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The Province of Malaga is situated on the Southern side of Spain, on the Mediterranean coast, in the region of the famous Andalusia. Being bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Cadiz, Granada, Seville and Cordoba, this province has astonishing surroundings. Being spread on a 7308 km surface, the population of the province is concentrated in its capital which wears the same name. Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world and therefore, it has some of the most developed cultures and well-administered regions. It has 102 municipalities and a few important cities that are visited by a great number of tourists every year, such as Marbella, Mijas, Estepona, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Torremolinos and Velez Malaga. The metropolitan area of Malaga is one of the most popular, where most of the monuments and cultural heritage lay. The other significant regions of the province are Costa del Sol, Guadalhorce Valley, La Axarquia, Serrania de Ronda and Comarca de Antequera.
According to historic sources, the city of Malaga was founded in 770 BC, under the name of Malaka. Later on, it was also called Malaha by the Phoenician people who used to live on this territory. In time, Malaga became a part of the Roman Empire and it was ruled by the Visigoths. Two centuries after the roman rule, the territory was ruled by the Muslim Arabs and it became an important commercial centre called Malaqah. Elements of the oriental and roman empires can still be recognised in the architectural styles and the old monuments, reminding us that the past ages’ events were not so long ago.
Nowadays, this is one of the most popular destinations in Spain, where travellers from the four corners of the world can come and admire the art works that can be encountered everywhere, the contemporary installations, the outstanding structures, the fountains, the work of Picasso and the modern buildings and facilities.
The top attractions in the city of Malaga are the Fortress of Alcazaba which is situated at the peak of the hill and it dates since 1040, Castillo de Gibralfaro, Malaga Cathedral, the Roman Theatre, Plaza de la Merced which is the native home of Picasso, Jardines de Pedro Luis Alsonso, Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta, the Museum of Picasso which is located in the Buenavista Palace, Playa de la Malagueta beach and many more. The tourists who come to Malaga also adore the Museum of Glass and Crystal, Museo Automovilistico de Malaga, the marina, Malaga Park, the Church Sagrado Corazon or Museo Interactivo de la Musica. Malaga is a complex region where the tourists have many options of having fun, relaxing, enjoying the local cuisine and spending an amazing time in this eclectic city.
With regards to the entertainment, Malaga has some of the best tapas bars in the country. The local cuisine is amazing and the tourists can take cooking classes here, as well as culinary tours that are being organized by the local tourism services. The nightlife is not something that should be ignored while in Malaga, because there are great ambiental places, bars, restaurants and clubs.
This is a powerful destination that will help create everlasting memories and it is suitable for anyone who wants to get to learn a bit of the Spanish culture on this side of the coast. The tourists are welcome to accommodate here for a few days and have a pleasant time with their loved ones.
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