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Malaga

Gateway to Andalusia

Malaga’s blue waters and endless beaches make it an inevitable summer hotspot for hordes of European holidaymakers, but the city contains much that will appeal to visitors year-round. Originally founded as a Phoenician settlement almost 3,000 years ago, it fell under Roman, Visigoth and Moorish domination before its liberation by the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella. This diverse history survives in some of Malaga’s most popular tourist attractions: the imposing Alcazaba Fortress, Roman amphitheater and single-towered Iglesia de la Concepcion—more commonly known as “La Manquita,” or “one-armed lady”—sit less than ten minutes’ walk from each other. Together, they mark a rough boundary of the historic city center, which is a major destination for both tourist and locals. Its maze of winding streets and plazas can be enjoyed while shopping for handicrafts, enjoying a drink with friends or sampling some of Malaga’s abundant nightlife. Another highlight is the Picasso Museum, whose beautiful architecture alone is worth the price of admission; it houses an impressive collection of the hometown artist’s celebrated paintings, as well as many of his lesser-known sketches. Getting in and out of town is easy too, since regular bus service connect the city center with Malaga’s airport, train station and bus depots for approximately one euro.

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  • great spot in andalucia! for those who are bit overwhelmed by the churches of Sevilla - Malaga is def a very good break!
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  • vi suggerisco una visita al Museo del Vidrio y Cristallo, un museo privato, il padrone di cada vi guiderâ in un viaggio nel tempo tea quadri mobili e bellissime vetrate. molto consigliato.
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  • good nightlife
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  • Hola....
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  • der für mich schönste platz für eine hochzeitsreise. sone, meer, gutes essen, tolle kultur und wunderschöne altstadt ...
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