The beautiful, historic city of Malaga is often referred to as the capital of the Costa del Sol. Birthplace of the great artist Pablo Picasso and popular actor Antonio Banderas, the city is richly historical with many important museums and outstanding examples of traditional architecture on display throughout the city. With a vibrant, buzzing nightlife, especially around the areas of Calle de las Comedias, Plaza de Uncibay and Plaza de la Merced, an agreeably mild climate all year round and a richly colorful and exotic cultural atmosphere, a holiday to Malaga really does cater to all tastes.
In addition to its important historical and cultural sights, Malaga is also a great place to shop, with many trendy designer boutiques and sophisticated eateries within easy reach of the many beautiful hotels in the city. Combine this with the clean, white beaches and beautiful azure Mediterranean waters and you’ve got everything you need for an unforgettable visit to the Costa del Sol.
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Malaga enjoys hot summers and a pleasantly warm year-round climate, making it ideal for a visit any time of the year. The average temperature year-round is 19° Celsius, with highs typically peaking around 30° Celsius in summer. Whether you want to take your Malaga holidays early in the year, in the peak season or when the crowds fade away, the weather should cooperate with your plans.
The city of Malaga sits amidst steep hills leading into gentle mountains, offering some spectacular views of the city and harbor. There are many places to admire the stunning views, and there are several immaculately kept municipal gardens that line the hillside, making it a beautifully picturesque city to visit.
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Whether its ancient Roman ruins or Armani sales, you’ll find it in the bustling streets of Malaga. The city is one of the most historically important areas of southern Spain, and is home to many fascinating sights such as the Gibralfaro Castle, which sits atop the steep hills that surround the city, offering dramatic views of the city and surrounding landscape.
There is also the Flavian Roman Theatre and Amphitheatre to see, offering a glimpse at Malaga’s Roman beginnings, as well as the infamous La Manquita (‘One Armed Lady’) Baroque cathedral, and the imposing Alcazaba Arabic fortress. You won't be bored on holidays to Malaga, that's for sure!
Despite its significant tourist trade and trendy, cosmopolitan atmosphere, Malaga retains much of its colorful Spanish heritage, and remains a functioning fishing port. Many traditional Spanish cultural and religious festivals and events take place at the Plaza de la Constitucion. Around Easter time during which the annual Semana Santa festival takes place, Malaga is taken over by elaborate, ornate religious parades with thousands of spectators.
One of the prime reasons people keep coming back on Malaga holidays is the buzzing nighlife. Malaga offers visitors an ideal blend of sophisticated restaurants, charming cafes and decadent nightclubs, meaning you’ll never be short of options no matter if you prefer a quiet glass of wine on a terrace overlooking the city in El Palo, or dancing the night away to the latest sounds and DJs in La Malagueta.
The choice doesn't end there! The great thing about Malaga is that the bustling nightlife of Torremolinos is but a short drive away!
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Malaga offers visitors to Spain one of the most vibrant, diverse holiday experiences in the entirety of the Costa del Sol. From its ancient ruins to fabulous shopping boulevards, Malaga has endless ways to see the beauty and rich cultural splendor of the city.
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