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Malaga, Spain
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Malaga: tourist information

Malaga is the major coastal city of Andalucia and is a genuine and typical Andaluz city with a gritty individualism untouched by tourism and, to a large extent, the passage of time.

The Moors occupied the city until the mid fifteenth century, after which it grew to become one of the foremost merchant centres in the entire Iberian Peninsula. This illustrious past has left its imprint on the historic centre, particularly around La Alcazaba, a fortress which dates back to 1065 and is now a fascinating archaeological museum.

Also worth a visit is the nearby castle which was rebuilt by the Moors and is today a traditional parador (state hotel) with superb panoramic views. During the nineteenth century, Malaga was a popular winter resort for the wealthy famed for its elegance and sophistication. The impressive park on Calle Alameda dates back to this era and is recognised as being one of the mostcelebrated botanical collections in Europe. During the winter, open air concerts are held here every Sunday which makes a refreshing change from the bucket and spade scenario on the coast.

Pablo Picasso is the city’s famous son (not counting Antonio Banderas of course!) and there are several galleries showing his work, including the 16th century Museum of Fine Arts, adjacent to the Cathedral

His birthplace in Plaza Merced is today an archive of his life and works and open tothe public; the entrance is absolutely free (so are all the services: Documentation Centre, exhibitions, museum, video projections...)

Málaga's main theatre is the "Theatro Cervantes" where Antonio Banderas once trod the boards. He still visits.

As well as being a cultural centre, Malaga is also a great place to eat out. The Malaguen´os love their food and the bars and restaurants here are where the real social life takes place. The choice in unlimited and, on the whole, reasonable with some bars offering a menu of the day with bread and wine for as little as 700 pesetas. Tapas, small portions of many different dishes is an Andalusian tradition and a wonderfully inexpensive way to try a variety of local food.

The best known local fare in Malaga is pescaito frito, an assortment of fried fish, including small sardines and red mullet, best washed down with a glass of ice cold fino at one of the many old fashioned bodegas in town. But it is El Palo, to the east of the city which is a typical fisherman’s village and the place to go if you want that veritable ‘catch of the day’ freshness.

In the centre try a tapas and a glass of Malaga wine at Malaga's oldest tapas bar called "Antigua Casa de la Guardia". Keep to the north side of the Alameda and find no. 16.

Malaga is always closed for the siesta period, so this is a perfect time for a long relaxing lunch.

These days, Malaga prides itself on being a modern city with the heart of commerce dominated by Calle Larios which is the local Bond Street equivalent. This is the recommended place to start exploring the city as it is surrounded by attractive small streets and plazas, as well as the magnificent cathedral (Renaissance cathedral with a Baroque façade and choir by Pedro de Mena) which offers daily guided tours.

Garden lovers won't be disappointed in Malaga either. In the centre of the city is the beautiful Alameda Gardens, and just outside on the way to Antequera one finds the extensive Jardines de la Concepcion.

Málaga airport is of course on of the major airports in Spain due to the number of tourist arrivals on charter flights from Northern Europe using Malaga airport as a gateway to the Costa del Sol.

Location

  • Country: Spain
  • Capital: Madrid
  • Government: Spain
  • State/Region: Andalucia
  • Time Zone: +1 GMT
  • Language: Spanish
  • Latitude: 36.7166667
  • Longitude: -4.5193073
  • Est. Population: 568479
  • Currency: Euro
  • Fire: Fire Brigade - Emergency Phone: 080
  • Police: National Police - Emergency Phone: 091
  • Hospital: Carlos Haya Regional Hospital. Ave. Carlos Haya, 82-84. Phone: 951 290 000
  • Ambulance & Rescue: Health Service - Emergency Phone: 061
  • General: Emergency Phone: 112
  • Malaga, Spain
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    Malaga Cruise Port Schedule

    Malaga, Spain
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    Malaga in the News

    Port rating and occupancy

    Port of Malaga ranks 918th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.

    Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 0.

    The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Malaga in the next 12 months is 0.

    According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Malaga ranks 105.

    Weather in Malaga

    May 29
    Min/Max temp: 64°F (18°C) / 75°F (24°C)
    Clear (clear sky), no wind
    May 30
    Min/Max temp: 68°F (20°C) / 79°F (26°C)
    Clear (clear sky), no wind
    May 31
    Min/Max temp: 68°F (20°C) / 77°F (25°C)
    Clear (clear sky), no wind
    Jun 1
    Min/Max temp: 64°F (18°C) / 72°F (22°C)
    Rain (light rain), no wind
    Jun 2
    Min/Max temp: 64°F (18°C) / 72°F (22°C)
    Rain (light rain), no wind
    Jun 3
    Min/Max temp: 64°F (18°C) / 73°F (23°C)
    Clouds (few clouds), no wind
    Jun 4
    Min/Max temp: 64°F (18°C) / 73°F (23°C)
    Clear (clear sky), no wind
    Jun 5
    Min/Max temp: 66°F (19°C) / 75°F (24°C)
    Clear (clear sky), no wind

    Current water temperature in Malaga now is 63°F (17.0°C)

    Water temperature data provided by seatemperature.net.

    Annual Weather

    Jan
    Min/Max temp: 54°F (12°C) / 61°F (16°C)
    Feb
    Min/Max temp: 55°F (13°C) / 61°F (16°C)
    Mar
    Min/Max temp: 59°F (15°C) / 64°F (18°C)
    Apr
    Min/Max temp: 63°F (17°C) / 68°F (20°C)
    May
    Min/Max temp: 68°F (20°C) / 73°F (23°C)
    Jun
    Min/Max temp: 73°F (23°C) / 81°F (27°C)
    Jul
    Min/Max temp: 79°F (26°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Aug
    Min/Max temp: 79°F (26°C) / 86°F (30°C)
    Sep
    Min/Max temp: 73°F (23°C) / 81°F (27°C)
    Oct
    Min/Max temp: 66°F (19°C) / 73°F (23°C)
    Nov
    Min/Max temp: 59°F (15°C) / 66°F (19°C)
    Dec
    Min/Max temp: 55°F (13°C) / 61°F (16°C)
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