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Malaga has it all

A privileged geographic location, mild weather all year round, some of the best golf courses in Europe, the most beautiful beaches and the legendary Costa del Sol, with Puerto Banús as the choice destination of the rich and famous from all over the world—Malaga boasts a 160 kilometer coastline. The Mediterranean Sea washes the banks of 14 towns in the province of Malaga. You can find hidden corners surrounded by pure nature as well as consolidated tourist areas. The eastern and western parts of the province feature attractive beaches that have made the Costa del Sol one of the premium…

Fourth Biennial of Flamenco Art of Malaga

The Fourth Biennial of Flamenco Art of Malaga takes place from February 17th to September 20th 2015, featuring over 200 artists from the three flamenco art forms: song, dance and guitar. The artists include José Mercé, Eva La Yerbabuena, Marina Heredia, Farruquito, Argentina, El Pipa, La Moneta, El Pele and Antonio Canales. Emblematic stages such as the Cave of Nerja, the Castle of Gibralfaro in Malaga, the Muralla del Carmen city wall in Ronda and the Corralón de Santa Sofía will be the venues for spectacular performances, taking advantage of the natural and cultural wealth of the province of Malaga.…

Going out for tapas—much more than just eating

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Tapas in Spain are essentially aperitifs served at bars in certain regions to accompany your drink, normally a beer or a glass of wine, making it easier to counter the effects of alcohol or simply as a way of encouraging you to keep ordering drinks. The tapa is usually included in the price, so if you pay 2 euros for a beer you’re really paying for the beer and the tapa along the side. This is a custom that has become rooted in nearly every town in Spain, although in some places the tapa may be a dish of olives…

The impressive Serranía de Ronda

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Ronda is an Andalusian city in the province of Malaga founded over 1,000 years ago. Its landscape, urban layout and history make it unique from every standpoint. Its old quarter, declared a Historic-Artistic Site, features a succession of buildings of various architectural styles and many charming corners. Starting with the 19th century Alameda del Tajo you can start to savor the grandiose ‘Dream City’ described by Rainer Maria Rilke and the singular beauty of its natural surroundings. The city is best visited slowly, so that you can see all the details of old Arab medina, which still conserves part of…

Wherever and however you look at it, Andalusia will steal your heart

The Andalusian territory is brimming with magic, enchantment and charm, regardless of the province or provinces that you deem most to your liking. In Andalusia you will feel completely comfortable and relaxed, and you will be delighted by its people, its customs and its culture. The Andalusian sun has become one of the main attractions for tourists who come from all corners of the world, as the Andalusian community receives some three thousand hours of sunshine per year. But the sun is not Andalusia’s only attraction; there is also its beautiful, golden beaches which captivate visitors who arrive on vacations…

Golf in Málaga, everything for the sport

Andalusia, Spain’s autonomous community of golf par excellence. Between Cádiz and Málaga alone, the number of golf courses is close to the hundred mark, with Málaga and its Costa del Sol boasting the majority of them. With more than 300 days of sun per year, it is the perfect place for enjoying this sport. This list is a good example of the offer. -    Aloha Golf. This is a course of precision and power that has been recognized by the Council of Tourism, Commerce and Sport for the “great landscape values of the flora of the trees and hedges that…

Pablo Picasso, Málaga’s most universal artist

Painter, sculptor, engraver and draftsman. Pablo Picasso is considered one of the geniuses of contemporary art. Creator of Cubism, together with Georges Braque and Juan Gris, Picasso, the son of also-artist José Ruiz Blasco, was born in Málaga in 1881. In 1895 he moved with his family to Barcelona, where the young painter surrounded himself with a group of artists and men of letters, with whom he would meet in Els Quatre Gats bar. Between 1901 and 1904 he alternated his residence between Madrid, Barcelona and Paris, while his painting entered the stage known as the Blue Period (Periodo Azul),…

Málaga and golf, two inseparable concepts

Andalusia, Spain’s autonomous community of golf par excellence. Between Cádiz and Málaga alone, the number of golf courses nears one hundred, and Málaga and its Costa del Sol boast the vast majority of them. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, it is the ideal spot to practice this sport. Take this list as an example. -    Aloha Golf. This is a course of precision and punch which has been recognized by the Department of Tourism, Commerce and Sport for the “great scenic value of the delightful and varied orography of the land and the naturalness and spontaneity of…

En route to Andalusia

The cultural, natural and human wonders of Andalusia are truly endless. Andalusia is not just folklore; Andalusia is nature, sport, traditions, cultural fusion, surprise… Córdoba is well worth a prolonged visit. It is the palace city of Medina Azahara and, inside it, the Jewish quarter and its courtyards invite you to lose yourself. Intangible Heritage of Humanity but, above all, Córdoba is worth visiting for its Cathedral, in the heart of the old mosque. Seville is always a cultural reference point within and outside of Andalusia. The Reales Alcázares (a royal palace with gardens), the Cathedral –the third largest in…

Andalusia, a golfer’s paradise

  Andalusia is Spain’s golfing paradise par excellence. Between the provinces of Cádiz and Málaga, there are a total of 94 golf courses, with Málaga, and specifically the Costa del Sol, boasting the greatest concentration of golf courses in Andalusia. The first thing that catches the attention of visitors who arrive in this region for the first time is the simplicity of its people, the mild climate, lush vegetation and the wide variety of places to spend unforgettable days. From the town of Nerja, where Málaga’s biggest caves are found, as well as the famous ‘Balcony of Europe’, with its…