—Malaga & Province

 
More than just the image of fiestas and tambourines. Despite its fame for la feria, sun and beach, the Province of Malaga could be defined as the most unknown of all Andalusian autonomous provinces. Unknown is the landscape with the protected areas for their ecological value; the wide offer in different sports, in and outside the Mediterranean Sea; and the gastronomic and pastry tradition. Unknown is the most historical and monumental side which in the capital itself is exposed to the visitor by a simple walk. Even unknown are the different museums, of which the international tourist only knows the just recently opened Picasso Museum. As you see, there is plenty to discover in the 7 280 square kilometres that make up this small province in the southeast of Andalusia. A restored and exultant capital and 101 municipalities with their strong, own identity. Though nobody pretends that the endless number of mountains, museums and castles banishes completely the leisure offer of Malaga. There are also plenty of opportunities for those who do not feel like admiring stones with historical value. For example the nightlife of Malaga, or the abundant fun parks allocated in the area, such as Selwo, Selwo Marina, The Zoo of Fuengirola and the water parks Aqualand, Parque Acuatico de Mijas and Aquavelis. Of course, the party goes on during the famous Feria de Agosto. The best known of all popular festivals celebrated during the year in the whole province that fills the streets of Malaga with colour, music and people. This Andalusian province is probably not the most beautiful, nor the largest, nor the most historical one. But with no doubt the sum of all its facets make Malaga the most charismatic. As its badge states, Malaga is "noble, hospitable..." It is commonly said that it is impossible to leave the town without feeling a bit like a citizen of Malaga. Not in vain many people remain, some forever.
 
 


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