CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ART
In the past it was a market but now it is a museum where you can see real art works by national and international famous artists. There are a lot of activities for children such as story telling, handicrafts etc.
CERVANTES THEATRE Visited by thousands of people every year eager to enjoy the concerts, plays, dance performances, jazz and the Spanish Film Festival which has now become one of the most important events. The building dates back to 1870 and it has a wonderful painted ceiling above the seating area, which allegorically portrays life in Mรกlaga in the 19th century.
MUSEUM OF POPULARS ARTS AND CUSTOMS It is dedicated to show how everyday life has changed from the beginning of the 17th century until today. In the Museum it's possible to find clothes from different periods, examples of what they used to cook or how they prepared wine etc.
PLACES TO VISIT El Torcal de Antequera El Torcal is one of the most beautiful karstic land-scapes in Europe, a limestone formation some 17 square kilometers in size which was declared a Natural Park in 1978.
Sierra de las Nieves Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park is located at the heart of the natural “Serranía de Ronda” region. The Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park contains over 3.000 hectares of Spanish fir (pinsapo) forest.
Acantilados de Maro Los Acantilados in Maro is a beautiful nature park that leads to the sea in Nerja. It has flora and fauna of incalculable value. This park has nice isolated places you can discover during your holidays in Nerja
TYPICAL PLACES CASA DEL GUARDIA
This is a wine cellar founded in 1840. It still preserves the charm of the old bars, and inside you can try local wines accompanied by prawns, mussels and other types of shellfish. Be careful when drinking the sweet wines, they go to the head just as easily as they go down the throat.
“CHIRINGUITOS” Typical from Málaga are beach bars . They are called “Chiringuitos” If you want to go to eat fried fish, you must go to the beach. The most famous place here is “El Tintero”
FESTIVITIES IN MALAGA Holy week is the best-known festival in Málaga, and few cities in Spain receive more visitors than the capital of the “Costa del Sol” at Easter. It may be because of the artistic quality of the carved images, the impressive size of the thrones, the rich and baroque decoration of the floats, the bands playing the most moving music, the military parades …
“La noche de san Juan” (Saint John’s Eve) It is celebrated on 23rd of June at twelve o'clock at night on all the beaches of Málaga. Bonfires are made and people drink, sing and have a good time. “Moragas” are made, kind of barbecues in Málaga.
Málaga Fair It is on 19th August, anniversary of the conquest of the city in 1487 by the Catholic Monarchs. Wherever you go, you can drink good wine, listen to music and dance “VERDIALES”, typical music by men wearing a white shirt and black trousers. They wear hats, which are full of flowers,little mirrors and decorative bands.
You can eat cured ham and fried fish (called in Spain “pescaíto frito”). You can also have some typical dishes such as “perotas” (typical in Álora) and “porra antequerana” and to drink… a cup of “Cartojal” ( a typical sweet wine) but you must be careful. It is cold and if you drink it very quickly, you can get drunk easily. It is the most important festival in our city and lasts eight days.
FLAMENCO A vibrant mixture of dance, song and guitar that is the heart and soul of AndalucĂa.
GASTRONOMY TYPICAL FOOD One of the basic ingredients is olive oil, greatly appreciated in salads and in the celebrated gazpachos and fried fish dishes. â€œAjo blancoâ€? Almonds. Garlic. Breadcrumb. Oil. Salt. Grapes.
“Espetos de sardinas” They are very typical in Málaga and you normally eat them on the beach. They are made in a traditional way. The cook takes between 8 and 9 sardines and inserts them on to a stick and then cooks them on a little boat that they use as a barbecue. They are delicious!
“Ensalada malagueña” Potatoes. Oranges. Salt cod. Olive. Scallions. Parsley. Oil. Salt.
It is difficult to give you definite weights or quantities for this recipe. Sorry! Lots of red, ripe tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, old and hard bread with: Garlic Red vinegar Olive oil Salt Water There might be as many recipes of gazpacho as families are in Spain!. This is the one I have learned at home.
First, cut the vegetables into pieces by using your blender. You do not need to peel the cucumber or the tomatoes or remove the seeds from anything (at least I never do). Cut some bread and soak it in water. Add it to the blender. Add the olive oil, salt, vinegar and water. And then, beat everything You can experiment with the recipe: some people like â€œgazpachoâ€? very thick, so they add a lot of bread, while some others like it very liquid, and they add more water instead, or less bread, whatever. Some people get crazy adding garlic, while some others hate it. I prefer gazpacho at room temperature. However, as it is a typical summer dish, it is usually served cold. Enjoy it !