Málaga province (Artists , Romans and Moors)
Discover Málaga, a sunny city full of museums and galleries. Beautiful buildings from Roman, Arabian and Christian eras make this port a “must see” for those interested in history and culture.
The artist Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga in 1881 and the city is full of museums and galleries including the famous Thyssen’s and Pompidou centres ( the latter was the first to open after the main one in Paris ) as well as Picasso’s birthplace and the wonderful museum named after him. There are also some intriguing less-known attractions, such as the stunning Automobile and Fashion museum which takes us back through the decades with a magnificent display of vintage cars and fashions, set out side-by-side in spectacular style. In total Malaga boasts over 40 museums catering for all tastes and interests.
Historically the City has been a vital trading port and was linked with many cultures and Empires – becoming a Roman City in 205 BC under Emperor Vespasian. The Roman Amphitheatre is one of the best preserved in Europe and unusually located right in the centre of town. Later, Malaga was a Moorish stronghold and the main port for the Kingdom of Granada for over 700 years (714-1497). Two fantastic buildings remain from this period and they dominate the City, reminding us of the fascinating Arabic past of Andalusia. These are the huge Gibralfaro fortress and the beautiful Moorish Alcazaba. Add to this the marvellous Catholic Cathedral and a short break to Malaga is a very good introduction to Andalusia, its history, culture and glorious past.
As with all short breaks in Andalusia the trip is tailor-made to suit the individual client so we could also include a visit to beautiful Ronda and the famous white villages of the Sierra, or the Costa del Sol experience in Marbella and Puerto Banus, as optional visits.
Airport transfers ( Malaga airport )
2 night Half-Board accommodation
All entrance fees included in the itinerary
All local transport during the whole trip Ask price