Visiting Malaga - A Review
The city of Malaga on the southern coast of Spain is the capital of the province with the same name. Malaga and the entire Costa del Sol are very popular with European holiday makers. For its pleasant and stable weather year-round many expats move here, especially the Brits and the Germans.
Besides the endless gorgeous beaches the visitors can enjoy themselves in countless activities. Malaga was founded in the 8th century BC and the aficionados of history, old architecture and art are over the moon when exploring the town. The hometown of Pablo Picasso is a center of art brimming with galleries, museums, exhibitions and places with admirable paintings and sculptures. Antonio Banderas also comes from this lovely city.
The leisurely visitors have plenty of opportunities for sightseeing, fun and relaxation. The picturesque squares, streets and busy promenades boast fine eateries, tapas places and rooftop bars. The two hilltop citadels - the mediaval Moorish palace of Alcazaba and the Gibralfaro castle - are both must-see places with breathtaking views of the sea, city and hills. If you buy tickets online for both citadels (Ä 3.55 Euro) you will save money and skip the long waiting lines. Entrance tickets for Alcazaba and Gbralfaro (Ä 2.20 each) are very cheap but if you visit after 2 pm on Sunday, itís free. If itís not too hot, combine the exercise with views and take the tourist bus or a taxi uphill to Alcazaba and walk down back to town. Gibralfaro sits on another hilltop and a city bus service (# 35) will bring you there.
If you admire Picassoís work, the museum dedicated to his work and life can be found in Calle San Agustin 8. For the entrance cost of Ä 5.20 you can visit an amazing oasis of lush vegetation, spectacular waterfalls, paths and ponds in the Conception Botanical Garden which is located in the northern part of the city in Camino del Jardin Botanico Street. La Malagueta Bullring in the eastern part of the city has historical value and is used not only for bullfighting but also concerts, sport venues, fairs and expos. The remains of the Ancient Roman history are presented by the Teatro Romano under the walls of Alcazaba fortress just steps from the Picasso Museum and the church of San Augustin.