Malaga, the capital of the Province of Malaga, is a municipality of Spain in Andalusia. It is the 2nd most populous city in Andalucía, 6th in Spain. The city lies in Southern Iberia on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) and is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. It is also famous for its rich history, Mediterranean cuisine, local wines and sandy beaches. Malaga, once a city of Moors and now a city to revel in its gastronomy and festivities, is an exceptional place. Discovering Malaga is not as easy as it sounds. For this reason, we have compiled a complete tourist guide of Malaga, including attractions, things to do, nightlife, travel tips and means to get around the province. The history of this province has taken place between the sea and the mountains. Its capital was a witness to the economic and cultural boom of the western Mediterranean. The town known as Malaka by the Phoenicians was transformed into a prosperous commercial centre. After the Muslim invasion of the 8th century, the territory became Arabised and later became part of the Nasrid kingdom in Granada, when it underwent a new period of commercial and cultural prominence. In the 19th century, the iron and steel industries of los Larios and the commercialisation of its wines provided significant economic development for the province. After decades of economic downturn, Malaga underwent rapid economic growth in the second half of the 20th century, thanks to the tourist industry. Each year millions of citizens from all over the world choose this idyllic land to relax on its sun-drenched beaches, discover its rich architectural heritage or explore the wild beauty of its mountain geography.