Malaga - some facts
capital of the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 568,479 in 2013, it is the second most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth largest in Spain. The southernmost large city in Europe, it lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) of the Mediterranean, about 100 km (62.14 mi) east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 km (80.78 mi) north of Africa.
Málaga's history spans about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. It was founded by the Phoenicians as Malaka about 770 BC, and from the 6th century BC was under the hegemony of Ancient Carthage. Then, from 218 BC, it was ruled by the Roman Republic and later the Roman Empire as Malaca (Latin). After the fall of the empire, it was under Islamic domination as M?laqah (?????) for 800 years, but in 1487, it again came under Christian rule in the Reconquista. The archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras make the historic center of the city an "open museum", displaying its history of more than 3,000 years.
This important cultural infrastructure and the artistic heritage have culminated in the nomination of Málaga as a candidate for the 2016 European Capital of Culture.
The internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso, Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher Solomon Ibn Gabirol and actor Antonio Banderas were born in Málaga. The magnum opus of Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, "Malague?a", is named for the music of this region of Spain.
The most important business sectors in Málaga are tourism, construction and technology services, but other sectors such as transportation and logistics are beginning to expand. The Andalusia Technology Park (PTA), located in Málaga, has enjoyed significant growth since its inauguration in 1992. Málaga is the main economic and financial centre of southern Spain, home of the region's largest bank, Unicaja, and the fourth-ranking city in economic activity in Spain behind Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.
Go by plane and rent a car
Sometimes you need to rent a car. There are a lot of reasons - for example You are going for a trip by plane, but You want to explore a new place. Rental car is the best choice - does not cost that much and You can drive all over a country.
It is not hard to find a rental car - You probably find one at the airport. Rent a car has many advantages - full insurance included, many types and models to choose and full tank. All You need to do is to sign a piece of paper and pay.
The car is clean, vacuumed and refreshed. Most of cars for rent are quite new models - they have all standard options like air conditioning or electric mirrors and windows. They are also very safe - have traction control and airbags.
About perfect holidays
Some of you probably already planning their holiday trips.
Climate in Poland is not perfect - summer is quite short and usually cold. It is not surprising that travels to southern countries of Europe are getting more popular with every year. Thanks to the Schengen zone we can freely across most of the borders in Europe. You should take advantage of it. Italy, Croatia, Greece, Portugal and Spain - there for sure You find the warm sea, sun and a lot of delicious food. Everyone at least once in lifetime should go for a holiday. Especially since you don't have to use the travels' agency offers - all You need to do is to book a ticket low cost airlines, find a hotel or private apartment (service Airbnb), next you can rent a car and the region - basic English should be enough, really. Now is time for a good news - that vacation does not have to be expensive, actually it can be cheaper than to go by polish seaside.