Malaga city, bordered by the Mediterranean sea, is located in the South of Spain in the Andalucia region and in an area that is also known as Costa del Sol. It is the 5th largest city in Spain with its population of about 600,000 people and is both a modern business centre of the South and a typical Andalucian city with its relaxed atmosphere.
There’s plenty in Malaga to keep culture vultures happy for a couple of days. Right in the centre, you come across Phoenician and Roman remains, vestiges of the city’s Moorish heritage, opulent Baroque churches and stunning contemporary architecture. And the city’s clutch of art galleries and museums seems to be ever-growing as Malaga increasingly positions itself as one of Spain’s cultural hotspots.
Museo Picasso Málaga charts the career of Malaga’s most famous son, with work dating from the late-19th century until his death in 1973. Situated in the Palacio de Buenavista, the museum is a few minutes away from the house where Picasso was born on Plaza de la Merced (also a museum). At least three temporary exhibitions, featuring work from Picasso’s contemporaries, are usually running, and there’s a good shop and café.