The city of Malaga is the second largest city in Andalusia. Malaga history is very interesting.
Today, in Malaga we can enjoy the legacy of many generations and different cultures that have passed through the city from its beginnings at the time of the Phoenicians.
It is in this big city where is our car hire.
Places to visit in Malaga
It is a stronghold of the Muslim era located on Mount Gibralfaro. The stronghold is the result of several generations of construction starting with the Arab period of the tenth century, following the conquest until the eighteenth century, the period of neglect until the early twentieth century and in 1300 the recovery as a Historical and Artistic Monument. Currently it has an area of 15,000 square meters.
The function of the castle was to harbor troops and protect the Alcazaba. Its name comes from a lighthouse that was at its peak in the past. This castle was built in the fourteenth century. During the time of the Reconquista he suffered the siege of the Catholic kings and served as a temporary residence of Fernando el Catolico after the victory. The castle has 8 turrets and 2 lines of walls.
This Cathedral is the best example of Spanish religious art. The construction of this cathedral was finished in the eighteenth century although it was lacking in the unfinished south tower and the top of the main facade, because it is known as "manquita" (one–handed) although really it is called "Nuestra Señora de la encarnación" (Our Lady of the Incarnation). Currently we find in the cathedral the Museo Catedralicio.
Cesar Augusto was who promoted the construction of the Roman theater in the I century b.C. These ruins were hidden until 1951, in that year the house of culture located in that place was remodeled and it was discovered that the theater was hidden underneath. The culture house was demolished and transfer to another place and today you can see the Roman theater. You can learn about the history in the Interpretation Center located next to the theater.
The port of Malaga was drastically remodeled in the XXI century and there are plans to create new facilities. Muelle 1 and 2 Palmeral de las Sorpresas (Palm of Surprises) is an open area to visitors that offers shopping, recreational craft, museums, restaurants, ice cream parlors and terraces, beautiful gardens, fountains, parks, shops... A visit that no visitor should miss.
Calle Marqués de Larios
Larios street was inaugurated the summer of 1891 and it was shared by pedestrians and vehicles. It was late 2002 when he became only pedestrian. This street is one of the largest shopping streets in Spain. Furthermore, it is a street of cultural interest as it hosts free and public exhibitions related to social work, art, film and sculpture. It is on this street where the International Film Festival of Malaga is celebrated.
Plaza Mayor is a shopping center that has more than 50 terraces and restaurants with national and international cuisine, gardens, 20 cinemas, bowling and games room, supermarket, clothing stores, gift, candy and home appliances. It is a good place to take a family walk, dining out with friends or go to the cinema with your partner. Plaza Mayor is one of the most visited shopping centers and known of Malaga.