, the capital of Málaga Province in Spain
, is also one of the most populated municipal regions in Spain. The city is considered to be one of the oldest in the world and is located conveniently on the Mediterranean Costa del Sol, to the northern part of Africa Continent. Málaga dates back into 770 BC when it is presumed to have been established by the Phoenicians. It has been through the Roman, the Islamic, and the Visigothic rule, and has archaeological artifacts and monuments to show for all those eras.
Over time, the citadels up the hill, the ruins of Gibralfaro, the Alcazaba, and the Renaissance-era La Manquita cathedral have grown to become some of the best tourist spots in Málaga. Museums in the city that depict the works of great artists and legendary artifacts include the Picasso Museum, the Fundacion Picasso, Museo Carmen Thyssen, and the CAC Málaga.
Modern architecture, hotels, and resorts line up along the magnificent waterfront overlooking the white sand beaches and the tantalizing blue waters of the Sea. Local delicacies, international cuisines, and delicious fusions are served here and topped up with a very vibrant nightlife in the bars and discos.
Málaga experiences a subtropical Mediterranean Climate, which is classified as Köppen Csa. The weather is typically sunny all year long, with hot, humid summers, and mildly tolerable winters. The heat is ultimately reduced considerably owing to the winds from the Sea.
The winters in Málaga are warm, unlike typical winter days, averaging a daily mean temperature range of 17°C (62.6°F) and 18°C (64.4°F). Topped up with up to six hours of sunshine, it becomes a lot warmer than recorded. The highest amount of rainfall is received in winter, with the rainiest month being December
with the highest collection of 101mm (4") in precipitation and the highest number of rainfall days averaging seven in the month. Snowfall is very rare in Málaga during winter, again, owing to the much warmer temperatures and many sunshine hours experienced.
Summer extends from April
. The days are characterized by a warm temperature range of between 11.1°C (52°F) and 30.5°C (86.9°F). Extremely hot days are quite rare, as are incredibly substantial temperature fluctuations. Rainfall is scarce in summer, only falling for an average of three days per month to collect at an average of 31mm (1.2") in precipitation across the summer months. The driest month is July
, and it practically receives no rainfall. It is also the hottest month of the year with a daily average of 26°C (78.8°F) in temperature, and up to ten hours of sunshine per day on average.
The peak of the travel season in Málaga is between June
when the warm season is at the peak, and the beaches are heavenly to relax on after swimming and engaging in all manners of water activities. The weather allows for outdoor fun and events, and since it is not rainy, touring the city is a lot easier. The extended daylight hours of summer make it even better with the bright nights and vibrant nightlife.
Some of the significant festivities include the religious January
Procession of the Three Holy Kings, the Easter Holy Week on varying dates, and the famous Málaga Fair, complete with music, dance, street feasts, and bullfights.