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Ride along the history of the town!
Visiting the history of the place you choose to go on vacation time is important, we know it and that is why when you will take your car hire in Málaga we will also supply you with the best information about the town.
Malaga has been populated since prehistoric times, but it is with the arrival of the Phoenicians and its settlement in the Paraje Natural del Guadalhorce when the Malaka colony, the city’s origin, was founded.
Phoenicians, Punic and Iberians in Malaga.
These Semitic merchants form several colonies in the area due to the existing riches of wood for the smelting and for the fish industry in the production of purple or salting.
After the dominance of trade by the Punic in the second half of the sixth century the Phoenician colonies are abandoned, settle the Carthaginians on the southern Spanish coast.
In the centuries that go from the end of the 6th a.C. (before Christ) to the change of era, the territories of Malaga appear occupied by two types of people: those who live in the coastal area, called Libiofenicios, and those of the interior, called indigenous, Iberians or Turdetanians.
The Roman conquest
At the end of the third century a. C. the Romans begin the fight against the Carthaginians dominating the area and unifying its population.
Latin is imposed and changes the life and customs of the inhabitants. Málaga becomes part of the Hispania Ulterior.
The High Empire
After two centuries of domination Malaga begins to have new communication channels that connect it with other territories.
New legal statutes are received among which the Lex Flavia Malacitana enacted in the year 81 stands out in the first century. Some fragments of this law can be read today at the Interpretation Center of the Roman Theater in Malaga.
It is in this area where we can observe remains of this time as one of the main monuments of the city, the Roman Theater, which has also recovered as a scenic space; or the Alcazabilla street glass prism through which you can admire the garum pools.
Precisely the garum was a very important economic product in the history of Malaga since it was exported to many parts of the Roman Empire.
The Low Empire
Throughout the third and fourth centuries great changes are taking place in all areas, including beliefs, with the spread of Christianity.
The fall of the Roman Empire was followed by Byzantium, until the Visigoths were expelled at the beginning of the seventh century.
Malaga under the Caliphate of Córdoba
The fall of Bobastro imposes the Islamic system with the proliferation of farmhouses in the rural world, as well as the intensification of irrigation.
The caliphate shines with prosperity until the year 976 in which al-Hakam II dies and his minor son ascends to the throne. The political crisis leads to the division of Taifa kingdoms. In them there were different caliphs.
It is in this period that the Alcazaba de Málaga is built, one of the most important moments of the city and in a good state of preservation.
The integration of the successive Berber empires of Almoravids and Almohads, from the end of the 11th century until well into the 13th century, contemplates the definitive implantation of the lands and the city of Málaga in the area of the western Mediterranean.
The Málaga Nazarí
Around 15,000 people lived in Málaga at this time, mostly under Muslim religious orthodoxy and a Jewish minority, while the Christian presence was limited to the prisoners who worked in the shipyards.
The most outstanding aspect of the Malaga agriculture was related to the vineyard and the higueral, the beginning of the great wine history of the city.
The port of Malaga is also taking its importance to be the departure of foreign trade of the Kingdom of Granada.
The Catholic Kings obtained the victory in the fields of Lopera where most of the alcaides and notables of the land of Málaga died or were captured.
On August 18, 1487, in one of the bloodiest episodes, it was when the city fell into the hands of the Catholic Monarchs, which allowed only twenty-five families to remain in Málaga, as Mudejars, in the Morería precinct.
The Mudejars of Malaga
The Muslim under Christian rule will be known as “Mudejar”, which means “domesticated, dominated, who has been allowed to stay.” They surrender the fortress, return the captives and commit to continue paying taxes.
After 1487, Malaga experienced important changes in its urban layout.
A longitudinal axis is abre to which another transversal one is added, crossing both in the “square of the four streets”, soon Greater square of the city (today Place of the Constitution).
The deepest transformations take place in the southern half, where the opening of Calle Nueva allows connecting Plaza de la Constitución with Puerta del Mar.
The Muslims of Malaga until his expulsion
The Church disregarded the evangelical tasks with the Moriscos of Malaga, which, together with the feigned character of the conversion, would make Islam survive clandestinely.
But how would be the weather when you take your car hire in Málaga?
After getting to know the history of this place, it would not be the same when your are riding your car hire in Málaga. Cause you will be able to visit those places with different point of view.
But also you will like to know how would be the weather and what kind of clothing you must take in your suitcase. Right?
The climate of Malaga is very mild in winter, with very mild minimum temperatures. The summers are moderated by the proximity of the city to the sea.
The precipitation is low, with an annual average of 469.2 mm. The highest rainfall occurs between November and March, with summer being very dry. In the year, an average of 70.9 rainy days were recorded.
Malaga has an average of 2,901 hours of sunshine per year. The maximum value corresponds to July, with 354 hours, and the minimum to December, with 167 hours.
This coupled with its mild temperatures make the weather in Malaga ideal and very pleasant in the autumn and spring. The prevailing winds are S and SE at low speeds in general.
The average value of the speeds reached by the annual maximum gusts of wind is 83 km / h. The average pressure is 760.6 mm.
Monuments that are worth to visit with your car hire in Málaga
This fortress palace whose name in Arabic means citadel is one of the historical monuments of the city, a space visited for combining history and beauty in the same place.
From the Muslim era it is located at the foot of Mount Gibralfaro, where there is the Arab defensive castle to which it was linked by a corridor protected by walls called La Coracha; next to the Roman Theater and in front of the Aduana building, it is an opportunity to see in only a few meters the union of the Roman, Arab and Renaissance cultures, which makes this corner a very special place.
Built between 1057 and 1063 according to Muslim historians at the behest of the king of Berber taifas of Granada, Badis. In its construction, hauling materials were used and pieces of the Roman theater annex were reused, such as columns and capitals.
Its military component makes it one of the most important Muslim works preserved in Spain. With matacanas, albarrana towers with loopholes and crenellated walls as defensive elements, nevertheless its best defense was in its situation, dominating from its balconies the city and the bay.
This Castle, built in the fourteenth century to house the troops and protect the Alcazaba, is today one of the most visited moments of Malaga in which you can tour its walls with breathtaking views of Malaga, or enter its Interpretation Center to know his story.
It receives its name by a lighthouse that was at its peak (Jabal-Faruk, a mount of the lighthouse). Although it was used by Phoenicians and Romans, it would be the Nasrid king Yusuf I in 1340 who would make this settlement a fortress.
Considered for a time the most impregnable fortress of the Iberian Peninsula. It has two lines of walls and eight towers.
The outer wall joins with the coracha, walls arranged in zigzag ways that connect the Castle with the Alcazaba. On the other hand, the interior allows to make the way round the entire perimeter of the fortress.
The Castle can be divided into two parts. The upper one receives the name of main patio and in her we found the Interpretation Center where can know the history of the Castle through its inhabitants.
In this area is the Main Tower, with 17 meters high, the Phoenician well and the bathrooms. The well of Airón is excavated in alive rock and has a depth of 40 meters.
Cathedral of Málaga
Its full name is Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación, although for the people of Málaga it is simply “the Cathedral”.
In all cities, a cathedral is always important, but here in Malaga it is even more important because it is not just a religious building, it is also a benchmark, a landmark citizen, a milestone on the road and a witness to many events.
The building is one of the best examples of Spanish religious art: located on the remains of other cultural samples such as the primitive Almohad mosque.
The covers of the cathedral are known as one of the Chains, in front of the Palace of Zea-Salvatierra with its gardens and its patio of the orange trees; the main one, known as the one of the Plaza del Obispo and, although it is not integrated into the Cathedral, the façade of the Sagrario.
Since the mid-twentieth century, the Cathedral was completely exempt when the last houses that were attached to it in the area near the Park were demolished.
The Roman Theater of Malaga is one of the living symbols of Roman Hispania in the city. It has a modern interpretation centre located next to it where you can learn about the life and customs of the time through new technologies.
It has also recovered its original use by offering shows inside.
Discovered in the year 1951 was for many years, half-hidden by the building of the so-called House of Culture, built between 1940-42 and retouched in the sixties.
During whose works were discovered the first signs of the Theater, which was definitely demolished to be able to properly evaluate this theatre within the plans of the cultural programs of 1992.
Take your car hire in Málaga and go to the best restaurants!
When you will have your car hire in Málaga, one of our first recommendations is that you give yourself a treat and bring your mouth to this amazing dishes. Go to any restaurant and enjoy!
1. Espetos de sardinas
There is nothing more characteristic of Malaga than a good spit of grilled sardines in a beach bar. Do not leave Málaga without trying it!
