The history of Malaga

Places of interest in the historical center of Malaga

The Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans where more than 2000 in past years the most significant Mediterranean civilizations. They discovered in Malaga an outstanding place to establish their business routes because of a strategic location of the harbor. The Alcazaba fortress is one of the most important symbols of this city along with Gibralfaro, one of the biggest Arab fortresses within Andalusia. This unique building is nowadays the place of an Archaeological Museum, which offers interesting information about the history of Malaga and contains precious pieces dating back to Phoenician as well as Roman times.

The Gibralfaro castle is connected to the Alcazaba and supplies the most outstanding and excellent views on the city, which is open toward the sea by its port plus the particular La Farola waterfront promenade, one of the city's most important leisure areas. On the base of the Gibralfaro places, the bullring (La Malagueta) and  the Roman theatre can be found. If you want to visit the fortress during your stay in Malaga is an advantage as you can drive up all the way to the hilltop of the castle which offers breathtaking views of the city.

In the citycenter stands the Cathedral also know as La Manquita, because of its incomplete right tower. This attractive Renaissance building is home to an interesting and attractive series of chapels including fine example of Andalusian imagery. Within the old part of city, there are other attractive and interesting churches for example the churches of Santiago along with Los Mártires, Sagrado Corazón and the Santo Cristo de la Salud.

The historical center of Malaga hosts a number of characteristic sites and typical corners. These include the facade from the Town Hall, dating from the earlier 20th century plus the Plaza de la Merced, presided through the monument to Torrijos along with the house in which the well-known artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born. A walk around the old town should definitely include the Pasaje de Chinitas as well as Calle Granada and the Calle Larios, a main shopping street in the center of the historic city. Malaga even has several green places for example the Parque, the Alameda main avenue as well as the gardens called Puerta Oscura or Pedro Luis Alonso.

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