Málaga

Málaga

Things to do - general

 

Málaga is the second largest city in Andalusia and the sixth in Spain. The capital of the province with the same name has one of the largest Spanish airports, a commercial port and a university. Because of its sunny and mild climate, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Iberian Peninsula.

Primarily the nearby beaches of the Costa del Sol, especially the surrounding towns Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Benalmádena make Málaga to one of the most popular tourist attraction in Andalusia.

But not only the beaches and bathing facilities make Málaga a proven destination, also the cultural offers are recommendable. Like many Andalusian towns, the legacy of the Phoenicians, Romans and Moors have a big importance. Historical remains are found both in the city itself, as well as in the nearby area.

Added to the natural beauty of the province join the beautiful beaches on the coast and wildly romantic mountain ranges inland, as well as the picturesque white villages.

Country Spain, Andalusia
Languages spokenSpanish
CurrencyEuro €
Area (km2)398

Sports & nature

Thanks to its privileged climate, Málaga has become a popular tourist destination for sports and for organizing top sporting events.

Whether in established sporting facilities or in natural outdoor facilities visitors can practice almost every sport in the city: golf, swimming, sailing, diving, surfing, fishing, canoeing, hiking, tennis, paddle tennis, athletics, cycling, archery and horseback riding.

Apart from that, there are countless sports schools and clubs that hold appropriate offers for tourists.

Nightlife

When the sun goes down slowly, life really starts in Málaga. You can relax in one of the numerous bodegas or also have a big party in one of the many pubs and nightclubs. Málaga's nightlife is colorful and varied, keeping offers for every taste and age group.

The most popular nightlife districts in Málaga are:

  • The Plaza de Uncibay in the city center, with its restaurants and bodegas, where the night life starts out
  • La Malagueta, Pier One, at the port of Málaga, where are most of the nightclubs and bars for the younger people    
  • El Palo, Pedregalejo. The district of schools where mingle the tourists with the locals

Culture and History

The fact that in Málaga various cultural and historical influences have left their mark, guarantees the cultural richness of the city.

Málaga, with its almost three thousand years of history is one of the oldest cities in the world.

In the 7th century BC the city was dominated by the Phoenicians. Their ruling lasted for several centuries until the Romans in the 3rd century BC took the power. This reign was in turn replaced by the takeover of the Moors in 711. At that time Málaga belonged to the caliphate of Córdoba.

With the reconquest by the Christians in 1487, the modernization of the city and the opening to the West began. The expansion of the port and the concomitant expansion of maritime trade played a big role in the economic development of the town.

All these different cultural and historical influences dominate the city scape today. The most interesting cultural attractions of Malaga are:

  • Málaga Cathedral
  • the harbor
  • El Castillo Gibralfaro
  • the Roman theater and more


Other interesting monuments of contemporary culture.

  • the Museum Pablo Picasso
  • the Centre Pompidou Málaga
  • the Atarazanas market ...


Unfortunately there are no accommodations at this location at the moment.

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