Hello, malaga

Malaga might not be as popular as other Spanish cities, but a quick visit to the birthplace of Pablo Picasso is enough to win any visitor's heart. With a great mix of ancient history and modern culture, nearly 3.000 hours of sunshine a year, and several kilometres of beach, it's quite easy to see why Malaga has been described as "Ciudad del Paraíso" ("Paradise City").

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Essential Information about the city


Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport is located approximately 10 kilometres from the city centre and offers good transportation along the entire Costa del Sol. It is easy to get to Malaga by train, bus or taxi. The train takes 10 minutes and the bus 15 minutes to half an hour. Both bus and train depart every half hour.Taxis are available at the airport:Radiotaxi+34 952 040 804Unitaxi+34 952 333 333

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Spain can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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Best Time to Visit

Malaga enjoys a pleasant climate nearly all year round, with mild winters and summers that can get relatively hot in July and August. The best time to visit is spring, when temperatures are most comfortable, or the summer months for a beach-focused vacation.

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Public Transport

Buses from Malaga bus station at Paseo de los Tilos go to, for example, Marbella, Estepona, Granada, Córdoba and Seville. The train station is right next door. It is easiest to catch the suburban train which runs between Malaga and Fuengirola in the centre, subway next to the post office on Avenida Principal.You can catch city buses on Alameda Principal or Paseo Parque. Tickets are purchased on the bus.

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Taxis are booked via Unitaxi, but it is just as easy to hail one on the street. Alternatively, you can go to one of the city’s taxi ranks.Unitaxi:

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Stamps are sold in tobacconists’ bearing the sign “Tabacos”. You can find a post office by looking for its yellow facade.

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Pharmacies are open from 10 am-8.30 pm with a siesta from 1.30 pm-5 pm. Pharmacy Caffarena is one of the pharmacies that are open 24 hours a day.

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220 Volt/50Hz


Country code: +34Area code: 0952