Málaga is located in the center of the Andalusian coast of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Eastwards you can reach the beaches of Almeria with the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata in three hours. To Granada, Ronda or Cordoba in back country it is less than 200 km. Via Sevilla it is only half a day to the the Portuguese Algarve.
Among the sights in Málaga the Museo Picasso stands out clearly. Other popular attractions include the Museo Carmen Thyssen, the Castillo Gibralfaro or the marina. But there are also excellent, less well-known museums in Málaga such as the Museo de Vidrio y Cristal (glass), the Museo Automobilístic de Málaga (cars), Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares (popular art and customs).