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Malaga Visitor information

You can visit the 16th Century Cathedral on Calle Molina Larios and then take a stroll into the Old town where you´ll find medieval lanes and quiet squares. 

There are 2 huge hilltop Citadels to be visited, the Alcazaba and ruined Gibralfaro, remaining from the Moorish Rule. 

La Concepción Jardin Botanical are gardens created in 1855 by the Marquis and Marchioness of Loring, there are various routes you can take to explore through the Gardens walking past waterfalls, palm trees and over footbridges. 

One of the most important Baroque Churches in Málaga is the Basilica Nuestra Señora de la Victoria, a historic monument. The church contains a 15th century figure of the Virgen de la Victoria, Patron saint of the Town. 

There are many restaurants and tapas Bars all around Malaga, with a delicious choice of traditional Spanish food. Along the front of the Coast by the Beaches you will find many Beach Bars to choose from. 

The Promenade in Malaga is over 10km long with the port in the Centre and runs along the coast, with lots of Palm Trees dotted along the way.  

Travel 

Malaga Airport (AGP) is the main international airport for the Costa del Sol, and you can get a Bus or Taxi into the city from the airport. There are many Car hire companies which you can take advantage of, and they are all close to the Airport and offer collection at the Airport so this can be a popular option. 

There are many ways you can get around Malaga City depending on your location, however walking and biking are very popular! You can also take a ride in a Horse and Carriage for a more traditional option.

There are also many Bike Taxis dotted around where you can get a ride in a pod like carriage and get driven about. 

And you can also get a bus from most places in Malaga as there are lots of bus stops. 

Popular places to go nearby

  • Caminito del Rey, Ardales – This is a walkway pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in the mountains of the province of Malaga by El Chorro. It was built between 1901 – 1905 to help workers from Hydroelectric power plants cross between Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls. King Alfonso XIII walked it in 1921 for the inauguration of the Dam, Conde Del Guadalhorce, which is why it has been given its current name. You can book Tickets for the walk; you can get a bus or drive there and it takes 1 hour to get there from the City Centre. 
  • Montes de Malaga - Is a Natural Park in the mountains of Malaga and was established in 1989. It takes 50 minutes to get there from the City Centre and is best to travel by car. 
  • Malaga to Nerja – 58 minutes by car. I would recommend visiting the Nerja Caves during your visit, stretching for almost 5kms, they are a series of caverns.
  • Malaga to Velez Malaga – By car it's 35 minutes, by Bus it takes 1 hr 20 minutes. 
  • Malaga to Marbella – By car it's 45 minutes, by Bus it takes 1hr 10 minutes.  

History of Malaga

Málaga is one of the oldest cities in the world, with nearly 3000 years of history. 

Phoenicians first colonized the city of Malaga in 1000 B.C and named it Malaka. Slowly Malaga became an important commercial Centre, as it was rich in metals. In 550 B.C the Carthaginians attacked and took control of Malaga, forcing the Phoenicians to abandon the area. In 218 BC, the Romans attacked and took over, leading to the Carthaginians to leave Malaga. During the ruling of the Romans, the City witnessed a cultural and economic revolution, as the Port of Malaga and the Roman Theatre were built. 

Over the years The Visigoths and the Moors ruled Malaga, until the Christians conquered the City in 1487. Malaga was transformed into a Christian town with lots of Churches and other Structures being built. 

The City’s Renaissance Cathedral is nicknamed La Manquita (one armed Lady) due to one of its towers being left unbuilt. 

There are many monumental buildings that have been built and reconstructed over the different periods in time. However some still stand today, such as the Alcazaba which is a Moorish Citadel sitting on a hilltop that was built in the 11th Century, the Gibralfaro Castle which was built in the 14th Century & the Roman Theatre which was built in the 1st century and is still standing today.

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