On the coast of Malaga, we can see many restaurants that have placed in front of their premises a boat full of sand and raised on top of a trestle, in which the sifters can make the sardines without having to be so long crouched.
Although you can make skewers with other types of fish, the typical ones in the Malaga coast are those of sardines.
2. Porra antequerana
Malaga has its own fresh soup, like the Salmorejo from Cordoba, but with some variety. It is made of tomato, green pepper and is usually accompanied by boiled egg and tuna. You would love it!
It is a cold soup based on ground almonds, bread, garlic and oil. It is very typical of Malaga and it is served very fresh. Recommended to spend the high summer temperatures of Malaga.
4. Boquerones fritos al limón
If the people of Malaga are called boquerones, it will be something. The boquerones are another of the “pescaítos” star and one of the typical dishes of Malaga.
From the sea direct to the palate, battered with flour and accompanied by lemon. By the way, the best are the Victorians, do not forget to ask for them!
5. Fritura malagueña
If you arrive at a beach bar and you do not know why I choose to fish, I suggest you ask for a fried malagueña. It is a medley of fried fish: boquerones, red mullet or chopitos, among others. Ask, you will not regret it.
Do you know the typical food in Malaga?
First of all the main nickname of the people of Malaga is boquerones. And now we will know why this is so.
The “nickname” of Malaga people is Boquerones in honour of the famous anchovies. And that can be tasted in different ways in any of the chiringuitos and restaurants throughout the length and breadth of the coast of Malaga.
Fried anchovies are the most widespread dish, but not the only one.
Spited Grilled Sardines
The other tipical food of Malaga in the chiringuitos are the espetos de sardinas (spited grilled sardines). Which are prepared to the fire nailed in the sand of the beach, or in its defect in a boat stranded full of sand and prepared for those necessities.
The sardines are impregnated with coarse salt, and they are made slowly to the heat of the embers of olive wood. They are eaten with the hands, each spelt is composed of 6 sardines.
Gazpachuelo Fish Soup
It is prepared with a broth of fish, clams and rice, and while it is hot slowly mix it with olive oil mayonnaise and lemon. Exquisite for the senses.
The Smooth Venus Clam
This tipical shellfish, sea-tasty and cheap, is eaten raw. Sprinkle it with few drops of lemon and salt and then you can see that its red tongue moves.
It is an uneven ring-shaped churro fried in olive oil and from fritter dough.
Christmas Sweets (Polvorón and Mantecados)
A polvorón and mantcados are a type of heavy, soft, and very crumble typical Spanish on Christmas time (but you can buy them from October to January). It is cooked with milk, milk, oil, sugar, and nuts. They are mostly produced in South of Spain.
Muscatel Wine and Raisins
Both products are typical from Malaga and come from the Muscat of Alexandria grape. The wine is a sweet with own Designation of Origin.
And the raisins come from the grapes spread out in the sun until naturally they dried.
The Crumbs (Las Migas)
Another popular dish in Malaga and Andalusia is Migas. From the diffuse origin of shepherds and country people, they have become a delicacy.
They are cooked in a deep frying pan with crumbled and soaked bread for several days, olive oil, crushed garlic, bacon, chorizo although it can also be accompanied by sardines, anchovies and salt.
The Borrachuelo or Christmas Pastries
It is a classic Christmas sweet from Malaga. You can make with muscatel wine, brandy, white wine, ground cinnamon and also wheat flour. You can fill with angel hair or covered with honey.
Chanquetes (aphia minuta)
The most spectacular and traditional way to cook the chanquetes all along the Spanish Mediterranean coast is when the chef sprinkls them in flour and fried in small quantities, very little time in very hot oil.
You can also add a fried egg to the center of the dish, to eat it all mixed. Or anything that comes to your imagination.
Also Chanquete is the name of a famous character from the serie of Spanish Television “Verano Azul” (Blue Summer) who lived in a shipwreck on the mountain. This serie filmed in the begins of the 80s in Nerja (Malaga province) and Almuñecar (Granada province).
Nowadays you can visit a replica of the Chanquete´s ship in the center of Nerja, in the Verano Azul Park.
You can enoy all of these culinary wonders (tipical food in Malaga) only fifteen minutes from the Malaga Airport on the Costa del Sol.
Restaurants in Malaga Seaport that you can enjoy and taste!
In this post we present a series of restaurants in Malaga Seaport. The Malaga Seaport is a place where you can do a lot of activities. From visiting museums, including the Pompidou Museum. Go shopping, enjoy the views of the city, watch the sunset…
It is only ten minutes in your rental car from the Malaga Airport.
But you will always have to make a small stop on the way to eat. That’s why we present some of the restaurants in the port of Malaga.
Toro Spanish Taste Restaurant
First of all, this restaurant is a tribute to the richness of Malaga and Andalusia. Enjoy the Andalusian and Malagueño flavours. Also in a place as idyllic as the port of Malaga. You will be able to taste our salads, dishes to snack and specialties in meats and fish.
Here you can also celebrate your parties and events.
El Palmeral (The Palm Grove)
It’s one of the restaurants in Malaga Seaport on the Muelle Uno in our list. Also known as “Palmeral de las Sorpresas”. In a place so privileged that customers can enjoy the view of the sea, a walk, and a quiet and harmonious atmosphere.
This restaurant in Malaga Seaport offers a very modern and avant-garde design. It also has two dining rooms and a large terrace. It also has an “Afterwork” area. The kitchen is based on traditional ingredients pampering the dishes and presentation.
Also with a change of menu every six months.
Amigos del Muelle Uno (Friends of Muelle Uno)
It’s a restaurant in the Muelle Uno of the Seaport of Malaga, a privileged place. With views that enchant all customers. It also has a peculiarity that makes it unique. It is a fusion between Indian Restaurant and Mexican Cuisine in Malaga.
In this Indian Restaurant in Malaga Seaport, only fresh ingredients and secret recipes are used. In addition with a unique and pleasant atmosphere. On the other hand here you can discover the delicious Mexican dishes. Nachos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Fajitas.
Also this restaurant in Malaga Seaport offers delicious and refreshing cocktails. They have special menus for the youngest of the house. And also give a free children’s menu for every two adults. You can choose between Chicken Nuggets, Fish Sticks or our famous Amiguito Quesadilla (All menus include chips).
Doramar, one of the best restaurants in Malaga Seaport
The most typical food of Malaga is in this restaurant in Malaga Seaport. Where, you can approach our bar or terrace. Where they serve tapas and appetizers as well as delicious meats and seafood. Next to the main entrance of the Port of Malaga in a pleasant atmosphere.
The best facilities and a wonderful environment. In this restaurant they use select ingredients, for the preparation of their dishes with a high quality. it is one of the most consolidated and traditional seafood restaurants in the centre of Malaga.
You should also try its soups and rice dishes. Specialists in typical Malaga soups and seafood rice dishes. When you are in Malaga you will not miss the opportunity to taste the fried fish.
The boquerón is the king of Malaga fried fish, accompanied by prawns, pointillitas and salmonetitos that enrich the fried fish.
There is also a selection of the best meats. From a Steak Tartar, Beef Sirloin, Entrecote of Veal Lechal, Lamb chops …
Marisquería Godoy Restaurant
After more than twenty years offering its customers the best fish and seafood in the neighborhood of El Palo.
Marisquería Godoy jumps to Muelle One. An idyllic setting at the height of the quality that has always given them their name. This restaurant in the Port of Malaga, Marisquería Godoy, was already a reference point for Malaga cuisine.
This restaurant offers different spaces:
Lounge: an elegant and welcoming atmosphere in which avant-garde and traditional sensations are mixed.
Reserved Manuel Alcántara: with greater intimacy in a reserved space.
Terrace: Here you can enjoy the views of the city of Malaga.
Barra: an essential area for lovers of tapas in a friendly atmosphere.
Best Restaurants for kids in Malaga, eat healthy and enjoy!
In this post we present you five restaurants for kids in Malaga. It is obvious that in any restaurant kids get bored. But in Malaga there are several restaurants that have thought about it. That’s why they are prepared so that kids don’t get bored.
Because sometimes it is so difficult eat or diner with children. Although there are more restaurants for kids in Malaga and its province. Here is a selection of children’s restaurants in Malaga:
Peke Burger, one of the best restaurants for kids in Malaga
First of all we present Peke Burguer. An ample local in the Paseo de los Tilos of American food. Where there is a ball park. It also has a play area adapted for children between 0-3 years.
They also organize birthdays for the little ones. And also its price is not very high.
