The city of Málaga is located on the southern coast of Spain, on the Costa del Sol. This gateway city is bordered by the Mediterranean to the south, and by mountains to the north, and offers something for every visitor.
A must see for visitors is the Cathedral of Málaga. It was built between the 16th and 18th centuries, and combines a Baroque style façade and a Renaissance style interior. Other must see sites include the Castle of Gibralfaro and the Alcazaba fortress. They are located nearby on a hill within the city.
After taking in these sites, you can relax and take an evening stroll with the locals who crowd the popular pedestrian street, Marqúes de Larios. Do as many do and sit at an outdoor café, or do some shopping in the stores that line the busy streets of the historic city center.
Art lovers and fans of famed artist Pablo Picasso will find plenty to do in the city. Picasso was born in Málaga in 1861, and his birthplace is open to the public. In 2003, the King and Queen of Spain inaugurated the Picasso Museum, which is housed in the 16th C. Palacio de Buenavista. The impressive museum displays nearly 300 of the artist’s works which came from his heirs’ private collection. For more information on the museum:
- Palacio de Buenavista
- San Agustín, 8
- Málaga, Spain
- Phone: (952) 12 76 00
- Website: Museo Picasso Málaga
The latest addition to Málaga’s thriving art scene is the Carmen Thyssen Málaga Museum, which was inaugurated in 2011. The museum houses 230 pieces from the baronesses’ personal collection of primarily 19th C. Spanish paintings. For more information:
- Plaza Carmen Thyssen (C/Compañía, 10)
- Málaga, Spain
- Phone: (902) 30 31 31
- Website: Carmen Thyssen Malaga
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