Malaga is the second city of southern Spain, after Seville, and also one of the poorest although the historic center still has a great deal of charm. It is the main city on the Costa del Sol, the richest and fastest growing resort area in the Mediterranean. Along the old fishing villages of El Palo and Pedregalejo are a series of small beaches and a small promenade lines with some of the best fish and seafood restaurants in the entire province. Overlooking the town and port are the Moorish citadels of Alcazaba, where the lengthy excavation of a Roman amphitheater goes on to this day, and the Gibralfaro castle.
Malaga’s most famous son, born here in 1881, is honored in the new Museo Picasso, which displays works spanning his entire career, from his earliest sketches to some of his last paintings just before his death in 1973.