University of Malaga (Universidad de Malaga)

About Malaga, Guide and Top Tourist Attractions
(Malaga, Spain)

Malaga is located on the southern coast of Spain, along the Costa del Sol plying Andalusia. It is primarily a port city, thanks mainly to its proximity to the harbour. Malaga is probably best known as the birthplace of artist Pablo Picasso; in fact, the house he was born in has been declared a historical monument and is a major tourist attraction.

Tourists are drawn to Malaga by its abundance of churches and castles, pristine air, and beautiful coastal views. The city is home to both Islamic and Christian churches, as well as some Hindu, Jewish, and Buddhist monuments. This diversity has made it a major tourist destination in Spain, in fact earning a large part of its revenue from tourism.

What to do in Malaga

Sightseeing is a staple for anyone who visits Malaga. A popular tourist spot is the walk leading uphill to the Gibralfaro Castle, where you get a bird's eye view of the city and part of the Mediterranean harbour. You can also join a walking tour of the city, where you will see churches and temples of different religious groups, as well as historical spots and some modern architectural wonders.

Malaga is famous for its tapas, a dish made with dried, cured meat, usually served in bars and pubs. Some of the best tapa bars are around the Calle Nueva. The Rincon de Mata bar at the Esparteros offers tapas as cheap as €1.20, with several varieties including ham, spicy prawns, and - if you're feeling adventurous - fresh snails.

Tourist Attractions

Probably the most popular spot in Malaga is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, located at the Plaza de la Merced. It now houses the Picasso Foundation, which holds regular exhibits of classic and contemporary art, with particular focus on Picasso himself.

The Castillo de Gibralfaro is another well-known historic site. Best remembered as the site of the three-month siege by Malagans against the Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, the castle sits amidst dense forestry and is infused with the fresh scents of the pine and eucalyptus trees surrounding it. The castle grounds are great for picnics and strolls, while the towers provide a great view of the city.

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