Málaga refers to a city that also doubles up as a municipality serving the community of Andalusia in Spain and which is autonomous. It is the sixth largest city in Spain and the second in Andalusia. It is located on the Costa del Sol which when loosely translated to English means Coast of the Sun. It has a rich history that spans for close to 3 centuries give or take two hundred years. This rich history made Málaga a candidate for the 2016 European Capital of Culture. Some of the cities near this amazing city include Granada, Jaen, Cordoba, Tetoun and Jerez.
The Semana Santa refers to extravagant and spectacular passion plays as well as processions that are performed during the Holy Week. The Málaga Airport is also an attraction that is located about nine kilometers from the city centre and is known to offer direct flights to a wide variety of global destinations. The Alameda Principal refers to Malaga’s main traffic artery which has a breadth of 42 meters and which extends for 420 meters making it one of the most modern streets around. Bishop’s Palace refers to an eighteenth century building that is currently home to the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art. To get to these attractions, you need to rent a car in Málaga.
The Hill of the Lighthouse offers good views of the Gibralfaro from a height of 170 meters above sea level. The hill features strongholds that date back to the thirteenth century. The name of the hill comes from the Arabic phrase Jabal-Faruk. From the walls you are also afforded splendid views of the harbor, town and its environs. The Jardin del Retiro is renowned for being among the oldest gardens around Málaga. It is now owned by a private investor and has been closed to the public. To get to these attractions you need to hire a car in Málaga.
The Jardines de la Finca de la Concepcion boasts of a large number of variety of flora in the well manicured grounds of this magnificent mansion. The garden also offers splendid views of the city. The Museum of Holy Week or Museo de la Semana Santa is housed in the Church of San Pedro. It features costumes, figures, carts and figures which are used in the Holy Week procession. To get to these attractions you need to get a car rental in Málaga.
The Church of Nuestra Señora de la Victoria is home to a fifteenth century figure of Virgen de la Victoria who is regarded as the patroness of the town. It is also home to two works of sculpture by the renowned Pedro de Mena. There are a number of other attractions in Málaga including Paseo del Parque, Picasso Birthplace, Plaza de Toros, Provincial Museum of Art, Sagrario among other attractions.
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