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Welcome to Malaga!
University of Malaga team welcomes you to Malaga, the sixth biggest city in Spain, the gate to the Costa del Sol and Pablo Picasso’s birthplace — and that of Antonio Banderas’. Founded by the Phoenicians (do not miss the remains of the Phoenician city at the basement of the Museo Picasso Malaga), the city was also under Roman rule — becoming a municipality governed by Roman Law in the 1st century B.C. There are still important Roman remains, such as the Roman Theatre (unveiled in 1951) or the different factories of garum — a rather unappetising fish sauce but highly regarded at the time. From the 8th century the area passed into Arab hands, and remained under their rule until 1487, when Malaga was conquered by Isabella and Ferdinand, the Catholic Monarchs. Not only do the Alcazaba fortress and the Gibralfaro castle date back from the Islamic period, but also the layout of many of the streets in the centre of Malaga.
The three-century-long decadence of Malaga ended in the 19th century, when rich and powerful families contributed to such an economic expansion and industrialisation that Malaga became one of the wealthiest cities in Spain. Proof of this are the beautifully restored calle del Marqués de Larios (or, as people from Malaga call it, calle Larios), one of the most elegant main streets in the country, as well as La Concepción Historical-Botanical Gardens: the most important tropical and subtropical gardens in Spain and one of the best tropical paradises in all Europe.
We hope that during your stay in Malaga you can find the time to walk around its streets, experience its cafés — Casa Aranda or Café Central, for example — and visit its monuments, churches and museums. We will be happy to help you with anything you may need, so please do not hesitate to ask for help so as to have a complete Malaga experience.
|http://www.malagaturismo.com/en||Helpful information site|
|Summer in Málaga|
|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJW8gz4ICCw||Nice time-lapse clip shot in Malaga in Summer 2012.|
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