The Costa del Sol, its name in itself already says it all, is one of the most beautiful and most important tourist places in Spain. It is located in the coastal region of the province of Malaga and its extraordinary natural beauty is perfectly complemented by a wonderful climate, which makes it one of the favorite places of both local and foreign tourists. Would you like to know the Costa del Sol? Then join us and find out next to us.
If there is something we can guarantee you, you will not get bored on the Costa del Sol, and in this heavenly place there are many activities you can do. Monuments, museums, active tourism, beaches, shopping and much more. Day or night, the fun never ends. Are you ready to start the adventure?
Malaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol
In addition to fantastic beaches, Malaga has many other things to offer and corners to enjoy. Let's see some.
The AlcazabaAlcazaba de Málaga - nito
The impressive enclosure of this Alcazaba it is an extensive fortress with walls more than three meters wide and five meters high, which form a closed enclosure on itself. The ravine of the Hoya and the Hill of San Cristóbal maintain a direct connection with the alcazaba. It is the most extensive Arab construction in all of Spain.
Its construction began in the 11th century, although most of what is currently preserved dates from the fourteenth century, this would be much of the walls and the two towers. The Monastery Site of Alcazaba was declared a Property of Cultural Interest in 1985.
Malaga CathedralMalaga Cathedral - Vladimir Sazonov
Malaga Cathedral is considered one of the most important and valuable Renaissance jewels in Andalusia. It was built between 1528 and 1782 and it is dominated by Renaissance and Baroque styles.
Inside the cathedral some important and significant works of art are kept, among which the choir stands out, with 42 carvings made by Pedro de Mena, Ortiz de Vargas and Giuseppe Micael Alfaro. Likewise, a beautiful canvas of the Virgin of the Rosary is preserved.
The Central Market of AtarazanasMercado Atarazanas, Málaga - Francesca Bersellini /Flickr.com
The Central Market of Atarazanas is one of the most important and emblematic buildings of Malaga, so knowing it is almost a mandatory stop. The history of the enclosure dates from the fourteenth century; However, it was not until 1870 when the project of architect Joaquín Rucoba was approved to build the new supply market.
The fantastic villages of the Costa del Sol
Touring the Costa del Sol is stopping in wonderful villages, perfect to enjoy unique days. Unique, first, for the possibility of enjoying its incredible beaches, such as those of Fuengirola, Torremolinos or Estepona.Marbella - Artur Bogacki
But unique too if you are looking for shopping or losing yourself in luxury and the glamor of the archifamous Marbella, with the no less known Puerto Banús.
For those who prefer contact with nature, nothing better than a little off the coast and enjoy the hiking trails that from some of the towns of the Costa del Sol are headed inland and offer beautiful landscapes.
«This place has a divine light, and the weather is one of the best in southern Europe »
Routes on the Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol offers the possibility of doing some fantastic routes.We will see only two.
Route of aromas, flavors and traditionsOlive fields, Málaga - nito
This route is able to stimulate all your senses, it is one of the most complete expeditions, through which you can learn more about the most authentic traditions and flavors of Andalusia.
On this route You can learn more about the olive oil production, enjoy a typical village restaurant and discover the most picturesque corners of this magnificent community.
The Vélez-Málaga tourist train
This tourist train is a guided route through the magnificent and very well preserved historic center of Vélez-Málaga. The train is completely free and starts work at 10:30 in the morning. The tour includes the hill of San Cristóbal, the fortress of the Arab castle, the convent and church of San Francisco, the Cervantes House and the Convent of Our Lady of Grace, among other interesting places.
Knowing the Costa del Sol in a single trip can be considered a titanic task, and it is that there are so many places that it has to offer that it is most likely that you do not have the time to travel and enjoy each of them.