Málaga is the largest city on the Costa del Sol, it has a typical Mediterranean climate and is known as the birthplace of the famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Many tourists skip Málaga while heading for the Costa del Sol, but the city is packed with history. If you are on a golf trip to the Málaga area, go and visit the city, even if it is just for one evening. Málaga is a beautiful port city with great beaches, but it's also very old. Its ancient Arabic past and the Moorish domination have left their trace. On the top of the Gibralfaro hill, you'll find the Alcazaba (citadel), a fortress looking at the sea. Just beneath the Alcazaba, are the ruins of a Roman Theater. Other interesting cultural highlights in Málaga are the Centre Pompidou
(Modern Art), the Picasso Museum
and Museo de Málaga
When visiting Málaga, you can’t miss the opportunity to taste Málaga’s seafood. Boquerones - salty little fish - is one of the tastiest typical dishes from Malaga. Actually, all the food in the area is amazing, as well as its tapas. Plaza de la Merced, minutes away from the Roman Theatre, is known for its tapas. Many tapas bars here serve local beer for just 1 euro. The most popular restaurant for tapas is Tapeo de Cervantes
. Málaga also boasts one of the world’s oldest wine regions, with the star product being the deliciously sweet local wine. Sip on a bit of history at Antigua Casa de Guardia
, the city’s oldest wine bar, which was founded in 1840.