Málaga is a municipality, capital of the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain.
Its history spans about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. It was founded by the Phoenicians as Malaka about 770 BC, and from the 6th century BC was under the hegemony of Ancient Carthage. Then from 218 BC it was ruled by the Roman Republic and later the Roman Empire as Malaca (Latin). After the fall of the empire it was under Islamic domination as MÄlaqah for 800 years, but in 1487 it again came under Christian rule in the Reconquista. 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 rich history of more than 3,000 years.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Ronda (Spain) (66 km), Granada (Spain) (89 km), Gibraltar (106 km), Córdoba (Spain) (134 km), Seville (Spain) (158 km), Cádiz (Spain) (168 km), Toledo (Spain) (352 km), Madrid (Spain) (412 km), Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (416 km), Museo Cerralbo (416 km), Estadio Bernabéu (420 km), El Escorial Palace (431 km), Valle de los Caídos (437 km), Valencia (Spain) (468 km), Lisbon (Portugal) (471 km), Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (475 km), Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (475 km), Palácio de Queluz (482 km), Palácio Nacional da Pena (494 km), Sintra Parks (494 km)