Calle Coronado, 2, Centro de Málaga, 29008 Málaga
The capital of Malaga is consolidated increasingly as a major tourist and holiday destinations in Southern Europe which is reflected in the 3,150,000 tourists visited in 2008 overcoming the barrier of 3,000,000 remains the second most visited capital of Spain, only surpassed by Zaragoza that last year housed the headquarters of the Universal Exhibition.
The kindness of its climate, the vast extent of light hours per day, and the great cultural and leisure are the prefect complement to sun and beach tourism in the Costa del Sol in its capital, Malaga, took each an increasingly important role in the choice of holiday destination.
Besides the huge attraction of the Picasso Museum, Casa Natal and Foundation with the same name (all in the surroundings of La Casa de Las Mercedes) tourists can enjoy the Muslim past of the city visiting the Alcazaba, recreated in the restored ruins of the Roman theater and impressions with one of the most precious jewels of Andalusia Renaissance, the Cathedral of the Incarnation. The Sagrario Church, the Episcopal Palace and Zea Salvatierra Palace are also monuments that the visitor should not leave behind as it passed through the city of Málaga.
But Picasso is not the only museum exhibition room of great interest in the city, as are becoming increasingly important other galleries like the Contemporary Art Center (the most visited last year) and generally up to 24 museum with the inclusion of the Fine Arts Museum and Museum of Holy Week in Malaga to become one of the cities with the highest density of museums in town.
Malaga also tops the lists of students of Spanish in Spain which makes it an extremely cosmopolitan city and gives it an atmosphere of modernity and youth that can be breathed in every corner of the Andalusian capital.
Besides, the national professional conferences and international standing is booming as the sixth Spanish capital in such events. The advent of high speed train in December 2007, expanding the international airport is underway and the adequacy of the port where today’s biggest cruise ship world, are factors that have contributed greatly to this progress.
The leisure offer is also not lagging behind with a wide range of traditional restaurants, as the purest modern design, cafes, tapas bars or drinks, etc. founding La Casa de Las Mercedes in the center of the environment, next to the Plaza de La Merced, and yet enjoy the absolute peace of mind for the rest Hinestrosa street where is located.
Finally, the variety of parks and tropical gardens invites the traveler to walk through this beautiful city with everything needed for an unforgettable stay we are sure that you will want to come back on future occasions.
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