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5 Major Tourist Attractions In Malaga

Malaga is a favorite destination for tourists from around the world. Malaga offers beaches, hiking, architectural sites, art museums, and excellent shopping and cuisine. Malaga also offers some genuinely interesting historical and cultural attractions in its old city.  The weather in Malaga make tourists comfortable to visit throughout the year. Regions on the beach have an average of over 300 days with sunny weather and hot sun in one year. The temperature was quite friendly all season.

Here are 5 major tourist attractions in Malaga:

1. La Alcazaba

La Alcazaba of Málaga is one of most popular tourist attractions in Malaga, witnessed the passage of Arab civilization in Andalusia. It has over 100 towers, including La Torre de la Vela near La Plaza de Armas where you can see almost the entire city. Alcazaba Fortress was built in 1040 by King Badis from the Zirid dynasty, who was thus trying to protect his family from invaders. The fortress was raised up on a hill.

2. Gibralfaro Castle

It is the ruins of a Moorish castle. It was built during the Phoenician Punic period and it is open for visitors between 9:00 and 18:00. Gibralfaro Castle and Alcazaba of Malaga are communicated through a passage joined by two towers. Today can be visited and from it can be seen a wonderful view of the City Centre and on clear days even can see the coast of Rif (North Africa) and the Strait of Gibraltar.

3. Roman Theater 

Roman Theatre  is located close to the Alcazaba Fortress. The Theatre was used for entertainment for about four centuries now, even though the Moors used some of the remains of the theatre to build some fortresses nearby. Constructed under the administration of the Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus and used until mid-third century, the Roman theatre was hidden from the eyes of the world for many centuries until it was found by chance in the middle of last century. The theatre ruins were found in 1951, when the authorities were planning to build a new garden in the region.

4 The Picasso Museum

Malaga is the birth place of the painter Pablo Picasso, he was born in 1881. One of the world's many Picasso museums, it opened in 2003 in the Buenavista Palace, and has 285 works donated by members of Picasso's family. Besides its role displaying the work of Picasso, the museum has also committed itself to relaunch the city's cultural life, and to focus not only on tourism but on the local culture.

5. The Cathedral

Malaga's cathedral is established on the former Great Mosque, after the reconquest in 1528. An architectural peculiarity of the cathedral is that it combines styles as diverse as a Gothic foundation, Renaissance facades and a baroque tower, as the construction lasted for several centuries due to lack of funding.