Malaga: could this sunny getaway also be Europe’s cultural powerhouse?

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Besides from being a renowned sunny getaway, Malaga is also a cultural powerhouse in Europe. The province is filled with different museums full of its history, water parks, thrilling festivals and unique food experiences. Malaga has been an appealing destination for many many years and it continues to attract more people.

Water Parks

you can find some of the best water parks in Spain for an amazing summer activity. Costa del Sol’s largest water park that offers a broad range of water slides is Aqualand Torremolinos. The locals favourite is known to be Aquavelis that’s located near Torre del Mar while the Aquamijas one in Las Lagunas is expanding and adding a new children’s area.

Zoos and Gardens

When it comes to the cultural scene, Malaga has several places like Bioparc Fuengirola. It’s a zoo that focuses on conserving over 130 species and nature. Estepona has Selwo Aventura which is basically a mix of a zoo and a theme park. The theme park includes a 116 meter long zipline which is a unique activity one can do once in a while. One place that I must mention is the renowned botanical Garden La Concepción that has over 25000 plant species and a significant garden in Spain.

Festivals plays a role in being a cultural powerhouse

You might’ve heard of Malaga ambience whether it’s street flamenco performances or concerts in the province. During the summer season, the annual Starlite festival take place in Marbella and features several famous singers. This year the line up includes renowned names such as Ricky Martin, Farruko, Sebastian Yatra, Manuel Turizo etc. Additionally, the Morenostrum Fuengirola host international renowned artists like Macklemore and Maluma. Not to forget the annual film festival where Calle Larios’s decor is with a red carpet and several movie posters focusing on Spanish language cinema.

Museums as a cultural powerhouse

Did you know that Malaga is renowned as the city of museums? Besides from that the city often host permanent and temporary exhibitions throughout the year. You can visit well known museums like Museo Picasso, Carmen Thyssen, Centre Pompidou etc. If you wish to explore beyond traditional museums, you can give the Malaga Wine Museum a try to taste different flavours of local wines. In summary, Malaga is a cultural powerhouse to visit and enjoy their activities along with its culinary delights.

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