The city of Malaga is located in the south of mainland Spain right on the Mediterranean coast. The coastal area around Malaga, the Costa del Sol, is rightly called “sun coast” because the climate here is very warm and sunny.
July and August are usually very hot, sometimes blows in these months a hairdryer-like wind. Tourists who don´t tolerate heat, could come to the city in the months between March and May or in September / October: During these months reign in Malaga pleasant but not hot temperatures. June and September are suitable months for a beach holiday without too much heat.
And anyone who plays with the idea to overwinter in Spain, could decide on Malaga: Here it is never really cold! Getting to Malaga is easy; the city has an international airport which is served by the suburban train to the city centre and the main resorts along the coast.
The city of Malaga has beaches of about 20 km in length. Close to the city centre is situated for example the beach La Malagueta. On that sandy beach with up to 60 meters width and two and a half kilometres length there can be found many beach bars. The beach La Misericordia (1.2 km long) is characterized by very fine sand. The beaches of Malaga city are equipped with sanitation facilities and lifeguards are taking care of the bathers during the season.
The past of the city goes back far in history. At times it belonged to the ancient Roman Empire and still can be seen the Roman Amphitheatre situated at the foot of the fortress. The theatre dates from the first century of our era. The fortress of the city, the Alcazaba, was built in the middle Ages, during the reign of the Moors. From the fortress you have a fantastic view over the city. Also impressive is the Cathedral of Malaga. The church was built between 1528 and 1782.
Among the famous sons of the city of Malaga is certainly Pablo Picasso. Art lovers will surely like to visit his birthplace. It is open daily for visitors. To the famous artist is also dedicated a museum in town, the Museo Picasso. There are on display more than 200 pieces of the artist.
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