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When In Spain: Don’t Forget To Visit Malaga Spain

Aside from the main cities, if you ever go to Spain, do not forget to visit the City of Malaga Spain. It is located in Southern Spain. Malaga is a city and as municipality, capital of the Province of Malaga in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia Spain. It is actually one of the oldest cities for it is already 3,000 years in existence. Just like the main cities in Spain, Malaga Spain is rich in history, culture, artistic heritage tourism and this is where prominent persons were born and raised to become great achievers in their fields.

The Kingdom of Spain holds a lot of tourist destinations for people from all walks of life. It is very rich in culture, tradition and art. It is also the birthplace of famous people in the different fields. The major cities are truly remarkable.

There are many archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician Roman, Arabic and Christian eras. It is the city’s historic center and is called an “open museum” because it readily displays its history of more than 3,000 years to everyone who visits Malaga Spain.

At the center of the city lies the Walls of the Phoenician City. It is the oldest architectural remains in the city which is visible in the cellar of the Picasso museum. You may also want to visit the Roman Theater of Malaga which is as old as 1st century BC and was only discovered in 1951.

Special attractions in the city are the Cathedral and churches like the Church of Santiago Iglesia del Sagracio, the Basilica Real Sanctuario de Santa Maria de la Victoria, the Cathedral and the Episcopal palaces all exhibiting the great architectural works of their builders in the different eras.

It has also various museums and art galleries. The most famous of which is the Museo Picasso Malaga. Other museums which a tourist may also visit here are the Museo Carmen Thyssen, Museo de Malaga, Fundacion Picasso, City Museum, Automobile Museum and the Museum of Wines.

Yes. Malaga has proven that it is not only in major or famous cities where great people are born. They are also born in the quiet simplicity of the province. Malaga is actually the birthplace of the famous artist Pablo Picasso, renowned poet Solomon ibn Gabriel, Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas and the great explorer Ruy Lopez de Villallobos.

Let us not forget the Malaga Football Club either. A visit to their stadium (Estadio La Rosaleda) is not to be missed for the football fans, and the malaguistas, as the fans of the Malaga Football Club are called, would never forgive us this oversight. The team played their first match on the 3rd April 1904, against a new team as well, on an ad hoc playing field near Malaga city centre, there were no less than 3,000 spectators, even then. They had to wait though until 1921 before they could appear in an official competition.

In short: a sporting city of pristine beaches, old town houses, museums, great cultural annual events, religious people, and old panoramic views, you will never regret spending a day or two inside the majestic city of Malaga Spain.

James Wakefield