Visiting the historic, artistic and architectural heritage of Costa del Sol is discovering its unique richness.
The cultural offer is rounded off with theatres, museums and exhibition and concert halls with an interesting and varied programme.
A series of 784 Cultural Interest Sites, including monuments, archaeological sites and historic places, and a living and up-to-date cultural programme turns Malaga and its Costa del Sol into the reference destination for culture lovers.
Traditional Dance & Music
Flamenco is a form of Spanish folk music which includes singing, guitar playing and dance, as well as jaleo, which refers to the vocalizations and rhythmic sounds of handclapping and finger snapping that encourage performers to excel. Flamenco music was first recorded in the late 18th century but the genre underwent a dramatic development in the late 19th century. In recent years, flamenco has become popular all over the world and is taught in many countries. In 2010, UNESCO declared flamenco one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Sotogrande, la Duquesa, Estepona and Marbella have a great offer of places where you can enjoy Flamenco shows, from Chiringuitos beach bars) up to distinct Flamenco Houses.
Costa del Sol’s cultural offering comprises more than 100 art galleries and museums.
The Picasso Museum, the Carmen Thyssen Museum and the Motor Museum are but a few of the exhibition centres where you can be in contact with masterpieces and curious items. Indeed Marbella alone there are several galleries, such as the Municipal Gallery, The Contemporary Engraving Museum, the Red Penguin Art Gallery, the Cero Arte Gallery, and many more. Estepona also has many exhibitions throughout the year in its 3,000 square meter Conference and Exhibition Hall. There is certainly always a good place to visit all year round.
Music Concerts & Festivals
The Costa del Sol hosts concerts and festivals for all kinds of music lovers.
From unique music concerts in Marbella, such as the Starlite Festival, up to popular outdoor festivals and intimate concerts in landmarks like the Cave of Nerja or the Arab Fortress in Málaga City, you cannot miss the wide range of music events held in the Province.