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Located in the province of Andalucia, Malaga is the capital city of the Costa del Sol. The city was founded over 3000 years ago by Phoenician traders, though then called Malaca (probably originating from the word Malac – to salt). Since then it has come under the rule of the Carthaginians, Romans and the Moors; with each of them leaving behind priceless architectural and cultural treasures.

Malaga Spain

Today Malaga is home to some 600,000 inhabitants and performs a mixed role as a busy port and industrial centre, as well as a gateway to one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. So far the city is strangely untainted by tourism, but Malaga is becoming increasingly popular in its own right. Part of the cities attraction is its intriguing layout, making it particularly appealing to explore. It is a maze of narrow streets, historic buildings and landmarks, quaint old fashioned shops, stately gardens and bustling squares. Its people are welcoming and hospitable, and its atmosphere vibrant.

Whether you are visiting Malaga for the purpose of shopping, eating or for an evening drink the places to head for are the entwined Marques de Larios, Plaza de la Constitucion and Calle de Granada. These form the backbone of the shopping district and the cities thriving nightlife. Most of the narrow side streets in the area are filled with tapas bars and bodegas (old fashioned wine shops). The weekends are of course the best time to enjoy the nightlife here, but do be aware it can become very busy, with many locals beginning their evening at 11/12pm and not returning home until the early hours.

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Pablo Picasso is Malaga’s most famous son, and there are several galleries showing his work, including the 16th century Museum of Fine arts, adjacent to the Cathedral. The house where he was born (in the Plaza de Mercad) is open to the public, hosting an archive of his life and work. Entrance is free.

Needless to say Malaga has an excellent transport infrastructure. It is home to Malaga Airport (AGP) servicing over 11,500,000 passengers per year, a good train and bus network, and is connected to its coastal neighbours (and the interior of Spain) by the E-15 and N-340 motorways (well signposted and hard to miss).

All things considered Malaga is definitely worth a visit, whether by day or by night. It has much to offer its visitors; though an equally good place to have lunch, do some shopping, or take a leisurely stroll.