Stop at the Farm (Parada en la Granja)
Another restaurant for kids in Malaga that we must point out is this one. With an innovative concept that has so far won the admiration of the public. This fast food establishment is in Rincón de la Victoria.
As Peke Burguer offers hamburgers, dogs, nachos, croquettes or salads. It has a large children’s area -supervised by a monitor- equipped with a large sandbox full of toys, an original slide, and many more games.
The Ristorante Scala
This children’s restaurant in Malaga is in the heart of Parque Litoral. Specialized in Italian and Mediterranean food. Ideal for tasting a pizza or a plate of pasta while the little ones have fun in their park of balls. It also has a terrace for sunny days and during the week.
The Burguer Pirates
This restaurant for kids in Malaga is perfect for salads, kebabs, jackets, hamburgers, dogs, etc… While the children can play in its large children’s play area, with ball park included.
Burguer Parliament (Burguer Parlamento)
It is a spacious restaurant for kids in Malaga in the area of Teatinos. It also has a closed terrace and a wide variety of sandwiches to choose from. There we can enjoy from hamburgers, to camperos, dogs, pepitos or baguettes. There are also tapas and mixed dishes on the menu. There is a children’s playground free of charge for customers.
And all this at five minutes from Malaga International Airport where you can pick up your rented car.
In addition not only in Malaga city there are restaurants designed for children or with playgrounds. In the neighbouring towns of El Rincón de la Victoria and Alhaurín de la Torre there are also several restaurants for children.
It should also be noted that Alhaurín de la Torre are even closer to Malaga Airport than Málaga Capital.
Here is a small list of children’s restaurants near Malaga:
- Lauropark, in Alhaurín de la Torre.
- Riosol, is one of the reference restaurants to eat with children in the province of Malaga. In Rincón de la Victoria.
- Poppins, in Alhaurín de la Torre with a children’s playroom, next to the Parque Oriental.
- Restaurante Dalí and Restaurante El Tablón, both in Puerto de la Torre.
Best Chiringuitos of Malaga and how to get lost in it! Have fun!
If you want to enjoy the beach and the typical gastronomy of the summer you must visit a beach bar (chiringuito). That’s why we propose you what we consider the 5 best Chiringuito in Malaga.
The chiringuito is a classic restaurant on the beach, usually provisionally manufactured until the laws changed.
Where you can enjoy the beach and have a refreshing drink with a tapa or dish typical of the area. In this case of Malaga, where the star is the fried fish.
El Tintero II
– El Tintero II: not to be missed in a list of the 5 best chiringuitos in Malaga. We find it in El Barrio de El Palo is a classic of Malaga. It is famous because its dishes are offered in the form of an “auction”.
That is, the waiters come out with dishes, offering them out loud and the quicker you ask for them, you will have them on your table. Their specialty is of course, seafood and pescaito.
Then the price depends on the dishes you have on the table. When another waiter passes by shouting “I collect…I collect…”
Chiringuito Picasso in Malaga
- Chiringuito Picasso: this chiringuito in Malaga is in the east, in the Barrio El Limonar. It is usually very visited and although it is inside La Malagueta. Its beach area is very quiet. It has beach hammocks available for rent, making it perfect for spending the day.
We recommend booking in advance in summer, as it is very crowded in summer.
Tropicana, Chiringuito in Malaga
- Chiringuito Tropicana: Located a few meters from the famous letters in La Malagueta this beach bar is one of the most photographed in the city. It is also one of the most visited by tourists. Because it offers a “chill out” atmosphere with large beds on the beach, as well as hammocks. It specializes in sardine spices and fried anchovies.
El Cachalote, Chiringuito in Malaga
- Chiringuito El Cachalote: There is nothing like a good ration of sardine espetos al fuego accompanied by your favorite drink and good company. That’s his motto.
And as it is obvious this typical dish continues being one of the signs of identity of the Chiringuito El Cachalote. It also offers espetos and sardine reeds of the best quality at very affordable prices.
It also specialises in more elaborate dishes such as grilled doradas and espetos de sardinas. From the hand of one of the best espeteros of the Costa del Sol. l
- Chiringuito Mami: this chiringuito of Malaga opened in the summer of 2009 on the Malagueta beach. We can say that it is a different place because here visitors can enjoy salads, grilled meats and homemade desserts. However of course we can not forget the classic dishes such as fried anchovies and sardine skewers. And also the very succulent paellas.
All combined in a pleasant atmosphere, select and full of charm.
Do you know the best routes of tapas in Malaga?
If you want enjoy the best tapas in Malaga, only fifteen minutes from the International Malaga Airport, please read with attention this post about tapas in Malaga:
The tapa is an appetizer or light snack, eaten with a beer, glass of wine or coke… normally it has a little price, but for example in Granada the tapas always is free, each drink that you consume in a bar has a free tapa. The tapa could be a sandwich, a burger, piece of delicious ham with bread, a piece of tortilla de patatas (potato omelette)… the tapas in Malaga and in the rest of Andalusia have a big variety.
Malaga, like the rest of Andalucia, is also famous for the typical tapas bars in the old quarter although they are in each street and corner of the city.
Do you know that the flies were the origin of the tapas?
When the Catholic Monarch Fernando de Aragon breaking his journey, at a wayside inn to parkate of refreshment and concerned lest one of many flies fall into the glass. Then he asked for something to cover (in Spanish is the verb tapar) the glass. And then the waiter covered the glass with a slice of ham or sauge.
Where can you enjoy the Tapas in Malaga?
We said before that in each bar or chiringuito you can enjoy the tapas in Malaga. But allow me, dear reader, to make a few suggestions:
Historical Center of the City
First of all, try in the Atarazanas Market, but the building where now you can find this singular market typical from Malaga was originally a Nazari shipyard, and built around the 14th Century. After, it was used as a military hospital, barracks…
Until today where its facilities host many stalls where you can learn about the quality of Malaga products, and also enjoy its bars and the tapas in Malaga.
Please do not forget visit it on Saturday, because they make paella.
Of Course, there are a lot famous places more like Meson Mariano. Because it is one of the most traditional and classic place in Malaga. Its great specialty in tapas is the fried artichokes.
Also in the center of Malaga City, you can find Bodeguita el Gallo. We recommend this place because here you can have a good vermouth at the time of the aperitif or to diner. Although there are also taste sweet wine from Malaga, accompanied by good tapas.
We can name many more, such as La Farola de Orellana, El Tapeo del Cervantes, Wendy Gamba, Mesón Antonio… but we will leave some for other post dedicated to the best restaurants and bars in Malaga.
Enjoy this Route of Tapas in Malaga with the Best View of the Sea
Also if you prefer enjoy the tapas in Malaga with very beautiful views to the sea. We recommend take a walk along the terraces of Muelle 1 in the port of Malaga.
And not only in the district of the historic center of the city. It is also highly recommended to go tapas in Malaga by the fishing district of Palo. Where you can also taste for a ridiculous price in summer of the best sardines of the Costa del Sol.
Best Cocktail bars in Malaga; make sure to taste them all!
Malaga is a city full of life day and night. Where you can enjoy a lot of culture, museums, theaters, restaurants, cocktail bars… It also has several kilometers of beach to enjoy the water and the sun.
Without forgetting its gastronomy, all this can be enjoyed thanks to its climate all year round. But not everything is daytime activities.
So if you want to enjoy the night in Malaga, five minutes from Malaga Airport in your rented car. In this post we present the 5 best pubs and cocktail bars in Malaga.
Because when you want a cocktial if you are in Malaga. You know that you are in the right place to enjoy the night life.
First of all, we’ll start at the Port Royal. It’s a classic pirate-themed venue. Being in a city by the sea is normal.
Its name refers to a city in Jamaica where many pirates stood out. Among them the famous Captain Moraga, Henry Morgan.
This cocktail bars in Malaga is in the area of Teatinos, where also is the University of Malaga and the Palace of Justice.
This is the history of the Port Royal of Malaga, a bar decorated in the purest pirate style.
In Situ Coffe and Cocktail in Malaga
Also in the area of Teatinos, we can find In Situ Coffe and Cocktail Malaga. A musical bar that is currently one of the most fashionable in the city.
Its atmosphere is modern and welcoming so that you can have a refreshing cocktail with a wide variety of music.
In Situ Coffee and Cocktail Malaga also has an outdoor terrace decorated with sofas and tables, chill-out. It is a perfect place to disconnect from the day to day and enjoy a moment of relaxation between friends.
