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Culture of Malaga. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Inestimable historical landmarks and monuments of Malaga attract travelers from all over the world. An ancient fortress named La Alcazaba is set on the top of one of the high hills. The first strengthening structures were on the place of the fortress as far back as in the 11th century. Later the construction was expanded and added with new structures. The construction of the fortress which travelers may observe nowadays was finished in the 13th century. Today the walls of the fortress host the Military Museum Malaga which is among the largest in the country.
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After the museum exploration the travelers may walk along massive strengthening walls and enjoy the panoramic views of the city. The same impressive defense construction is the Castillo de Gibralfaro. The castle was established in the 14th century. The medieval defense construction witnessed numerous significant historical events. The castle was not preserved in its state of nature till nowadays. Today the travelers may observe only a few of the towers surrounded with the eucalyptus forest.
Among the religious landmarks the Cathedral (Catedral) is of the greatest interest for tourists. Its construction was started in 1528 and the building was totally finished in the end of the 18th century. Prior to the magnificent castle there stood a mosque being totally destroyed before the start of the cathedral construction. As the construction of the cathedral took more than two and a half centuries its building presents a unique architectural structure fusing the elements of different architectural styles and epochs. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Among other religious landmarks the Iglesia de los Martires church of the middle of the 19th century is worth noticing. Its spacious hall is decorated in baroque style and makes freeze in amazement all the visitors of the church. The Church of Santiago (Iglesia de Santiago Church) of the 15th century witnessed the ceremony of baptism of Pablo Picasso. It also features luxurious interior decoration. The main features of the church are the handmade sanctuaries.
One will take an interesting and captivating tour to the Santuario de la Victoria church which territory preserves the table tombs of persons of distinction and counts. This majestic church is located on the place where the camping of the Catholic Kings during the conquest period were. Thus the Santuario de la Victoria church is not only a significant architectural object but an important historical landmark as well.
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One of the most popular tourist destinations is Puerto de Málaga, famous for its scenic beauty. The Harbor is perfect for leisurely walks at any time of the day. It is interesting to watch the sailing and arriving ships, breathing in the fresh sea air, and enjoy the green expanses. There are several picturesque parks in Malaga where you can also have a nice leisurely walk: Jardines de Picasso, famous not only for its stunning green spaces, but also magnificent sculptures (one of them belongs to the authorship of Picasso), Palmeral de las Sorpresas with picturesque ponds, as well as Jardin Botanico Historico La Concepcion, a huge park with fragrant tropical plants, palm and bamboo groves, ponds, tangerine and lemon trees.
In addition to parks, gardens and the port, a local cemetery is also a nice place to walk. And it's not a joke, you can’t find a more peaceful and serene place. Tombstones sculptures and crypts located in the cemetery are the real works of art. Cementerio Inglés de Málaga is perfect evidence of it. This is a promenade where you can abandon the bustle of the world and have a good time, getting only the most excellent impressions. Built in 1907, the Puente de los Alemanes bridge has a very interesting history. It is named after the fact that the Malaga people in 1900 helped German sailors who were on the frigate "Gneisenau", to survive the effects of the storm. In gratitude for the rescue of the sailors, the German authorities allocated money for the construction of the structure. Later, in 1982, the German government also helped to rebuild the bridge.
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At the very top of the already mentioned Castillo de Gibraltar there is a beautiful observation deck (Mirador del Gibraltar), which opens up the fantastic expanses of Malaga, the Mediterranean sea and the surrounding area, you should definitely come here when exploring the sights. The city is home to a great variety of religious attractions, among which stands out Sagrado Corazon, a masterpiece of neo-Gothic architecture. The construction was built in 1920, designed by Fernando Guerrero Strachan, the interior is also dominated by neo-Gothic style. Those who love sacred art will be interested to visit Museo de la Semana Santa located in Malaga.
View about the malaga bull arena and the harbor There is Teatro Romano at the foot of the main attraction of Malaga — Alcazaba fortress. The construction of the theatre dates back to I century BC, there are some remained structures-stage, gallery, tunnels. After the conquest of Malaga by the Moors (which happened in the 8th century), the material from the theatre was used to build Alcazaba. The Roman amphitheatre was discovered in 1951, the excavations were completed in the 1990s. One of the places that is worth visiting when arriving in the city — Plaza de Toros de La Malagueta, you can feel the multifaceted culture of Andalusia in such places. Right in front of the building is found a magnificent fountain Fuente de las Tres Gracias.
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The excursion program should include a visit to Palacio Episcopal, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. Inside you can find a Museum of African and Catholic art. The Palace was built according to the project of Jose de Bada, and it happened in 1756. After the death of the architect, his work was continued by Antonio Ramos. The Ayuntamiento de Malaga building, which houses the government of Malaga, is another beautiful architectural monument. Neo-Baroque masterpiece attracts with its columns, clock tower, bas-reliefs, and inside-stained glass windows depicting scenes from the history of the city, and a monumental staircase. It is also worth noting that the building often hosts interesting exhibitions.
Un Dia de playa Next to the Ayuntamiento de Malaga building, you can find another masterpiece of architecture-namely, the Banco de Espana building. It was built in 1936 by architect Jose Yarnoz in the Art Deco style, the facade has elements of Neoclassicism. The most peculiar attraction of Malaga is the art cafe La Casa Invisible, which attracts with its picturesque courtyard and fountain with fish. Creative youth gather here, cultural performances (seminars, concerts) take place in the evening. There are several interesting sculptures in the city, one of them is Monumento a Torrijos, erected in memory of those killed in the Pyrenean war (the war of independence of Spain). The memorial is named after General Jose de Torrijos y Uriarte.
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You can find many interesting museums In Malaga. Museo de Malaga is a perfect place where you can learn in detail the history of the city through the examination of interesting exhibits. If you want to get acquainted with the traditional craft of the locals-the manufacture of glass and crystal objects – be sure to visit Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, but learn about how the ancestors of the locals lived in the past - in the Ecomuseo Lagar de Torrijos. The Museum complex includes a bakery, a creamery, living quarters, wine cellars. There are preserved traditional crafts, interior and exterior in details. Museo del Vino Malaga is a nice place where you can get information about the production of local wine.
Malaga desde Gibralfaro It will be interesting for tourists to visit the Museo Automovilístico y de la Moda with its magnificent collection of unique means of transport, for many travellers (even those who are not fans of cars) the cultural institution is the most favourite place. In Museo Aeronáutico de Málaga you can get acquainted with the principles of air transport, there are many unique vehicles among the exhibits. Art connoisseurs will be happy to visit Malaga, there are a lot of interesting places for them: Museo Interactivo de la Musica, Centre Pompidou Malaga (a favourite place of those who are keen on modern art). Another interesting place in the city is Centro de Ciencia Principia, which introduces visitors to the laws of physics through interactive exhibits.
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What to visit during two-day excursion in Malaga

Alcazaba
Where: Calle de la Alcazabilla 2, Malaga; Telephone: +34 952 217 646;
The Cathedral
Where: Plaza del Obispo, Malaga;
Museo Picasso
Where: Calle San Agustín 8, Malaga; Telephone: +34 952 127 600;
Jardín Botanico
Where: Camino del Jardín Botánico 3, Malaga; Telephone: +34 952 252 148;
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♥   Art museum 'Museo Picasso Málaga' Málaga, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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