Málaga, the native city of the genius Pablo Picasso, a modern harbour city with more than 500,000 inhabitants, owes its aspect to its unsurpassable location on the Costa del Sol. More than anything else, the fantastic beaches of the Costa del Sol have transformed Málaga into a first-class tourist destination. However, Málaga's appeal not only consists of its beach facilities and its ideal climate; the city also offers the visitor its magnificent cultural heritage. Málaga was founded by the Phoenicians and became very important under Moorish rule. This magnificent past is evidenced by its highly interesting historical remains, both in the city itself and in the surrounding area. Add to this the scenic beauty of its province -magnificent beaches as well as wild and romantic mountain ranges - and a large number of picturesque villages.
Also the younger generation finds in Málaga everything they may be looking for.