Malaga: 2700 years in the making- Part 1

Founded by the Phonecians on what we now call the Guadalmedina River, Málaga is now home to the Picasso Museum and Museo Casa Natal (where he was born), the City Museum, the excellent car museum Museo Automovilístico de Málaga, the CAC (Contemporary Art), a branch of the Russian State Museum, Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Málaga (Museum of Glass and Crystal) and more. There’s a Roman era theater, Moorish ruins and the amazing artifacts on display at the Museo del Patrimonio Municipal which also has a good art collection. Millions of visitors come each year to enjoy vacations on the Costa del Sol.

Here are a few examples of what’s on display at the Museo del Patrimonio:

Pottery dating to 5-7000 years ago
Beads from the same era, in amazing condition
Neanderthal jaw (note no chin)
Neanderthal jaw bone- note the lack of chin. At least 40,000 years old
Roman Theater, uncovered within the past 50 years. The Moorish era Alcazara in the background

The Cathedral of Malaga was built between 1528 and 1782 in the Renaissance style with many Baroque features as well. Its tower is 84 meters/276′ high.

Beautifully carved choir in the Cathedral
Malaga Cathedral
Interior of the Cathedral

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