Discover the rich history of the Costa del Sol living in our villas
Though it may be known in the press for its flash, contemporary bars and clubs, Malaga is in fact one of the world’s oldest cities. It dates back around 2, 800 years. As such, when you step into the Costa del Sol, you step into a region that is very rich in history. In fact, the centre of the city, with its Roman remains and other relics of past cultures, has been designated an ‘open museum’.
Historically curious visitors can simply stroll through the town centre and marvel at the classical architecture that is preserved there. Ancient castles dominate the landscape here, with the most famous being the Moorish Gibralfaro Castle which is situated next to the equally splendid Moorish Alczabah. Museums abound, and in addition to the ‘open’ museum of the city centre itself, tourists can pay a visit to the amazingly baroque ‘Museum of the Holy Week’ for example.
Throughout Andalucia, a similar mix of ancient architecture, fascinating museums, awe inspiring beaches and modern night life can be found, so branching out and exploring other towns and cities is highly recommended.