Malaga City - Five Fascinating Facts

The sun-drenched city of Malaga © Michelle Chaplow
The sun-drenched city of Malaga

Malaga City - Five Fascinating Facts

Although its history dates back centuries, since the 1950s Malaga has been best-known as the gateway to the Costa de Sol. Many of the 16 million holidaymakers who arrive at the airport annually head straight for the beaches - all the better for those who come to enjoy this atmospheric  city. Its cultural fortunes have been boosted immeasurably by the new Picasso museum - the artist was born here - and contemporary art centre, plus a great selection of museums, the city is finding a new identity as Andalucia´s leading cultural destination.



Since 2002 Malaga´s major draw has been its Picasso museum. This 66-million euro project is housed in the 16th-century Palacio de Buenavista. The permanent collection - including 155 works donated… More →

No Andalucian city is complete without its mighty Moorish fortress. Malaga´s Alcazaba is one of the mightiest and most extensive, and dates from the eighth century. It overlooks the recently… More →

Malaga´s astonishing reinvention of itself, from stopping-off point for beachgoers to artistic mecca of southern Spain, has been triggered by the Picasso museum and followed up by the  Centro de… More →

In the 19th century, Malaga was popular with well-to-do Brits recovering from illness. Its mild climate made it ideal for those with a weak constitution, but many succumbed while living here. At… More →

Another famous son of Malaga, who famously never misses the city´s Semana Santa processions, is actor More →


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