MALAGA: INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED TOURIST DESTINATION
The British media have named the city of Malaga as the place you should visit in 2015. The city has dazzled The Guardian and The Telegraph and gained a place in their lists of recommended destinations for this year. The Telegraph includes the city in its "Top Ten Cultural Destinations" and The Guardian places it in the top 40 of its "Holiday Hotspots: where to go in 2015".
In order to gain a spot on these lists, various criteria have been considered such as low-cost flights, hotels, art events and festivals. All of these are characteristics that Malaga boasts. Above all, its art scene stands out. Art has transformed the city and increased its international popularity, turning the capital of the Costa del Sol into a true centre of art that is renowned not only for its contemporary collections, but also for its focus on Spanish cinema with the Malaga Film Festival.
Malaga is also gaining a reputation as "the city of museums". The famous Picasso and Carmen Thyssen museums have been joined by other newly opened cultural spaces, such as the Paris Pompidou Centre (which will be located in El Cubo and the first entity outside of France) and an overseas branch of Saint Petersburg's State Russian Museum, which has works of art dating from the 15th to 20th centuries. The Museum of Malaga, which is currently closed for renovation works on the Palacio de la Aduana building, has a predicted reopening date of this year. The new museum plan will integrate the Museum of Fine Arts and the Provincial Archaeological Museum into a space containing 2000 works of art and 15000 archaeological artefacts.
Both lists highlight the value of the city's Soho district. This area is also known as "the arts neighbourhood". Over the course of the last ten years, the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) has led to it becoming a prominent cultural district and converted the area into a point of interest for artists. Soho is undoubtedly the main and most important creative centre, boasting an urban art presence in its streets.
Furthermore, we can't fail to mention that the city has wonderful Roman and Arab cultural heritage. Malaga has taken advantage of this rich potential and positioned itself as a renowned international capital of culture.
If you are travelling to Malaga, make the most of the chance to discover other towns and cities in the province. Fuengirola enables you to enjoy the beach, culture and excellent hotels.