Malaga, Birthplace of Pablo Picasso

Another lively Andalucian town and capital of the popular Costa del Sol Málaga has, in its time, been inhabited by Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and Moors.

Wide avenues and green spaces abound and, as with other major Spanish cities, it’s truly steeped in culture and history.

The Citadel or La Alcazaba (8th-11th centuries) and being the emblem of Málaga, is among the largest fortresses in Andalucia with and Archaelogoical Museum situated there.

Close by is the terrific Castle of Gibralfaro (14th century), combined to the Citadel with a stretch of wall which provides excellent views of Málaga and its interface.

At the foot of Gibralfaro can be located the Roman Theater, La Malagueta, and the old quarter of town.

In the middle of the historical district stands the Isle of Málaga (16th-18th centuries), also known as La Manquita due to its unfinished tower.

Other notable churches in the old town of Málaga comprise Santiago (15th-18th centuries), los Mártires, Sagroado Corazón, and Santo Cristo de la Salud.

Málaga is also the birthplace of celebrated Spanish painter Pablo Picasso and there are several galleries showing his terrific work.

In 1983, his birthplace was announced an historic-artistic monument and, in 1991, it became the headquarters of the Picasso Foundation.

A charming and interesting city in its own right, you have the amazing beaches of the ever-popular Costa del Sol near hand.

Málaga certainly provides a nice mix so come and get the most out of it!