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Historical Monuments 2018-03-21T15:37:14+00:00

HISTORICAL MONUMENTS

THE CATHEDRAL

The Cathedral of Malaga is a Roman Catholic Church nicknamed by the people of Malaga “La Manquita” (The Lady of the Army), because its south tower is unfinished, is one of the most emblematic monuments of the city. Was started in the 16th century on the site of the former mosque. Of the mosque, only the Patio de los Naranjos survives. It’s worth taking the guided tour up to the cubiertas (roof) to enjoy panoramic city views.

WHERE? Calle Molina Lario, 9

INFO:  www.malagacatedral.com

ALCAZABA

The Alcazaba of Malaga is a palatial fortification of the Muslim rulers of the city. It is located on a hill Gibralfaro, but is linked to the historic centre of the city. There are several exhibitions of Islamic pottery but the main joys are the building itself, the gardens and the views. As a Muslim military construction it is the most important and the best-preserved in Spain.

WHERE?   Calle Alcazabilla, 2

INFO:  www.malagaturismo.com

ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE

The Roman Amphitheatre is one of the living symbols of Roman Hispania in the city. It has a modern interpretation centre located next to it where you can learn about the life and customs of the time through new technologies. It is located in the historic centre of the city, at the foot of the hill of the Alcazaba.

WHERE? Calle Alcazabilla, s/n

INFO:  www.malagaturismo.com

CASTILLO DE GIBRALFARO

This castle, built in the 14th century to house the troops and protect the Alcazaba, is a today one of the most visited monument of Malaga, in which you can walk its walls with breathtaking views o Malaga. There is also a military museum, which includes a model of the entire castle and the lower residence, the Alcazaba. Considered for a time the most impregnable fortress of the Iberian Peninsula.

WHERE? Camino de Gibralfaro, 11

INFO: www.malagaturismo.com

ENGLISH CEMETERY

The English Cemetery is considered the oldest non-Catholic Christian cemetery in peninsular Spain. The cemetery houses the tombs of important figures of the economic, social and cultural life of Malaga. Conceived as a botanical garden, it contains exotic species, which have been growing at the own pace, and the monuments and tombs with classical, neo-Gothic and modernist elements.

WHERE? Avenida de Pries, 1

INFO: www.cementerioinglesmalaga.org

BULLRING “LA MALAGUETA”

Was inaugurated in 1876. Design by Joaquín Rucoba, also the author of the Atarazanas Market, is shaped like a hexadecagon and can be easily seen from the viewpoint of Gibralfaro, which offers beautiful views of the bullring. It currently houses the Bullfighting Museum.

WHERE? Paseo Reding, 8

INFO:  www.malagueta.es

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