Malaga, one of the oldest cities in Europe and the capital of the Costa del Sol, is currently one of the most important tourist destinations in Spain, with a first level cultural offer and a clear commitment to knowledge as an engine of development. XXI century Malaga is an open and dynamic metropolis that offers visitors a privileged place for culture, leisure, business and sports.
A unique geographical location and a desirable climate, with nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, makes Malaga a successful combination of maritime tradition and urban flair, bringing one of the most complete and interesting museum offer nationwide. The Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), the Carmen Thyssen Museum Malaga, Centre Pompidou Malaga, the Museum of Russian Art, the Picasso Museum and the Picasso Foundation-Birthplace Museum, among many others, are some remarkable examples.
The confluence of civilizations and the role played by the city in different historical moments gave a heritage that includes landmarks such as the Alcazaba, the Gibralfaro Castle, the Cathedral and the Roman Theatre. These churches and chapels, palaces, extraordinary buildings, squares and streets full of charming corners, parks and historic gardens, and bourgeois villas take visitors on a journey from antiquity to the present time, to join the Muslim Era, the Reconquest, the Baroque, the Enlightenment or the decisive industrial development in XIX century.
Malaga connections by land, air and sea allows travelers assure an easy and efficient transportation. Malaga offers one of the most well-connected international airports in Europe; the second most important cruise port in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the most modern maritime terminals in the country; an extensive network of highways and high speed rail connection with major Spanish cities. Once in Malaga, tourists have a wide range of accommodation and restoration offer, with the presence of well-known big chains, unique establishments that offer an exclusive and unique gastronomic experience with internationally renowned names.
All these issues, associated to a positioning strategy as a city of knowledge and technology, have made Malaga a business and innovation hub, placing the capital in the spotlight of international companies and professionals from around the world. Malaga, traditionally entrepreneurial and pioneering, becomes land of opportunities and one of the most dynamic and vibrant places of the Mediterranean.
Tourist and cultural offer of Malaga is available at http://www.malagaturismo.com