This cocktail bar in Malaga is inspired by the famous film by director Guy Ritchie and with Gerald Butler “RocknRolla”. This pub opened in Malaga shortly after the film’s premiere in 2008.
Obviously Rock music is the star in this cocktail bar in Malaga. And its decoration is also rockabilly style. With posters and references to all the most important rock groups.
In addition to cocktails you can enjoy all kinds of beers in the world.
Chiquita Cruz is a musical bar in Malaga in the purest Caribbean style. It is a Cuban bar where you can enjoy live music. There are also Latin dance classes. And of course their delicious Caribbean cocktails.
In Chiquita Cruz you will live the authentic Caribbean atmosphere in the heart of Malaga.
We can not fail to name its terrace that thanks to the climate of Malaga can be enjoyed at any time of year.
This cocktail bars in Malaga is set in the world of cinema. Its decoration refers to all kinds of movies of all times.
In addition to cocktails you can also enjoy a wide variety of beers.
It has two floors full of cinematographic details.
Discover all the Celebrations in Malaga and decide how to become part of it!
In this post, we show you all the celebration in Malaga during the year, between Christmas and Halloween, we can enjoy a lot of celebration in Malaga, please read this post to know every details:
The Traditional Celebration of Christmas in Malaga
In the city of Malaga, as in the rest of Europe, is the celebration of Christmas, the most important days being the night of 24 December (Christmas Eve), the 25th, which is Christmas. On 31 December, as in the rest of Spain, it is typical to eat 12 grapes, either at home or at the door of the Town Hall, coinciding with the 12 clock bells. January 1st is a new year.
Important in these dates eat and enjoy the mantecados and turrones.
Carnival is also celebrated in February, although it is not the most characteristic.
Malaga’s most important religious celebration, Semana Santa (Holy Week).
But if we arrive at Easter, and if it has a special relevance, after Easter in Seville Malaga is one of the most famous celebrations in Malaga.
With images that procession in thrones carried on shoulders under poles, it has been declared of international tourist interest since 1965.
It is also a tradition that Antonio Banderas sings an arrow to the Christ of his Brotherhood. The processions with the images of the Passion of Christ and the images of the Virgin, transported by the costaleros, are impressive.
The penitents, the music bands and other parishioners who accompany their saints.
Especially relevant is the Holy Christ of the Redemption of the Archconfraternity of the Dolores de San Juan.
It should also be noted that the most popular titles are El Cautivo, with more than 25,000 people after the throne on Easter Monday. The Rocío that comes out on Holy Tuesday dressed in white is known as the Bride of Málaga.
The Virgin of the Dove. El Rico, La Expiración, one of Mariano Benlliure’s masterpieces.
La Misericordia, popularly called “El Chiquito”; the Cristo de La Buena Muerte; the Virgen de Zamarrilla; La Esperanza or the Sepulcro, on Good Friday, and would end on Resurrection Sunday with the departure of the Resurrected One.
And the procession that carries the Legion, are the only ones that carry the Christ raised with only one hand.
More than 40 confraternities that during a whole year work not only for the day of their corresponding penitential stations. They also carry out charitable work.
The May Crosses
In a more timid way than in Granada or Cordoba there is also a celebration in Malaga of the day of the Cross.
The magic night of San Juan
The most important celebration in Malaga before summer is the night of 23 June (the longest night of the year). It is The magical night of San Juan. With impressive bonfires on the beach.
The Patron Saint of the Sailors
The Festivity of Nuestra Señora del Carmen is celebrated in Málaga on 16 July. It consists of a land procession and subsequent maritime procession of images under the title of the Virgen del Carmen.
This Virgin is the patron saint of sailors.
There is one that is the Virgen del Carmen Coronada del Perchel that leaves the Sunday following the day of her saint, from the morning in the direction of the Cathedral until the afternoon, with its embarkation in the port of Malaga and its subsequent procession back to the temple.
From the second Friday in August until the Sunday of the following week celebrates the Feria de Málaga (Malaga Fair) is the great summer festival. It opens with an exhibition of fireworks.
It parades flamenco costumes and exponents of the race of the Andalusian horse. The daytime fair is in the historic centre of the city, with the typical consumption of sweet malacitano wine and dancing the malagueñas and verdiales.
At night, the fair moves to the Real del Cortijo de Torres, where in addition to the mechanical attractions are located the booths. There are also bullfights in the Plaza de La Malagueta and music concerts.
Every Saturday of the fair there is a pilgrimage to the Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Victoria to see the patron saint. A large number of people go to the basilica dressed in gypsy costumes, typical of the fair.
The Patron Saint of Malaga
The day of the Virgen de la Victoria, Patron Saint of Málaga, is also on 8 September.
Halloween, the new celebration in Malaga
In recent times the night of October 31 has imposed the celebration in Malaga of Halloween. Which also coincides with the Feast of All Saints.
What to do on New Year’s Eve in Malaga
Malaga is a perfect city to spend New Year’s Eve partying. That’s why in this post we discover what it does on New Year’s Eve in Malaga. Because there are thousands of fun plans to do with family or friends in Malaga.
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There are thousands of plans and ways to spend New Year’s Eve in Malaga. And here are some of the things to do on New Year’s Eve in Malaga.
Eating the grapes in a Limousine
Drinking the grapes in a limousine is anything but boring, because if you choose to spend the last night of the year in this way you will surely feel like in a movie.
Going to pubs
The different bars and pubs in the historic centre of Malaga are all for cheap tickets, where you pay for a drink and not for an open bar. In these cases, we find from tickets for 10 euros in which a drink is included, to some offers that offer the entrance to the establishment and three drinks for around 25 euros in total.
Dressing up on New Year’s Eve
If you want to spend a fun end of the year, Coín is your destination, as it is in this town where to commemorate the new year the coínos celebrate a great carnival where thousands of visitors, celebrate New Year’s Eve disguised and fill the squares and streets with laughter and fun. The Town Hall installs a large tent in which there is direct music until the sun rises.
New Year’s Eve in Ship
One option that is gaining followers is to take the grapes at sea with the family away from the monotony and is that taking the grapes at sea is an experience that you will not forget.
The Race of San Silvestre
As every year, December 31 not only celebrates the end of the year but also commemorates San Silvestre, so in most cities and towns throughout Malaga, short races are organized to say goodbye to the year that ends. Here it is not obligatory to go in disguise, but we do recommend it because it doesn’t matter if you win or arrive last, the important thing is to enjoy it. In conclusion a very good option to finish the year.
These are the best plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Malaga
New Year’s Eve Dinner in the Centre of Malaga
Malaga has a great gastronomic variety in the heart of the city. Here you can find the restaurant you like best and enjoy a unique dinner without having to worry about cooking.
Most restaurants prepare special New Year’s Eve menus that range from €50 to €100 for the most exclusive, which generally include champagne and the 12 grapes needed to toast for the entry of the year 2020.
Bells in the Plaza de la Constitución
Most of Malaga’s squares are prepared for the occasion with music and activities for all ages. If you are still thinking about what to do on New Year’s Eve in Malaga, we suggest you go to the Plaza de la Constitución to bid farewell to 2019 and drink your 12 grapes (the Town Hall will give out 2,500 bags of grapes). The Plaza de la Constitución is the place where hundreds of Malagueños and visitors come together with the desire to enjoy and have a great time.
San Silvestre Race
The start of the race will take place at 10:00 from Mark Twain Street next to the shopping center La Rosaleda. Once the race is over, prizes will be given to the best costume and the best malaguista costume, so don’t hesitate and go looking for your best costume and enjoy one of the best New Year’s Eve plans in Malaga. In this case it is not mandatory to go in disguise, but it is true that it is one of the funniest plans to put an end to the year.
Discotheques and bars
It could not be otherwise, it is well known that the Spaniards as best celebrate the entry of the new year after the bells is festive. With luck in the historic center of Malaga you can find a variety of local economic tickets where you usually pay by the glass and not by open bar. You can find tickets from € 15 with a drink and up to 30 with several drinks and always depending on the establishment, some give cotillones with the entry.
New Year’s Eve between waters
More and more people are joining to live a New Year’s Eve on the high seas, it is an alternative plan to get out of the monotony of every year. Encourage your family and spend a unique and unforgettable end of the year in the cabin of a boat, far from the hustle and bustle of the great New Year’s parties.
Rural New Year’s Eve
The following plan has a much quieter character, the perfect plan for those who prefer to spend the night away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s not as adventurous and innovative as the previous one, but it’s another option to spend a New Year’s Eve in Malaga with family and friends on a break.
Discover and enjoy the Holy Week in Malaga in your holidays!
