Capital of the Province of Malaga, a dynamic city with an ancient history, with its monumental ensemble, with its culture and gastronomy, belongs to the most visited cities in Spain. Everybody enjoys strolling through its streets, squares and charming corners, everybody delights in its churros and tapas, skewers of sardines, paella or sweet wine Malaga…
Malaga is famous for its monuments, the weather, its beaches and for the variety of activities available. Golf, its amusement parks or its beautiful botanical gardens are others of its claims. Enjoy visiting a museum in the morning, walking through Soho after lunch and relaxing on the beach or in the hotel pool until sunset.
The city also has an excellent road and transportation network. It is an ideal destination for those looking for a weekend getaway, for trips and for those who want to repeat, as you will always be able to get to know some new aspect of the province.
The city dates back to the beginning of VIII century b.c. when the Phoenicians founded a colony at the mouth of the Guadalhorce River which they called Malaka. Later it was inhabited by the Carthaginians until 202 b.c. when it passed to the hands of the Romans, becoming an important point on the Herculean Via, then it was connected with the rest of Spain and other Mediterranean ports. After the Council of Nicea (AD 325) and due to the settlement of Christianity in the area and the dismemberment of the Roman Empire, it became dominated by the Goths until the beginning of VIII century. When the Islam arrived the peninsula was definitely under the influence of Arabic in 743, becoming under his control a booming city, framed by a walled enclosure with five large doors and settlements of Genoese and Jewish merchants.
At the beginning of s. XIV began the attempted reconquest by Christians, not being achieved until 1487 after six months of siege. With Castilian domination the city began to change shape with the construction of the Cathedral, the Plaza Mayor and new neighborhoods outside the walls, but this development was slowed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, due to the uprising and subsequent expulsion of the Moors and different epidemics and floods that struck the city. With the arrival of the XVIII century the city began to recover and restart outstanding work like the port and the cathedral.
Early XIX century began its development and it was pioneered in the Industrial Revolution in Spain, becoming the first industrial city in the country, until in 1880 began a new crisis, which made the sugar industry to be closed, further increasing during the first decades of the XX century, reaching the 60s when it began the development of tourism in the area by rehabilitating the city to turn it into one of the most important service center in Spain.
Another attraction for its geographical area are the beaches. The Costa del Sol has a total of 123 beaches. In addition, it also has mountains and hills, where you can find the Caminito del Rey Malag
These are all the beaches of Malaga, but the province has a total of 123 beaches. There are many that allow you to do some sports on its coasts. Do you like diving? Also known as snorkeling. This sport is practiced mainly in the beaches of Marbella. Here we tell you all about Snorkel Marbella. If you want to visit some areas besides the capital, you can discover in our blog already the post of Best beaches near Malaga