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The Thyssen Museum in Malaga to Exhibit Works by Monet and Van Gogh

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Monet's Marea Baja en Varengeville

Monet's 'Marea Baja' in Varengeville

This Autumn, Malaga will once again become a haven for art lovers and tourists looking for an enriching cultural experience. Three of the city’s most popular museums have interesting exhibitions planned over the next few months.

Perhaps the most exciting of these exhibitions takes place at Malaga’s Thyssen Museum. Over 50 works will focus on landscapes around Europe, all hand-chosen by owner Baroness Thyssen. The exhibition will feature paintings which span the 19th and 20th centuries, including works from Leger, Courbet, Van Gogh and Monet. Read More…

Lots of Fun for Kids at MIMA 2012 in Málaga

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MIMA Malaga Kids Fair

Next Wednesday the 26th December 2012 sees the start of MIMA 2012, a special event created especially for children which is sure to keep the little ones amused over the Christmas Holidays.

For 10 days (until the 4th January 2013) the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos in Málaga will become a true ‘Kids Paradise’, a fun fair tailor made to keep kids and parents amused for hours!

Below  the high ceilings of the ‘Palacio de Congresos’ an 8000 m2 area will offer a whole range of experiences (over 60) which combine entertainment, fun, sport, shows and education.

Here are some of the activities you’ll find at MIMA 2012: Read More…

Places to See: La Concepcion Botanical Gardens in Málaga

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La Concepcion Botanical GardensIf you’re a nature lover and enjoy a little peace and tranquillity (at least once in a while) during your holidays, we highly recommend you visit the ‘La Concepcion’ Botanical Gardens in Malaga.

Located just north of the city centre, these vast and spectacular gardens are now part of the ‘Ciudad de Malaga’ (Malaga City) Municipal Botanical Trust.

A walk through its colourful gardens will allow you to enjoy an exquisite collection of plants and flora from all over the world.  Read More…

Places to See and Things to Do on the Costa del Sol [Video]

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The Costa del Sol is known for its great beaches and lively night spots; however, there are also plenty of other great attractions and things to do during your holiday.

We are so keen to let our guests know about all the wonderful things our destination has to offer that we decided to make a video to highlight some of our favourites. Most of the featured locations and attractions are in Benalmadena as that is where our hotel is based; however, we have also included favourites in nearby Fuengirola and Málaga.

We hope this video will give you a clearer picture of some of the places you can visit during your next holiday in Benalmadena and the Costa del Sol.

Here are some of the tourist attractions and locations featured in the video:

  • Puerto Marina in Benalmadena
  • Paloma Park in Benalmadena
  • Selwo Marina Dolphinarium
  • Biopark Zoo in Fuengirola
  • Butterfly Park in Benalmadena
  • Sealife
  • Tivoli World
  • Miramar Shopping Centre in Mijas Costa
  • Plaza Mayor Shopping Centre
  • Málaga City Centre (Cathedral, Museums and Muelle Uno)
  • Botanical Gardens in Málaga

Enjoy the video! Feel free to share with friends and family and let us know what you think in the comments below :-)

Muelle Uno: Málaga’s Fantastic New Waterfront Complex

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Sunset at Muelle Uno in Malaga

An amazing Sunset at Muelle Uno in Malaga

A visit to Málaga’s city centre is a ‘must do’ for anyone visiting the Costa del Sol for a holiday. You’ll want to do the whole cultural tour of the city taking in its famous museums and iconic landmarks such as the Cathedral or the Alcazaba; however, there’s a new attraction in town and it’s well worth a visit: Muelle Uno (Pier One).

This new (relatively) waterfront shopping centre is probably one of my favourite stops when I wonder in to Málaga city centre. With spectacular modern architecture and a fantastic selection of shops and restaurants, Muelle Uno provides the perfect setting for a family outing.

Málaga’s newest attraction is ideally split into 3 different areas: Services and accessories, fashion and restaurants. Another great advantage is that the complex offers a large underground parking area which means you won’t have to tackle the Málaga traffic for too long :-) Read More…

The Alcazaba in Málaga Opens for Night Tours from 6th to 10th June

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Alcazaba de Malaga

The Alcazaba as night falls...

