The Jewels of Malaga
Founded in the eighth century BC, Malaga is one of the oldest Mediterranean seaports and capital of Malaga Province of southern Spanish region of Andalucia. The largest city on the Costa del Sol, Malaga has a typical Mediterranean climate and is also known as the birthplace of famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.
The city is a place of beautiful contradictions which harmoniously collide, such as the ruins of the Roman theater, the 10th-century Moorish castle built on the remains of a Phoenician lighthouse, the 13th-century Alcazaba and the beautiful Baroque basilica. Apart from its rich history, Malaga is famous for its lovely weather, remarkable culture and charming landcapes, which attract tourists from all over the world every single year.
Discover this absolutely amazing corner of nature at La Concepcion Jardin Botanico (Botanical Gardens). La Concepcion Botanical Gardens were created in 1855 by the Marquis and Marchioness of Loring. These exquisite grounds are filled with vibrant Mediterranean, tropical, and subtropical flora, as well as with plants from all over the world. There are several different gardens which gather more than 50 diverse plant species from the Solomon Islands, Polynesia, China, Japan, Australia, Brazil, and Mexico.
Visitors can spend several hours admiring the beauty and refinement of these gardens. The Jewels of La Concepcion Route is an hour-and-a-half stroll over footbridges, past waterfalls, ponds, unique palm trees and the Doric style Museum.
After spending time in these heavenly gardens, we should recharge our batteries between history’s walls at Alcazaba de Malaga.
This ancient Moorish castle was built in the ninth century (and rebuilt in the 11th century) on the ruins of a Roman bastion. Today, the Alcazaba houses the Museum of Malaga, which contains two museums: The Provincial Museum of Fine Arts and The Archaeology Museum.
The Provincial Museum of Fine Arts is impressive through its fascinating permanent collection of local 19th-century paintings as well as renowned pieces by Spanish artists, including Pablo Picasso.
The Archaeology Museum exhibits Roman antiquities, a collection of Hispano-Arab pottery and models of the castle.
An unforgettable destination is an artistic trip to Pablo Picasso’s birthplace, where you can feel the touch of history, culture and art in one place. This is definitely a must-see attraction for lovers of modern art and you have the opportunity to admire 233 pieces of the artist. The collection represents the entire aperture of Picasso’s life and art career, from his earliest studies to his revolutionary artistic innovations. The collection includes artworks created between 1892 and 1972 reflecting the wide range of styles and techniques that Picasso mastered.
El Teatro Romano is the oldest monument in Malaga City and it’s situated in the cultural heart of Malaga city, at the foot of the famous Alcazaba fortress. It is estimated to be constructed in the first century AD, under the dominion of Augustus. The theatre represents the traditional Roman theatre architecture with the typical tiered seats and a grand entrance. It’s one of the few ancient ruins left in Malaga and it’s absolutely imposing and significant through the spectacular prism of history. This landmark rejoices of lots of tourists who can feel and witness the events that marked and defined history and who can better understand its roots and path in time.
You cannot miss the splendid Cathedral “Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación” if you visit Malaga. The full name “Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación “ means “Our Lady of Incarnation” although in Malaga it’s simply known as “the Cathedral”. This breathtaking Cathedral acquires other meaning and importance in Malaga than any other place because it’s not only a religious building but a national landmark, a milestone along the road and a witness to many events. The Cathedral of Malaga was designed in the Renaissance style by Diego de Siloe and constructed between 1528 and 1782. The impressive Catherdral represents one of the most important architectural structures in Malaga due to its stunning Baroque façade and magnificent frescos on the inside, as well as the sculptural works of Pedro de Mena.
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