Picasso's Cradle, Malaga It is considered one of the oldest cities in the world. In fact, it was founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century. After them came other important civilizations (Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans ...), who found here an ideal place for establishing trade routes.
Malaga is a lively and bustling city that is full of art and beautiful corners. Furthermore, as the capital of the Costa del Sol, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the country. And it is not to forget that here you can also enjoy a pleasant climate, beautiful beaches and excellent infrastructure. Today we move to this city to discover some of its main points of interest. Can you come with us?
Marqués de Larios Street
We are going to start by talking about Marqués de Larios street, a 19th century and Elegant street that is considered one of the most desired commercial roads in Europe. The street reaches the Plaza de la Constitución, considered the heart of the historic city center.
One of the most emblematic monuments of Malaga is the Alcazaba, a fortress palace located on the hillside Gibralfaro. Built in the 11th century on the ruins of a Roman bulwark, it combines history and beauty at the same time.
Gibralfaro Castle is one of the most visited monuments in Malaga. It was built by the Arabs in the 14th century to to protect the Alcazaba, with which it communicates through a steep corridor through the mountains.
On the west side of the Alcazaba hill is the Roman Theater of Malaga, which was built in the time of Augustus. Thanks to the interpretation center you can learn about life and customs of the time. In addition, you should know that shows are offered inside.
Located opposite the Plaza del Obispo, the Holy Church Cathedral Basilica of the Incarnation, better known as the Cathedral of Malaga, is considered one of the jewels renaissance most valuable in Andalusia.
The Plaza del Obispo is in front of the main facade of the Cathedral. Here is the Bishop's Palace, which began construction in 1762. In the center of the square we find a source of stone of the eighteenth century.
If you have the opportunity to visit Malaga you cannot miss the Atarazanas Market, which is located in a place that in the 14th century housed some shipyards Nasrid. Later, they were used as a warehouse, arsenal, military hospital and barracks. The current building was built between 1876 and 1879, although it was remodeled between 2008 and 2010.
One of the most charming corners of Malaga is the Chinitas passage, a pedestrian street located in the Historic Center. Shaped like cross, runs from Plaza de la Constitución to Calle Fresca.
Of course, we must also talk about the Port of Malaga, considered one of the main ports in the Mediterranean due to its passenger and freight traffic. At the entrance is the emblematic Malaga Streetlight, one of the symbols from the city. It is one of the two lighthouses in Spain with a female name.
Finally, we want to comment that Malaga is home to a large number of interesting museums. Logically, one of the most visited is the Picasso museumAlthough there is another art gallery in the city dedicated to the painter: the Fundación Picasso Museo Casa Natal. We also want to highlight the Contemporary Art Center and the Automobile Museum of Malaga, which is located in the old Royal Tobacco Factory.
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