Costa del Sol – A Place of Sun, Sea and Cultural Experiences


Costa del SolOverall, Spain is the go-to choice for many travellers and holidaymakers. Whether you’re just passing through, or visiting your holiday home, it draws in tourists from around the world.

However, there are many areas to choose from, each with their own unique attractions. Today we want to focus the spotlight on the Costa del Sol, and why this is a great choice for those seeking new cultural experiences.

According to a recent study undertaken by Weekendesk, the short break travel agency, Spain has had an excellent summer for cultural tourism. Their research shows that the number of visitors to such attractions has risen by 23% on last year. It is thought that this is down to the museums, galleries and theatres that the country has to offer.

Specifically on the Costa del Sol, it seems to be historical sites and museums that are drawing in the visitors. This has been particularly noticed in the port city of Malaga. People from across Europe and beyond have travelled to the area to make the most of their summer.

The Moorish Alcazaba is one attraction that appeals to many. This beautiful old castle and gardens provides a wonderful view of both the city and the Mediterranean Sea. The number of visitors to this attraction has grown by nearly 30% since 2015.

The same applies to the Picasso Museum, which draws in lovers of art from all over. You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that it has become Andalucia’s most successful gallery.

Malaga Cathedral has also become even more popular, since they made the rooftop areas accessible in 2015. Since then, it has now seen a massive increase in visitors by 46%!

Further attractions that our on our list of places to visit, recommended by Taylor Wimpey España, are Gibralfaro Castle, Malaga’s Centre for Contemporary Art (CAC) and the Nerja Caves. This mix of rich cultural variety creates an experience like no other!

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España, has shared his view on the popularity of the area: “The Costa del Sol has undergone something of a cultural renaissance over the past few years. We’re seeing venues like the CAC inspire new artistic movements and there’s a real buzz around the cultural attractions.

“There’s so much more to the Costa del Sol than just sun and sand (though those are splendid too!) and it’s good to see that awareness of this is reflected in how swiftly cultural visitor numbers are rising.”

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