Sunday, November 30, 2008

Malaga, Spain .. η "Θεσσαλονίκη" της Ισπανίας

Málaga is a port city in Andalusia, southern Spain, on the Costa del Sol coast of the Mediterranean.
The city is a tourist destination, due mainly to its proximity to the Costa del Sol. Tourists also visit here to see the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
A popular walk leads up the hill to the Gibralfaro castle (a Parador), offering views over the city. The castle is next to the Alcazaba, which in turn is next to the inner city of Málaga. A walk takes the Paseo del Parque (a promenade that runs alongside a park with many palm trees and statue) to the harbour, finishing in Calle Larios the main commercial street of the city.
The inner city of Málaga is just behind the harbour. The quarters of El Perchel, La Trinidad and Lagunillas surround this centre. The city has much revenue from the agricultural sector and from tourism.
The Holy Week, and the Málaga Fair ("Feria de Málaga") are two well-known Málaga festivals. The Malaguenos choose the hottest month of the year, August, to celebrate the Feria de Malaga. The streets are transformed into symbols of Spanish culture and history, with sweet wine, tapas,and live flamenco shows filling the town. The day events consist of live music and dancing, while the night fair is moved to the Recinto Ferial, consisting of restaurants, clubs, and an entire fair ground with rides & games.
Sights in Málaga

Gibralfaro Castle
Malaga Walls (Phoenician, Roman, Visigothic, Arab and Spanish remains of the defensive compounds of the city)
Flavian Roman Theater
Flavian Roman Amphitheatre (Underneath "Plaza de la Merced" Picasso's birthplace), under the former cinemas "Victoria", "Astoria" and "Andalucia").
Alcazaba (Arabic for fortress)
The cathedral, in the Græco-Roman style, on the site of an ancient Moorish mosque, was begun in 1528 and completed in 1719
Harbour, one of the most important in Spain.
The Picasso Foundation - Native Home Museum of Picasso
Museo del Patrimonio Municipal de Málaga
Museo Picasso Málaga
CAC Málaga (museum of modern art)
Museo Interactivo de la Música (MIMMA)
Museo Municipal (city museum).
Museo de Artes y Tradiciones Populares (Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions)
Cathedral of the Encarnation (neoclasical).
Palacio Episcopal (Bishop's Palace)
Iglesia del Sagrario (church)
Iglesia Parroquial de Santiago (St James's church)
Palacio de los Condes de Buenavista
Plaza de Toros (bullring)
Η Μάλαγα είναι από τις σημαντικότερες παράλιες πόλεις - λιμένες της Ισπανίας και πρωτεύουσα της ομώνυμης επαρχίας στις νότιες ακτές της χώρας. Βρίσκεται παρά τον ομώνυμο όρμο παρά τις ανατολικές εκβολές του ποταμού Γουανταλχόρθε, ξηρού τον περισσότερο χρόνο του έτους. Από τον λιμένα Μάλαγα γίνονται σχεδόν όλες οι εξαγωγές των προϊόντων της περιοχής (σταφύλια, σταφίδες, κρασί, φρούτα, λάδι καθώς και μεταλλεύματα σιδήρου και μολύδου.
Η σύγχρονη πόλη Μάλαγα βρίσκεται δυτικά του ποταμού Γουανταλχόρθε με σύγχρονες βιομηχανικές εγκαταστάσεις αλλά και με πολλές επαύλεις βόρεια και ανατολικά.
Διάσημοι από την Μάλαγα.
Pablo Picasso,
Antonio Banderas,
José Puyet,
Amparo Muñoz, Miss Universe 1974
Juan García Postigo, Mister World 2007
Miguel Ángel Jiménez,
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." -- Lao Tzu
Copyright © Demetrios the Traveler


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