Malaga, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain

Malaga, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain

Malaga is a cosmopolitan, attractive city is the centre of the Costa del Sol. Famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, you can visit the house that Picasso was born.
 
The imposing Baroque Cathedral, popularly known as 'La Manquita' (One Armed Woman), referring to its rather lopsided appearance due to the missing east bell tower.
 
A fortress built between 1057 and 1063 (La Alcazaba)is probably the most important military fortification remaining from the Hispanic-Arabic period, which also now features a very interesting archaeological museum. The Alcazaba commands the highest point in Malaga and provides a great view over the city and port.
 
Above the fortress is the castle Gibralfaro, which was rebuilt by the Moors and has superb panoramic views. You can take a bus to the top or you can walk (Takes about 25-35 minutes to walk).
 
The impressive park on Calle Alameda is recognised as being one of the most celebrated botanical collections in Europe. During the winter, open air concerts are held here every Sunday.
 
Málaga airport is one of the major airports in Spain due to the number of tourist arrivals on charter flights using Malaga airport as a gateway to the Costa del Sol.


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