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Malaga

Malaga is a beautiful city and tourist hotspot located in southern Spain. There are various ways to explore this wonderful city and lots of things to see whilst you are there. For example, be sure to visit the Gibralfaro Castle to catch a glimpse of wondrous views. Malaga is the capital of Andalusia as well as its busy port/city. The destination is world famous as Spain’s highly sought after holiday getaway as well as one of its most important commercial seaports. Make Malaga your preferred choice of holiday and I bet you’ll be pleased you did.  

History plays an important role in the development of Malaga into a popular holiday destination. From the views and scenic sights in the ancient city, it is evident that the likes of Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors were once residents of Malaga. Irrespective of this, Malaga has grown from a quiet, secluded spot into a natural, breathtaking destination for tourists and locals to explore. Giving its rapid development, it’s great news for nearby Grenada where the legendary Alhambra once occupied.

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Why visit Malaga ?


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Capital of Andalusia

World famous as Spain’s highly sought after holiday getaway

Malaga provides holiday makers with lots of wonderful things to see and do. Of the city’s main sights, the Gibralfaro Castle is the most visited as it offers scenic and captivating views.  

Also worthy of mention is the 3-in-1 Moorish Alcazaba Fortress, which was transformed into a Museum, Garden and Wine Cellar. Whilst visiting the wine cellar, why not give the local dessert wines a try? Do not forget to capture the sight of an ancient building called Alcazaba, which was built in the 11th century as the King’s Palace. Other things you must do whilst in Malaga include the city’s Museum of Arts, Calle San Agustin (located in a palace), Pasillo de Santa Isabel, Diocesal Museum and Plaza del Obispo. In the Plaza del Obispo are special collections of religious arts that include the works of Niño de Guevara and Pietro Vannuci.  

Other places worthy of visiting are the crypt and the tombs of the Counts of Buena Vista. Inside Plaza de la Merced is a house which is popularly known as the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Appreciate Malaga’s rich architectural designs, seen at Palacio de la Aduana, Casa del Consulado and Casa Palacio del Marqués de Valdeflores. These architectural works, which date back to the 18th century, have stood the test of time.  

For a great feeling of relaxation and recreation you could enjoy strolls through any of Malaga’s Mediterranean parks: de Picasso, Parque de Malaga, El Retiro, Puerta Oscura, de Pedro Luis Alonso, and Concepción.  

When in Malaga, low temperatures fluctuate between 65°F-75°F (18-23°C) and high temperatures are between 75°F-85°F (23-30°C). The region experiences more sunshine during the summer season, although rainfall and humid conditions are not uncommon.  

A city where 550,000 people call home, Malaga residents have taken the time to develop a shopping area in Calle Marqués de Larios. Here you can find the local branch of Spain’s department store, El Cortes Ingles, in Avenida de Andalucía for any souvenirs or other shopping you may wish to do.

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