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Where is Malaga?:

It is in the south of Spain, and it’s in Andalucia. It is the capital of the Coast of The Sun.Spain

Malaga has a big coast surrounded by the Mediterran sea, next to the Guadalmedina River.

Typical products:

Malaga produces lots of good products like sugar, oil or wine.

The economy of Malaga is based on the services and the building sectors.

Malaga was and is also a big commercial centre.

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It has lots of beautiful places like: the old Roman theatre, located at the foot of the Alcazaba, and the Cathedral, it includes almost all the architectural styles from the 16th to 18th century. Near Malaga there are lots of beautiful towns and cities like Fuengirola, Marbella and Antequera. It has a commercial port and an international airport.

Things to do:

Malaga is a big city and there are lots of things to do here:

  • If you want to practise sport you can go to the sport centres like Carranque, Tiro de Pichon or La Trinidad.
  • If you prefer to go to the theatre you can go to the Cervantes Theatre.
  • If you want to go to an open-air market they are open:
    Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • In Malaga there’s a cultural centre in Alameda Principal.
  • If you love eating international food, in Malaga there are Chinese, Italian and Mexican restaurants and lots of more types of typical international food from many places in the world.
  • And You can go to the beach, there are several beautiful beaches in Málaga.

Playa de Málaga

Some History of Malaga:

Malaga was founded in the XII century with the name of "Malaca" when the Romans occupied it.

Later, Leovigildo destroyed Malaca, but it became a hard military placement. It was conquered by the "Catholic Monarchs" in 1487. Between 1810 and 1812, Malaga was part of France.

Some interesting facts:

  • Pablo Picasso, who was a famous painter, was born in Malaga.
  • Antonio Banderas, the famous actor, was born in Carratraca.
  • Malaga is inhabited by 532.425 people (1995)
  • Surface of the Malaga province: 7.276 Km2 (168 hab/km2).
  • The province of Malaga has more than 100 towns.

By Maria Garcia,4º ESOB
IES Isaac Albéniz Málaga

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