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Malaga is Spain’s sixth largest city, the seat of the same-named province, and one of Europe’s oldest cities, dating back to the Phoenicians and Greeks circa 700 BC. The city has been under Roman and Moorish dominion before becoming the province’s lovely capital, which has a lot to offer visitors today. It is idyllically located on the Mediterranean Sea and the Costa del Sol, just 130 kilometers north of Africa.

Malaga is a bustling port city with a population of just under 600,000 people. Despite its size, the city nonetheless feels accessible and easy to navigate. With loads of interesting attractions, culture, gastronomy, a harbor, and a beach, it’s lively in a positive manner. Millions of people from all over the world flock to the city each year for a variety of reasons.

The city boasts excellent public transportation, including buses, metros, and a coastal train that runs every 12 minutes between the city center and Malaga Airport. Taxis are readily available and extremely inexpensive.

Málaga, above all, urges you to take a leisurely stroll through the city’s lovely streets and fascinating districts. The architecture is stunning and bears the imprint of the city’s Moorish past; the old defenses of ‘Gibralfaro,’ ‘Alcazaba,’ and ‘El Teatro Romano’ are particularly noteworthy. One of the city’s most striking structures is the enormous cathedral in the old town.

Málaga is a city that can hardly be described as anything other than Spanish. With its modest breakfast cafés where locals stop for a ‘café con leche’ on their way to work, or the pubs and sidewalk cafes where you can meet for lunch or unwind in the evening. It has a lot of life in the streets and is sympathetic to experience and be a part of if you go to the local bars on the spur of the moment.

In Málaga, you eat well. From small, inexpensive lunch spots to authentic tapas bars serving Spanish specialties to exquisite restaurants serving delectable cuisine and fine Spanish wine, there’s something for everyone. Local Spaniards and many international visitors alike love the city’s numerous eateries. Málaga’s specialty in the evening is visiting the magnificent terrace bars perched atop high-rise buildings, which offer breathtaking views of the city and the sea.

The city’s cultural scene is thriving. From modest flamenco bars, street singers, and municipal events in the city center to major film, art, theater, and music festivals, not to mention the yearly and colorful carnival in February, there is something for everyone. There are numerous large and small museums, including the world-famous Picasso Museum, which is well worth seeing.

Calle Larios, the city’s main pedestrian thoroughfare, is lined with businesses and branded goods for those who enjoy shopping. The street – and the lovely’plazas'(squares) that surround it – are frequently utilized for various events, such as when the gorgeous Christmas lights are turned on in late November, for carnivals in February, or for other festive events hosted around the city all year.

Málaga’s harbor is one of the city’s most popular attractions. Pedestrians can visit the lovely waterfront, which provides access to the harbor’s beautiful maritime environment. In addition, the waterfront is connected to the long pier’Muelle Uno ‘, which is lined with cafes, restaurants, and small businesses, as well as yachts, cruise ships, and other foreign ships. A lovely site for a family outing, whether for a walk, lunch, or an evening outing. The city’s large bathing beach, ‘La Malagueta,’ is located on the other side of the magnificent harbor pier, where bathers assemble in the summer for a walk on the beach – or a visit to one of the small, rustic beach eateries, the cozy’chiringuitos ‘.

In a nutshell, Málaga is a city where everyone is welcome, and where there are activities and attractions to suit everyone’s tastes. Málaga is a city that always has something to offer, whether you visit it as a destination in and of itself or as a stopover on your route to your holiday home stay on the Costa del Sol and the surrounding area.