Why Málaga

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 kilometers (62 miles) east of the Strait of Gibraltar and roughly 130 kilometers (81 miles) east of Tarifa (the southernmost point of continental Europe) and about 130 km (81 miles) to the north of Africa.

Malaga has 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 town on all levels but fundamentally on a business level.

The campaign emphasizes new technologies, innovation, and research 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, 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.

The city boasts 320 days of sunshine each year making it the sunniest place in Spain

Málaga is a large city in the south of Spain, located directly on the sea in the heart of Andalusia and the capital of the Málaga Province. Its airport is the third largest airport in Spain and has direct access to 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. Málaga 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. The city proudly claimed him as its son by hosting a prestigious museum in his honor and naming its airport after him. The city is considered the most cosmopolitan city in the South of Spain. Excellent workplace opportunities are waiting to be explored. 

There could be no better place to discover and embrace authentic Spanish culture during your Erasmus. Málaga embodies Spanish traditions in multiple aspects, such as a magnificent Plaza de Toros, and a superb variety of tapas bars.

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