Málaga is to Sevilla’s second largest city in Andalusia, the capital of the province of Malaga and the sixth largest city in Spain. The city has one of the largest Spanish airports, a trading port and a university. It is because of its climate one of the most important tourist destinations in the Iberian Peninsula. Malaga is famous for a culinary point of raisins, wine (Muscat), ice cream and fried fish, particularly typical: fried anchovies. The city currently is applying as a European Capital of Culture for 2016.
Malaga is located on the western part of the Mediterranean, on the Costa del Sol. The city in the bay is surrounded by the mountains of Sierra de Mijas and Málaga. Flowing through the city of Malaga and the Guadalhorce, Málaga in both flow into the Mediterranean.
The city is on a north-south axis through the river Guadalmedina divided, the old city with most attractions located east of the river, called the new center with shopping malls and train station to the west of Malaga. Malaga is larger in 10 quarters (distritos) split, Centro, Este (with Pedregalejo, El Palo and Cerrado de Calderón), Ciudad Jardín, Bailén / Miraflores Palma / Palmilla, Cruz de Humilladero, Carretera de Cádiz, Churriana (incorporated in 1905), Campanillas and Puerto de la Torre, who in turn into hundreds of smaller barrios are the residential and industrial land split.