The port city of Malaga is located in the resort area of Costa del Sol on the southern coast of Spain. It is part of the autonomous region of Andalusia and is its second largest. Malaga is beloved by tourists for its warm climate, unbelievably beautiful scenery and cozy beaches.
Malaya was founded by the Finns around 1100 A.D., who came from the ancient city of Tyre to fish and fisheries. During the period of the Roman Empire, Malaga became an important European port. After being conquered by the Arabs in the eighth century, it became the economic center of the Emirates. In the fifteenth century, Malaga was conquered by the Moors and joined to Caiceland.
The architectural structure of Malaga reflects a period of its history. The earliest historical monument is the Roman theater, built in the first and second centuries of our era during the period of the Ancient Roman Empire. Not far from the Theatre of Rome are the ruins of the Alcazaba Palace, built by the Arabs around the 11th century. Around the palace, a parkland has spread out, delighting tourists with its laconic labyrinths of palaces, an abundance of exotic plants and fantasies of bizarre shapes. Directly from the palace grounds, a special crossing takes you to the harbor castle at Hibarlafaro. The citadel was originally built by the Phoenicians and then rebuilt by the Arabs in the 14th century.
The Cathedral of Malaga is a unique architectural structure. It combines different architectural styles: the base of the building is Art Nouveau, the walls are Renaissance, and the towers are Baroque.
The city of Malaga has two museums dedicated to the life and work of its native Pálalo Picasso, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Interactive Museum of Music, and the Municipal Museum.
In the center of the city, the Botanical Gardens contain plants from all over the world. The 14-kilometer long beachfront of Málaga has 16 beaches equipped with recreational areas for children and adults, a network of cafes and a network of restaurants.
Mallaga has been running a variety of festivals and carnivals all year long.
- Air quality: 22 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 570,000 people
- GDP: $26,695 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 27 Mbps
- Best wireless: simyo
- Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
- Tipping: Tipping in Spain may not be considered customary, but there are certain places when it’s acceptable to leave a few coins. A good rule of thumb is to skip the tip at cheaper restaurants and leave up to 10 percent when service exceeds expectations in upscale dining establishments.
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Best coworking space: Nido
- Online electronics shop: Amazon
- Best short-haul air carrier: Vueling
- Best intl air carrier: Etihad Airways
- Monthly costs for expat: $1500
- Monthly costs for family: $3200
- Monthly costs for local: $950
- Meal: $10
- Small Cola: $1.6
- Beer 1 Pint: $5
- Coffee: $2.5
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