Málaga is one of the oldest cities in the world. It was founded by the Phoenicians as Malaka about 770 BC. The archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras make the historic center of the city an "open museum", displaying its history of nearly 3,000 years.
Málaga is located in southern Spain, on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) on the northern side of the Mediterranean Sea. Málaga enjoys plenty of sunshine throughout the year, with an average of about 300 days of sunshine. Its coastal location with winds blowing from the Mediterranean Sea make the heat manageable during the summer.