About Málaga

Malaga is located on the coast where it is never winter; with mountains in the background, and breath taking landscapes. White villages with beautiful architecture, with many stories of romantic legends.

The province of Malaga, is located to the south of the Mediterranean coast, between the provinces of Granada and Cádiz, and bordering to the north with those of Córdoba and Seville.

History

The location between sea and mountains influences the history of this province. The capital witnessed the economic and cultural explosion of the western Mediterranean. Malaka became a thriving commercial center. After the Muslim invasion of the 8th century, there was a heavy arabic influence, later when it became part of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada it experienced a new commercial and cultural era.

In the nineteenth century, it was the mills and the powerful textile industry of the Larios, as well as wine production that provided important economic development for the province.

After decades of crisis, in the second half of the 20th century, Málaga achieved rapid economic growth thanks to the tourism industry. Each year millions of citizens from all over the world choose this paradise to rest on its sunny beaches, and discover its rich cultural heritage or venture into the wild beauty of its mountain range.

Landscape

The province of Malaga has more than 160 kilometers of coastline. The Mediterranean Sea is found in 14 municipalities of Malaga. It is possible to go to hidden parts where nature and the environment remains unspoiled, or to visit tourist attractions. Both the eastern part of the province and the western part have beautiful beaches which have made the Costa del Sol a world-class destination.

Further in land there are more than 15 protected spaces dedicated as nature reserves. Places that travel from the Mediterranean to mountain peaks. Forests and rivers where it is still possible to find foxes, golden eagles or mountain goats.

Gastronomy

On the Málaga coast, the visitor is spoilt for choice when it comes to food options. From the smaller fish (anchovies, red mullet, horse mackerel, squid and squid) to prawns and grilled crayfish.

Inland offer exquisite pork options as well as goat or hare. In Málaga gazpacho is prepared in a variety of ways. The local wines including the muscatel grapes and Pedro Ximénez have international fame.

Malaga provides a whole universe of flavors, visitors can enjoy in this thousand-year-old land.

Tourism and services

Centre Pompidou Málaga

The Center Pompidou Málaga is the first located outside of France. Located in the cube, built in 2013 a short distance from the many cultural and tourist attractions of the city

The center provides the experience of the Center Pompidou through the richness of its collection, the excellence of its programming, the crossing of artistic disciplines. Málaga, is the birthplace of world famous Picasso.  The exhibition displays the permanent collection of the Center Pompidou Málaga with the following five themes: the metamorphoses, the body in pieces, the political body, self-portraits and the faceless man. It is an symbolic building and a unique cultural model.

In Malaga, the Center Pompidou offers a permanent collection and visiting collections from the Center Pompidou in Paris, inviting the public to explore the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Some examples indicating the significance of the project include: Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Constantin Brâncuşi, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti , Jean Hélion, Frida Kahlo, Fernand Léger, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Antoni Tàpies, Jean Tinguely and Kees Van Dongen.

There are also two to three temporary thematic or monographic exhibitions per year, which explore the different mediums (photography, design, architecture and video) as well as multidisciplinary programs dedicated to dance, representation, speech and cinema, with the help of media devices, aimed mainly at engaging with the younger audience.

Montes de Málaga Natural Park

With an area of ​​4,996 hectares and located just five kilometers from the city, the Montes de Málaga natural park has 150km trail and allows you to immerse yourself in the heart of nature in a few minutes, enjoying its flora, its fauna and the active tourism activities it offers year round.

Address: Diseminado Casa Forestal Torrijos, 2. Malaga

Botanical-Historical Garden La Concepción

Finca de la Concepción is one of the most beautiful and important tropical and subtropical gardens in Spain and one of the of the most popular in Europe. Amalia Heredia Livermore and Jorge Loring Oyarzábal, marquises of Casa Loring, created it in 1850. It was declared a historic-artistic garden in 1943, it was acquired by the City Council of Malaga in 1990, it was refurbished and opened to the public in 1994. It is composed of 23 hectares and has a garden in the center that has been declared as a historic / artistic garden, of approximately 3 hectares. It contains fountains, waterfalls and has a beautiful selection of subtropical plants from around the world. Its romantic landscape style stands out with significant neoclassical features. There are more than 25,000 species of plants from around 2,000 different species, 90 of them palm trees, 200 are Native plants and the rest are tropical and subtropical. As for the the buildings, the Casa Palacio and the Casa del Administrador stand out. The administrative offices are located in the former, there are also laboratories for research staff, and a exhibition hall. There are some smaller buildings in the garden, such as the Antigua Escuelita, the Casita del Jardinero, known as the Casita de los Cipreses, the Loringiano Museum and a dome, with panoramic views of the city. The Loringiano Museum houses the archaeological finds which Jorge Loring acquired from the excavations of Malaga and its province, such as the “Lex Flavia Malacitana”, which is currently in the National Archaeological Museum of Spain in Madrid. Some of these archaeological findings can be seen throughout the museum.