Málaga is much more than the home city of Picasso. A vibrant and modern-looking provincial capital on the Costa del Sol. It dates back to a Phoenician foundation and has been an episcopal seat ince the 4C. This Malaga city guide provides you with practical information to plan your trip to Malaga. No matter if you plan to stay in the city or expand your stay with day excursions, you will find here the best ideas and recommendations on hotels, restaurants, attractions and day trips from Málaga.
A modern-looking provincial capital on the Costa del Sol. It dates back to a Phoenician foundation and has been an episcopal seat since the 4C. Málaga became culturally and economically important after its capture by the Moors in 711; they extended the town until it was retaken by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1487. Nevertheless, Arab influence continued until the final expulsion of the Islamic population by Philip III at the beginning of the 17C. Political unrest in 1931 and the Spanish Civil War of 1936-9 brought about the severe damage or total destruction of many historical buildings.