As every year on the 1st full moon of spring, Holy Week will be celebrated in Malaga. That’s why every year different days are celebrated.
Holy Week in Malaga obviously revolves around liturgical acts and processions. For the Christian tradition of the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Holy Week in Malaga was declared of International Tourist Interest on February 16, 1980.
In Malaga the brotherhoods do not use steps (pasos) like other cities and towns of Andalusia. However they use thrones. Because the thrones are bigger and more spectacular. Also the thrones have others notable differences with the steps of the other cities. For the thrones are carried by “men of the throne” they are not “costaleros”. The men of the thrones put their shoulders under the poles. In addition, the thrones are usually larger than the steps.
Thrones and steps (pasos)
As usual, each processional procession usually consists of two thrones (Christ and Virgin). And each of them is accompanied by penitents, promises and something typical only of Malaga is the escort of the military and security corps.
Very famous and spectacular is the procession of “La Legión”. “La Legion” is a special corp of the Spanish Army.
In addition to the processions, the brotherhoods and brotherhoods are in charge of other activities. The ideas on which they are based and which are their pillars are: formation, worship and charity.
That is why they make many welfare aids such as financing social canteens, donating food or caring for elderly and/or sick people.
On the other hand they also do internal services during the rest of the year such as novenas, quinaries, triduos…
Since 1921 there has been an Association of Brotherhoods. The first in Spain. This institution is responsible for the organization of Easter and streamline procedures and agreements with official institutions and everything related to the official tour.
First of all, after the conquest of Malaga by the Catholic Monarchs, the first brotherhoods and brotherhoods created.
In the first half of the 16th century, at least five brotherhoods linked to convents already existed in Malaga.
Since the Council of Trent, in order to combat Protestantism, the Church has promoted the creation of sculptures and their exit into the streets.
This measure gave the decisive impetus to the consolidation of the corporations, whose main objective was not only to procession but also to help their most needy brothers and assist them at the hour of death.
Malaga School of Imagery
The sculptural style in Malaga is characteristic of here. And it has its origin in a series of sculptors who worked in Malaga in the second half of the seventeenth century. Reaching its fullness in the eighteenth century and in the nineteenth to a lesser extent.
Until the arrival of Pedro de Mena in Malaga in 1658 the images came from Granada and Seville. But with the arrival of this sculptor everything changed.
Another important sculptor was José Micael Alfaro, who is when the Malaga style was born and will continue in the following century with Fernando Ortiz.
In the 19th century, the main sculptor from Malaga was Antonio Gutiérrez de León.
With the arrival of the twentieth century and despite the existence of sculptors from the city, the Malacitana school declined. In the second half of the century the figures of Mario and Francisco Palma Burgos appeared, but the commissions to Sevillian, Granada and Valencian sculptors continued. That’s why the Malaga style definitely vanished.
Between 1931 and 1936 a lot vandalic facts destroyed churches and convents.
When the corporations began to rebuild their patrimony in 1936, they received another replica of vandalic events during the Spanish Civil War.
The Malaga Fair, discover the tradition of this city!
The Malaga Fair on August discover the tradition of this city, in our blog. Because in this post we wil show you all the secrets of the Malaga Fair.
The Malaga Fair has its origin in the commemoration of the incorporation of Malaga to the Crown of Castile by the Catholic Monarchs. They arrived in the city on August 19, 1487.
In 1491, coinciding with the liturgical celebrations of the Cathedral Chapter, the Municipal Chapter established the beginning of the popular festivities.
From 1887 when, in the commemoration of the IV Centenary of the entrance of the Catholic Monarchs in Malaga, they reappear in all their splendour.
Malaga’s August Fair has come to our days as the Great Summer Festival. In addition with an open, cosmopolitan and international sense.
The two Malaga Fairs
One of the peculiarities of the Malaga Fair is the division of the celebration areas. Because although the fairground is in the Cortijo de Torres, the historic centre of Malaga has its own “Feria de día” (Day Fair).
Therefore it said that in Malaga there are two fairs, the “Feria de día”, in the centre of the city. And the “Night Fair” in the Cortijo de Torres. Although in the fairground the festive activity is maintained throughout the day.
During the day, the city centre is a hive of people. Because in August there are hundreds of thousands of people from all corners of the world on the Costa del Sol. The streets of the historic centre are decorated with lanterns and floral decorations.
There are also booths, shows for children and adults, dances, parades, horse shows… Likewise, flamenco and copla are present throughout the fair, as it should not be forgotten that Malaga and its province is a geographical area of flamenco singing. In addition to traditional music, you can listen to different musical styles for any taste.
At night the party is concentrated in the Real del Cortijo de Torres. Because there are the booths, fairground stands and mechanical attractions for the fun of all audiences.
Bulls at the Malaga Fair
The main bullfighters of the national festival meet in the Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta. This becomes every afternoon during the August Fair an unavoidable summons for lovers of bullfighting.
Discover and enjoy the culture and museums in Malaga!
You have just arrived at Malaga Airport and of course what you need is a good rental car and a holiday plan.
That’s why we want to offer you these ideas so that you can get inspired and start with what you’ll like the most: Malaga culture.
Who said sun and beach tourism is at odds with culture? In Malaga you will be able to enjoy art on the beach, since it is precisely on the front line of the city’s coastline, where the so-called “mile of art” is located.
A kilometre and a half of museums, cultural centres and even an arts district, which will not leave those who come looking for a complete cultural experience indifferent!
There are many museums in Malaga that you can enjoy, below we leave a list with a brief explanation of the reasons why it is worth spending time in these beautiful places.
CACM (Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga)
The CACM (Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga) is an authentic “must” for lovers of contemporary art.
Marina Abramovic, El Roto, Bruce Nauman, Viz Muniz, Luis Gordillo and a long list of well-known artists have exhibited their works at this institution, which has also brought names such as Mark Quinn, Maurizio Catelán or Kati Heck to Spain for the first time. Are you going to miss it?
If we talk about contemporary art in Malaga, it is inevitable to think about Pablo Picasso, so do not miss the Pablo Picasso Museum housed in the Palacio de los Condes de Buenavista in the heart of the historic center.
There you can visit the more than 200 works that make up the work of this genius, visit the interesting temporary exhibitions related to the artist.
But also enjoy the beauty of the building that houses it which is one of the most representative of Andalusian art of the sixteenth century.
The initial idea for this museum arose from contacts between Pablo Picasso and Juan Temboury, Provincial Delegate of Arts.
In 1953, Juan Temboury, wrote to Picasso requesting the donation of two works of each technique, to which:
“Picasso, enthusiastic, replied that he would not send two works, but two lorries”.
This donation, which would have shaped the world’s first museum dedicated exclusively to Picasso. However, the refusal of the authorities at the time to accept the donation prevented there from being a Picasso museum in Malaga.
Finally the Picasso Museum
It was finally thanks to Christine Ruiz-Picasso, widow of Paul Ruiz-Picasso, the artist’s eldest son. Who took up the initiative and contacts in 1992 on the occasion of the exhibition in the city ‘Picasso classic’ and in 1994 with the exhibition ‘Picasso, first look’.
When finally in 1996 the project of 1953 continues. Which finally becomes a reality on 27 October 2003, when the Picasso Museum Málaga inaugurated.
The building chosen to house the Picasso Museum is the Palacio de los Condes de Buenavista (Palace of the Counts of Buenavista). It was a palace residence that was built in 1530 by Diego de Cazalla, Councillor of Malaga.
Renaissance style, since the sixteenth century was one of the most emblematic civil buildings of the city for its large plot with a powerful lookout tower.
In the 1950s it housed the Museum of Fine Arts.
The reconversion of the building to house the new museum was a project by architects Richard Gluckman, Rafael Martín Delgado and Isabel Cámara.
The expansion began with the acquisition of two houses at the back of the palace. Which demolished for the location of a temporary exhibition hall and an assembly hall.
The palace and the new extension are separated by a crack, a free space between them, with a glass roof where the staircase is situated.
An extension was later made because a number of archaeological remains were discovered in addition to part of the ancient wall of the Phoenician Malaka. A series of works were necessary to adapt it.
Museo de la Casa Natal de Picasso
In the Plaza de la Merced we also find the Museum of Picasso’s Birthplace, a highly recommended visit to learn about the life and work of the illustrious painter, considered one of the fathers of Cubism.
Centro de Arte de la Tauromaquia (Art Center of Bullfighting)
A building that at night dresses in colors to bring joy to the streets. This artistic exhibition related to bullfighting includes works by Pablo Picasso among other world-renowned artists.
