Malaga, the second largest city in Andalusia with a population of about 568,000, is considered by many as an epicenter of the Spanish heritage and its customs. The city has a subtropical-Mediterranean climate with over 300 days of sunshine a year and an average summer season of eight months.
In the city there are many archaeological remains and memorials which make Málaga one of the oldest and most historically rich cities in the world. Both artist Pablo Picasso and Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas were born and raised in the area.
Malaga is financially dependent on tourism and real estate, but has since then become a technical base for large companies. The port of Malaga is one of the busiest ports in the Mediterranean and has been in operation since 600 BC.