Málaga is the
capital city of
Costa del Sol. Located in the middle coast of Costa del Sol, Málaga is the biggest
and one of the most beautiful and most visited cities in the region with its
International Port which is one of the three international arrival and departure
point of Spain. Besides its historical and cultural scene, Málaga also has a
great party atmosphere and beautiful beaches.
Things to Do and See in
The Picasso Museum, Malaga Cathedral
and the Gibralfaro Catsle are the most popular places to visit and see in
There is subtropical garden which lies between the port and the old town that
the cabs making sightseeing tours also located in.
From the medieval citadel, Gibralfaro, visitors may have a spectacular
overall look at the town. The lower castle of Gibralfaro is the Moorish
Alcazaba fortress. This masterpiece of Spanish Arabic architecture was
originally built for protection against pirates in 1040. Later it was renewed by
more than a hundred towers and gave place to royal residences. Tourists are
attracted by its intimate inner yard surrounded by high walls, fountains, rich
flora in the gardens and fascinating view to the city.
Malaga Cathedral which is also called as La Manquita is named as
"one armed" by most people as one of its towers has never been completed. It is
considered to be one of the masterpieces of the Spanish renaissance.
Teatro Romano, the Roman theatre dating back to 100 BC is the city's most
ancient monument that is located at the foot of the Alcazaba.
and Drinks in Málaga
The streets with quality bars, cafes, restaurants, and
pubs is attractive. There are variety of restaurants to choose from in
Coastal Málaga is famous for its freshly caught fish and seafood that is cooked
with unique and special skills. Pescaíto frito (mixed fried fish), grilled or
marinated fish, anchovies, red mullet, squid and sardines are the famous dishes
The shops in Málaga are charming. Shopping is one the best daytime
attractions in Málaga. Many luxury
designer shops and boutiques are lined up on the streets. Travelers and
holidaymakers are able to find wide variety of products in excellent quality.
The northern part of Málaga is the place for esparto grass products. In Vélez
Málaga visitors may shop delicate handiwork on religious vestments in silk as
well as embroidery and metal objects.
and Festivals in Málaga
Málaga has the most popular museums
in Costa del Sol which includes; Picasso Archeological Museum, Provincial
Gallery of Fine Arts, Cathedral Museum, Arte Sacro Museum, Popular Arts Museum,
Aquarium and Holy Week Museum.
The art and architecture is spectacular in Málaga. Malaga is the birthplace
of the famous painter Pablo Picasso and the birthplace is located in the
corner of the Plaza de la Merced is open to the public for visit. The Picasso
Museum is one of the best attractions to take in Malaga. It is located in
the former palace in Buenavista.
The Picasso Foundation and the Cultural Center of the Generation of
‘27 in Málaga are the important cultural institutions that are holding
numerous cultural events related with painting, literature etc.
Málaga displays a wonderful and lively array of color and the townsfolk’s
participation during its “Ferias”. The typical folklore is a must to visit and
see. Feria of Málaga in August is one the most visited festivals.
Holy Week is the major grand festival in Costa del Sol and with its traditional
display of the passion of Christ by the townsfolk, it holds a special
significance especially in Málaga, Riogordo and Ronda. Brotherhoods, religious
images, bearers of stages in the Passion of Christ in the company of religious
Festival of Verdiales which is held on Innocents’ Day in the late
December are the other lively festivals of autumn and winter in Málaga.
Getting to and
Transportation in Málaga
Málaga-Pablo Ruiz Picasso
International Airport is the international airport is Costa del Sol and it
is 8km from Málaga City. There are a lot of direct flights from many Spanish,
European, Northern African and US cities to Costa del Sol via variety of major
airlines. (Airport Passenger Information Telephone: (+34) 902 404 704)
There is a Commuter train C1 (Cercanías RENFE, www.renfe.es) runs between
Málaga and Fuengirola and stopping opposite Airport Terminal 2. To reach the
airport from Málaga by train takes about 15 mins.
The Port of Málaga operates ferries (passengers and goods) between the
Iberian Peninsula and the Autonomous City in Africa. Port of Málaga is the
leading port for the most Mediterranean cruises.