Andalusian insights: the spirit of Malaga in five “pueblos”

The province of Malaga on Spain’s southern Mediterranean coast evolved from a rich and varied past. A story beginning with pre-historic cave dwellers and ancient, nomadic tribes, Phoenician settlers, and Roman, Visigoth and Moorish conquerors ahead of the Christian “re-conquest”. The city of Malaga was founded nearly 3,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest established cities in the world.

Renowned for its pretty white-washed villages and vibrant capital city, Malaga province offers a virtually endless scenic route for cultural and historical explorations. It’s no wonder that many of these villages have maze-like clusters of narrow, irregular streets, given that they were founded thousands of years ago. However, much of this can be attributed to the Moors during their reign of Al-Andaluz. Particularly in the villages nearest the Mediterranean, the confusing configuration of streets and alleyways were meant to deter and protect against sea faring raiders; meanwhile, the

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