Málaga in History
Málaga's history spans more than three thousand years. From its Phoenician origins, it is precisely the passage through this land of numerous and varied cultures that has made Málaga the attractive and cosmopolitan destination that it is today.
The Roman Theatre or the garum pools will take you back to Roman Hispania; the Alcazaba is the most beautiful living example of Málaga's Muslim era. The Sanctuary of Victory marks the spot from which the Catholic Monarchs surrounded the city in 1487. The Buenavista Palace reminds us of the nobility that settled in the city during the Renaissance. The baroque splendour is palpable in the elaborate Baroque vaults built on the Mudejar roofs of churches such as San Juan, Santos Mártires and Santiago...
In the Wine Museum, visitors can learn how the grape helped the city prosper until the phylloxera plague. The blast furnaces of the west area tell of Málaga's conversion into a leading industrial city around the second half of the 19th century. The stately Alameda and Marqués de Larios Street also tells us about this time and the bourgeoisie class that lived in the city.
Málaga has grown significantly from the mid-20th century to the present day, despite the departure of Torremolinos, which became an independent municipality in 1988. Its entire expanse tells the story of the city, a city with a rich legacy that continues to look to the future.