Malaga is an attractive city in Spain. It is situated in the province of Andalucia with the cities of Marbella on the west and the towns of Granada and Nerja on the east. Malaga's Mediterranean climate makes it an all-year round holiday destination. Summers in Malaga gets packed with tourists so to avoid the crowd and avail of cheap hotels, book a cheap hotel during spring and autumn seasons.
The history of Malaga spans for more than 3,000 years making it one of the world's oldest cities. The Phoenicians were the first founders of Malaga who named the city “Malaca” (which means “salt”) during the early part of 7th century BC.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
The people from Malaga knows how to have a good time and this is evident during the Malaga Carnival which is held every February and March. Get ready to let loose and join the parades which feature costumed dancers, masked characters and street bands. Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga so make sure to visit his birthplace and museum to see some of his artworks. Head on to the Alcazaba which is a remarkable Arab fortress to enjoy great views of the city. Other top attractions include the Gibralfaro Castle, the Roman Theatre, Malaga Cathedral, Sagrario Church and the family favorite Tivoli World.
Walking or riding the bicycle is the best choice in touring Malaga. The bus system in Malaga is efficient and cheap which makes it very popular amongst tourists. There are also double decker buses that are perfect for sightseeing.