The city of Malaga is located in a privileged enclave. The municipality extends over an area of 398.25 square kilometres and its “de facto” urban population reaches the million inhabitants mark.
The main environmental and geographical factors that have intervened in the city’s evolution and development have been maritime influences, its location in two river valleys (the Guadalhorce and the Guadalmina), its relief and its climate.
Whilst the Mediterranean Sea bathes the Malaga coastline, the Malaga Mountains close ranks behind to form a barrier of peaks that protects the city from the cold, whilst the regulating effect of the sea ensures the area its characteristic mild temperatures. The hottest months are July and August and the coldest are usually December and February, when the average temperatures vary between a maximum of 22.8ºC and a minimum of 13ºC. Rainfall in Malaga follows the seasons, with the most abundant rains occurring in autumn and winter.
At the mouth of the River Guadalhorce, river sediments have formed the area known as the “Guadalhorce Mudflats”. Declared a Protected Natural Space in 1989, they currently occupy an area of 60 hectares. The other river that has played a decisive role in the history of Malaga is the Guadalmedina, which in Arabic means “the river of the city”. It is 47 kilometres long and is fed mostly by the waters that run down from the Malaga Mountains.
The Malaga Mountains were declared a National Park in 1989. This gave greater protection to an area of 4,762 hectares, of which 97% is located within the municipality of Malaga. Its relief is steep and rugged, with summits that reach an average altitude of 500 metres. Its tree cover originates from the hydrological-forestry reforestations carried from the end of the 30s and the area contains over 230 different varieties of vegetation and more than 160 species of vertebrates.
Malaga’s cuisine within the Mediterranean diet is known internationally for its grilled sardines or fried fish. These are the most typical dishes, but also include noodle casserole, gazpacho, gazpacho, crumbs, salad Malaga. Their sweet wines are protected by the Designation of Origin Málaga and Sierras de Málaga.
However many bars and restaurants, some of them decorated with the Michelin star, which enjoy international cuisine and culinary trends.
Monuments and Museums
A Cultural offer with 29 museums, most of them located in the historic center, make that Malaga is called City of Museums. Stresses the dedicated to Pablo Ruiz Picasso Malaga Picasso Museum, or his birthplace, where he began the genius Malaga s paint. Recently opened Carmen Thyssen Museum with a superb collection of Spanish painting. Highlight also the Museum of Arts and Traditions, the Automobile Museum of Malaga and the Museum of Glass and Crystal. Alternatively you can walk through beautiful places like the Castle of Gibralfaro, with exceptional views of Malaga, the Roman Theatre, the Paseo del Parque and the new expansion of the port with the Palm of Surprises and Pier 1.
The city of Malaga has a strong schedule of events throughout the year, in addition to its famous Holy Week, August Fair, Christmas, Midsummer, Feast of Our Lady of Carmel or carnival, include other festivals that have to the city in recent years particularly relevant, some of the most important are the Málaga Festival of Spanish cinema, born in 1998, Málaga Theatre Festival with more than 30 editions or the White Night is reaching a popularity.
City of conferences
Malaga city has experienced a significant increase in the number of fairs and congresses held, many of them with a large number of congressmen, mainly due to the opening in 2003 of the Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions. This is one of the reference enclosures Spain by modernity and quality of its services and facilities.p>
Learn Spanish in Malaga
All these virtues have made Malaga one of the main destinations in Spain in language tourism. Many foreign visitors choose to learn Spanish Malaga. The many Spanish schools in Malaga existing training programs combine intensive leisure activities.
Beaches such as Gustloff and Pedregalejo are ideal for sunbathing and a swim in summer and take a walk on sunny winter days.
The expansion of the Port of Málaga and the construction of port terminals have helped make Malaga a city featured in cruise tourism. Many shipping companies have both their exits and their scales in Malaga city. The proximity of our hotel to the Port of Málaga make many cruise passengers are output from our city comfortably stay overnight here to begin your journey.
Málaga La Bella, paradise south of South