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Malaga City Guide

Malaga a large port city, is located in the southern part of Spain on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Malaga is the capital city of the Costa del So, a small bustling city, where the old and the new meet on Marques de Larios , Plaza de la Constitución and Calle de Granada , which form the backbone of the shopping area and the thriving nightlife. The town of Malaga has had two world famous citizens, the painter Pablo Picasso and the actor Antonio Banderas. As well as being a cultural centre, Malaga is also a great place to eat out. The Malagueños love their food and the bars and restaurants here are where the real social life takes place.

Malaga Airport Guide

Malaga Airport is located about 6km West of Malaga city in Southern Spain. The airport is on the main road that links up with the A7 motorway and Toll Road, with Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Marbella and Gibraltar to the west and Malaga, Nerja, Granada to the East.

The Airport is modern and has two terminals these are in adjoining buildings and are connected internally, the airport has ample facilities including 24hr cash machines, bars, restaurant and a shopping centre, there are over 20 different shops to choose from, they include: food and wine, toys, sports goods, fashion, designer labels, and much more. There is also a medical service, pharmacy, and exhibition area. Please note there is no left luggage facility at Malaga airport.

The airport is serviced by bus, train and taxi service.

Car parks are available outside both terminals; both offer short-term parking. Covered and outdoor parking is available in the car park outside Terminal 2, whilst long-term parking (more than four days) is available in the Terminal 1 car park.

Driving in Malaga

Speed limits in Speed limits are as follows; Motorway 120k/h Dual Carriageway 110k/h, Open Road 100k/h, Town 50k/h. Driving is on the left hand side.

Must see in Malaga

Malaga's famous Cathedral, La Manquita - This in an 11th century Muslim fortress with ruins of a Roman amphitheatre and great views of the city. Translated itmeans "The little one armed lady". The Catholic Kings ordered the cathedral to be built in 1528 over the original mosque. Construction was not finished until 1728, and the façade is mainly of this later period. Among the highlights are the chapels, Capilla Mayor and Capilla del Sagrado Corazón, and the beautiful choir-stalls. The cathedral's styles incorporate Renaissance, Baroque and neoclassical mainly due to the actual length of time it took to build. 

Alcazaba - This is a 15th Century Moorish fort.  The fort rambles across a hill which used to form part of the shore line, before the land that now forms the port was recaptured from the sea.  Next to the fort is a First Century Roman theatre which is currently under restoration.

Castillo de Gibralfaro, a castle perched over the city with walls leading to the Alcazaba; Picasso's Birthplace Museum; and Palacio Aduana, 18th century palace housing the local government,

Plaza de la Marina, a square overlooking the port; and Paseo del Parque, a long, wide avenue rising from the harbour leading to the old town.

Home of Pablo Picasso- In Plaza de la Merced is located the house where the great painter Pablo Picasso was born.

At the Fundacion Picasso Museum in Plaza de la Merced 15. (Picasso's childhood home), there is a permanent exhibition of Picasso engravings entitled "Le Chants des Morts" on show. Another exhibition of engravings by Picasso to illustrate the book "Carmen" by Merimee is on show on the first floor.
The Museum is open during the summer Monday to Sunday mornings between 10.00 and 14.00 and Monday to Saturday evenings between 18.00 and 21.00. During the winter months it is open Monday to Sunday mornings from 10.00 to 14.00 and Monday to Saturday evenings from 18.00 to 20.00. Closed on public holidays.

Dates for Your Diary

Semana Santa (Holy Week) Carnival - At Easter the city comes alive for Semana Santa (Holy Week) where the streets are packed until the early hours and the night air is filled with music from the processions carrying large flotillas called tronos (throwns). The celebrations for Semana Santa are some of the largest in Spain. The highlights are the processions of Señor de los Gitanos and of Nuestro Padre Jesus el Rico.

Malaga Feria - This is the summer fair held every August and it is claimed to be the second largest fair in Europe. It lasts for one week where everyone celebrates in traditional Andalusian style with processions, music and dancing. The celebrations start around midday in the main street of Calle Larios , which becomes pedestrianised, and carry on until 6.00 or 7.00 in the evening. Then from 11.00 - midnight the fair ground outside the city centre comes alive.

Corpus Christi The celebrations of Corpus Christi, in May, are most beautiful in the little village of Casabermeja close to Malaga. All the village is decorated with flowers, and the festivities are spaced over four days.