Enjoy Queen at the Palacio de Congresos de Málaga
If you are a fan of the Rock Band Queen you can enjoy Queen at the Palacio de Congresos de Málaga next September 28th. Because the spectacle The Remember Queen Musical in Malaga will come to Malaga.
A tribute to Queen, her music, and Freddie Mercury’s iconic figure. They will also remember their best artistic and musical moments before their disappearance.
Because this show is an excellent journey through many of the great hits with Brian May, Roger Taylor and Jhon Dicon.
Also in this show the exact choreography and costumes that Freddie Mercury and his band came to use at each moment of success.
Queen at the Palacio de Congresos along with their best videos
A show that is accompanied with all the original videos of Queen. Also with luminous panels and other scenography, a specialized formation. In addition the best double of Freddie Mercury of the world, Piero Venery. An unprecedented technical deployment in this type of musical format for a show without equal that will not leave you indifferent.
The Palacio de Congresos of Malaga
This complex is next to the Ronda Oeste of Málaga, in the Cruz de Humilladero district. Halfway between the Málaga-Costa del Sol airport and the historic centre of the city.
The building has an exhibition area of 17,000 m² divided into two pavilions, two auditoriums, two conference rooms, an exhibition hall, fifteen multipurpose rooms, three catering areas and parking for 1,200 vehicles. These facilities can accommodate more than 20,000 visitors.
The palace is the work of the architect Ángel Asenjo and covers some 60,000 m². It is a metallic structure with undulating and irregular shapes that give the building a dynamic appearance.
Concerts in Malaga to enjoy your time while listening
Summer is approaching and with it concerts, festivals and open-air music. And in Malaga five minutes from Malaga Airport in your rented car you can enjoy many concerts in Malaga.
Malaga lives the music with intensity for each of its streets, so there are large concert halls and large venues equipped for it as the Municipal Auditorium of Malaga, the Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena or the Plaza de Toros de La Malagueta, but also small premises and rooms where they also play live music in Malaga as Paris 15, La Cochera Cabaret or Sala Trinchera.
In Malaga you can find pop, rock, indie, alternative, electronic, flamenco, jazz… so you will have no problem finding the style of music you like best and being able to see your favourite artist live.
In addition, Malaga has numerous festivals such as the Ojeando Festival, the Weekend Beach Festival or the Chanquete World Music. Because you like music in this post we present some of the most outstanding concerts in Malaga this summer:
List of the most outstanding Concerts in Malaga:
- Viva La Fiesta concert in Malaga, 15/06/2019 at 20:00 in Cortijo de Torres Municipal Auditorium.
- Niña Pastori “Bajo tus Alas” in Málaga on 12 July, at 22:30 in Cortijo de Torres Municipal Auditorium.
- Vanesa Martín in Málaga, on 20/07/2019 at 22:30 in Cortijo de Torres Municipal Auditorium.
- Hombres G on August 2, at 22:30 in Cortijo de Torres Municipal Auditorium.
- Mónica Naranjo in Málaga, on 19/10/2019 at 20:00 in Palacio de los Deportes de Málaga.
All these and many more concerts in Malaga. Here we bring you only the most outstanding. And remember that you can get to Malaga by renting a car at Malaga International Airport. And to be in your favorite concert in Malaga in less than 5 minutes.
Finally only we must say, please don’t miss them.
Famous Theatre Plays of Malaga in 2019, enjoy this season!
Famous theatre plays of Malaga because this city has a great tradition of theatre plays and concerts. Because it’s normal that every season famous and classic plays are premiered or performed. In this post we want to show you some of the most famous plays that will be seen this year.
On May 20, 2,019 at the Teatro Cervantes:
First of all, Manu Sánchez returns to give his picturesque, funny and musical rally as The Good Dictator, third and last installment of the trilogy on Monarchy (The King Only), Church (The Last Saint) and State.
A demagogue politician with a populist and easy discourse that will, as it already did, delight the respectable and impressionable public.
A wolf in the skin of a lamb that will propose the most infallible of systems, the one that has not failed because it is the only one that remains to be tested. The solution to all problems: a good people dictator.
May 24th and 25th:
The Orquesta Ciudad de Málaga will perform this concert:
W.A. MOZART, C.M. von WEBER,
- HINDEMITHDirector MANUEL HERNÁNDEZ SILVA
- Concert Symphony in E flat major, K. 364, W.A. Mozart
- Yana Deshkova violin
- Evdokia Ershova viola
- Overture ‘Oberon’, C.M. von Weber
- Symphonic metamorphosis on a topic by C.M. von Weber, P. Hindemith
The most Famous Theatre Plays of Malaga: WEST SIDE STORY
The original Broadway classic. With a duration of 2 hours and forty minutes, this musical will perform in the Cervantes Theatre. From 18 July to 4 August 19. West side Story is the most famous theatre plays of Malaga this summer.
Because from the first note to the last breath, West Side Story is one of the most important and representative musicals of the universal theatre.
In addition, the story continues as moving and current as the first day. Because its music recognize unanimously as one of the best in the history of musicals. Also their original choreographies they occupy a place of honor in the legend of contemporary dance.
The plot takes place in the 1950s. New York becomes the setting for the musical version of the greatest love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet.
Capuletos and Montescos become two rival youth bands: the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. They dispute the dominance of the streets of the New York West Side. Which is a neighborhood almost entirely by immigrants.
Their struggle to survive in an atmosphere of hatred, violence and prejudice shapes one of the most exciting, heartbreaking, beautiful and relevant stories of musical theater.
Cultural Places for Kids in Malaga, enjoy with your family!
Malaga is a modern city, full of parks and cultural places for kids you can find in Malaga. Five minutes from Malaga International Airport in your rented car.
In addition to the parks, botanical gardens, beaches and other activities that can be done in Malaga Capital. Throughout the metropolitan area of the Costa del Sol of Malaga, you can do different recreational activities. Some of them are presented in this post:
Crocodile Park in Torremolinos
Although Torremolinos was a district of Málaga, a few years ago it obtained its municipal autonomy. And in Torremolinos, in addition to the beaches we find the Crocodile Park. A cultural place for children, since here they will be able to see and know all kinds of reptiles. It is an exclusive reptile zoo.
And this cultural place for children is just a minute’s drive from Malaga Airport.
BioParc Zoo, Fuengirola
In BIOPARC Fuengirola the animals live in recreations of their natural habitats from the tropical rainforests. Like the island of Madagascar, Equatorial Africa, Southeast Asia and Indo-Pacific islands.
And here children can see how species relate and interact.
Also in Benalmadena we find the Garden of the Eagles and the butterfly park
Parks in the city of Malaga, go play with your kids!
Also in the city of Malaga itself we can find the park of the west. Where there are courts of futsal and basketball outdoors. Open to the public. Also in this park among its spectacular fountains full of animals and statues. We find a small zoo where live a kangaroo and two ostriches.
A little further east we find Huelín Park, where there is a large lake. And where also besides the swings for different ages, there is a big lighthouse.
Between these two parks we also find several playgrounds for children, for example in the Plaza Francisco Valverde. And the facilities where the Unicaja Basketball players are formed, where we can see all the trophies of the club.
Arriving to the center of the city with the children we can give a stroll by the stroll of the Priests surrounded by a vegetation brought from all the parts of the world. With its fountains and labyrinths. Some days there are even free concerts on the stage.
In front of the promenade of the priests we can take a pleasant walk through the port until we reach Pier 1 and the promenade of La Farola. Watching the boats. There are even boats that make sightseeing tours that the little ones will love.
The main cultural places for kids in Malaga: Museums
The principal cultural places for kids in Malaga and everybody are the museums. Also add that every Sunday from 16:00 all the museums in Malaga your visit is free. From the Pompidou to the Automobile and Fashion Museum, through the Thyssen and those dedicated to Picasso.
The Mediterranean Archaeological Park is located in the Malaga town of Rincon de la Victoria. It is a unique site on the entire Mediterranean coast with 90,000 square meters of surface area where scientific dissemination. It is the main axis where the original geomorphological terrain and autochthonous Mediterranean vegetation have been recovered.
Theatre in Malaga, what play should I watch?
First of all we have to talk about El Teatro Cervantes de Málaga. Because it is one of the oldest scenic spaces in Andalucía and Spain. It built in 1870 and also it has about 1,200 seats.
The theatre rebuilt in 1869 after the destruction in a fire of the Teatro del Príncipe Alfonso.
In addition to the works that are represented there. Also noteworthy is it has an exquisite decoration that itself is already an art.