Anyone visiting the Costa del Sol from the 6th to 10th June (2012) will have the opportunity to take part in a unique and special experience: A night tour of Málaga’s famous Alcazaba fortress.

For those of you who are not familiar with this emblematic monument in Málaga’s city centre: The Alcazaba is a Moorish fortification which was built in the 11th century. This impressive structure is built on hill in the centre of the city and comprises two walled enclosures; the first is built around the topography of the hill and the second wall – located within the perimeter of the first – is dotted with defensive towers. The beautiful gardens and magnificent enclosures make this one of the most popular tourist attractions in Málaga. Read More…

Malaga Celebrates its ‘White Night’ (La Noche en Blanco): 6 Hours of FREE Culture and Entertainment

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White Night - Noche en blanco Malaga 2012

Malaga is getting ready to celebrate the 5th edition of its ‘White Night’ (La Noche en Blanco) cultural event. Last year the Costa del Sol’s capital was flooded with just over 200,000 visitors who flocked to experience some of the activities and entertainment on offer during this unique evening.

Unfortunately, this year the event has been hit by the economic crisis and will suffer an important 50% reduction in its budget. Although the overall investment in the event wont reach €60,000, the mayor of Malaga, Francisco dela Torre, has publicly stated that the program for this years event will be more ambitious and will offer more spaces and activities.

Just a quick reminder that during the ‘White Night’ all activities in the official program are free! If you’re interested, you’ll have to head to Malaga on the evening of the 12th May between 8:00pm and 2:00am. Read More…

3 Chances to Watch “The Nutcracker” Ballet in Málaga

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The Nutcracker ballet in MalagaIf you enjoy Ballet, you’ll be delighted to know that the Cervantes Theatre inMalaga will be showing three performances of “The Nutcracker”.

Performed by the Russian National Theatre Ballet of Moscow, this Christmas classic is sure to be a great success. Inspired on A. Dumas’ adaptation of E.T.A Hoffman’s famous story, The Nutcracker narrates the story of a young girl’s adventures with her only Christmas present; a nutcracker in the shape of a small soldier which comes to life. Together they travel to the magical Sweet kingdom where they are welcomed by the Sugar Fairy, candy sticks and marzipan figures.

Prestigious French choreographer M. Petipa put together the original choreography for this successful ballet; the unforgettable music of Tchaikovsky adds magic to a performance that you surely wont want to miss.

Performances of “The Nutcracker” will be on the following days:

  • Thursday 22nd December at 9:00 pm
  • Thursday 29th December at 9:00 pm
  • Friday 30th December at 9:00 pm

Tickets are priced from €22 and can be purchased at the Cervantes Theatre.

Why not combine a night at the ballet with a romantic weekend getaway at Sunset Beach Club. Apartments available from just €45 per night… Go to www.sunsetbeachclub.com for more information and to check availability.

The MIMA 2011 Children’s Fair in Málaga

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MIMA 2011 Malaga - Children's fairThere’s not long to go now… In just over 2 weeks time, one of the most eagerly awaited events of the Christmas period – at least it will be for kids – starts at the Málaga Convention Centre (Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga): The MIMA 2011 Children’s Fair.

Lasting 8 days, this yearly  fair provides fun for all the family with more than 60 activities, attractions, video games, sports activities, workshops, children’s theatre and more!

From the 26th December to the 4th January, the Malaga Exhibition and Convention Centre will become a true wonderland for kids and adults alike. If you are on holiday and the weather isn’t looking to good, this is the perfect place to take the kids for a day out! Read More…

Malaga Card: The Easy (and Economical) Way to Explore Málaga City Centre

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Malaga Card and City GuideIf you are planning to explore the impressive array of art and culture that the city of Málaga has to offer, you may want to read on.

Making your way around all the museums, galleries and other “must see” tourist attractions which the Costa del Sol’s capital has to offer can get rather expensive.

If you are planning on spending a day in Málaga, visiting all the main museums and tourist attractions, you should definitely think about investing in the Málaga Card.

The concept and idea for the “Málaga Card” came about thanks to the Asociacion of Businesses in the Historic Centre of Málaga; the idea was to help promote the small businesses in the centre of the city and provide a value added incentive to tourists keen to see the real Málaga.  Read More…

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