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Cabopino

Ct.n 340 Km.194,7, 29600 Malaga
Malaga, Andalucia
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Camping El Pino

Ctra. N.340 Málaga Almería, Km. 285, Urbanizacion Torrox Park s/n 29793 Torrox Costa
Malaga, Andalucia
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Camping La Buganvilla

Ctra N 340, Km. 188,8, 29600 Marbella
Malaga, Andalucia
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Camping Laguna Playa

Prolongacion Paseo Maritimo S/n, 29740 Torr Del Mar
Malaga, Andalucia
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Camping Presa La Viñuela

Ctra A-356 PKm 30 La Viñuela 29712 Málaga
Malaga, Andalucia
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Camping Torremolinos

C/ Loma Del Paraiso, 2, 29620 Torremolinos
Malaga, Andalucia
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ecovacances

Ecocampementnomade/ Cortijo la Atalaya Apartado la Paloma
Malaga, Andalucia
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El Sur

Ctra.ronda Algeciras, Km.1,5, 29400 Ronda
Malaga, Andalucia
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La Laguna De Fuente De Piedra

Con. La Rábita, S/n, 2950 Fuente De Piedra
Malaga, Andalucia
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Marbella Playa

Ctra.n 340, Km.192,8, 29600 Marbella
Malaga, Andalucia
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Parque Ardales

Bda.los Embalses, S/n, 29550 Ardales
Malaga, Andalucia
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History of Malaga

The Phoenicians founded the city Malaka here, in about 1000 BC. The name Malaka is probably derived from the Phoenician word for salt because fish was salted near the harbour; in other Semitic languages the word for salt is still Hebrew מלח mélaḥ or Arabic ملح milḥ.

About six centuries later, the Romans conquered the city along with the other Spanish areas of Carthago. From the 5th century AD it was under the rule of the Visigoths.

In the 8th century, Spain was conquered by the Moors, and the city became an important centre of trade. Málaga was first a possession of the Caliphate of Cordoba. After the fall of the Umayyad dynasty, it became the capital of a distinct kingdom, dependent on Granada. During this time, the city was called Mālaqah (Arabic مالقة).

$At a late stage of the reconquista, the reconquering of Spain, Málaga became Christian again, in 1487.

Málaga underwent fierce bombing by the Italian and Francoist insurgent air forces during the Spanish Civil War in 1936. Tourism on the adjacent Costa del Sol boosted the city's economy from the 1960s onwards.

The magnum opus of Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, "Malagueña", is named for the music of the gypsies of this region of Spain.


Modified: 2007-02-08 13:21:02+01
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaga

 


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