The Andalusian city of Malaga, known as the capital of Costa del Sol in Spain, has been a Phoenician city (Malaka) and a Roman city (Malaca), with an always intensive maritime activity, and it holds the ruins, monuments and traces of a long artistic, military and religious history. From left to right in the photo, part of the Malagueta neighborhood and Marina Malaga, the Piers Muelle Uno and Muelle Dos, and the Centre Pompidou Malaga of modern and contemporary art, which is recognized by the huge multicolored crystal cube on the lower part of the picture. In the center of the photo, between the Pier’s restaurants, another more ancient cube stands outs, the Carmen chapel building, dating from 1531.
Malaga and the port from Gibralfaro
In this picture from Gibralfaro Castle you can see the port of Malaga with the large ships that constantly visit the city from all around the Mediterranean and beyond the Pillars of Hercules. The white undulating band next to the Mediterranean corresponds to the expansion of "Muelle Dos" (Pier Two), and the activities and promenade area known as the "Palmeral de las Sorpresas" (Palm Tree grove of Surprises), with more than 400 palm trees, next to which many ships berth as well. The green zone parallel to the sea is the park of Malaga, and in the lower part of the picture you can see the Malaga Town Hall building with its clock tower.
Malagueta beach and San Anton hill
The Malaga coastline, with the Malagueta beach along the sea promenade Pablo Ruiz Picasso. In the background, the San Anton hill, and on the right, the Pinares de San Anton quarter, part of the East Malaga district.
Malaga Cathedral bell tower
The Cathedral of Malaga as seen from its gardens. The tower on the right is the north one, the highest, with 84 meters (276 feet), which can be seen from the Mediterranean and from all around the city.
The Alcazaba of Malaga
Malaga's Roman Theater ruins
The Roman Theater, rediscovered in 1951, was built during the 1st century, making use of the slope offered by the hillside of Mount Gibralfaro. In some areas the consolidating material can be clearly seen, which is applied to contribute to the preservation of archaeological materials, and to avoid in this case detachments and cracking of this historical monument.
The biznaguero statue
The statue of the biznagas seller in the Pedro Luis Alonso gardens. Biznagas are a floral arrangement typical of Malaga, composed of jasmines. Behind the statue, on the left, the Malaga Town Hall building, and on the right, the Alcazaba.
Wall and tower of the Alcazaba of Malaga
The window of the tower on the right displays geometric designs characteristic of Islamic art, and also features a spire on top with four orbs of decreasing size, like those present in the minarets of Muslim mosques.
An Arabic vaulted ceiling in the Alcazaba palace
The Alcazaba includes a palace within the fortress, with courtyards, gardens and various rooms such as the one in the photo with a detailed ornamental work, combining various geometric shapes and projecting elements resembling stalactites.
North tower of the Malaga Cathedral
The Cathedral of Malaga is considered an unfinished work, whose construction was interrupted in 1782, and consequently only the north tower of the two planned was completed. This asymmetry produced by the towers has given the Malaga Cathedral the nickname "La Manquita" (The little one-armed lady).
Part of the south wall of Gibralfaro Castle
This fortress was built by the Caliph Abderraman in the 10th century, and later modified by the Sultan of Granada, Yusuf I, in the 14th century. During the reconquest, in 1487, it was besieged and taken by the Catholic monarchs.
Malaga's Farola from the Alcazaba
Beyond the grove belonging to the park of Malaga, the pier continues along the Malagueta neighborhood with various types of restaurants on one side of the promenade, and ships on the other, up to the "Farola", Malaga’s lighthouse from 1817. Beyond the lighthouse is the Marina Malaga.
Malaga and Gibralfaro
Malagueta and Port of Malaga
The city of Malaga from the Gibralfaro Castle
Malaga Center district
In this view of the Malaga Center you can see, on the right, the double wall of the Alcazaba, as well as its towers and gardens, and you can appreciate its elevated position in relation to the modern buildings and the sea level. In the background, the rectangular silver-roofed building corresponds to the Malaga Museum.
Malaga and its port from Gibralfaro
Panoramic photo of Malaga from the Castle of Gibralfaro.
In the center of the picture, the north tower of the Malaga Cathedral. On the left, in the background and through the fog, you can see the outlines of Sierra de Mijas.