Malaga tourist information.
Málaga is a large city in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia and capital of the Malaga Province, historicly and culturally rich provincial capital which has long lived in the shadow of the iconic Andalucian cities of Granada, Córdoba and Seville. The largest city on the Costa del Sol, Malaga has a typical Mediterranean climate and is also known as the birthplace of famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and with new galleries and a revitalised cuisine the city is set to shine.
The Malaga city offers beaches, hiking, architectural sites, art museums, excellent shopping and cuisine. Malaga’s handsome Old Town, grouped around a massive Renaissance cathedral, has plenty of vibrant life. The city has various good things to do and see, including a Moorish palace and a remarkable botanic garden. The opening of the Picasso Museum in 2003 triggered the city’s cultural rebirth, and visitors are now flocking to this port city which boasts excellent transport, top-class cuisine and fascinating monuments, from Moorish and Roman times through to modern day – while retaining its authentic Andalucian feel. Whether you are visiting from a cruise, a weekend break or as curious Costa del Sol visitors, you will be pleasantly surprised by this intriguing city.
Malaga has more museums than any other city in Andalucia, over 30, and new ones are opening all the time. Learn about the city through its wine, at the Wine Museum; its social history and customs, from the collection of 19th-century paintings at the new Carmen Thyssen museum; and its famous local personalities, such as the painter Felix Revello del Toro. For more art and design delights, you can visit museums of contemporary art, archaeology or glass.
Thanks to the year-round magnificent weather you can nearly always go to the beach in Malaga. To the east of the city are the beaches, from family-friendly beaches such as Pedregaleo and El Palo to bustling city beach La Malagueta, there are sandy stretches for everyone on Malaga’s coast.
A very good reason to make Malaga a destination in its own right is the new Picasso museum, housed in the restored Palacio de Buenavista in Malaga’s old Jewish quarter. Take in the collection of more than 200 priceless works, including sculptures, oils, sketches and engravings.