Malaga is the capital city of the Costa del Sol and is steeped in more than 3,000 years of history. Excavations have discovered evidence of the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Moors. As a result, there is a large selection of historical monuments in this city.
Malaga’s cathedral is known as La Manquita, meaning “the little one armed lady”. Due to the length of time, which it took to build the cathedral, it denotes Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-classical styles.
The city of Malaga comprises of three main tourist areas, which are well known for shopping, nightlife and cultural entertainment.
While you’re there be sure to visit, the Arabic fortress of Alcazaba, the Moorish Gibralfaro Castle, Malaga’s Bullfighting Museum, The Picasso Home Museum, as well as many churches, beaches and vistas.
There is a wonderful Three Kings Festival in Malaga at the beginning of January each year, so if you’re visiting during this time don’t forget to take the kids along.
Malaga airport is one of the largest in Spain and provides the gateway to all of the other Andalusian towns. In a typical year it welcomes up to 10 million visitors. Malaga also serves as a major port and an industrial centre for Southern Spain. Entrance to and exit from Malaga is made easy by the N340 highway and the coastal rail service.
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