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Malaga – tips and trivia for your great trip

Did you know that there are lots of museums in Malaga? And that the last name Picasso comes from Liguria?
If your answer is “no”, you will find here in this article all the information to satisfy your own wildest questions! We can start by some useful and general information: MALAGA is located in the South of Spain, exactly in the Andalusia Region; it is an important tourist port on the Mediterranean Sea and it can also be reached by ferry.

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Malaga obviously boasts many attractions as indeed all the cities of the Spanish coast:show off  their beautiful beaches, but also many monuments and historic buildings, which are all evidence of the past and of the cultures that have enriched this city.
But what does  Malaga offer to travelers?  The large number of museums in the city is indeed one of the greatest fascination: its art museums can be historical or very recently born, some even just in 2015!
This example show that Malaga is certainly worth visiting.
The first-ever museum created here, that we should not be missed, it is without any doubt the PICASSO MUSEUM located in the Palace of the Counts of Buenavista. The artist’s heirs donated a large number of works from their private collection to the museum to allow everyone to enjoy them. In the heart of the old city you will find the PICASSO FOUNDATION, located in the artist’s birthplace. Pablo Ruiz y Picasso was born in Malaga on 25 October 1881. His father, José Ruiz y Blasco was a painter and drawing teacher. The surname Picasso was rather that of the maternal great-grandfather, Thomas Picasso, a native Italian in the Province of Genoa, who had moved to Spain.

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Pablo Picasso lived his childhood in Malaga, before going to Barcelona. His father immediately understood his talent and gave him the tools to cultivate it.
In the various rooms of the Foundation you can admire his first sketches but also the result of the various techniques used by the young Picasso – like the engravings. There are many family heirlooms and photographs, then there is also the artist’s self-portrait.
Another great museum of Malaga  is the Centre Pompidou MALAGA. Fantastic also the RUSSIAN MUSEUM OF SAINT PETERSBURG, both inaugurated in 2015.
The Centre Pompidou MALAGA displays a choice of many works from the Centre Pompidou in Paris; this exhibition changes every two years; there are permanent collections of artists such as De Chirico, Magritte, Chagall, Giacometti, Miro and Picasso.
The RUSSIAN MUSEUM OF ST. PETERSBURG, located in the old tobacco factory, shows works of the XV y and XX centuries, with Byzantine icons and more recent works of the Soviet era; There are works of artists such as Repin, Kandinsky and Chagall as well as those of several lesser-known painters.
Near the Russian Museum it is located also the AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM, in Tabacalera. Opened in 2010 it occupies an area of ​​7000 square meters.In it you will find the private collection of Joao Magalhaes, the great result of years of passion that the collector itself wanted to share with visitors. There are many different areas: we start from 1898 and will continue with the machines of the Belle Époque, the English tradition, Art Deco or Dolce Vita, etc … On display Bugatti, Bentley, Mercedes, Ferrari, Jaguar, and the Rolls-Royce! Certainly you would like to get behind the wheel and drive, for once, these beautiful masterpieces of style and mechanics!
Completely changing the topic, you can visit and  enter the MUSEO DE ARTE FLAMENCO PENA JUAN BREVA. It was inaugurated in 2008 and named after the greatest singer of  Flamenco in Malaga. There are several rooms, each filled with surprises: you can start admiring the paintings and photographs representing singers, dancers and musicians in costumes of various periods, then you will move on to the guitars, some of them very ancient, without forgetting all the records, discs, movies and even books. Everything is here to retrace the history of flamenco and the artists who have made of their passion a real art. In this city of Malaga this music has had a particularly important role: the city not only gave birth to various artists but it has hosted so many coming here to study and improve.

Near the MUSEUM PENA JUAN BREVA you can keep on the visit moving to the CENTRO DE ARTE FLAMENCO KELIPE where we recommend you to spend at least one night:. In fact you will have the opportunity to attend (but maybe “to watch” is not the right word, it should be said “to participate”) to a show that will not forget so soon! Here we go with the FLAMENCO, the true, absolutely beautiful and captivating music of this land!
After visiting these interesting museums and have had a fantastic musical night, it will be great to start a new day by going to CASTILLO DE GIBRALFARO, located on top of a hill, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city.

