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  • 2Area Metropolitana de Malaga

    Area Metropolitana de Malaga - Andalucía    

    Populations (1): Malaga

    Attractions: Monuments such as the magnificent cathedral, the Arab fortress built between the 11th and 14th centuries, the Roman Theatre, the Palace customs nde, the Episcopal Palace, and the houses the Rectorate of the University of Malaga, among many others.

    With the opening of the Picasso Museum in 2003, the capital of the Costa del Sol is becoming one of the major destinations of the so-called cultural tourism.

    Nature tourism: Natural resources, especially the coastline.

    Agricultural production: The olive grove olive oil, almond, lemon, Orange, olive groves of olives for table and the vineyard.

    Gastronomy: The fish of sardines, anchovies, either fried in vinegar, and the fried fish made from anchovies, mackerel, red mullet, Octopus and squid, are the most typical dishes, but also include noodle casserole, gazpacho, the gazpacho, crumbs, Malaga salad, ajoblanco and porra antequerana.

    Traditions: Such as its fair in August and Holy week festivities are equally important signs of the identity and culture of the people of Malaga.

  • 15Axarquia

    Axarquia - Andalucía

    Population (31): Alcaucín, Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Algarrobo, Almáchar, Árchez, Arenas, Benamargosa, Benamocarra, El Borge, Canillas de Aceituno, Canillas de Albaida, Colmenar, Comares, Cómpeta, Cútar, Frigiliana, Iznate, Macharaviaya, Moclinejo, Nerja, Periana, Rincón de la Victoria, Riogordo, Salares, Sayalonga, Sedella, Torrox, Totalán, Vélez-Málaga and Viñuela.

    Geographic data: Limits to the North with the region of Alhama, to the East with the Costa Tropical region, to the South by the Mediterranean Sea, to the West with Malaga, and to the Northwest with the counties Antequera and Nororma.

    Tourist interests: The region is full of villages with narrow streets that take us to the past Andalusí, archaeological remains attest to its glorious past.

    Nature tourism: The peak La Maroma is the highest point of the region, cross rivers, Vélez, Torrox, Algarrobo, Iznate, dry, Huit, Higuerón, scream, Almachar, cave, Benamargosa, Sabar, Alcaucín, Bermuza, Rubite, Maro, all are Andalusian Mediterranean basin, water supply is via the Viñuela reservoir. The Natural Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama and the Natural landscape of the cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo are located in this region.

    Agricultural production: The most important crops are olive groves of olive oil, the vineyard's grapes to raisins, avocado and almond; among arable crops only tomato has any relevance.

    Gastronomy: The dishes axarquica include the goat, fried with spices, the fried fish, the stew of hinojos, the splashback, ajoblanco and tripe with chickpeas.

    Traditions: Easter.

  • 107Costa del Sol Occidental

    The Costa del Sol Occidental, the star of the coast of Andalusia

    The region of the Costa del Sol Occidental is one of the areas that come all the tourists throughout the year and especially in summer. Within this area of the Mediterranean of the autonomous community of Andalusia, it enters one of the most tourist destinations such as Marbella next to other towns in which also is you can spend a good holiday like Torremolinos or Fuengirola.

    Its main quality is the temperature which has throughout the year, since it has many hours of Sun and little rain which has made many visitors decide to stay to live in this area. For example, there is a large colony of countries such as Britain, Germany or Finland, where it is concentrated among the largest number of citizens of this country.

    The Costa del Sol Occidental has its main stronghold at Marbella. The city has a great name internationally by the large number of tourists and "celibrities" arriving in the summer. It has sided with Puerto Banus more exclusive in Europe places, while on the other there is a very typical historic Andalusian.

    On the other hand Torremolinos has become one of the municipalities of Europe where many Gay tourists are concentrated. Hotels make numerous exclusive offers only for this kind of visitors who tend to find many options in the municipality.

    To reach the Costa del Sol Occidental the best option is through the airport of Malaga which has numerous flights from different parts of Europe. It has roads in good condition through the highway that runs along the coast.

  • 1Serrania de Ronda

    Serrania de Ronda - Andalucía

    Populations (21): Algatocin, Alpandeire, Arriate, Atajate, Benadalid, Benalauría, Benaoján, Benarrabá, Cartajima, Cortes de la Frontera, Farajan, Gaucin, Genalguacil, Igualeja, Jimera de Líbar, Jubrique, Júzcar, Montejaque, Parauta, Pujerra and round.

    Geographic data: Bordered on the Northwest by the region of the Guadalteba; to the between two this, with the region of the Sierra de las Nieves; to the South, with the Costa del Sol West; and to the West and to the North with the province of Cadiz

    Attractions: Visit the Serrania is a suggestive invitation to reunion with the past. Castles, watchtowers, palaces, Arab baths, Roman theatres and even primitive caves and coats of bandits shown in the eyes of the visitor to immerse you in a trip in time with imagination as only companion. Highlights the municipality of round for its historical heritage, there is one of the oldest and most monumental of Spain Bullrings

    Gastronomy: Simple dishes such as soup of tomato and garlic stew of chickpeas or lentils, asparagus and mushrooms. Other specialties are the roasted goat mountain style, the chorizo in the alcohol and the veal with potatoes, but especially stand out dishes derived from hunting rabbit and Partridge to the Tagus rondeña.

    Pumpkins rondeña, migas with chorizo, porridge, beans with tomato, garlic, ham, beans with morcilla, almonds and artichokes soup, gazpacho to the serrana, rondeña tortilla and the lamb stew are also traditional dishes.

    Desserts highlights the buds of the Tagus and the sweets of the nuns.

    Traditions: Carnival, Easter, Corpus Christi and several fairs and processions.

  • 3Valle de Guadalhorce

    Valle de Guadalhorce - Andalucía

    Valle de Guadalhorce, also known as Algarbia, is a region of the province of Malaga (Andalusia, Spain), formed by 8 municipalities, in a natural region formed by the river Guadalhorce.

    This Valley is known for its fertility and cultivation of vegetable, fruit and citrus, also known as the orchard of Malaga. Although currently the urban expansion of the metropolitan area of Malaga focuses in this area, to its proximity and good communications with the provincial capital.

    Nature tourism: Los Gaitanes Gorge

    Cuisine: Soups Perot from Álora, soups "include" Slate, soups cachorreñas from Cártama, soups "jervias" of Coin or Alhaurín el Grande "tautología" broth soups, soups made with food from the garden are also the basis of most of the main courses, as it is the Club, the majaillo of asparagus, dressing or the calabacete.

    Traditions: There is a great tradition of pottery. The Association of ceramists of the Guadalhorce Valley, consisting of potters with a wealth of experience and curriculum. All of them work for keeping alive the traditional pottery of this area, as well as, innovate with different techniques and styles.

300 days a year of Sun in the Costa del Sol

As its name suggests the Costa del Sol is one of the bulwarks of the Andalusia tourism and having the Sun at its peak throughout the year, specifically 300 days a year. 35% of tourism that concentrates the autonomous community is located in this part of the coast which brings millions of tourists throughout the year. Many of them decide to stay to live.

This part of the coast begins at the coast of Granada and ends at the Malaga municipality of Manilva. It has many kilometres of Beach the majority of fine sand, some parts with one influx of more tourists in another. Marbella, Fuengirola, Torremolinos and Benalmadena are the three most tourist towns and have increased hotel capacity.

Marbella is considered one of the jewels of Spanish tourism. Focuses much of the tourism that arrives at the Costa del Sol and is a city that offers many possibilities for leisure. During the summer its population will reach to triple especially for foreign visitors.

Torremolinos also offers miles of beaches and a town dump with tourists. Next to the municipality is Benalmadena that has a very eventful night life with many clubs. All accompanied by numerous restaurants and tourist infrastructures.

The best way to reach the Costa del Sol is through Malaga airport, which has flights from different parts of the world. The roads are in perfect condition, the N-340 is that links all around the coast, having the option to travel around the Mediterranean motorway.