Above: Cathedral, city hall and Alcazaba in Málaga

With its 200-mile-long Mediterranean coastline, balmy climate — the region has an average of 320 days of sunshine a year — and villages of white houses perched on ridges overlooking the sea, Andalusia’sCosta del Solhas long been a seductive destination, especially for sun-starved Northern Europeans.

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Above: Cathedral, city hall and Alcazaba in Málaga

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