Welcome to Malaga
Welcome to Malaga the town of Picasso and Gibralfaro castle
Malaga has a long history indeed there are some traces that dating back the town in the prehistoric times. After it became a Phoenician colony and it happen probabily for the Gibralfaro mount. Malaga became a Greek colony was then invaded by the Visigoths, but perhaps the bloodiest episode was one of the storming of the city by the Castilians Malaga is the second largest city of the autonomous region of Andalusia. It is situated along the Mediterranean Sea, about 100 km from Strait of Gibraltar. The coast Malaga is situated, is called Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) and is known for the beautiful sandy beaches. Thanks to a new promotion plan Malaga became an innovative and new technology city with a rich historical background. As one of the oldest city in the world, Malaga has also been nominated for 2016 European Capital of Culture. Picasso was born in Malaga and the Picasso Museum, opened in 2003, is dedicated to him. Other places of interest in Malaga are the Gibralfaro Castle for an amazing view of the city, the Cathedral of Malaga and finally the Plaza de la Constitution.
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The nightlife in Malaga is interesting because you can choose to relax in a pub or in a basement or go to party in the disco, the most suitable area for young people is called the "Malagueta" on the south of "Plaza de toros", but another important part of the town the can be funny for the nighy is near the Cathedral in Unicibay square.
Calle de Granada is ideal for shopping and entertainment, then is recommendend for one that want both activities. Malaga has a variety of stores for all tastes then it can be funny spend part of the day to looking for what you prefer above all in the centre of the town.
Malaga is a wonderful place and has a lot of interesting art monuments that deserve to be visited like the Picasso museum, the Gibralfaro castle, the Cathedral, the Alcazaba or the contemporary museum. The Picasso museum in Malaga is really interesting because it has 285 works donated by members of Picasso's family and it is really recommended to be visited. Gibralfaro castel was commited in VIII century by Abd ar-Rahman I, unfortunately internal structure were broken by the bastions. Is a wonderful castle and around it now there is the nature, and it is very striking. The Cathedral is not so far from Gibralfaro castle and it is very interesting also because it ins't completed even if it is beautiful. The Alcazaba is a palatial fortification was built between 8th and 11th centuries on the site of a roman town is very big and is near from other building and Picasso museum then you can get and see the majestic monument.
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
The climate in Malaga is really good, it is mild during the winter e not muggy in summer, because of the effect of sea. The temperature il really good especially in the summer when the town is called "the Andaluse paradise" and is really recommended to vist Malaga during the summer when standing on the beach is really a pleasure
The city bus is efficient to move along Malaga. The service is normally active from 6.30 am to 23.00, but the frequency and times vary depending on the line. On the night there are three more lines from 11 p.m. to about 6 a.m. Displacement is also possible with the urban railway line with which you can reach neighboring sea towns such as Torremolinos or Benalmadena that is avalaible from 6 a.m to 11.30 p.m. Bytheway walking is always a great way to discover the historic center of Malaga because many streets are pedestrian.