About Malaga

Sunny, lively and tasty. That’s what Spain’s port city Málaga is all about. Ancient with its old ruins like the Roman theatre but more alive than ever. The atmosphere is typical Andalusian, very relaxed and welcoming and so are the people. You don’t have to worry about not getting enough opportunities to practice what you have just learned in class. Just settle down on one of the many sunny terraces just below the school building and you’ll find yourself talking with the locals about the sunny side of life within no time.

When class is over it will be difficult to decide whether you would want to relax on the beach or stroll down the historic centre. The centre is full of sights and packed with authentic little tapas bars where you can have a taste of the real Andalusia. Afterwards there is no need to go to bed early. Visit a traditional flamenco show or one of Malaga’s many trendy rooftop bars, where you will have an amazing view over the city.

Coming down to Málaga means taking the risk of falling in love with this city and never wanting to leave again. But it will be worth it! The sun is out and it’s time to make the birthplace of Picasso the birthplace of your Spanish language skills!

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Malaga’s central market dates back to the 14th century. It was originally built by the Moors as a shipbuilder's yard and the Arabic name “Atarazanas” can be loosely translated as such.
With its fascinating history, the market has an enchanting atmosphere and is a great place to go shopping for all kinds of local produce including olives, oils, fish, seasonal fruit and vegetables.

It’s open from Monday to Saturday (closed on Sundays) from 8:00am until 14:00pm

ATARAZANAS MARKET

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Malaga is a beachside city, so a list of activities is not complete without a mention of its coastline. Some of Malaga's most popular beaches include Playa las Acacias in the east, Playa de la Malagueta in the centre and Playa de la Misericordia in the west which are all very family-friendly with plenty of facilities including children’s playgrounds, restaurants and beach bars.

PLAYA LA MALAGUETA

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The Picasso Museum is Malaga’s most renowned museum and celebrates the life and work of the city’s most famous artist. It has recently expanded its collection and now displays 233 works of art. Entry is free for the last two hours on Sundays.

PICASSO MUSEUM

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Malaga´s cathedral was built between 1528 and 1782 on or near the site of a former mosque. While original plans had allowed for two towers, both lack of funds those donated to American Independence resulted in the completion of only one, giving rise to the name by which the cathedral is affectionately referred to, La Manquita, loosely interpreted as "one armed woman"

MÁLAGA´S CATHEDRAL

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The beaches around the area of Pedregalejo in the east are highly recommended. Pedregalejo is one of Malaga’s oldest fishing neighbourhoods and a great place to stay in the city, it boasts a wealth of coves, beaches and plenty of entertainment for all the family.

PEDREGALEJO

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The Pompidou Centre is both an art museum and art gallery split into three parts - a museum, a temporary exhibition space and a children’s workshop area. Collections include photography, design, architecture and video and there are exhibitions of creative arts such as dance, film and spoken word. Entry is free between 16:00pm and 20:00pm on Sundays.

POMPIDOU´S MUSEUM

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At the foot of the Gibralfaro Castle, watching over the city with its three concentric walls, the Alcazaba de Málaga welcomes us majestically. Centuries of history cross in this palace-fortress of the Muslim era, and they are there waiting for us to discover it. It is one of the symbolic monuments of the city and a must see

LA ALCAZABA

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Going to Malaga and not visiting Calle Larios is like going to New York and not walking along Fifth Avenue. The popular street in the capital of the Costa del Sol contains all manner of traditional businesses and the world's main fashion brands, making it the shopping epicentre of Malaga.
The street, which although referred to as “Larios” by the people of Malaga is actually called “Marqués de Larios”, named after the Larios family.
It is located in the centre of Malaga (beside the Port of Malaga).

LARIO´S STREET

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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.

GIBRALFARO´S CASTLE

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With modern shops, restaurants and bars bordering one side of the central orange tree-lined promenade and exclusive yachts flanking the other, Muelle Uno is not your average shopping complex. The waterfront open-air mall offers a contemporary shopping and dining experience by the sea, with stunning views of La Alcazaba to remind you of the city's Moorish past.

MUELLE UNO

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Malaga’s Botanical Gardens is 250,000 square metres of over 2000 species of plants and trees and it’s one of the most exotic and diverse botanical gardens in Europe. The gardens are an oasis of foliage, water features, birds and insects. During the winter months, entry is free all day Sunday from 9:30am to 16:30pm. In summer, entry is free on Sunday afternoons after 15:30pm, making it the perfect place to spend an afternoon or day in peaceful tranquillity.

BOTANICAL GARDEN
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