The New York Times includes Malaga in its list of must-visit destinations for this year

2016-01-24 05:00:00

“It’s a big world out there so we’ve narrowed it down for you,” announces the New York Times in its annual round-up of the 52 best places to visit in 2016. In 43rd place is Malaga, two positions higher than the 2008 edition when the Alcazaba featured as one of the city’s main attractions.
This year’s list starts with Mexico City, Bordeaux and Malta before making its way down to Malaga. In 2016, it’s the city’s cultural offerings that have caught the eye of the New York Times travel section.
The Big Apple newspaper recognises that the province of Malaga is home to “touristy seaside cities like Marbella” and a popular beach destination, but goes on to emphasise that its capital city is now a centre of culture.
The article entitled “beauty, but now a cultural capital too”, highlights the trio of “great musuems” including the recent opening of the Pompidou Centre on Muelle Uno with its works by Marc Chagall and Frida Khalo. The Russian Museum also receives a mention for its “collection of works by some of Russia’s most notable artists. Completing the trio is the Carmen Thyssen Museum with its collection of around 250 of past and present world masters including Jeff Koons.
The publication, illustrated with an unusual video of tightrope walkers in one of the palm tree oases on La Malagueta beach, points out that getting to Malaga from New York is now easier than ever with direct seasonal flights run by Delta airline. Once you’re in Malaga, high-speed train routes connect to Madrid and Barcelona. But only after you’ve visited Malaga.source surinenglish