Situated on Spain's Costa del Sol, Malaga is the region's capital and a popular holiday destination. The city is known as the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, and for the sweet Malaga dessert wines that come from the hilly vineyards just outside of town. Other points of interest include impressive Gothic architecture, the remains of a Moorish castle and several interesting museums. A pleasant town to explore on your own, Malaga also serves as a popular starting point for trips to Granada and resorts along the Costa del Sol.
Splendid Granada and the famed Alhambra are the region's most outstanding attractions. Located inland at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, magnificent Moorish palaces and fortifications contrast sharply with Christian churches from Spain's significant era of the 1492 Re-conquest, in which King Ferdinand put an end to eight centuries of Moorish rule. Other worthwhile trips from Malaga include Ronda, a town that is unique with its two halves straddling a deep natural gorge. Closer to Malaga are such well-known Costa de Sol resorts as Marbella, Fuengirola and Torremolinos, plus inland the white village of Mijas.
Please Note: As a precaution, we recommend that you do not wear valuable jewelry or carry a large amount of money when going ashore in Malaga.