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