Cities of Spain: Malaga
Friendly city of Malaga lies on the southern coast of Spain, in the heart of the famous Costa del Sol resort area. This is the second largest city of Andalusia, famous for its old streets covered with foliage boulevards and lush gardens. This is also the starting point to many resort zones, so there is little tourist who visited "Shore of the Sun", Minutes this characteristic port city.
Malaga was founded in the XI in. to N. NS. Phoenicians and was called Malaka ("Salt"). In the VIII century, our era was captured by Arabs, and the city becomes an important center of commerce, the first possession of the Cordin Caliphate, and after the fall of the Omeyad dynasty receives the status of the capital of a separate kingdom, depending on Granada. Already at this time, the city acquires its modern name, and many of his famous monuments. However, in 1487, Malaga is worse at Mavrov Castillas, and in the XVI century it becomes the center of Moriscov’s uprisings (the city in general, very often supported various troubles and uprisings).
- Malaga Province View
- Port of Malaga
- Street Marques de Larios in Malaga
- Tourist Information Center in Malaga
As a result, such a stormy history of Malaga got an amazing heritage in the form of a specific mixing of Moorish and Christian traditions, architectural complexes of all styles and directions, as well as the glory of one of the most "alive" Country cities and, oddly enough – one of the poorest in the region.
Wide 14-kilometer coastline Malaga is divided into 16 beaches. The most remote beaches of the resort can be reached by buses. Middle bias on urban beaches – 14%. Sand beaches are located in the west of the resort (dark sand dominates), in the east – there are stony and rocky sections of the coast. In different years, all the beaches of Malaga were awarded a prestigious award – blue flag.
Beach La Malagueta, La Misericordia, Pedregalejo and San Andr&# 233; s Located in the center of Malaga and are considered the most popular places in relaxation in the resort. Beaches are equipped with children’s playgrounds, volleyball and football zones, shower and dressing cabins, as well as bars and fish restaurants. Sunbeds, lounge chairs and water bikes can be rented. Along the urban embankment there are small fountains with drinking water.
Beach Guadalmar and Campo de Golf Removed from the central part of Malaga – and offer more relaxed rest away from urban noise. It is important to take into account that a small area of the coast on the beach Guadalmar is unofficially considered a nudist.
Small beaches BA&# 241; OS Del Carmen Or PE&# 241;&# 243; N Del Cuervo Located in cozy bays. Calm waters and good infrastructure make the beaches of a truly paradise place.
Upper the beach Cabopino Removed to the west of Malaga – and offers, above all, a relaxed solitary rest. Near the beach there is a campsite and a tent camp.
Hotels in Malaga
Malaga is predominantly three- and four-star hotels with a wide range of services. Also accommodation is possible in Guest houses level 1 * and 2 *, as well as in campsites and youth hostels. Rental of small forks and apartments are possible for any period.
Walk along the main boulevard of the city – Alameda-Princal – will allow you to see the elegant palace Palacio de la Aduang (XVIII B.), Antico-Chereos (Old post office, early XX.) and stunning needless city hall (XX B.). Early early periods include fancy Cathedral Malaga (XVI B.) who are often called La Mankite ("One-handed" – South his bell tower never was completed), majestic Alcazab fortress (Palace of Moorish rulers Malaga, IX in.) with two rings of walls, numerous towers and reinforced gates, Lighthouse Castle Hiblfaro (rebuilt in the XIII in. From an earlier building, presumably – Phoenician), Roman Theater and Flavia Amphitheater, Cathedral of Encarnasion, Plaza de Torros (Bykov Square, Ancient Center for Corrida), Palaces Palacio-episcopal and Palacio de Los Condes, Church Del Sagranan and Parocoual de Santiago, as well as more than 30 km of fortress walls of the most different period.
- Monument G. NS. Andersen in Malaga
- Fountain in Malaga
- Ancient Roman Theater in Malaga
- Alcasab’s fortress in Malaga
Malaga is the birthplace Picasso, so it is not surprising that two excellent museums are dedicated to him – new Museum Picasso (Opened in 2002.) and the old complex Casa Naltal de Picasso. Exhibitions also deserve Museum Patrimonio (Municipal Museum), Museum of contemporary art (Cac Malaga), Interactive Music Museum (Mimma), City Museum and Museum of Folk Traditions and Art.
New Malaga Automotive Museum (Museo Automovil&# 237; Stico de m&# 225; Laga) can boast a rich collection: there are luxurious vintage cars created by such large companies as Bugatti, Packard, Rolls Royce, Delage and others. Collection consists of several thematic sections – Belle &# 201; Poque, Art Deco, Dolce Vita, "20s", "Eccentricity", "Dream car", "Popular cars", "English tradition" and "Tuning". Separate exposure "Cars and hats" talks about how to combine with a particular machine hats from ballensiagi or diora. Museum work time – from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 19:00. Ticket price – 6 euros. Museum is located at: Avenida Sor Teresa Prat, 17.
How to get to Malaga
8 km south-west of Malaga is a major international airport. Bus service connects the airport with the city center; Buses run every half hour, from 6:30 to midnight. Before the nearest resorts, in particular Fuengirola, Benalmadena and Torremolinos can be reached by Renfe suburban trains, as well as on the flight buses. In addition, the high-speed train line connects Malaga and Madrid.
Lying at the foot of the Mountains of Sierra de Almikhara city Nerha (50 km from Malaga) is interesting to prehistoric caves with numerous underground halls and galleries. Cave of Cueva de Nerch has the largest of the famous stalactites of the planet (63 m), as well as a multitude of rock paintings of the Paleolithic period (most of them are not available for inspection). 50 km north of Malaga are two more impressive cave complex – El-Chorro and Antequera (near the first there is an amazing gorge on beauty, and near the latter – Dolmeni of the Stone Age era).
- Ronda town in Malaga Province
- Square in Mijas in Malaga Province
- Moorish Castle in Salobrene
- Parish church in Nerhery
13 km south of the Antekers there is one of the most picturesque geological parks in Spain – a massive limestone plateau El Torka With a multitude of cliffs of the most amazing forms, three wonderful walking route are laid.
V Map (25 km from Malaga) is a cooderles-park, which contains more than 300 reptiles in specifically recreated places of natural habitat. A B "White city" Salobren Interesting Mauritan castle and picturesque black beach.
Reviews and studies of trips
Spanish German. Roofing from Ronda
If you are driving, look out for the pointer on the Finno estate with the perky name of SanGihuela. According to her owner, this is the first ecological vineyard in the province of Malaga. Read more →
Anatoly gendin | Summer 2015
Western Europe: Question Price
In Western Europe, I visited Seven countries at once: Spain, Gibraltar (United Kingdom Overseas Territory), Portugal, France, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium. Read more →
Juan | July 2016
El Caminito Del Rey (Royal Road)
Road not far from Malaga. Served expensive for the workers of building a dam, and the royal became after the king of alfons 13 passed, who arrived to open the dam. Read more →