Malaga old town
Malaga is the second largest city in Andalusia. It is the gateway to the Costa del Sol (Sun Coast) and its capital. Malaga was founded by the Phoenicians and inhabited by Romans, Visigoths, Moors, Iberians. The city's most famous sons are Picasso and Antonio Banderas, the latter owning a restaurant and theatre in Malaga. Malaga was of great importance under the Moors. Highly interesting historical remains in the city itself and in its surroundings bear witness to this great past. In addition, there is the scenic beauty of the province, magnificent beaches as well as wildly romantic mountain ranges and the many picturesque villages.
The old town has been and is being restored in a large-scale master plan and is developing more and more into a tourist attraction, although Malaga has remained a typical vibrant Spanish city. Here you still feel like you are in Spain. Malaga is a museum city with over 40 museums and more are being added all the time. It is the city in Spain with the most museums. A cultural highlight is the Semana Santa at Easter and the Feria de Augusto in August, to which millions flock every year. A culinary highlight is an extensive tapas tour through the old town with its over 1000 restaurants, bars and cafes.
Malaga has 2 castles. From the lower and upper castle you have a beautiful view over the city. You can take a lift up the hill to the upper part of the lower castle. The lower castle can be visited from the old town. Malaga has had its own marina since April 2012. The harbour was expanded and equipped with many restaurants and shops.