The most beautiful locations in Spain

Spain’s history and culture is amazingly rich and interesting. From ancient monuments left by the Romans and the Moors, medieval castles and the white villages of Andalusia inland, to the vibrant city of Barcelona and Madrid, there is a great mixture of cultural attractions in Spain. The landscape is equally diverse. The evergreen estuaries of Galicia could not be more different from the deserts of Almeria or from the rugged mountains of the Sierra Nevada. And then there are the countless sparkling beaches that dot the Spanish coastline. Although busy in the summer, you can also find some secluded beaches. In short, Spain is the place for all kinds of tourists: those who want to, of course, sip sangria in a dream beach, for those who want to enjoy the Spanish culture full of flamenco and bullfighting, those seeking to discover the history of Spain through its many historical and artistic treasures. For all so much fun, so much scenery which is always different.

Spain has much to offer: breathtaking landscapes, art, architecture and culture. A holiday in this land has some milestones not to be missed. Here are the most beautiful places in Spain.

1024px-Granada_from_aboveGranada, Spain

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This wonderful city is an amazing place to visit. It is located at the base of the Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain in Spain, and it is an excellent place for winter sports, but also in  summer for its nearby beaches. In Granada many and various events are also organized .


Located just north of the Spanish coast, Barcelona is the most cosmopolitan and lively city of Spain. Despite the fact that the city boasts many breathtaking monuments of the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance periods, the Modernist building is no doubt the feature that best describes Barcelona, ​​particularly in the works of Antoni Gaudi. La Rambla, the colourful restaurants, the large trees and the Gothic Quarter with its Gothic buildings, the Roman ruins and several bars and restaurants, are locations certainly worth a visit.

To reach Barcelona besides the flights and buses, it is worthy to check a trip by ferry. Excellent low fares are to be find here: www.ok-ferry.com/en/barcelona-ferries.aspx


This medieval town in northern Spain has many fascinating attractions. For example, the Gothic house of prayer has been considered as one of the most important religious structures in all of Spain. In the beautiful mountain ranges around the city there are several places to visit.

Fachada_catedral_de_pamplonaPamplona Cathedral, Spain

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In the same way that you might expect from the capital of the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun), Malaga also has amazing beaches and an incredible climate. This vibrant city has much more to offer than ocean, sand, and light. You will come across it in many incredible monuments including the royal residence of the lords, the Alcazaba, the most representative building of Malaga from the Moorish period. The city boasts buildings from the wonderful designs, and an energizing nightlife. After dinner, you can indulge in theatres, clubs and traditional bar.

Costa Brava

It is characterized by its shores, and its landscape that resembles a paradise blue, with excellent tourist accommodation and beautiful beaches.


The Rock of Gibraltar is about 200 million years old and has 143 caves, over 30 kilometres road and several miles of galleries. The city of Gibraltar features many valuable historical periods, too: in the twelfth century a Moorish city,  in the fifteenth century Spaniard domination and in the eighteenth century it became a British province. Gibraltar has a rich nightlife with many discos and nightclubs.

1024px-KHAOYAIMalaga, Spain

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It is one of the main tourist resorts in Europe partly because of its large coastline which is divided between the Platja de Ponent, located to the west and Platja de Llevant which lies to the east. Many are located near Benidorm theme parks. Benidorm is also one of the most moden cities in Spain but there are plenty of historical places as Tossal de la Cala, a former Iberian town, such as El Mirador de la Punta del Canfali, a lookout perched on a small hill Platja de Ponient and Playa de Llevant and the Church of St. James and St. Anne, built between 1740 and 1780.


Valencia is the third largest city of Spain. Valencia offers many sunny beaches that are a short drive from the city. It’ s just as prestigious for its orange groves as it is for its vibrant nightlife. The roundup of the pubs and many holiday destinations in Valencia are endless; there is plenty of fun and outdoor activities: golf, cycling and tennis. Do not miss the Science Park which highlights three different multimedia shows: Planetarium, Imax and Omniscan. And then the Palace of Arts, a concentration of art with music, dance, theatre.

San Sebastian

San Sebastian is a beautiful city, which boasts extraordinary beaches cha attract many tourists every year. Playa de la Concha is the largest beach in San Sebastian, is sunny and it is the best beach for swimming. When you are tanned enough you can direct us to the Old Town (Parte Vieja), dotted with excellent seafood restaurants and tapas bars. After dinner you can go to one of the many stylish bars and clubs.