Situated on Andalusia's beautiful Mediterranean coast, Málaga offers everything you would expect from a city on the Costa del Sol: seemingly endless stretches of golden sand beaches, fantastic restaurants serving traditional tapas and friendly bars attract locals and holidaymakers alike.
There's much more to the region's captivating capital than busy beach resorts though.[ReadMoreMob] Dig a little deeper and a wealth of cultural, historical, artistic and architectural treasures reveal themselves, such as Catedral de Málaga, the statuesque and striking Alcazaba Fortress and Castillo de Gibralfaro. [ReadMore]Not-to-be-missed is the Picasso Museum, which exhibits a fantastic collection of masterpieces from arguably Malaga's most famous 'son', Pablo Picasso.
What's more, Málaga is also your gateway to Granada and the glorious Alhambra, where proud 14th century palaces and exotic gardens are Spain's finest expression of Moorish art; as well as the Ronda Valley, where on tour you can explore a charming old town and the picturesque El Tajo gorge.
Pablo Picasso is Malaga's most famous son and this dedicated museum – 50 years in the making – houses a wide variety of works, the majority of which have been donated by relatives. Among these works are portraits of Picasso's immediate family.
One of the most beautiful fortified palace complexes in the world, the Alhambra sprawls across its forested hilltop like – as Moorish poets described it – 'a pearl set in emeralds.' Complementing the showpiece palaces are a set of ravishing gardens.
The southern Spanish region of Andalusia is the biggest producer of olive oil in the world. It’s an integral part of the cuisine, as well as the economy. The five types of olive used in production are Picual, Hojiblanca, Lechin, Verdial and Picudo.
Cruises to Málaga
Exploring Italy and Mediterranean • S2207A
- An unforgettable sightseeing discovery of the Med
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- Visit famous sites in Naples like Herculaneum
Greek Islands and Corinth Canal • M2311
- Sail the extremely narrow Corinth Canal
- Discover the archaeological site of Olympia
- Explore the Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens