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Malaga and Surrounding Area

Málaga, capital of the province of the same name, is the fifth most populated city in Spain. It is located in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, in a privileged spot. The city covers 398.25 square kilometres and has a population of almost 568,000 inhabitants, although almost a million people live in the metropolitan area.

The main environmental and geographical factors that have affected the city’s evolution and development are maritime influences, its location in two river valleys (the Guadalhorce and the Guadalmedina), its topographic relief and its climate.

Whilst the Mediterranean Sea bathes the Málaga coastline, the Málaga Mountains close ranks behind the city to form a barrier of peaks that protects it from the cold, while the regulating effect of the sea gives the area its characteristically mild temperatures. The hottest months are July and August. December and February are usually the coldest. The average temperatures fall between a maximum of 22.8° C and a minimum of 13° C. Rainfall in Málaga follows the seasons, with the most abundant rainfalls occurring in autumn and winter.

Málaga has a natural heritage of great environmental wealth. The natural setting of the estuary of the Guadalhorce, located within an island of 122 hectares demarcated by the branches of the river in its final stretch, is a stopping point for hundreds of migratory species and is noted for its great ecological value. The Natural Park Montes de Málaga occupies an area of 4,996 hectares that are home to over 230 plant species and over 160 types of vertebrates.

Málaga Province

Area: 7,276 sq. km. | Population: 1,641,098 inhabitants.

City of Málaga

Area: 398.25 sq. km. | Population: 567,433 inhabitants.

Malaga beaches – something to explore when visiting the Costa del Sol

Local Weather

The climate in Málaga is extremely moderate in winter with very mild minimum temperatures. The summers are tempered by the city’s proximity to the sea. Rainfall is low with an average of 469.2 mm. The highest rainfall occurs between November and March; the summer is very dry. On average rain falls on 70.9 days.

Málaga enjoys an annual average of 2,901 hours of sunshine. The maximum hours of sunshine are achieved in July with an average of 354 hours and the minimum hours of sunshine are in December with 167 hours. This, together with the mild temperatures, make Málaga’s climate ideal in winter and very pleasant in spring and autumn. The prevailing winds are gentle breezes from the S and SE. The mean maximum gusts of wind reach speeds of 83 km/h. The average pressure is 760.6 mm.

Tourism Office

The most visited area in Malaga is Plaza de la Constitucion and the main boulevard of Calle Marques de Larios.  Picasso City Centre is a 1 minute walk to both, this is where your journey begins.  The closest Tourism Office is located in Plaza de la Constitucion.  There is another Tourism Office which is at the base of Calle Marques de Larios, at the Plaza de la Marina which is a 7 minute walk.

Hospital

Hospital Dr. Galvez

Pharmacy

Farmacia del Sagrario

Pharmacy Emilio Utrera Jordan

  • located in Plaza de la Constitucion
  • Phone: +34-952-21-16-92

Police Station

Comisaria de Distrito Malaga Centro

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