Malaga is located in southern Spain, on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) on the northern side of the Mediterranean Sea. It lies at the feet of the Montes de Málaga, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 kilometres (81 miles) east of Tarifa(the southernmost point of continental Europe) and about 130 km (81 miles) to the north of Africa.
Malaga has a population of over 500,000 people and is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
In line with the city’s strategic plan, the campaign “Malaga: Open for Business” is directed towards the international promotion of the city on all levels but fundamentally on a business level. The campaign places a special emphasis on new technologies as well as innovation and research in order to promote the city as a reference and focal point for many global business initiatives and projects.
Málaga is a city of commerce and tourism has been a growing source of revenue, driven by the presence of a major airport, the improvement of communications, and new infrastructure such as the AVE and the maritime station, and new cultural facilities such as the Picasso Museum, the Contemporary Art Centre and Trade Fair and Congress, which have drawn more tourists.
- Malaga is a large city in the south of Spain, located directly on the sea in the heart of Andalusia and capital of the Malaga Province.
- Malaga airport is the third largest airport in Spain and has direct access with many European cities.
- The city boasts 320 days of sunshine each year making it the sunniest place in Spain with annual average temperatures of 18.5 °C
- Malaga is a major tourist destination with its sandy beaches, water sports, rich architectural history, Mediterranean cuisine and friendly local people.
- The famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, with the city proudly claiming him as its son through hosting a prestigious museum in his honour and naming its airport after him.
- The city is widely considered the most cosmopolitan city in the South of Spain.
- Excellent work place opportunities are waiting to be explored.
There really could be no better place to discover and embrace real Spanish culture during your Erasmus. Malaga embodies Spanish traditions in multiple aspects, such as a magnificent Plaza de Toros, a superb variety of tapas bars.