Málaga is the capital of the province of Málaga in the south of Spain. Having a population of more than 560,000, it is the second most populated city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the sixth largest city of Spain. The town is situated on the Coast of Sun, on the northern side of Mediterranean Sea, and at the feet of Montes de Málaga. It is home to many foreigners as well who shift here for the pleasant weather.
If you are a fan of Pablo Picasso, Solomon Ibn Gabriol or Antonio Banderas, Málaga is the city they were all born in. But the history of this center of pleasant weather and multiple attractions is way richer than that. Its history spans out to 2800 years ago which makes it one of the oldest cities of the world. Some historians believe that it was founded in 770BC and was named “Malaka” by the Phoenicians. Since then, the city has been under the rule of many civilizations, even under the rule of Islam for 800 years and they named it “Malaqah”.
What the Town Offers Today
The town lies at the Coast of Sun of Mediterranean Sea and Montes de Málaga. That gives the town enough of altitude and sea level fun as well. Except this, the old town has multiple of astonishing museums representing the towns history, which involve the museums at the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and etc. Apart from museums, beaches and mountains, Málaga has breath-taking churches and cathedrals, picture-perfect castles, ruins and even a Roman Theatre. If that isn’t enough, the old town has world-known amusement parks, and markets full of souvenirs. In short, you will find everything you seek, in Málaga.
CuddlyNest Has Your Back in The Populated Town
In a town where the whole year has pre-booked dates and houseful hotels, CuddlyNest has got a diverse range of perfectly spacious and well-maintained vacation rentals. From our range, you can pick your perfect rental at the price suitable for you and enjoy the town at your selected dates. You can get an apartment with a beach view, a villa at the hills, a spacious house right at the center of the city, or whatever you wish for. The fully furnished rentals that we hold for you ensure privacy, safety, comfort, and connectivity.
Travelling to Málaga
Visiting the old city of Málaga is as easy as a piece of cake. All you have to do is to get a flight to Málaga – Costa del Sol Airport or get a cruise to the Port of Málaga. You can travel around the city with the various number of buses, taking a train from Málaga Maria Zambrano railway station, or just rent a personal vehicle.
Churches and Cathedrals in Málaga
The oldest of the churches and chapels of the town dates back to the fifteenth century. One of these churches are the one where Pablo Picasso was baptized in 1881. Planned with Renaissance ideal style and completed in Baroque style or Gothic style, the churches are a sight worth beholding. The lavishness and the historical aura of the places will make you feel overwhelmed. These places of worship have seen the history bloom within their cradle and they have witnessed all you can think of; even destruction. Some of them mark the era of Christianization of the town and some were constructed later. The names of some of them are mentioned below:
Church of Santiago Apóstol Málaga Cathedral Basilica, Royal Sanctuary and Parish od Santa Maria de la Victoria and de la Merced (aka Sanctuary of Victory) Church of Sacred Heart Church of San Felipe Neri Church of the Holy Martyrs
Museums of Málaga
The old historical town of Málaga invested in itself making it one of the tourist destinations of Andalucia by construction of 28 museums. These museums speak for themselves. Most of them are Art Museums, promoting medieval fine arts, glass art, and so on. Whereas, some other museums promote wine, history, religion, Russia, sports, science, automobile, archeology and even music. These museums are what draw all the tourists to the old city of Málaga and ask them to stay making them fall of the historical beauty. Some of the famous museums of the town are Museo de Málaga and Fundación Picasso. Fundación Picasso was originally the birthplace of the famous artist and consists of his works and collectibles generously donated by his family. The museums of the city are listed below:
Museo de Málaga
Museo Picasso Málaga
Carmen Thyssen Museum
Museum Jorge Rando
Centre Pompidou Málaga
Colección del Museo Ruso
Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares (aka Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions)
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (aka CAC Málaga)
Beaches and Nature Reserves of Málaga
Apart from museums and churches, you can pay a visit to nature reserves, zoo, or amusing beaches of the old town. At the beaches, you can take a dip, go sailing, play volleyball with your friends or family, take a quadbike and drive along the coast or just take the sun on. Whereas, the nature reserves allow you to sightsee, live the nature and view the nature at its best. Málaga has a zoo specialized for the crocodiles as well, named Crocodile Park. All the Beaches, Nature Reserves, Zoos and Gardens are listed below respectively:
La Malagueta (Beach)
Playa de La Malagueta (Beach)
El Palo (Beach)
Paseo Maritimo (Beach)
La Caleta (Beach)
Paseo del Parque (Nature Reserves)
Alameda Principal (Nature Reserves)
Gren Senda de Málaga (Nature Reserves)
Montes de Málaga Natural Park (Nature Reserves)
El Torcal (Nature Reserves)
Crocodile Zoo (Zoo)
La Concepcion Historical – Botanical Gardens
Alcazaba of Málaga
Alcazaba is a partial fortification in southern Spain, which consists of 2 citadels, built by Hammudid Dynasty in the 11th century. Alcazaba is driven from Arabic word of Al-qasbah which means “citadel”. Hammudid Dynasty was a barbaric Arab Muslim Dynasty which was known for its tyranny and destruction. It is situated in the center of the city on a hill. The outer citadel can be entered through a gate called “Puerta de la Bóveda” (Vault Gate) whereas the gate to the inner citadel is named “Puerta de los Cuartos de Granada” (gate of the Granada Quarters). The outer citadel consists of lawns and fountains whereas the inner citadel consists of dwellings.
Hammam Al Ándalus Baños Árabes Málaga
How about an Arabic hot spring experience in Spain? The place doesn’t only offer you a hot bath in a public pool but also the most relaxing massage and a full ritual of purification with a stone bed. You can feel your burdens and worries leaving your body into the hold water in that silent pool. The Water Journey starts from a bath at the hot water pool, then a massage and then a purification ritual respectively. The place is perfect if you want to pamper yourself in Arabic style