About the Programming
The shows program by the Cervantes Theatre distribute them according to the classical and common order of the scenic genres.
The Soho Theatre, also known as the Alameda Theatre in Malaga. It is a theatre in Malaga that is in the Alameda Principal. This theatre is the only private stage in Andalusia.
It opened at the beginning of the 60s of the 20th century. Since then its programme has included all kinds of shows. The theatre season is from September to June.
On September 29, 2017, Hollywood star from Malaga, Antonio Banderas, announced that he would do a stage project in the theatre. It has a new name as Teatro del Soho is scheduled to reopen in September 2019.
The Cánovas Theatre in Malaga
The Cánovas Theatre is a theatre in the city of Málaga.
Opened to the public in 1991, however it is managed by the Junta de Andalucía, which also improved its facilities in 2008.
The Echegaray Theatre
The Echegaray Theatre is the historic centre of Malaga. It also belongs to the Town Hall of Malaga, however it is managed by the Cervantes Theatre.
Building built in 1932 by the architect Manuel Rivera Vera, historicist and eclectic style, which highlights the handcrafted decoration.
Roman Theatre in Malaga
The Roman theatre in Malaga is the archaeological remains of the ancient Malacca theatre and the main preserved vestige of the Roman presence in Malaga.
It is in the historic centre of the city, at the foot of the Alcazaba hill.
It is a medium size theatre that conserves a large part of the cavea or grandstand, the orchestra richly decoration with large marble slabs, and the scaena,
The workers discovered the Theatre in 1951 during some works for the realization of a landscaped space.
It opened to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, and the visitors can visit it between and the interpretation centre that is next to the theatre, and the site in question whose route is possible through wooden footbridges.
The Roman theatre in Malaga is a Cultural Interest Asset (BIC) with the category of Artistic Monument.
And also in Malaga you can enjoy the Malaga Spanish Film Festival in April since 1.998.
Do you know who was Maria Zambrano? Get to know her and her history
Nowadays, many people from Malaga know the name of María Zambrano because of the train station. But who was Maria Zambrano really. This station is one of the most important in Spain where the Spanish high speed train, also arrives. There is also a shopping centre in the centre of the city of Málaga.
Who was María Zambrano?
But who was really Maria Zambrano. In this post we want to approach the figure of this extraordinary woman of the twentieth century.
María Zambrano was a Spanish thinker, philosopher, university professor and essayist.
She was born in Velez-Malaga in 1904 and died in Madrid in 1991.
She has an extensive work on civic engagement and poetic thought. Although until the end of his life he was not properly recognized.
He received the Prince of Asturias Prize in 1981 and the Cervantes Prize in 1988.
She was also a professor at the Complutense University of Madrid. But in 1939 she went into exile after the Spanish Civil War. She then worked at universities in Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
But on January 28, 1939, Maria crossed the French border in the company of her mother, her sister Araceli and her husband. Like other thinkers and intellectuals of the time like Picasso.
In France, Maria was reunited with her husband and after a brief stay in Paris. She went to Mexico, passing through New York and Havana, where she was invited as a professor at the University and the Institute of Higher Studies and Scientific Research.
From Cuba she went on to Mexico, where she was appointed professor at the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo de Morelia, (Michoacán). She also lived in Puerto Rico and Cuba.
In Mexico she would publish her books Filosofía y poesía and Pensamiento y poesía en la vida española, and she would establish a relationship with Alfonso Reyes and Daniel Cosío Villegas.
The Second World War
Between 1940 and 1945 he worked intensely in seminars and conference cycles or giving lessons and courses in various Cuban and Puerto Rican institutions.
Due to World War II, he could not be reunited with his sick mother and sister Araceli.
After the war he can return to Paría but his mother has already died and his sister with psychiatric problems, so he decides not to separate from her anymore.
In 1947, the Zambrano sisters moved into an apartment on Rue de L’Université.
The next year Maria and Araceli Zambrano moved to Havana, and from there to Mexico and back to Havana.
In 1949 the Zambrano sisters returned to Europe, settling in Rome until June 1950, when the Italian government refused to extend their residence permits.
The sisters returned to Paris and remained there until March 1953, when they again moved to Havana. But the initial euphoria of the Caribbean reunion will dissolve in the tide of the Cuban political situation, Araceli’s longings, Maria’s love affair with Pittaluga and her own ghosts.
In June 1953 a ship returned them to Rome where she met Italian intellectuals.
Maria continued to write. Her Roman house became famous for its gatherings, for its songs and dances and for its overflowing population of cats.
She also had an expulsion order from the city of Rome, signed by a senator with a fascist past in September 1963. The reason: the cats. Through the mediation of Elena Croce, the Ministers of Justice and the Interior intervened, postponing the process.
On September 14, 1964, after a new denunciation and its subsequent “sanitary-civic” inspection, the Zambrano and thirteen cats leave Rome for France with a warning to the French police that they are “dangerous persons”.
Return to Spain
After several changes of residence and the death of his sister returned to Spain in 1984. She won the Prince of Asturias Prize for Communication and Humanities (1981), and the Cervantes Prize (1988).
Her thought is so close to the vitalist currents of the 20th century. A student of the philosopher Ortega y Gasset, she based on the search for moral principles and forms of conduct that could be applied to everyday problems.
He had a mystical concern about how to deal with ethical conflicts. She also studied the interrelationship between reality and truth. That is why she demanded the need for a profound dialogue between being and its environment.
For her it was necessary to establish three modes of reasoning: the everyday, the mediator and the poetic. From the latter she approached the sacred, the place where the explanation of the transcendent is found, the logic of mystery.
That is why, with this amazing history, Malaga decided to put in her honor the center of the city under her name, naming the bus station and train station Maria Zambrano.
Discover the Malaga Club de Futbol´s Museum
A little history of Malaga Football Club:
The Club de Futbol Malaga is a professional football club in the Spanish city of Malaga. Their first men’s team is currently playing in Spain’s Second Division. It also has a women’s team that plays in the Iberdrola Women’s League.
As a curiosity its main shareholder is the sheikh of Catar Abdullah ben Nasser Al Thani.
The team was founded in the city of Malaga under the name Malaga Football Club which emerged at the beginning of 1903. Although throughout its history had several names: F.C. Malagueño, Real Málaga F.C., Málaga Sport Club, Deportivo Malacitano, and Atlético Malagueño.
The current Malaga Football Club was founded as Club Atlético Malagueño on 25 May 1948. And became a sports limited company on 29 June 1994 under the name Málaga Club de Fútbol, S. A. D.
And of course, you will be able to enjoy all the history of this mythical football club of the Spanish League in its museum, which we now present to you.
The best Years:
The best Malaga seasons were: 1949/50, 1971/72, 1972/73, 1973/74, 1983/84.
Also in 2002/03, the year in which, after winning the Intertoto Cup, he competed in the UEFA Cup.
And especially the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons, when he got the pass and played for the first time in the Champions League reaching the quarterfinals of the continental tournament.
The Malaga Club de Futbol´s Museum:
If you do the museum tour you can live a unique experience visiting the most exclusive areas of La Rosaleda Stadium.
Feeling the atmosphere that surrounds the players before a match. Also in the museum you will be able to know the interesting and historical collection of documents, objects, trophies and symbols of the history of football.
You can also visit the presidential seat in the box of honour, visit the VIP tribune area, the press room as if we were the coach or one of the players…
Pass through the tunnel of changing rooms and access to the field of play, one of the exclusive areas for athletes. To be able to visit the changing rooms, and to occupy the benches in the surroundings of the playing field.
Finally, the museum room will allow us to know a centenary love story, that of the city of Malaga with its football club. More than 100 years of passion for football.
La Rosaleda Stadium
The Malaga Club football museum is located in the Rosaleda Stadium. The Stadium where the Malaga football club plays as local.
This stadium is located in the center of the city of Malaga 10 minutes drive from Malaga International Airport. You can rent a cheap car at the airport.
The Rosaleda Stadium is the temple of football in the city of Malaga. Since 1941, this emblematic stadium has been erected as the epicentre of a sport that awakens passions in the city of Malaga. Since the foundation of the Club back in 1903.
Enjoy Malaga Seaport with all the activities you can do!
The Seaport of Malaga is one of the attractions and gateway to the capital of the Costa del Sol. This seaport is in the Bay of Malaga.
In addition, the Seaport of Malaga is one of the oldest in the world, with around three thousand years of antiquity. It has also become the second most important cruise terminal in Spain. The Malaga sun receives thousands of cruisers every year.
