Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol and one of the major cities in Spain, with an impressive history and an even more interesting present. Its old town, with its bustling harbour, has been declared a Historic Artistic Site and Site of Cultural Interest.
The Alcazaba and Gibralfaro Castle are the main legacy of Malaga's Arab past. These fortresses, built between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries, represent one of the examples of the era's best preserved defensive architecture in Spain.
At the foot of both fortifications the Roman Theatre is located. Nearby is the Catedral de Málaga or de la Encarnación. Designed by Diego de Siloé, other great masters of the Andalusian Renaissance such as Andrés de Vandelvira, Hernán Ruiz II and Diego de Vergara also participated in its construction.
The most important cultural area of the capital is dedicated to the Malaga genius. Nestled in the Palacio de los Condes de Buenavista, built in 1520, the Museo Picasso Málaga is the answer to the artist's desire to exhibit some of his work in his hometown. The permanent collection is made up of more than two hundred paintings, sculptures and ceramics.
With more than thirty museum spaces, the capital of the Costa del Sol has become a real benchmark. The Museo del Vino, the Museo del Flamenco, the Museo Revello de Toro or the Museo del Automovilismo are just a few examples of this immense cultural network.
Malaga's privileged climate makes it an ideal place for outdoor sports at any time of the year. The capital of the Costa del Sol has three golf courses and countless opportunities to enjoy sailing, diving, paddle tennis, athletics and cycling.
Malaga also has two leisure centres on the outskirts of the town with cinemas, restaurants and bowling alleys, and two go-karting circuits.
But Malaga city also has a large shopping centre open near the Puerto de Málaga, the Muelle Uno. With a shopping area and a food court, it has become an ideal place to spend a pleasant day in a privileged setting.
After the sun goes down, you can continue to enjoy what the city has to offer. From a quiet tapas bar to a raving club to dance all night. The city has many discos to choose from.
The nightlife in Malaga mainly takes place in various areas and with reasonable prices compared to Puerto Banus, Puerto Marina or other places along the coast.