Málaga is its coasts and beaches, its inland countryside with the mountains of the Serranía de Ronda and the wide plains of Antequera at the foot of El Torcal. It is the light of the Axarquía and the birthplace of Picasso. It is the city of Paradise as the Spanish Nobel prize winner, Vicente Aleixandre, called it from his own personal experience and it is the city where the poet Jorge Guillén looked out to sea as well as the one that hurt Rafael Pérez Estrada because he loved it so much.
It was at the beginning of the 60s when Málaga and the Costa del Sol became the focal point of world tourism. Tourists from all over Europe and other parts of the world came in search of a climate that their own countries could not offer them. Sun and beach as well as the impressive inland attractions of the province like Ronda, the Genal Valley, Antequera and the valley of the river Guadalhorce, Vélez Málaga and the high Axarquía with the ravines of Sierra Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama, looking towards Granada through the pass or boquete of Zafarraya, cultivated with lettuce and artichokes.
The history tells us that the Phoenicians and Carthaginians came in search of minerals, they established their factories and traded from the port of Málaga, proof of this is in the remains found at the estuary of the Guadalhorce river. Málaga was Roman with greatest expression of the presence of the Roman Empire in this area in the form of the Roman Theatre at the foot of the Alcazaba castle and on Torrox Costa where they salted fish (garum) in jars that have been found. However it was with the Moors that Málaga lived and experienced its greatest splendor. In 1478, Málaga was conquered by the Christian Monarchs and a new era began for the city. Soon after work started on the Cathedral although it was never finished. One of the towers is incomplete because the money that was destined to build it was used to support the war of independence in what would later be the United States of America, thanks to the Gálvez family of Macharaviaya.
Beside the aforementioned attractions we have to add something else that acts like a magnet for cultural tourism, the Picasso art gallery museum is situated just a few meters from the house where he was born in the Plaza de la Merced in the city of Málaga.
This tutorial guide of Málaga it helps you to search touristic information about Malaga, as well as its gastronomy, folklore, monuments, museums, fairs and many more. Malaga and its province is the main tourist destination in Andalusia and Spain, is receiving travelers from all different corners of the world. The hotels, roads and communications infrastructure, it makes Malaga to be one of the most desirable residential areas for the medium and high standard habitual pensioners residence of Europe.
The estimated resident population in Málaga capital, are more than a million people, the official census dated in 2011, was 570,000 inhabitants, making it the sixth largest city by population in Spain.
The coastline of the province with its 160 kilometers, covering 12 municipalities from the metropolitan area totaling about one million registered inhabitants.
Málaga and its province / municipalities boundaries.