Malaga is located in southern Spain, in Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) at the northern side of the Mediterranean Sea.
The climate is subtropical-Mediterranean with very mild winters and hot summers. Málaga enjoys plenty of sunshine throughout the year, with an average of about 300 days of sunshine and only about 40-45 with precipitation annually. Its coastal location with winds blowing from the Mediterranean Sea make the heat manageable during the summer. It experiences the warmest winters of any European city. During the winter, the Málaga Mountains (Montes de Málaga) block out the cold weather from the north. Generally, the summer season lasts about eight months, from April to November. Its average annual temperature is 23.3°C (73.9°F) during the day.
Surrounding the Historical Garden is the botanical garden, whose plants are arranged in scientific order. Near the entrance are collections of aquatic and prehistoric plants, a rockery highlighting biodiversity, a greenhouse of insectivorous plants, bromeliads and orchids, as well as collections of African plants and bamboos. To the north lies a route known as “Around the World in 80 Trees”, a further collection of palm trees to add to the one in the Historical Garden, and examples of different varieties of Malaga vines and olive trees in the section entitled “Plants of Our Region”. The upper fringe of the Historical Garden is home to the “Forest” and “Viewpoint” routes, both of which feature indigenous plants. The southernmost point of the garden houses two further collections, namely the cacti and succulents and the subtropical fruit trees, as well as the historical lemon grove.
Museo Picasso Málaga is governed by the Fundación Museo Picasso Málaga. Legado Paul, Christine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, which holds full legal rights and the beneficiary title of the collection and the Museum holdings and is the owner of the Palacio de Buenavista, the institution’s headquarters.
The aim of the Fundación Museo Picasso Málaga. Legado Paul, Christine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso is to ensure that the work of Pablo Picasso is conserved, exhibited, studied and circulated. It sees Museo Picasso Málaga as a centre for cultural and social projection and promotion, which people will visit not only to enjoy its holdings, but also to participate in educational activities and benefit from cultural services.
This fortress palace, whose name in Arabic means citadel, is one of the city’s historical monuments and is much visited because of its history and beauty.
The building that dates from the Muslim period is located at the foot of the Gibralfaro hill, crowned by the Arab defence works to which the Alcazaba is connected by a walled passage known as the Coracha. With the Roman Theatre and the Aduana Customs Building, this special corner offers the chance to observe Roman, Arab and Renaissance culture, all within a few yards of each other.
This Castle, built in the 14th. Century to house troops and protect the Alcazaba, is today one of the most visited monuments in Málaga. From its walls, visitors get spectacular views of the city and you can visit the Interpretation Centre to discover the site’s history.
It was named after a lighthouse at its peak (Jabal-Faruk, the light mountain). Although it was used by the Phoenicians and Romans, in 1340 the Nasrid King Yusuf I made the place into a fortress.
Málaga’s beaches enjoy a privileged location alongside a great city with all that this means in terms of services and attractions. There are 14 kilometres of beaches in the city; they can all be easily reached and are all equipped with all types of high-quality services. In general, the beaches are separated from the urban traffic by a network of wide esplanades, making them true havens of peace and oases of tranquillity.
Most experts on food from Málaga mention the simple ingredients, the variety of rich dishes and their delectable flavours. All these features are merely the result of preparing the city’s wide range of dishes by using the best natural products in the best way. Our cuisine, by the way, perfectly embodies the Mediterranean diet, as can easily be seen in its patently healthy qualities.
Seville is intimately linked to its role in history and to its extensive cultural heritage. What’s more, in the past few years, the city has been transforming itself, creatively blending the value of tradition with generous doses of fresh innovation — all while still maintaining its unique personality, joy, and openness to visitors.
Seville is now an exciting European capital filled with pedestrian walkways, bicycle paths, and stylish shops and restaurants. Seville still offers, and in fact has reinvigorated, its exotic and intoxicating culture, which has evolved across 30 centuries of the city’s history.
Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, at the confluence of four rivers. Nearby is the Sierra Nevada Ski Station. The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada. It is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions that make Granada a popular destination among the touristic cities of Spain. The Almohad influence on architecture is also preserved in the Granada neighborhood called the Albaicín with its fine examples of Moorish and Morisco construction.
The “Tacita del Plata” is considered the oldest city in the Western World. It was founded (in 1100 B.C.) by the Phoenicians, a seafaring people who turned Gadir into an important trading colony where the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Visigoths and the Muslims would all subsequently settle. An open, cosmopolitan city, its port was chosen by Columbus as the point of departure for his second voyage to the New World. The city would then become, after the decline of Seville, the port to The Indies, drawing the flow of trade with the American Continent. This frantic commercial activity then brought about an era of economic, cultural splendour, when Baroque palaces with their characteristic towers offering amazing views were built.