Málaga City Guide

Málaga is a modern yet historical city, the capital of its Province and is located in the center of Andalucia’s Costa del Sol, in Spain. It is the second-most largest city in Andalusia and the sixth-largest in Spain.  It lies 100 kilometres east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 km north of Africa. Apart from its castle, Cathedral and several museums Malaga offers a large quantity of fantastic beaches where you can enjoy the sun and the great weather.

The painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso, the Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher Solomon Ibn Gabirol and the actor Antonio Banderas were all born in Málaga.

History of Málaga

Málaga’s history spans about 2,800 years being founded in about 770 BC by the Phoenicians and was called Malaka. From the 6th century BC the city was under the hegemony of Ancient Carthage, from 218 BC Rome followed by the Visigoths, Moors and finally the Spanish Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella. The archaeological remains from its Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian past have left their mark on the city’s architecture and culture, making Malaga an absolute must on any Andalusia itinerary.



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