About the city
The capital of Costa del Sol situated in the "heart of Andalucia", Malaga is one of the most visited regions of Spain packed with history, culture and traditions. Malaga has a big coast surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, next to the Guadalmedina River. It has been populated by the Romans, the Moors and the Carthaginians all of which have left their mark on this wonderful city.
In the Spain, Malaga is famous for its major part and industrial centre, also well known for having a large international airport that is also an important gateway to the rest of the world. Malaga airport is the largest in Spain and during 2001 handled a record 10 million passengers. It is admired by the visitors as an exceptional vacation destination either for a tranquil, restful holiday, or to explore the many treasures full of fun.
The best months to visit Malaga are April through June, September and October and July and August (most expensive months due to many festive moments), although it is a year-round holiday destination. The temperatures are mild and the countryside most colorful between November and Easter however, the weather can be a bit impulsive.
What you can imagine for a city Malaga has all of these to fulfill the every need of its visitors-- charmingly dilapidated streets, flourishing boulevards, lush gardens, imposing monuments and a breezy surround. It also offers a long, clean beach. Each year, hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers arrive to enjoy the clear Mediterranean waters. Whatever time of year you visit Malaga, you will receive a friendly welcome.
Another famous destination is The Cathedral. It is known as La Manquita which means 'the little one armed lady. The Cathedral has only one tower. There was to be a second but this was never completed due to lack of money. Inside, one can find a Gothic altar and a statue of the Virgin Mary. There are fine carvings of saints in the choir area. Explore the Cathedral from every angle as every facade is very different.
Five minutes away from the cathedral is the Alcazabar, a 15th century Moorish fort. It will take you at least an hour to explore the many parts of the Alcazabar, most of which have been restored. Visiting Malaga is the best choice along the southern coast. With panoramic oceanfront views and beautiful beaches, Malaga is a diamond in the rough.
Next stop is the Castle. The easiest way to get there is by means of the number 35 bus that leaves from Paseo del Parque. The city has a wealth of historical buildings, many of which you will stumble across such as the Banco Espana building and lots of more whose beauty cannot be described in words.
Malaga is a city where a visitor can get around on foot. Once a visitor start walking to see the sights of Malaga he will definitely forget that he covers the distance through walking. Malaga is an ideal place to get around in on foot. The Picasso Museum, the buzzing nightlife and all Malaga accommodation provided by Senor Stag are in close proximity, and only a short stroll down the palm-lined Paseo del Parque to the Malagueta beach.
Malaga doesn't have a Metro system but bus, taxi and private cars are the best transportation system to see the beautifulness of Malaga. If you decide to see Malaga in night there are also 3 night buses to help you home after a night out.
Hotels rates and charges
Hotels make Malaga an impressive city for its visitors. There countless features and facilities make a print in the hearts of the visitors. Room rates can be range according to the amenities, the services and rank of hotels as 5star, 4 star, 3star, 2 star hotels but some hotels provide good facilities in very affordable rates. Prices may be from 240 USD to 300 USD in a 4 star hotel and 172 USD to 230 USD in 3 star hotels.
Other than hotels, there is an option of lodging if a visitor decided to stay long in Malaga. Lodging in studio, penthouses, service apartments, town houses, and country houses may be very good choice and you can enjoy the welcoming elite amenities like air conditioning rooms, bar/café, bicycle hire garden, terrace, golf hairdryer, handicapped access, heating. They also offer some outdoor activities as horse riding with other exceptional services as lift medical service, meeting rooms, minibar, money exchange, parking, safe satellite, TV, swimming pool, telephone, etc at very reasonable and affordable prices.
Malaga hotels are among the world’s finest hotels. The architecture is exquisite, the views are phenomenal, and the atmosphere is enchanting. You'll get used to daily siestas and touring Malaga villas. Find vacation packages to meet any budget. You'll save hundreds on even the finest hotels and accommodations
Finding an accommodation in Malaga may be a difficult process for someone especially in the festive season. Hotel star-ratings are meant to be used as a guideline only as they may charge higher than any other private accommodations. Please be aware that some accommodation providers use their own grading systems and standards can vary between countries.
The most convenient and reliable answer to “Where to stay” is provided by a comprehensive website hotel-listings-online .com offering complete listing of accommodation options available in Malaga along with their best locations and reasonable price range and even booking online option.
Amusing and amazing facts about the city
The second largest city in Andalucía with a real southern port atmosphere, Malaga is the birthplace of the most famous artist Pablo Picasso, born in 1881 at the Plaza de la Merced, in the center of the city and many of his most formative memories and influences lie in his childhood, are in Malaga.
Malaga is also well worth a visit during one of its many festivals. The Fiestas here are numerous and each one is celebrated with the vigor that is synonymous with Andalucia. The main Fiesta is the Feria, which takes place in the middle of August.