By Abby Kloppenburg
Málaga
Spain
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As one of the oldest cities in the Europe dating back to 770 BC, Málaga, Spain has a rich history documented by archaeological remains and ancient monuments that attract people to this beautiful city on the Mediterranean Sea each year. As the birthplace to renowned painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso, Málaga’s cultural and artistic heritage has culminated in a nomination for the 2016 European Capital of Culture. In addition to its serene beaches, delicious restaurants and thriving cosmopolitan nightlife, Málaga has become an ideal destination for travelers worldwide. 
   
Escapewizard.com can easily assist you in booking a visit to Málaga. The Málaga Airport (AGP) is the main landing point in this city, and tickets can be booked from this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Since Málaga is at the center of Costa del Sol, a major tourist region, Escapewizard.com wishes to assist you in sifting through lists of hotels to choose the best one to meet your needs. Visit this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) for assistance.
   
Málaga is shielded from the North winds by its mountains, giving the city some of the warmest temperatures in Spain, 300 days of sunlight per year, and weather that EscapeWizard.com knows you will enjoy. This city has one of the highest concentrations of world-class golf courses, giving it the nickname “Costa del Golf.” For families there are theme parks, go-karting, safari parks, and sprawling public gardens – including the Alameda Gardens and the Jardines de la Concepcion. Benalmadena's Puerto Marina & ‘24 hour square' and Marbella's Puerto Banus are hot spots for younger visitors, although their peak hours are between midnight and dawn.
   
Málaga also has many beautiful, high quality (marked by blue flags) and unpolluted beaches to relax upon. The tourist town Torremolinos, for example, hugs the Los Alamos, Playamar, El Bajondillo and the La Carihuela beaches. The town of Fuengirola contains a promenade that divides the sprawling sands of Carvajal, Torreblanca, Los Boliches and Fuengirola.
     
For the history buffs out there, Málaga’s illustrious past has left behind several marks that EscapeWizard encourages you to visit. La Alcazaba, a fortress dating back to The Moors’ occupation in 1065, is now a captivating archaeological museum. An impressive park on Calle Alameda also dates back to this time period and has one of the most celebrated botanical collections in Europe.

Pablo Picasso’s infamous paintings can be found at numerous galleries throughout the city, including the 16th century Museum of Fine Arts and the Museo Picasso Málaga, the latter of which has been converted from a palace to an authentic art experience and one of Málaga’s main attractions. Picasso’s birthplace in Plaza Merced – an EscapeWizard favorite - is also a fascinating archive of his life and works, an exhibit that is free and open to the public. Málaga is also the motherland to Antonio Banderas, who performed at and still visits the city’s main theatre, the Teatro Cervantes.
   
In addition to its long historical background, Málaga is also known for its delectable seafood. The city is famous for its “pescaito frito,” a selection of small fried fish that provides a light and crispy traditional snack. There are also many small fishing villages along the coast, especially in the El Palo area, where the seafood is often served fresh from the ocean that day.
   
When night falls and the cool Mediterranean air drifts throughout the city, Málaga truly comes alive. EscapeWizard recommends the city’s nightlife districts, which can be found along the streets of the Plaza de la Merced, the Plaza de la Constitucion, Calle Granada, Calle Alcazabilla, Calle La Malagueta and Calle Larios. For a more relaxed soiree, the Plaza Mayor and the Malga Nostrum Leisure Center have a cinema, disco and bowling alley. With the waves still lapping at the shore and the mountains framing the horizon, the beauty of Málaga is still visible at night.
   
From the bustling city to the utopian beaches to the fascinating historical sites, Málaga, Spain has something for everyone. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity and book your vacation today with EscapeWizard.com!