Malaga is a large city in the southern Spanish region of Andalucia and the capital of the Malaga Province. The largest city on the Costa del Sol, Malaga has a typical Mediterranean climate and is also known as the birthplace of famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. The city offers beaches, hiking, architectural sites, art museums, excellent shopping and cuisine. Whilst more laid back than Madrid or Barcelona, Malaga is still the centre and transport hub for the hugely popular Costa del Sol region, which is flooded with tourists in the summer. The city has certainly cashed in on the sun and sand, with lots of new construction as well as hotels and facilities geared to tourists. However, Malaga also offers some genuinely interesting historical and cultural attractions in its old city and its setting on the coast is still beautiful. Properties in Malaga City are more expensive than properties just a little bit inland but prices are still competitive with properties in the hotspots along the Costa Del Sol.