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Malaga center is very nice with large parts of the center pedestrianized. Here the pedestrian streets are full of small shops and tapas bars and restaurants. In the center lies Malaga Cathedral which is a big attraction. Below the cathedral lies the newly built harbor with lovely outdoor cafes. Perfect to enjoy the afternoon sun. Malaga is Spain's fifth largest city, and it shows in the vibrant city life. Malaga also has three fine art museums. There is the CAC , the municipality's own art museum with many fine exhibits and free admission. Close to Malaga Cathedral is the Picasso museum which has a permanent exhibition of Picasso. Picasso was born in Malaga. Carmen Thyssen Museum is another art museum in Malaga . It has fine collections of 1800 and 1900 century art. Inside Malaga center near Museum Carmen Thyssen is the market hall. It is newly renovated and has excellent meat, fish and vegetable stalls.
Malaga attracts many foreigners to buy an apartment or a house with more than 300 sunny days in a year. In Malaga you get both access to big-city life and beach. Malaga has some amazing beaches around the city. Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol. Here at Alamo Costa del Sol we have got a great selection of houses and flats for sale in Malaga. Our brokers can assist you with showings of houses and apartments in Malaga.
Sports in Malaga
Malaga football club plays in the Spanish premier league and played a very successful Champions League in 2013. As all Spanish town, Malaga is passionate about its football team. Then there is the attraction of the beach and water sports. There are also plenty of golf courses around the Costa del Sol.
With its excellent location at the entrance to the Mediterranean , Malaga has always been an attractive region to live in. Malaga was founded by the Phoenicians 3000 years ago when Malaga was an economic center for the region. After the Phoenicians came the Carthaginians in about 500 BC. The Romans drove the Carthaginians 218 BC. The Romans incorporated Malaga in the Roman Empire and it was the beginning of a strong development of the Malaga region including the Roman Theatre in Malaga.
After the Romans came the Muslims, or Moors as they were called, who took over large parts of Spain. They called southern Spain for Al-Andalus which gives the name to the southern province of Malaga is a part of, Andalucia. During this period the moors built the Alhambra, Granada, Cordoba and many other cities with Moorish extension. It was a rich region, and as such the Alcazaba gardens and Gibralfaro Castle were built in Malaga.
The Moors were forced to leave Malaga in 1487 and Malaga now began a major change from the Muslim city to Christianity. Much of Moorish buildings were destroyed but not all. The Cathedral of Malaga was built in the 1500 's to highlight that Malaga had become a Christian city.
During 18th and 19th Centuries Malaga had experienced bad times, only in the latter part of the 19th century did things begin to turn around when Malaga became popular for rich Europeans to spend part of the year in. Since 1960, tourism has exploded and today Malaga a modern city with about 1.6 million inhabitants. The mild winter climate has led to large-scale immigration to Malaga. The city is also a popular destination considering the nice old part of Malaga city center.
Malaga airport is just outside the center. The airport of Malaga is called Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport. The airport was reopened in 2010 after having been expanded properly. Today it is a modern and comfortable airport in Malaga. IATA code for Malaga Airport AGP. Malaga airport is about 10 km from Malaga city center.