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Towns Map of Malaga
The province of Malaga offers a wide range of places you can visit. The typical Andalusian inland villages of Arab origin and the popular coastal towns during the summer are definitely great options to consider when you're planning your vacation.
The city of Malaga, which was founded by the Phoenicians in the eighth century BC is one of the oldest cities in Europe and passed through Roman and Arab hands being one of the cultural and commercial centres of ancient times.
The name of the city comes from Malaka, given by the Phoenicians who settled in the area, to devote the city to the supreme god Melqart.
In recent history Malaga was the initial focus of industrialization in the peninsula; there are still attesting remains like big chimneys of the old factories no longer present and which remain as memorial of its past.
In the map above we can see the proximity to the main tourist destinations in the province, such as Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Mijas among others.
To learn more about Malaga, its history and its attractions do not hesitate to visit our comprehensive travel guide.
Top villages in Malaga
If you visit the province of Malaga, we recommend some of the most popular villages; you cannot leave without visiting them. In the map above you can see the approximate distance to the villages and their location.
Surrounded by mountains, when accessing from the coast you will enjoy a beautiful road route.
Frigiliana Village near Nerja situated in the Axarquia region, ideal for lovers of rural tourism and the beach; it has its origins in prehistory, with the establishment of the first settlement of the Bronze Age and which grew with the arrival of the Phoenicians.
Dominated by the Moors during the Middle Ages, the village was eventually conquered by the Christians. Currently you can see in one of its oldest streets some panels that tell the uprising of the people against the Christian invasion.
Fuente de Piedra
From Riogordo you have access to beautiful hiking trails that leave from the village towards the mountains, for lovers of rural tourism and culture, as some pass by the Phoenician and Roman ruins in the area.
To know more about the area, visit our Axarquía guide.
Of Arab origin, its name means "Son of Avis" an Arab nobleman who ruled the ancient castle of Montemayor.
For other recommended places please check out our guide of towns of Malaga.
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