Two thousand years ago, Malaga was inhabited by Romans in the great Roman empire. Eight hundred years later, the city was under Arab rule. Today – another 1200 years has past and this amazing city is once again undergoing a huge transformation. The long history of Malaga reminds itself in real time as Europe’s southernmost metropolis is transformed into a Mediterranean hot spot thanks to its rich culture, lively residents and fantastic weather.
Málaga is the capital of the province of the same name, is the fifth most populated city in Spain. It is located in a privileged spot by the Mediterranean Sea. The main environmental and geographical factors that have affected the city’s evolution and development are maritime influences, its location in two river valleys (the Guadalhorce and the Guadalmedina), its topographic relief and its climate.
Whilst the Mediterranean Sea bathes the Málaga coastline, the Málaga Mountains close ranks behind the city to form a barrier of peaks that protects it from the cold, while the regulating effect of the sea gives the area its characteristically mild temperatures.