The place where I live is called Málaga in Andalucia, Spain.It is situated in the Costa del Sol, south of Spain (Mediterranean Sea) and it is the sixth-largest city in Spain and the southern most large city in Europe.
Among many ot her advantages like the nice weather (subtropical-mediterraneanclimate), the beach, the sea, the country side and its villages, Malaga City has many tourist attractions. The most important are:
The Plaza del Obispo is located close to the famous Cathedral of Málaga, called the “Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica de la Encarnación”. This Cathedralis a Roman Catholic church constructed between 1528 and 1782 and it was designed by Diego de Siloe. It remain sun finished because it doesn’t have these condtower built and for that reason it is popularly called ‘La Manquita’(one-harmed). But it is beautiful and huge. Don’t miss the chance to go and seeit! In thes quare you can also find the Episcopal Palace of Málaga.
Muelle Uno is located just next to the sea port of Málaga. There you can find a lot of restaurants, shops and the Centre Pompidou where you can enjoynice art exhibitions in the museum. This place has nice views and a very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere to go for a walk.
Marqués de Larios Street is the most famous Street in Málaga and it is also considered one of the most elegant streets in Spain during the 19th century. The most expensive rentals and business are located here. It sped estration was inaugurated on December, 2002. You can find numerous fashion shops, bars, ice cream shops, restaurants, wide terraces and mime artists. Many tourists visit this street every day as there is a lovely atmosphere. Therefore, at Christmas, Larios Street stands out because of its impressive lights and ornaments and it also be comesthe center of the Málaga fair in August. At the end of this street you will find Plaza de la Constitución which is one of the most important squares in Málaga.
Plaza de la Merced is also one of the main squares in the center of the city. You can find an obelisk which pay shomage to General Torrijos and the Picasso Natal home in this square. The house where Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born promotes and boosts the work of the artist. It is a very prestigious center which contains the history about Picasso and hispain tings, his sculptures and his illustrations forbooks. Nowadays, this museum ‘Casa Natal’ is one of the most well-known museums of Picasso all over the world.
During the construction of the House of Culture in Málaga, there mains of the Roman Theatre were discovered in 1951. It is part of the archaelogical remains from the Roman Empire in Malaka ‘Málaga’ along with the Alcazaba and the Gibralfaro Castle. The Roman Theatre has semicircular steps and a stage where concerts of classical or modern music and plays are performed nowadays. The Alcazaba is an Arabic place constructed by the Muslims between 1057 and 1063. It has walls that once were used to protect Muslim people who were being attacked by the Catholic King army. The Gibralfaro Castle is a fort ress located next to the Alcazaba, on the top of the hill over the city of Málaga where you can enjoy really lovely and panoramic views and take great pictures.
Regarding essential food and drinks to try in Málaga, I have to high light ‘friedfish’ and ‘espetos’ (grilled sardines), Malaga Style Salad (potatos, cod, onion, Aloreña olives and orange), meat balls in almond sauce (my mum’s are the best!), porra antequerana, egg plant with sugar can esyrup, artichokes, pil-pilp rawns, musk at wine/home made vermouth and dry musk at White wine. Have you tried it?
People in Málaga usually is very friendly, funny and happy. You can find people from many different cultures and countries. Málaga is an amazing city and it has an important cultural infrastructure and artistich eritage which have culminated in the nomination of Málaga as a candidate for the 2016 European Capital of Culture. I also was born in Málaga and I feel lucky for that. Do you know Málaga? What are you waiting for?