Malaga Spain poster print
As the ‘capital’ of the Costa del Sol, the city of Malaga is one of the main gateways to the traditional Spanish beach holiday. Malaga airport welcomes around 10 million arrivals next year; mainly tourists heading to popular resorts like Marbella, Benalmadena and Fuengirola.
But Malaga isn’t just a place to pass through; it’s a destination in its own right. Combining the cosmopolitan feel of a city with laid back Spanish vibes, this is a great place to enjoy a few days of relaxing, exploring and partying. Originally founded around 770BC as Malaka, the city has been through several incarnations resulting in battles, sieges and coups. Today, it has more than half a million residents and welcomes around 1.5 million tourists every year.
A city break to Malaga can seamlessly become a bit of beach getaway too, as there are beaches dotted about the area. The Playa de la Malagueta is one of the biggest and very close to town, so is popular with locals and tourists alike to chill out. , exercise and play
Malaga was also the birthplace of one of the world’s most famous artists, Pablo Picasso. The home he was born in now serves as the Picasso Foundation and Birthplace Museum as a tribute to his life and work. The museum houses a collection of art, both by Picasso and other contemporary artists, as well as organises regular programmes of exhibitions.