Malaga – Fun and Leisure

Malaga is a city and a municipality in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 568,507 in 2010, it is the second most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth largest in Spain. This is the southern most large city in Europe. Málaga is located in southern Spain, on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) on the northern side of the Mediterranean Sea. It lies about 100 km east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 km east of Tarifa (the southernmost point of continental Europe) and about 130 km on north of Africa. Lies on a similar latitude (36°N) as Algiers in Algeria, Tunis in Tunisia, Aleppo in Syria, Mosul in Iraq, Tehran in Iran, Kunduz in Afghanistan and Fresno, California in the United States.
Museums
Museo Picasso Málaga, located at the Palacio de los Condes de Buenavista.
Carmen Thyssen Museum., located at Palacio de Villalón.
Museo de Málaga (Fine Arts and Archeology museum) at the Palacio de la Aduana.
CAC Málaga (museum of modern art). The most visited museum in Andalusia.
• Fundación Picasso and Picasso Birthplace Museum.
• City museum (MUPAM).
• Automobile Museum of Málaga.
• Museum of Glass and Crystal.
• Museo Interactivo de la Música (MIMMA).
• Museum of Wine
Transportation
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The city is served by Malaga Costa Del Sol Airport, one of the first in Spain and the oldest still in operation. In 2008, it handled 12,813,472 passengers making it the fourth busiest in Spain. It is the international airport of Andalusia accounting for 85 percent of its international traffic. The airport, connected to the Costa del Sol, has a daily link with twenty cities in Spain and over a hundred cities in Europe North Africa, Middle East and North America.
Seaport
The Port of Málaga is the city’s seaport, operating continuously at least since 600 BC. The port is one of the busiest ports on the Mediterranean Sea, with a trade volume of over 428,623 TEU’s and 642,529 passenger in 2008.
High-speed train
The main rail station is Málaga-María Zambrano Station which is connected with Madrid and then Barcelona and France. On 24 December 2007, the high-speed train AVE came into service, reducing travel time to Madrid to just two and a half hours (see also Córdoba-Málaga high-speed rail line and Madrid–Seville high-speed rail line).

Roads and highways
The A45 road leads north to Antequera and Córdoba. The Autovía A-7 parallels the N-340 road, both leading to Cadiz to the west through the Costa del Sol Occidental and Barcelona to the east through the Costa del Sol Oriental.
Urban Bus
Empresa Malagueña de Transportes buses are the main form of transport around the city. Málaga’s bus station is connected with the city by the bus line number 4, although it is only ten minutes walk to the Alameda from there.
Metropolitan Bus
Malaga Metropolitan Transport Consortium´s (Consorcio de Tranpsporte Metropolitano del Área de Málaga) buses are the main form of transport around the city of Málaga and the villages of the Metropolitan Area.
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