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Malaga, Andalucia, Spain.
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Malaga is one of several stunning cities located in the region of Andalucia. It is a land which has both spawned and inspired great writers, poets, actors and painters. Andalucia was the birthplace of Pablo Picasso as well as the 17th century painter Velasquez. Hemingway was fascinated by the region, “Death in the Afternoon” was penned here, and Bizet set his most famous opera Carmen here.

For the gay and lesbian traveler, Malaga has a great range of gay and gay friendly hotels, inns, guesthouses and traditional family bed and breakfast accommodations. The prices and level of amenities offered vary from budget to luxurious so there is plenty of choice for even the most discerning gay and lesbian traveler.

Hotels, restaurants, clubs and sport facilities are continually being improved. More and more accommodations are attracting a very mixed clientele, gay and straight, to the extent that the exclusively “gay” hotel is fast becoming an anachronism in Spain, and in Andalucia in particular. This shift reflects the remarkably tolerant and accepting attitude of the Spanish and a more enlightened traveler.

From your hotel or pension, travelers can explore the vibrant old town or the Moorish Alcazaba fortress and gardens adorned with palm and orange trees and jacaranda. Malaga's-old-town is charming, with narrow streets that still have a Moorish air, Baroque facades and little squares, and the hidden corners that preserve a nineteenth century atmosphere.
There is plenty to see in both the old part of the city and in its more populated neighborhoods, next to the port or the beach at El Palo.

The city was first a Phoenician colony and later came under the control of the Greeks, Carthaginians, Visigoths, Arabs and Christians. As a result, it has become a melting pot for many religions and cultures, Jewish, gypsy, Moorish and Christian. It is a region of beautiful countryside, towering mountains and a stunning coastline that has become one of the world favorite vacation destinations. Its attraction depends on what you’re looking for; sun drenched beaches, all night laser discos, Moorish architecture or medieval villages seemingly unchanged in centuries.
Malaga is the 5th largest metropolitan area in Spain. Its year round temperate climate and 320 days of sunshine is a major plus for vacationers. And it is the great beaches of nearby Costa del Sol that has made Malaga one of the most visited regions of Spain. But this town has more to offer than just sun, sea and sand!

Must see places include the Alcazaba, built at the beginning of the 11th century and a wonderful testament to Moorish architecture. Close by is the Castillo de Gibralfaro which was originally a Pheonician palace but later rebuilt as a fortress. The Cathedral dates from 1528 when the Catholic Kings ordered a cathedral be built over the original Moorish mosque. 200 years later, it was completed, and the façade dates from this period. And of course, no visit to Malaga is complete with seeing the house where Picasso was born and the new Picasso Museum located in the popular Plaza de la Merced. This square is also the center of gay life in Malaga.

Lastly, a question often asked is “what it means (or doesn’t mean) to be gay in Spain?” It really isn’t an issue any more, not since the death of Franco and the end of his fascist state. There is no sexual discrimination in the country and all the major cities have thriving gay communities and a vibrant gay scene. Same sex marriage was legalized in 2005 and for a predominately catholic country, the level of tolerance and acceptance of the gay life still has to be experienced to be believed.

So, for a truly vibrant, exciting, fun destination offering sun, culture, relaxation, fine wining and dining and a cosmopolitan vacation, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain has it all for the gay and les

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