Located on Costa del Sol in Southern Spain, Malaga is a vibrant and welcoming city, offering an interesting combination of historical and contemporary attractions and beautiful sandy beaches, making it the perfect vacation spot.
Malaga is considered one of the oldest cities in Europe and is proud to be the birthplace of the famous painter and sculptor, Pablo Picasso, making the Museo Picasso in the Palicio de Buenavista a must see for everyone. There is an abundance of things to see and experience in Malaga - from architectural sites and art museums to city beaches, great shopping and excellent cuisine.
With its rich array of past dynasties such as Roman, Arabic and Phoenician, the people of Malaga are deeply immersed in its culture and traditions. Colourful festivals are held throughout the year and visitors are encouraged to join the celebrations. Tourism is a major contributor to Malaga’s economy and residents offer a warm welcome to tourists.
There are a host of attractions to experience in Malaga. Love shopping? Then why not visit the Cortijo de Torres flea market – one of the biggest in Andalusia, held every Sunday morning on the site of the Malaga’s former football stadium. Prefer sports? Then head to one of the many spectacular beaches to enjoy windsurfing or rollerblading on the promenade, or to one of Malaga’s luscious golf courses for 18 holes. Or why not just sit in one of the street cafes and just watch the world go by. And for something completely different visit the Museo Automovilistico y de la Moda to see an amazing selection of beautifully restored vintage cars.
While Malaga’s city beach is just a short walk from the centre, why not venture a little further and explore Sacaba Beach for a more quiet and relaxed experience. Make use of the excellent public transport facilities on offer to enjoy all its wonderful sights. Join a walking tour of the city or even hire a bike! The choices are endless!
Built in the 11th Century the Alcazaba is a must see. For a small fee learn about its amazing history and take in the breathtaking views of the city and the bay. Gibralfaro Castle along with the Roman theatre – a wonderful example of a Roman entertainment site – is close by. And be sure to include the Malaga Cathedral in your agenda - truly inspiring. Although originally to be built with two spires, funds ran dry and the second was never finished. Hence the name it is well known for – ‘La Manquita’ which translates as ‘The One Armed Lady’.
With its Mediterranean climate, Malaga enjoys hot sunny summers with temperatures rising to the high twenties – and sometimes higher! – and mild winters averaging around 17C.