Puerto El Peral

Malaga Gateway to Andalucía

Malaga is a very ancient city and has its origins in remote prehistoric times. The town predates the Phoenician, Greek and Roman occupations. The cosmopolitan nature of the city over the centuries is immediately apparent. The panoramic view with the Cathedral and Gibralfaro fortress .the remains of a roman theatre and in the background, the different districts which are now showpieces of modern architecture.

Malaga and its culture

Malaga is the Birthplace of Pablo Picasso. The house where he was born is today a small museum and as recently as 2 years ago a new museum was created for the famous Son of Malaga.

Malaga is ignored by many visitors who travel straight from the Airport to the Costa Del Sol and other resorts. But this thriving, cosmopolitan port City is well worth investigating. Malaga is now a very attractive city which blends the old and modern in a subtle way. Recently the city has been totally restored as Malaga (Spain) is on the nomination to become the Cultural City of Europe in 2016.

Its centre, with the backdrop of a sparkling blue Mediterranean, has wide, leafy Boulevards, great museums, impressive monuments and charmingly small pedestrian streets. For shoppers, there is an impressive range of clothes, shoes, and other shops.
A very lively city, with a great liberal tradition, Malaga stays open late and its citizens have a fierce devotion for their city.

The Central thoroughfare is the Alameda Principal, the main streets are Calle Molina Lario with its Cathedral, Calle Marquéz de Larios, ending at the Central Plaza de la Constitución around which remains the old quarter. This is also the shopping district where even the most spoiled of you can find fine things, and wonderful restaurants and tapas bars, some more than 100 years old..

Semana Santa processions in Malaga are among the most spectacular in Spain. The holy images, known as Tronos, are large and heavy, some needing 150 people to carry them. Each night from Palm Sunday to Good Friday these Holy images are carried through the City, watched and followed by big crowds.
Mid August is the biggest of Andalucía’s summer ferias. 9 Days from morning until late evening, celebrations take over the City Centre and lots of music and dancing, even the horses dress up. Flamenco dancers perform in Public throughout the city.

Malaga Spain and its scenery

Malaga Spain is surrounded by some wild and dramatic hill country. Fascinating towns such as Antequera, Ronda, Cordoba, and Granada are all within easy reach.

Cortijo Puerto el Peral is 40 minutes drive from the City Centre and looks out on El Torcal an impressive Mountain range. The best kept secret in Andalucía, for walkers a real paradise with spectacular rock formations and marked walks.

Wildlife is abundant and bird watching is a much practised pastime here. The months of April, May and June are the most colourful of the year. Flowers that are rare elsewhere grow here in abundance.
There are some very fine wines produced in the Malaga Hills. The sweet variety, dessert wine, is the most famous with its name “Carpe Diem” which is a very apt name for The city of Malaga and its surroundings.
Malaga, definitely well worth an extended visit.