Malaga Destination Guide
Capital of the province Malaga, and in the region of Andalucía, this port city is vibrant and cosmopolitan. The climate is sunny and warm. With an average of over 300 days of sunshine a year, it is no wonder it is a popular tourist destination.
This city is teeming with museums and monuments. As the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, it holds an entire gallery dedicated to some of his most famous works. It is, in fact, one of the oldest cities in the world. Founded by the Phoenicians in 770 BC, it possesses archaeological remains spanning over 3 000 years. Aside from the history, the beaches are pristine. There are golden sands and a promenade jam-packed with a variety of restaurants and cafes as well as clean and tidy public spaces. The Malaga fair in August is one of the biggest annual events with live music, flamenco dancers, tapas bars and market stalls. Over the years Malaga has grown from strength to strength with plenty of development and expansion. There are trendy stores, chic boutiques, gastro-bars and trendy restaurants popping up within the city and along the waterfront.
If you’re feeling energetic, taking a brisk hike to the top of Mount Gibraltar will grant beautiful views over the city and a rewarding visit to the Alcazaba, a hilltop fortress which was built by the Arabs in the 11th century. Pedro Luis Alonso Gardens are worth a visit, with a formal layout and Mediterranean plants such as Cyprus hedges and orange trees it is wonderful to explore and uniquely aromatic. The 16th-century Malaga Cathedral is a sight to behold with its traditional baroque façade and breathtakingly ornate interior. There are activities suitable for families and children such as the theme park, Tivoli World and Sea life Benalmadena.
Malaga airport is the third largest in Spain with connections to European and other Spanish countries and the A7 motorway runs parallel to the coastline.