and surrounding streets were laid in the nineteenth century when it threw the wall and the city was opened to the sea. Within the Historic District of Malaga are almost all the monuments: the Roman Theatre, the Alcazaba, Gibralfaro Castle, Cathedral, Cathedral Museum, Palacio Episcopal, Buenavista Palace, Plaza de la Constitución, Plaza de la Merced ... ... It's very nice to walk along it and you can visit easily, because it is very collected. The main street of this district is Calle Larios, who recently made pedestrian and you can not move your car rental.
In Malaga there are lush gardens and refreshing, that due to the high temperatures that we live in the summer, should be taken into account when taking a walk. Integral part of the city. Some of them make the monumental and historic grounds of the Fort-Gibralfaro, clothing and extending to the Customs.
Malaga should highlight the amount of Museums. She is called "city of museums." At the moment there are 19 museums, 15 of them located in the Historic District. In all there will be 23. The most prominent, which in turn is the most recent creation is the Picasso Museum, located in the Buenavista Palace. This has even more international projection to the city. There is also the birthplace of Pablo Picasso was born there in 1881. Also recently opened the car museum.