Malaga is a major Southern Spanish city which is magnificently located facing the beauty of the Mediterranean. Travelers with a Eurail pass will find it is a convenient hub for exporing the Costa del Sol, Gibraltar and the great cities of Andalucia.
History of Malaga
Malaga’s history dates back to about 2,700 years ago. The city was founded by the Phoenicians and domineered by the Roman Empire after 218 BC. When the Roman Empire saw its fall, the Spaniards dominated the place. The city now enjoys the businesses brought about by Information Technology, Tourism and infrastructure constructions. The logistics and the transportation sectors are beginning to thrive, too.
Once also occupied by the Arabians, the Moorish castles, Alcazaba and Gibralfaro, provide visitors which a stunning and grand view of the city including the places surrounding it. Moving to another tourist spot will make a musician’s heart beat faster and be delighted because the Interactive Museum of Music houses a huge collection of musical instruments. Another site worth visiting is Picasso’s birthplace which has a lot of his paintings especially those which were done when he was still a child. The Picasso Museum can be visited next which exclusively exhibits Picasso’s genius work of art.
Moving on, the Catedral de Malaga can be visited at the center of the city. For plant lovers, the La Conception and Historical Garden is the place to be. For those who want to include action to their trip to this city, biking is a famous to-do thing. Bike rentals can be found everywhere. Rock climbing is another option which can be done at the El Choro gorge, Via Ferrata and El Torcal.
Getting to Malaga
Malaga is the gateway for the Costa del Sol, so there are budget flights from all over Europe to its airport. Eurail pass holders will be pleased to know that the city can be reached by high speed train from Madrid.
Resources: Malaga Tourism