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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Malaga: The Sixth Largest City in Spain
by Arunas Travel Photography - 4

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Malaga (Spanish: Málaga) is the second largest city in the region of Andalusia and the sixth largest city in Spain located at the mouth of the Guadalmedina River on the northern side of the Mediterranean Sea.



Five interesting facts about Malaga:

  • It was founded by the Phoenicians as Malaka in the 8th century BC.
  • Under Moorish rule (the 8th–15th century) it became one of the most important cities in Andalusia.
  • The climate and scenery of the city and its surroundings are very similar to Los Angeles, southern California.
  • It is the birthplace of the painter and sculptor Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881–1973) and the actor Antonio Banderas.
  • An estimated 6 million tourists visit the city each year.

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The Gibralfaro Castle, Malaga

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The Roman theatre and the Alcazaba fortress, Malaga

Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica de la Encarnación
View of the Cathedral (Renaissance; built in 1528–1782) from the Gibralfaro Castle, Malaga

Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica de la Encarnación
The Cathedral, Malaga

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The Tower of the Cathedral, Malaga

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View of the Cathedral from the port, Malaga

Iglesias Santiago
The Church of Santiago, built in 1490, is the oldest Christian building in Malaga

Iglesia de San Pablo, Malaga
The Church of St. Paul (Neo-Gothic; built in 1874–1891), Malaga

Estatua de Picasso
Statue of Pablo Picasso, Malaga

Estatua de Andersen
Statue of Hans Christian Andersen, Malaga

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Colours, Malaga

Malaga street art
Street art, Malaga

Malaga Pompidou Center
Multicoloured glass cube, Malaga

Myiopsitta monachus
Monk parakeets, Malaga

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View of the port from the Gibralfaro Castle, Malaga

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View of Malaga from a distance

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One of Malaga's beaches


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4 comments

  1. Love the pictures, especially of the street art and parrots. The beaches look so serene.

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  2. Wow Malaga looks absolutely breathtaking! Your photos are so bright and colorful, I know I'd enjoy exploring and experiencing everything this city has to offer!

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  3. We loved Malaga, it was one of the best city visited in our road trip in Spain. Good photos.

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  4. Wow, I'm definitely going to make a visit to this city when I'm in Spain in a few weeks. I love the architecture and coastal vibes

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