Málaga province is cosmopolitan and modern, and boasts a well-preserved artistic heritage reflecting the city's past and history. The largest part of this heritage is to be found in Málaga, Ronda and Antequera, although hidden away in each of the province's 103 towns is a unique history and local curiosities that are well worth taking the time to discover.
A cultural route around Málaga
Take a walk around the old quarter of Málaga city, and you will find yourself captivated by the architectural heritage. One of the monuments that you will come across is Málaga Cathedral. A lack of funds resulted in only one of the two planned towers being constructed, and the cathedral is affectionately called La Manquita (the One-Armed Lady) by Málaga's residents. You'll also find the Alcazaba and the Roman Theatre nearby.
Some of Málaga's principal museums, including the Picasso Museum and the Carmen Thyssen Museum, are also located in the city centre. The Málaga Pompidou Centre is just a few minutes' walk from Málaga Port. In Soho, also known as the Arts District, you can find urban culture, art galleries and the Centre for Contemporary Art.
A cultural route around the province: Ronda and Antequera
Ronda and Antequera are two cities with a unique historical and artistic heritage. Ronda is famous for its colourful tales and legends of bandits and brigands. Writers like Hemingway fell in love with Ronda's Tajo gorge, and the city's beautiful and perfectly preserved old quarter. It is the perfect city for soaking up Andalusian culture and tradition.
Historically, Antequera has been a strategic location, given its position at the geographical heart of Andalusia. It has more churches than any other city in the whole of Spain and its main attractions include the Collegiate Church of Santa María la Mayor, the Alcazaba and the Antequera Dolmens Archaeological Site, which has been declared a World Heritage Site