At the mouth of the river Guadalmedina, where the traditional routes from the highlands of Granada reach the sea, Málaga has taken advantage of its privileged situation to become the second city of Andalusia. The booming port, hotel industry, commerce, transport and new information technologies have experienced, in turn, a remarkable development.
Today, Málaga is the main city on the region’s Mediterranean coast. But if the south of Spain has often denatured its coastline in favour of mass tourism, Málaga has remained a friendly and hospitable city which has made an open-air, living and breathing work of art of its history. When the mildness of the Andalusian evenings sets in, an air of celebration spreads into every street.