The first reason (which is why we provide Spanish courses in Malaga) is the location – Andalusia. Probably the most beautiful and ideal place for travel in Europe, here you can find anything; snow mountains, deserts, beaches, ocean, natural parks and a variety of different monuments from many different cultures. But that’s not the main reason we picked the location. Let’s go on…
We also chose Malaga for its climate and beautiful beaches. With soft winters and hot summers, the best part of the local climate is the 320 sunny days of the year.
The third reason is the Spanish language. We chose Andalusia, and specifically Malaga, because this is one of the few coastal regions in Spain where everybody still speaks Spanish. If you visit Cataluña (Barcelona, Girona…), Valencia coast (Alicante, Valencia, Benidorm…), or Basque Country (Bilbao, Vizcaya…) you will find yourself amid the multitude of different languages now being spoken in those regions – which won’t help with your Spanish development at all.
For all the above reasons – Learn Spanish in Malaga
Another reason to come to La Costa del Sol is Malaga city. If you want to experience the architecture and artistic culture of Southern Spain at its best and most authentic, Malaga is an excellent choice of destination.
Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga in 1881 and the house where he was born lies in central Malaga on Plaza de Merced. The place houses an exhibition of paintings and artefacts from Picasso’s life. In the Picasso Museum (in the Buenavista Palace), the visitor will find 155 paintings as well as drawings, sculptures and more works of art by Picasso himself.
Alcazaba is a Moorish fortress, which originally dates back to the 8th Century. A large number of the remaining buildings can be traced back to the 11th Century. Alcazaba was used as a palace for the rulers of Malaga. In the fortress’ heyday, Alcazaba consisted of more than 100 towers and mosques. Today, visitors will find plenty of picturesque gardens and courtyards and a little Alhambra on the top of the fortress.
Castillo de Gibralfaro, situated at the top of the Gibralfaro hill, dates back to the beginning of the 14th Century when it was built to protect Alcazaba. What now remains are the massive ramparts and a long walled path with a stunning view over Malaga.
There are plenty of events going on in the area. Semana Santa and Easter Week, when in Malaga, are fantastic experiences. Large religious parades move through the city all week (see image) and the city is vibrant with music and life. People from everywhere in Spain and Europe come to see this event. Typically, a procession carries two heavy thrones: One, the throne of Christ, and the other, a throne with Virgin Mary crying over her son.
Fiesta in August: For two weeks in August, while the rest of Costa del Sol are busy catering for to their tourists, Malaga virtually shuts down all its shops and offices, because in Malaga, August is fiesta time! Visit the fiesta town on the outskirts of the city and see the Malagueño ride up and down the streets on horseback with his señorita in flamenco dress. After our Spanish Courses in Malaga, we usually take students there!
There is also the amazing Cathedral of Malaga. “La Manquita” translates to the one-armed woman, referring to the lopsided look of the cathedral: The eastern bell-tower is missing, for the simple reason that people behind the construction ran out of funds.
What else may we know about Malaga? Plaza de la Constitución, at the top of the fashionable shopping street Calle Marqués de Larios, is where multiple many religious, traditional and cultural celebrations take place throughout the year.
If you’re still not convinced about having one of our Spanish courses in Malaga, besides, the province of Malaga is also close to Granada, where you can visit the Alhambra and other beautiful places. Or alternatively, you could make a short trip to Sevilla, Cadiz or Gibraltar…
Learn Spanish in Malaga. It is made for you!