Since 1998 it has been remodelled, which has allowed it to be used by citizens. That is why it has a series of cultural and leisure services, including restaurants, shops and museums.
Its facilities allow the world’s largest cruise ships to arrive here.
History of the Seaport of Málaga:
Phoenician Seaport in Malaga
The Phoenicians founded the city of Málaga in the 9th century B.C. And they established a first merchant port there.
Remains of Phoenician columns and capitals of buildings from that period have been found in the area.
Tyre, the capital of the Phoenicians falls under the Hittite empire. The Carthaginians, who came to the aid of the Phoenicians, settled in Malaka in the 6th century BC.
With the Romanization of Europe Malaka becomes a port of the Romans. They built a defensive wall. In addition they sent from here ships to Rome with minerals, fabrics and all type of products of Malaka.
Málaqa became the gateway to the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada and the link between the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and the North Sea. Routes are established with the Far East.
Some more recreational facilities in the Seaport of Malaga:
Dock One (Muelle Uno)
You can access to the Muello Uno from the Malagaueta Beach, but it has a lot entries. However we recommend entry for this part. Because it is the spectacular.
From Passeig de la Farola, which is the lighthouse of Máalga, to the corner with the Pompidou centre. It is the leisure area par excellence thanks to its restaurants, shops and leisure areas. Perfect for strolling and admiring the boats and the view of the city.
Malaga has been home to the Pompidou Centre since 2015. The Cube of Pier One is a museum with works of art on loan from the Parisian museum. It is a cultural complement to the offer of leisure and restoration that we find in the Pier One.
Muelle Dos – the Palm Grove of Surprises
Also ideal for walking families with children. This area has gardens, several children’s areas, fun fountains. In addition to activities to keep children entertained for hours. As the walk is long, the older ones can take a break on any of the benches along the walk.
Another of the activities of the tourists in the Seaport of Malaga is a boat trip around the port of Malaga. There are several companies that offer daily departures, some of the boats have the glass floor to look at the bottom of the sea.
And finally there is the loading and unloading area of the cargo ships.
Activities for the Dia de la Cruz in Malaga
In El Barrio de Palma Palmilla de Málaga, is where the Day of the Cross is most fervently lived in Málaga. Several events take place throughout the month. Here there are a lot of Activities for the Dia de la Cruz in Malaga.
However, the most interesting moment in terms of tourism is the delivery of the premise of the May Crosses Contest. In addition obviously before the award ceremony we can go to visit each cross that are exhibited throughout the neighborhood.
Groups, Communities and Neighbours participate in the traditional competition, both in groups and individually.
Because its aim is the promotion and participation of neighbors and collectives in the realization of an activity of great tradition in those dates. In addition, this activity revitalizes the neighborhoods that make up the district and the commerce of the area in which they present their May Cross decorated in an original way.
The popular festivities also promote as the identity of the different neighbourhoods. Date of the Activity: Deadline for registration: 11 May 2019 Visit of the Jury: between 6 and 8 May Awards ceremony: 17 May.
What does the competition consist of?
Each group, neighborhood association, builds a cross about three meters high, which adorns with flowers and typical motifs. You can always find an apple pricked by scissors which means “without butts”. In addition to the cross there is traditional music, a bar for an aperitif, etc..
Family Day Party District 11 Teatinos-University
Also in El Barrio de Teatinos de Málaga. There are other celebrations in this period although they are not directly related to the festivity of the Day of the Cross.
However, here we make reference if it is to your liking. Celebration of a children’s party with inflatable castles, dances, workshops and much more. The 1st of May 2.019.
Also there are another brotherhoods a long the city make some celebrations.
Do you know the history about Malaga Airport? Get to know the city better!
The history of Malaga Airport begins on 9 March 1919 when a Salmson 2A aircraft flew over the city in search of a place to land on a plot of land called “El Rompedizo”.
Pierre Latécoère was on the plane and at the time he was looking for locations in Spain to install different aerodromes.
Latécoère’s objective was to establish a commercial airline that would connect France with its African colonies through Spain and then make the leap to South America.
After some test flights, on September 1, 1919, Didier Daurat, the future first director of the Malaga aerodrome, inaugurated the scheduled services to Toulouse, Barcelona, Alicante, Malaga, Tangier, Casablanca.
In 1937, the airport of Malaga-Costa del Sol became an air base and the schools of the Air Force Crew, Observers and Specialists were located on the grounds.
On July 12, 1946, the airport was opened to national and international traffic and classified as customs.
All passenger services are provided at the air base’s premises since the civil passenger station was not inaugurated until 1948.
Visit Unicaja Malaga Baloncesto, sports and joy for everybody!
If you have just landed in the International Malaga Airport. You can rent a car and enjoy the best basketball in Europe with Unicaja Malaga Baloncesto. Because the Unicaja team is one of the best of Europe and it is from Malaga.
The José María Martín Carpena Stadium is only 5 minutes in car hire from the Malaga Airport.
Discover Unicaja Malaga Baloncesto
Club Baloncesto Málaga is a professional basketball team from the ACB, based in Málaga, Spain. It is better known by the name of Unicaja Malaga. Because the bank Unicaja is its main sponsor since the club exists.
This basketball team is a part of the soul of the city.
It plays its matches as a local in the Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena in the capital of the Costa del Sol. And has a capacity for more than 11,000 spectators.
It is also one of the leading teams in the ACB League. The second best basketball league in the world.
Unicaja Malaga has been champion of the ACB on one occasion and in 2007 became the second Spanish team capable of defeating an NBA team.
In the history of the club include players like Mike Ansley, Jorge Garbajosa, Kenny Miller, Mike Smith, Pepe Sanchez or Rafa Vecina.
Important players from Spain such as Nacho and Berni Rodríguez, Carlos Cabezas, Richi Guillén or Fran Vázquez have also come out. Thanks to the work of training young people.
Some history of the club
The CB Málaga was founded in 1992 by the merger of the two Malaga teams of the ACB: Caja de Ronda and Mayoral Maristas.
The 1994/95 season was that of the takeoff of the team. Being its trainer the malagueño Javier Imbroda. The team finished runner-up in the ACB league against FC Barcelona.
Another important moment took place in 1999, with the arrival of international coach Bozidar Maljkovic. With this coach also won the silver medal in the Korac Cup in 2000. And to be champions in 2001 and also runners-up of the ACB League in 2002.
In addition to the European triumphs we must add the Copa del Rey won in 2005. The Italian Sergio Scariolo and Jorge Garbajosa were also the national coach as the best player of the team.
Later in the 2006/2007 season, Unicaja qualified for the Euroleague Final Four for the first time. Leaving FC Barcelona on the road. Unicaja finished the season as the third best team in Europe. Because it lost in the semifinals against CSKA Moscow and then beat TAU Vitoria in the match for third place.
ACB vs NBA
On October 9, 2007, was the first confrontation between CB Malaga and a team of the NBA, the Memphis Grizzlies. The team of Pau Gasol and Navarro. The meeting was held at the Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena in Málaga. And by surprise won the Unicaja 102-99 American team.
On April 5th, 2017 the team then coached by Joan Plaza was proclaimed champion of the Eurocup in Valencia. Adding another European title to his track record.
If you like the basketball, you can visit Unicaja Malaga Baloncesto. Its stadium is so close to the Malaga Airport. And in rental car you can arrive Martin Carpena in five minutes. There you can enjoy the best basketball in Europe so near the beach.
How did the Malaga Airport growth?
Throughout 1960, a radical change in the design of the airport took place, as, together with the enlargement of the runway and the construction of the parallel runway, a new terminal area was created in the geometric centre of the airfield.
This area is located one and a half kilometers north of the existing terminal area, where a new aircraft parking lot, control tower, power plant and passenger terminal building will be built.
These works are complemented by the installation of various navigation aids: a VASIS and a VOR in 1965, an ILS system in 1966 and a radar in 1970.
The airport – which has been known over time as “El Rompedizo” or “García Morato” – was officially renamed Malaga airport by a Ministerial Order in September 1965.
By Ministerial Order of May 18, 2011, its official name was changed to Malaga-Costa del Sol airport.
The new passenger terminal was inaugurated on 29 January 1968 and was immediately used by both national services, which were served at the civil station, and international services, which were served at the temporary station.
The growing increase in traffic – mainly non-scheduled flights (in 1965 some thirty companies operating in Malaga operated this type of traffic) – meant that a specific terminal had to be built, known as the’Modular station for non-scheduled traffic’.
The new building is identical to the ones built in Palma, Girona, Alicante and Ibiza; it was inaugurated on 30th June 1972.
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