Málaga is the sixth largest Spanish city and the capital of the province of the same name in Andalucia. It is located on the western extreme of the Mediterranean in the south of the Iberian peninsula, around 100km east of the Gibraltar Strait. It is a commercial city, owing a lot of its success to tourist, which is increased further by the size of the airport, some of the city’s new infrastructures, like the high velocity train links and the cultural sights. The city is also famous as the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, to who the Birthhouse of Picasso and the Picasso Museum of Malaga are dedicated.
Málaga has a total of 16 beaches, varying in size and location. Near the Torremolinos limits, there is the San Julián, Guadalmar and Guadalhorce beaches. To the west of the port, lie the La Misericordia, San Andrés and Huelin beaches, which are all used by a very high number of people, and on the other side of the port there are the two most popular beaches, La Malagueta and La Caleta. In the eastern part of the city, there is a vast network of caves, where many remains from the neanderthal and neolithic periods have been discovered. From the muslim Málaga, one of the things that remains is the castle on top of Mount Gibralfaro, built in the 14th century. After the city was conquered by the Christians, work began on the Renaissance Cathedral of Málaga, which is famous four being incomplete. The lack of one of its towers gave it the nickname "La Manquita".
Accommodation in Málaga’s student residences
The student residences and colegios mayores in Málaga are assigned to the univeristy of Málaga and many of them welcome visitors to the city during the university vacations. It should be understood that these residences are designed primarily for students and not children or adults expecting a high level of luxury. However, with this in mind, the halls do meet a level of comfort that we expect most visitors to be happy with, and we will welcome any feedback where this is not the case.
Getting around Málaga
The airport is connected to the city via the line 19 bus route and several intercity buses heading for the Costa del Sol. By means of the high velocity train network (AVE), Málaga is connected to Cordoba, Seville, Barcelona, Zaragoza and Madrid. In terms of buses, a single ticket will cost €1.20.