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Malaga

Malaga

Málaga airport does not have an airport hotel on site that you conveniently can walk to. However, there are a number of hotels near the airport, Holiday Inn Express Málaga being the nearest, within a few minutes by taxi. (Although the minimu fare minimun fare of 15.21 € or 19.01 € Band 2 for night and weekend.

The choice of hotels in Malaga city is vast and varied. Over recent years and especially since the inauguration of the Picasso Museum in 2003, this vibrant Andalusian city has undergone much renovation and restoration. Many old buildings have been brought back to their former glory, a number of which have been tastefully converted into 21st century hotels, without losing anything of their enchanted past.

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 by the artist´s daughter-in-law, Christine Ruiz-Picasso, and her son Bernard - is divided into periods, illustrating every stage of Picasso´s extraordinary career.

It is easy to understand why Malaga City is capital of the Costa del Sol. Once considered the poor cousin of Andalusia’s capital city, Seville, it now competes successfully for attention, thanks to its profusion of quirky museums, delightful pedestrianised centre, innovative restaurants and stylish hotels, many featuring trendy rooftop terraces with bar, pool and stunning views.

Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, one of the world's foremost art collectors, now has her own eponymous museum in Malaga, which opened in March 2011. The paintings are from her personal collection, amassed over the past 30 years.

Located in an area known as Soho de Málaga, on the banks of the normally dry Guadalmedina river, is the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo. This exciting modern art museum is housed in the former wholesale market building which has a vast warehouse space of some 2,400 metres. The CAC Málaga was officially opened on 17 February 2003 by her Royal Highness Infanta Cristina and in its first decade has established itself as one of the most important contemporary art museums in Europe.

There are a number of privately operated health clinics in Málaga for patients to go without referal as an alternative to the state health service.

The Ifergan Collection enables us to perceive history through all our senses. It is one of the most important archaeological private collections in the world, inviting us to travel in time by contemplating pieces from the mythical Mesopotamia to the birth of Islam, through Egypt, Greece, Rome, Persia and Byzantium.

Flamenco in Malaga City, Malaga City Flamenco Show including the Kelipé Flamenco Show. Real Spanish flamenco

This is Malaga's most luxurious hotel, reopened in 2017 after a massive refurbishment with the top five-star GL rating (Gran Lujo, or Grand Luxury). Formerly known as the Palace of Miramar, it was a government office for many years, and dates from the 1920s. Now it has been returned to its original splendour.

Concerts in Malaga City including music in Tapas venues and flamenco concerts

The Museo de Málaga, which was actually constituted in 1973, opened on 12 December 2016 in the impressive Palacio de la Aduana. It has brought together the former Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes (Provincial Museum of Fine Arts) and Museo Arqueológico Provincial. Málaga now joins Almería, Cádiz, Huelva and Jaén in having a "provincial museum" in their respective capital cities; while Seville, Córdoba and Granada have separate fine arts and archaeological museums.

Theatres in Malaga City. Teatro cervantes, Teatro Echegaray, Teatro Soho