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Something for Everyone on a Visit to Malaga

08th February 2011

The Spanish city of Malaga is one of the oldest in the world, with a history spanning nearly three thousand years. Originally founded by the Phoenicians in 770 BC, it has also been controlled by Romans, Arabians and Christians, and the diverse nature of its heritage is evident through monuments that can be found there

Something For Malaga

Now it can be temporarily inhabited by you with cheap flights to Malaga from Jet2.com.

    

Amazing Art

 

Picasso was famously born in Malaga, and you can now pay a visit to his former home. The corner house, which can be found in Plaza de la Merced, is now a national monument of historic importance and is the headquarters of the Picasso foundation.

 

Two exhibitions are currently on at the building. The first showcases a number of Picasso’s engravings and is entitled ‘Le Chants des Morts’, while the other uses his engravings to illustrate Merimee’s book ‘Carmen’.

    

Amazing Architecture

 

Visitors to Malaga will certainly not want to miss out on seeing the city’s Alcazaba – a type of fortification that was built during the Hispanic-Arabic period of the 11th Century. Malaga’s Alcazaba is the best preserved in Spain, and is considered one of the most important monuments left from the era in the country. Next to the entrance is also a Roman theatre dating back to the 2nd Century, which is currently undergoing restoration.

    

Malaga’s Cathedral is one of the great Renaissance churches in Spain. Constructed between the 14th and 18th Centuries, the interior of the Cathedral is consistent with classic Renaissance styles, with forty intricately carved wooden statues of saints and a series of artworks.

 

All of this is available to be enjoyed when taking cheap flights to Malaga with Jet2.com.

Posted in Winter Sun

February 08, 2011 at 18:40

Tagged with city break, spain, malaga, winter sun