As one of Spain’s most popular holiday destinations, Malaga continues to appeal to a wide range of local and international visitors. This eclectic city has a lot to offer and is famous for its wonderfully warm climate.
Malaga is a port city, located on the famous southern Spanish Costa Del Sol. As one of the most southernmost cities in Europe, the area is renowned for its warm climate, and experiences around 300 days of sunshine a year.
Malaga can lay claim to being one of the world’s oldest cities and was established by the Phoenicians in 770 BC. It was originally called Malaka. In 218 BC it became part of the Roman Empire and after that, the city spent 800 years under Moorish rule. This means that Malaga’s history diverse and fascinating. Its Moorish Alcazaba fortress is over a thousand years old and overlooks the partially restored Roman amphitheatre.
Malaga’s beautiful central Cathedral is known affectionately to locals as La Manquita – which means one-armed lady. This is because it only has one tower and looks like it hasn’t quite been finished! Although there has been ample opportunity to add the missing tower – this has never happened because the locals are fond if it just the way it is!
The artist Picasso was born in Malaga and the City is very proud of its links to the artist. You can visit both his childhood home and the dedicated Picasso museum which contains more than 200 of his artworks.
Malaga is also home to the Spanish branch of the Parisian Pompidou centre where you will find an interesting selection of contemporary art.
The locals in Malaga are famous for their capacity to eat good food – and lots of it!
As a coastal town, fish and seafood are popular choices on the Malaga menu. The city is particularly famous for its grilled fish, available freshly caught on the beach, as well as fried fish Pescaito Frito. It is also well worth sampling the local Chanquetes – tiny fish from the anchovy family. Malaga is also famous for its refreshing cold soup; Ajo Blanco which is made from almonds, garlic and olive oil.
Local sweet delicacies often reflect the Moorish influence on the city and feature honey and almonds.
If you are thinking of moving to Spain, or investing in Spanish property – then Malaga should be high on your list. Don’t just consider property in Malaga City, but remember there are lots of great opportunities throughout the Malaga province – and there are some areas where property prices can be very reasonable.
The Malaga region has so many great opportunities for people who want to invest in property. The fantastic climate is a real bonus, along with the proximity of the international airport which is continuing to expand and develop. Malaga itself is a cosmopolitan city which appeals to people from all over the world. So if you are planning to buy property with the opportunity to rent it out to holiday-makers then the Malaga region could be a good choice.
At Open Markets Services we have a wide range of Malaga property available throughout the region. We also offer an expert international property agency service so we can help you find the right property for you – whatever your requirements.
If you have any questions about buying property in Spain, then please do get touch with us today and we will be more than happy to help make your Malagan dream a reality…..