What to see and visit in the Province of Malaga?
Malaga it is the second most important city in Andalusia. It is an active fishing port and is the capital of the Costa del Sol. Malaga is home to the most important and fashionable tourist and beach towns in recent years, with a very important hotel and sports infrastructure. It is a city located between the sea and the mountains. Precisely the situation of this maritime city, which is located between two river valleys, the Guadalhorce and the Guadalmedina, has given it such a privileged climate, given that it has practically 300 days of sunshine a year.
Malaga It was founded by the Phoenicians, although prehistoric remains have been found such as: pictorial remains, caves and dolmens. There is evidence that peoples such as the Tartessians, Punics and Iberians occupied the area, although for a short period of time. Those who really left their mark were others. In Malaga, various cultures and civilizations converge and merge, such as the Romans (3rd century BC - 4th century), Visigoths (4th - 8th century) and the Muslims (8th - 13th century). ), mainly. Of all of them there remains, both in the city of Malaga and in the province, an important historical and cultural heritage. As well as in the character of the malagueños, who are people open and friendly.
But, perhaps what most marked this city was its Arab influence, which was its time of greatest progress and which continues to this day, for example in the layout of its streets in the Historic District. The historical vicissitudes made it go through different stages within Islam, which left their monumental and historical traces: under the Caliphate of Córdoba, under the Taifa Kingdoms, under the Almoravids and Almohads, and under the Nasrid period.
In 1487 the Catholic Monarchs conquered the city and a time of decline ensued and it did not recover until the 18th century.
The economic resurgence of Malaga came in the 18th-19th century due to the appearance of a high bourgeoisie, which led to commercialization (the export of its wines, which were transported by sea) and also due to industrialization. Two families promoted this resurgence: the Larios and the Heredias, making Malaga the second largest industrial center in Spain.
Today, the great boost and growth that tourism is giving to the Costa del Sol, continues to project this province, to be one of the most important in Spain.
Province of Malaga
It is a province nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains. Its coastline is the highlight and for what it is known worldwide: The Sunshine Coast. This name is given by its good climate and by the sun, it usually has 300 days a year of sunshine. Its beaches and its coastline are beautiful and very well cared for. The beaches are super well equipped with hammocks, umbrellas, walkways between the rows of hammocks, so that customers do not burn their feet, toilets, beach bars, skates and jet skis, volleyball areas, swings, ... I think they are the best equipped beaches in the whole country. The entire province of Malaga has a hotel infrastructure, sports, restaurants, ... of the first order. Malaga Airport is international and very well connected.
Walk around Malaga
Take a walk: through the Historic District: Calle Larios, Plaza de la Constitución, Pasaje Chinitas, Calle Fresca, Plaza delObispo, Calle Molina Lario, Calle Cister, Calle Alcantarilla, Plaza de la Merced, Calle Granada and Calle San Agustín. the most important buildings in the city.
Stroll through the Historic Quarter of Malaga represents, take a walk through history.
However, in the modern part, is the nerve center of the city, in the Plaza de la Marina, which from there goes down a street to the sea. This square and its adjacent streets were laid out when the wall was pulled down in the 19th century and the city was left open to the sea. Within the Historical Quarter there are almost all the monuments: Roman Theater, Alcazaba, Gibralfaro Castle, Cathedral, Cathedral Museum, Episcopal Palace, Buenavista Palace, Marquésde Valdeflores Palace, Constitution Square, Merced Square ... ... It is very nice to walk through it and you can visit it easily, because it is very secluded. The most important street in this neighborhood is Calle Larios, which has recently been made pedestrianized.
In Malaga there are exotic and refreshing gardens, which due to the high temperatures in which we live in summer, should be taken into account when taking a walk. They are an integral part of the city. Some of them make up the monumental and historical site of the Alcazaba-Gibralfaro, wrapping them around them and extending to the Customs House.
Of Malaga the number of Museums should be highlighted. It calls itself the "city of museums". At the moment there are 19 museums, 15 of them located in the Historic District. In no time there will be 23. The most prominent, which in turn is the most recently created is the Picasso Museum, located in the Buenavista Palace. This has given the city even more international projection. There is also the Birthplace of Pablo Picasso, where he was born in 1881.
