Laying on the “Costa del Sol, on the western shore of the Mediterranean see, Malaga has 2,800 years of history making it one of the oldest cities in the world.
She is Andalusia´s second largest city with a population of almost 600 millions. Various world famous artists like Pablo Picasso and actor Antonio Banderas were born in Málaga.
Its industry is based on tourism, technology and construction making it the fourth ranked city in terms of economical activity in the country (behind Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia)
The ‘Jardin de la Concepcion’ is a 150-year-old botanic garden in Malaga, and the perfect place to go for a stroll. The garden includes over 1000 different types of plants, flowers and trees from over the whole world. Next to this, the garden also includes historical buildings, fountains, old statues and amazing views on the city!
Another popular sight is ‘Alcazaba’, a former Moorish fort built on a slope. This fort includes different cultural buildings such as the archaeological museum and a ruin of a Roman theatre. All the way on the top you will find the ‘Castillo de Gibralfaro’, this castle provides a magnificent view on the harbour and city of Malaga.
From Malaga you should definitely take day trips to other cities, such as Marbella, Mijas or Ronda and explore the white villages in the area!
A few days in the sun combined with a hot air balloon trip! In Antequera, the area of Malaga you will find the perfect opportunity to do so. See fertile plains and farmhouses of the region surrounded by the open fields while the sun smiles at you. A view on the stone of lovers and the rock creek lagoon will round off the flight. In addition to that, this can be combined with a traditional Spanish breakfast and the handing over of the flight diplomas after the ride.
Málaga offers many different places to stay. The NH Málaga provides the largest meetings solutions with a ground level dedicated to meeting facilities featuring almost 5m roof height and direct access from the street for set-up and dismantling. Check also out the 4 Petit Palace Plaza established in a magnificent building from the beginning of the 20th century. The hotel is located in the historic part of the centre. Traditional elements are combined with a trendy design, making this hotel special.
When it comes to food, Spain is of course world famous for its tapas, a collection of small and varied often original snacks. Every bar and restaurant offers different kinds of tapas, including Malaga’s specialties. The most known and delicious ones are ‘Pescaíto Frito’, small fried fishes. But also ‘Espetos’, grilled sardines on a stick, are very popular. Other typical dishes from Malaga are ‘Porra Antequarana’ (a special kind of gazpacho), ‘Ensalada Malagueña’ (salad with potatoes, orange, onion and codfish), ‘Rabo de Torro’ (dish with oxtail which originally comes from Cordoba) and ‘Croquetas Caseras’ (stuffed croquettes).