Malaga.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

Málaga (map) is a city in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia, and is also known as the birthplace of the artist Picasso. Málaga’s history spans about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in Europe and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

The city offers beaches, hiking, architectural sites, art museums, and excellent shopping and cuisine. While more laid back than Madrid or Barcelona, Málaga is still the centre and transport hub for the hugely popular Costa del Sol region, which is flooded with tourists in the summer.

However, Málaga also offers some genuinely interesting historical and cultural attractions in its old city and its setting on the coast is still beautiful.

Also сheck оut мore info: BeachesMuseumsEvents

The best way to get an impression of Málaga is to discover the charming corners, stunning sights and lovely neighborhoods by wandering the streets and narrow roads by feet, take a stop for churros con chocolate, ice-cream, a coffee or some Tapas and enjoy the Andalusian atmosphere.

From the 6th century BC the city was under the hegemony of *Ancient Carthage, and from 218 BC, it was ruled by the Roman Republic and then empire as Malaca. After the fall of the empire and the end of Visigothic rule, it was under Islamic rule as Mālaqah (Arabic: مالقة) for 800 years, but in 1487, the Crown of Castille gained control in the midst of the *Granada War.

The archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras make the historic center of the city an “open museum”, displaying its history of nearly 3,000 years. >> *History of Málaga + *List of museums in Málaga

The oldest architectural remains in the city are the walls of the Phoenician city, which are visible in the cellar of the Museo Picasso Málaga (map). The Roman theatre of Málaga (map), which dates from the 1st century BC, was rediscovered in 1951.

The *Church of Santiago (Saint James, map) is an example of Gothic vernacular Mudéjar, the hybrid style that evolved after the Reconquista incorporating elements from both Christian and Islamic tradition.

The *Málaga Cathedral (map) and the *Palacio Episcopal (map) were planned with Renaissance architectural ideals but there was a shortfall of building funds and they were finished in Baroque style.

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC Malaga, map). Closed Mondays. Located in a former wholesale trade market, it houses a good collection of works of art and installations.

The Moors left posterity the dominating presence of the Castle of Gibralfaro (map), which is connected to the Alcazaba (map), the lower fortress and royal residence. The Alcazaba stands on a hill within the city. Originally, it defended the city from the incursions of pirates. Later, in the 11th century, it was completely rebuilt by the Hammudid dynasty.

Central Market (*Mercado Central de Atarazanas, map). A lively market featuring regional produce and olive oil, fish, meat, and cheese, housed in a 19th-century wrought iron building.

 

Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

EMT Málaga (bus) / Metro Málaga / Cercanias (commuter trains).

Always check whether the bus or the train is more convenient. The least expensive way to get around most parts of Spain is by bus.

Also сheck оut мore info: How to get around (malagaturismo.com) • Getting around Spain (spain.info)

BUS: The main bus station is right across the street from the train station, a km or so west of the city centre on Paseo de los Tilos (map). The station serves buses from all over Spain and is a major transfer point if you’re passing through the region.

One of the largest bus companies in Spain is ALSA, which covers most of the country with its extensive network of bus routes. Other popular bus companies include Avanza, Empresa Plana, and Socibus / Secorbus. You can also see what is all available on Movelia.es.

TRAIN: Madrid in 2½–3 hours (some with continuing service to Barcelona), Cordoba in 1 hour or Seville in 2 hours, with multiple trains running each line daily. The main train operator is RENFE, including AVE (Spanish high speed train) or Talgo intercity services. (*Rail travel in Europe)

AIRPORT: Málaga Airport. Information about Spanish airports ⇒ aena.es.

FERRY: Baleària • Grimaldi LinesTrasmediterranea. + Spain’s main sea connections (spain.info)

Málaga, a perfect place.

If you come to Málaga, you are already from Málaga. A perfect place. Song: Luz Casal.

video source: Málaga Turismo / youtube.com /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

When you need visas and entry requirements. Types of visas and where to get them. Visa for international digital nomads.

Renfe.com

Renfe is the national railway company of Spain, and their website offers information about train schedules, routes, and fares.

alsa.com

Alsa is the leading bus operator in the Spanish. ‘We reached hundreds of destinations, some of which you cannot imagine.’

www.thelocal.es: The Local is an English-language news site that covers Spain and other countries in Europe. Their website offers information about current events, culture, and lifestyle in Spain, as well as travel tips and advice.

www.spain-holiday.com: This website offers a wide selection of holiday rentals in Spain, from apartments and villas to farmhouses and beach houses. You can search for rentals by location, amenities, and price, and read reviews from other travelers.

Food & Wine

www.foodswinesfromspain.com: This is the official website of Spain’s food and wine industry, and it offers information about the country’s culinary traditions, as well as recipes, food events, and product information.

www.spanishsabores.com: Welcome to Spanish Sabores, your place to discover simple Spanish recipes the whole family will love.

esmadrid.com | Food and Drink is a section of the official tourism board’s website that offers information about Madrid’s gastronomic scene, including top restaurants, markets, and food tours.