Tuesday, 1 October 2013

MALAGA - the 6th largest city in Spain

Flag and Coat of Arms of Malaga

MALAGA is the capital of the province of Malaga which Fuengirola also is part of. Its population is slightly below 600.000 and it has a long, about 2800 years old history (founded by the Phoenicians in 770 BC). There are archeological remains from the Phonecian, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras. The city is nominated as a candidate for the 2016 European Capital of Culture (Wikipedia).

Northern Malaga

The lighthouse in  Malaga harbor 

Containership arriving into Malaga

Malaga - open for business

Malaga is being internationally promoted business wise. They put special emphasis on new technologies and innovation and research alongside with their main sectors tourism, construction and technology services. The Andalucia Technology Park was inaugurated in 1995 and includes 509 companies with 14500 employées. The modern Malaga airport is serving a growing tourism and business community (Wikipedia).

Concerts are held in Teatro Cervantes

Roman theater and above it fortress Alcazaba

Overview of the harbour area, old town to the left from here.

Malaga to us

Malaga is only a short train journey from Fuengirola so it is very convenient for shopping or visiting Teatro Cervantes for live concerts. The old city center is near the train station and cover also Picassos museum which is definitively worthwhile a visit. The Castle of Gibralfaro and the nearby fortress and royal residence Alcazaba dating back to islamic times are also interesting. And for those interested Malaga is also the hometown of Antonio Banderas.

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