Malaga is the fifth largest city in Spain, with a population in the city itself of around 560,000 and in the metropolitan area of around 1.1 million.

Malaga is located on the Costa del Sol coast of the Mediterranean Sea in southern Spain. 

Costa del Sol is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world with miles of beautiful, sandy beaches and many well-known destinations such as Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella, Puerto Banus, Estepona. 

To the west of Malaga, Costa del Sol stretches all the way down to Gibraltar, and to the east it continues to Nerja, a beautiful coastal town about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Malaga.

There are excellent museums. These are all located within a small area, the highlight being the Alcazaba and the Castillo de Gibralfaro. 


La Alcazaba is a fortress that dates back to the 700s, although much of the structure belongs to the mid 11th century. Just below the entrance to the Alcazaba are the ruins of an amphitheater dating from Roman times, around the second century AD.


Malaga is famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and Malaga has two Picasso museums, one being his actual birthplace at Plaza de la Mercedes in the city center, the other an art museum, with a special emphasis on Picasso himself.Malaga's colorful market, the Mercado de Atarazanas, is one of the most appealing in all Andalucia. The stalls sell fresh fish, meat, spices, deli items, fruit and vegetables.


The typical 19th century iron structure incorporates the original Puerta de Atarazanas, the exquisitely crafted 14th century Moorish gate that once connected the city with the port.Malaga's history dates back to the Phoenicians, and has since been inhabited by Greeks, Romans and Moors, all of whom have left their mark on the area's architecture and culture. Major sights in the center include the cathedral and several churches, each with its own distinctive style.

Malaga Attractions

Malaga was an important port more than two thousand years ago and remains from past civilizations can be found in and around the city.

Malaga Beaches

Malaga itself does not have great beaches, but you only have to go a short distance to either side of the city before you find some of the famous beaches of Costa del Sol.

Malaga Hotels

It is easy to find hotel accommodation in Malaga and there are many options to choose from in most price ranges.

Malaga Package Tours

Package tours to Malaga are an ideal way to see this stunning area of Spain without having to do the organizational part of the holiday.

Malaga Golf

Malaga is called the European Golf capital for good reason.

Malaga Holiday Apartments

Holiday apartments for rent are plentiful in and around Malaga, most are along the coast, but some can be found in small inland villages.

Malaga Car Rental

There are plenty of car rental companies in the Malaga area, from the well-known international companies to small local car rentals.

Malaga Restaurants

Malaga has many restaurants from the various regions of Spain, as well as a wide range of international restaurants.

Malaga Flights

Most people travel to the popular Costa del Sol by plane, and since Malaga has by far the largest international airport in the province it is very busy.


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