Don´t miss out on the charm of this exciting historical city Malaga is the second largest city in Andalusia with historic Heritage site status and is located at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea about 100 km east of the Straits of Gibraltar. With 568.202 inhabitants, Malaga is the sixth largest city in Spain It was founded by the Phoenicians in the eighth century making it one of the oldest cities in Europe.

Today it exudes vibrancy with a newly-created modern port and promenade,including shops, restaurants and bars for locals and tourists. Monuments and places of interest:

La Alcazaba is a military fortress built by the Moors in the 11th Century on the remains of a Roman fortress. La Alcazaba sits majestically on a hilltop overlooking the harbour and town. 

The Picasso Museum.  Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born in Malaga in 1881 and he spent his early childhood here. The museum is situated in the historical centre of Malaga.

The Roman Theatre discovered in 1951 can be seen by the entrance to La Alcazaba in the old Jewish Quarter of the city.

Sagrario Church was built on the ruins of an Arab mosque in the 15th Century and is situated between the Bishop´s Palace and the Cathedral.

The Cathedral started life after the Christian conquest in 1528 and was built over a former Mosque however construction was not finished until 1782 and as a result shows many varying architectural styles from Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque towers.

Bishop´s Palace was built in the 18th Century and is an example of the typical Malagueña architectural style and sits next to the cathedral.

Palacio de la Aduana (Customs Palace) today is the headquarters for the regional government, built in neo-classic style in the 18th Century.

The House of the Consulate, which is situated on the "Plaza de la Constitucion", was built in a neo-classic style in the 18th Century Marques de Valdeflores Palace was constructed as an exhibition hall for the Malagueños in the 18th Century.

Malaga Bull Ring dates back to 1874, a good viewing point is from the Parador Hotel and restaurant.

Calle Larios and "Plaza de la Constitucion": Larios street named after the Gin family, is a lively pedestrian walkway with shops, restaurants and bars (try the home-made ice-cream), leading on to the Plaza which has been the heart of the city´s historical quarter since the 15th Century to the present day.

Museum Carmen Thyssen is a private collection of 19th and 20th century art, mostly European. Museum of Glass and Crystal is one of Malaga´s hidden treasures. Located in a restored 18th Century palace, on view are pieces of glass and crystal from a variety of cultures and periods.

The Botanical Gardens known as "Parque de la Concepcion" dating back to 1855 offer an exquisite collection of tropical and sub-tropical flora and is considered one of the most important tropical gardens in Spain


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For information, maps and free guided tours go to the Tourist Information Centre (near the Cathedral).