Shopping in Malaga
- In Istán: You can buy ceramics, palm and esparto.
- In Ojén: wines and spirits.
- In Marbella: wood, marble, wrought iron, bronze, copper, embroidery, jewelry.
- In Puerto Banús: The Market is very interesting, which they put on Sundays next to the Plaza de Toros: bags, hats, clothes, handicrafts ... Imitation of the big brands.
- In Fuengirola: a lot of artisan tradition in jewelry, goldsmithing, pottery, leather goods, wooden furniture, upholstery, forging.
- In Alora: forging, basketry and carving.
- In Ronda: antiques, embossed.
- Tips on Malaga restaurants: walking through the old part there are wineries and old wine warehouses, where you can taste good tapas and wines. The most representative of Malaga cuisine are fried fish, shellfish, fish and sardine skewers. This is good everywhere.
- The best restaurants in the province of Malaga:
- In Marbella: Santiago (Tel .: 952 770 078) traditional and modern cuisine, is number 1, Grill Marbella Club located in the Hotel Marbella Club (Tel .: 952 822 211) innovative and avant-garde cuisine, Robert at the Hotel Puente Romano (Tel .: 952 820 900) Italian-Mediterranean cuisine.
- In Puerto Banús: Cyprian (Tel .: 952 811 077) traditional cuisine, terrace; in Las Chapas: The ranch (Tel .: 952 831 267) in the countryside, terrace, Andalusian and Franco-Belgian cuisine; in Huerta Marquéz: The Tirana (Tel .: 952. 863 424) traditional and innovative cuisine.
- in San Pedro de Alcántara: The Reliquary (Tel .: 952 788 686) classic cuisine mixed with avant-garde, Victor (Tel: 952 882 280) traditional cuisine.
- In Ojén: Juanar refuge (Tel .: 952 881 000) mountain cuisine, hunting.
- in Mijas: Le Nailbac (Tel .: (952 473 050) avant-garde kitchen, The White Blackbird (952 485 700) Basque cuisine.
- in Nerja: Casa Luque (Tel .: 952 521 004) traditional and innovative cuisine.
- in Ronda: Tragabuches (952 190 291) modern and creative cuisine, Pedro Romero (Tel .: 952 871 110) traditional and Ronda cuisine, There are thousands ...
In the city of Malaga
- The Meridiana (952 776 190) traditional seasonal cuisine, terrace and La Notte disco-bar.
- The Chinitas (Tel .: 952 210 972) Mediterranean and Andalusian cuisine, but innovative.
- Paris cafe (Tel .: 952 225 043) classic, avant-garde cuisine.
- Adolfo (Tel .: 952 601 914) signature cuisine.
- Cut stick (Tel .: 952 608 861) signature cuisine, avant-garde.
- Antonio Martin (952 227 398) terrace by the sea, traditional Malaga cuisine.
In all the Costa del Sol You eat very well in the beach bars and it is customary to eat on the beach (that is, at the beach bar) and dine in another type of restaurant, either tapas or a la carte. On the coast, fried fish, sardine skewers and fish and seafood rice dishes are famous, although each town has its specialties: in Fuengirola: fried fish and skewers of sardines, seafood rice, salted or baked fish, shellfish; in Torremolinos: the little fish from the Carihuela or Bajoncillo-Playamar beach, typical cakes; in Marbella: paella, gazpacho, white garlic, fried fish, and it has a great variety of great restaurants with all kinds of cuisine; in Ojen: boiled spà, broth soup, peas with rice, rabbit with tomato, rabbit with potatoes, partridge stew, porridge, fritters; in Mijas: salmorejo, soups like maimones, cachorreñas and gazpachuelo, buñuelos and hornazas; Istán: chivo al ajillo, corn soup, cod with almajas, garlic soup, stewed suns, rice pudding, tomato soup with grapes, ajoblanco, cakes in oil, borrachuelos, wine donuts and alfajores; in Round tradition coexists with avant-garde cuisine; in Malaga The city eats all of this, plus Malaga soup, anchovy soup, gazpacho, ajoblanco with grapes, cod with olives, pil pil prawns, skewers, Malaga salad, gazpachuelo, marinades ...
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