Málaga has almost 3,000 years of history. The Phoenicians, known for their ancient alphabet, established the city around 800 BC, settling there in order to take advantage of mineral deposits.
The Carthaginians obtained control around 550 BC, but lost it to the Roman Empire just over three centuries later. They built the city up in to an important trading centre and expanded the port dramatically.
The city’s volatile story continued when the Visigoths ousted the Romans in 623 AD after decades of minor invasions and skirmishes. Then they in turn lost Málaga to the Moors in 711, marking the start of a period of great change that is clearly visible in the architecture today. During this period Málaga was filled with communities from many religions—Jews, Liberian Christians, Southern Arabs and others lived together in (relative) harmony.
In the 15th century, Spanish Christians expelled the Moors, and have maintained control ever since. During the 17th and 18th centuries, diseases and natural disasters, including a massive earthquake, devastated the city; the reconstruction from the latter took over 100 years.
In the 20th century, the city faced the Spanish Civil War, agricultural challenges, and economic hardship. Then the 1960s brought a flood of tourism, which is still the flagship industry today.
Spend a weekend in Malaga, a vibrant, traditionally Spanish port city located on the azure Mediterranean that has been grabbing the attention of travellers for decades.
Málaga is at once historic and modern with its windy streets and impressive monuments stand shoulder to shoulder with new museums and chic fashion boutiques. The port area is being revitalised as a leisure area and you can enjoy the famous nightlife all night long.
You are sure to be charmed by such a magnificent city, so book your flight to Malaga today!
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