Picasso & Flamenco

The people of Andalusia are well known for their passionate temperament but also their hospitality and generosity. The Mediterranean coastline of Andalusia, the “Costa del Sol”, with places such as Málaga, Marbella, Estepona and Nerja is very popular among foreign visitors and Spanish natives alike.

Amongst its main attractions are: its golf courses which attract fans of the sport from all over the world and the well-known wine regions of D.O Malaga and D.O Sierras de Málaga – famous for their sweet wines such as Moscatel and Pedro Ximenez.

The city itself offers plenty to discover, get lost in the narrow streets of the old town and experience its excellent gastronomy, followed by a flamenco show in a local “tablao” – the small bars where flamenco shows are performed.

Málaga also makes a great base to explore other parts of the region: day excursions can be organized to visit the Alhambra in Granada, practice jetskiing in Marbella, or step over the border into Gibraltar.

Facts:

  • The city roots back to 770 years BC
  • Was a part of the Carthage empire
  • The sixth biggest city in Spain
  • The fourth biggest economy in Spain
  • Almost 600 000 inhabitants
  • The historical city centre has been car-free since 2003
  • Calle Larios is one of Spain’s most expensive commercial streets
  • Has the warmest winters in Europe
  • The city is green all year around
  • The locals are called Malagueños
  • Pablo Picasso & Antonio Banderas are Malagueños
  • Here you´ll find the ruins of 2 antique Moorish castles

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