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Find the perfect car hire Malaga using HAPPYCAR and enjoy the freedom and flexibility of exploring the wonderful city of Malaga, the hometown of Pablo Picasso. You use your car to explore not just this city, but also the wonderful region. HAPPYCAR lets you choose the perfect car at the best rate with easy pick up locations at the Malaga Airport. Having a rental car makes you independent from the not always reliable public transportation and gives you the choice of escaping the city and exploring other destinations. Due to the climate in the region, Mediterranean climate with very hot summers, we advise you book a car with air conditioning.
The city is located in the province of Malaga within the Andalucia region, it has a population of over 500,000 thus making it the largest city on the Costa Del Sol. It is a favorite for visitors as it offers stunning beaches, great cafes and restaurants, scenic hiking paths as well as great historical sites and museums.
Within the city one will find two fortified buildings, the Alcazaba, a fort built in the 11th century by King Badis of the Muslim dynasty, Hammudid, it was erected on the highest point of the hill to protect the royal family from invaders. The fort offers wonderful views of the city and nice gardens through which you can take a stroll. Castillo de Gibralfaro was built in the 10th century on a hill overlooking the city. This is the flag you can see in the flag of Malaga. The castle was the site of a three month siege by catholic forces led by Ferdinand, with the defending forces eventually surrendering due to hunger. Some of the inner castle has been restored and offers and interesting walk for the visitor.
Malaga Cathedral was built in the 1780's and the construction went on for over 200 years and is to this day still unfinished. You will find a plague stating that the funds raised for finishing it were instead used to help gain American independence from British rule. Within the building you will find some great art and sculptures and the cathedral is also home to its own museum.
La Malagueta dates back to the 19th century and is the old bullfighting ring of the city. Since 1972, it has been a cultural asset of Spain, within walking distance of La Malagueta, you will reach some of Malaga’s lovely beaches.
Picasso’s birthplace is here on the Plaza de la Merced and here you can find a variety of cafes and restaurants, it houses many of the painters pieces as well as pieces by other artists.
The Picasso Home Museum was opened in 2003 and it showcases over 200 pieces of art which have been donated by Picasso's family. The museum is located in the center of the historic city and so it is easy to reach with your hire car Malaga.
Being the major hub in the region, Malaga has the best road connections to get out and explore the surrounding resorts and villages. Nerj is a short drive with your car hire Malaga along the motorway will get you to this less touristy seaside resort. There are many beaches in the area, as well as the wonderful balcony of Europe offering views of the coast,
Terremolinos is only a 12 kilometer drive with your hire car Malaga. The town has some wonderful beaches lined with cafes and beaches.
Whatever you do with your trip to the city of Malaga, take a hire car Malaga through HAPPYCAR to guarantee that you have freedom to go where and when you want without relying in public transport.