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Málaga ancient and cosmopolitan in the past, preserved intact its historical roots. If in ancient times witnessed human origins and of Mediterranean culture , now a first power of the Andalusian tourism industry maintains its tradition of welcoming way and creative land.
Málaga in his seafaring coast where it is never winter, the mountain vocation inland where nature is at its best . White villages of beautiful architecture in romantic legends put their point of light in the remote valleys where life runs quietly . And from the High Country covers the horizon looked away into the vast blue sea.
Between sea and mountain running history of this peculiar province, whose capital witnessed the economic and cultural boom of the western Mediterranean . The Phoenician Málaga became a thriving commercial center . After the Muslim invasion of the eighth century , its territory Arabised , joins later in the Moorish kingdom of Granada and lives a new period of commercial and cultural peak.
In the nineteenth century, steel mills , the powerful textile industry Larios and marketing their wines, provides an important economic development in the province.
After decades of crisis in the second half of the twentieth century , Málaga achieved rapid economic growth thanks to the tourism industry. Every year millions of people around the world choose this heavenly land to rest on its sunny beaches, know its rich monumental heritage and venture into the wild beauty of its mountainous geography.
The province of Malaga has more than 160 kilometers of coastline. The Mediterranean sea is a total of 14 municipalities directly Malaga . You may go to hidden enclaves where the purest nature surrounding the environment, or more articles and consolidated spaces. Both the eastern part of the province, such as the western feature attractive beaches that have made the Sunshine Coast a destination for world-class .
We can not forget the inner landscape , with more than 15 protected as a reserve, natural monument or landscape spaces. Places walking from the depths of the Mediterranean to the high peaks . Magic Forest and rivers where you can still find foxes , golden eagles or mountain goats .
In the Málaga coast visitors will find an endless cuisine. The smaller fish ( anchovies , mullet , mackerel , squid and squid ) presented in frying, is the symbol of exquisite cuisine simple palate development . A special flavor offered by Bay prawns , mussels and crayfish the boiled or grilled .
In the interior of the province , an exquisite charcuterie dishes and sturdy content is made : I kid with garlic , fried goat, hare ... Gazpacho is prepared in Málaga in multiple ways: ajoblanco , antequerana club, gazpachuelo ... The wines , raisins and Muscat grapes and Pedro Ximénez are internationally renowned .
A world of flavors, where visitors can enjoy in this ancient land .

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El Torcal de Antequera Natural Area , located in the central area of the province of Málaga, high above the town of Antequera and the Bow Subbéticas limestone , is one of the best and most spectacular examples of karst relief across Europe . It takes its name from its most commonly known forms, torques or sinkholes, small circular flat-bottomed depressions are populated with the most resistant to the erosive activity waste water softening clay terra rossa also known for its red color.
Because of the rarity and magnificence of its strange formations , Torcal de Antequera offers breathtaking scenery considered unique in the world , a fact that led to his 1929 statement as Site of National Interest. Its 1,171 acres have been used countless times to stage sci- fi, because in its labyrinthine structure torques , corridors, caves and potholes (like Toro and Marinaleda ) , breaks and canyons , the best example is the screw El Torcal it is easy to miss the walker . The chalky appearance of the composition of the soil makes it easily susceptible to erosion by wind or rain , like rain or wind.
Plant communities of greater botanical importance within the natural landscape are rupícolas adapted to the cracks and crevices of rocks , with many endemic plants . The most representative species are Anticaria rupícolas Linaria , Saxifraga biternata , Linaria oblongifolia , Viola demetria , Saxifraga reuterana , Polypodium australe , among many others.
Grove posing is typical of mountain where maple, elder , oak, hawthorn, blackthorn and oak low height predominates, with an understory consisting mainly of scrub as matagallo , Tomilla , phlox , common ivy, very abundant , fern, moss , peony and lily.
One of the most remarkable wildlife values ​​Torcal is the wealth of birds it supports, a fact that has earned for its declaration as a Special Protection Area for Birds. Griffon vultures are usually regulars Torcal . Other birds of interest are present and blonde black wheatear , owls, owl , kestrel , Crag Martin , Chough and numerous small birds .
Among the reptiles are present eyed lizard , and Iberian lacertid lizard ladder snake , vipers and Montpellier snake , while among mammals has vole , fox , badger , weasel , rabbit and some specimens of ibex .

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Palace fortress of the Muslim rulers of the city , seated on a hill slope of Mount Gibralfaro . It was built in the XI century on the ruins of another Roman bastion . It consisted of 110 main towers and some minor . Stresses the Keep .
Its main feature is the three concentric walls that gird , giving it a maximum security military between other similar constructions of Muslim Spain .

Source : Andalucia.ong