Málaga has weathered the centuries in stride. Founded in the eighth century BC, Málaga is one of the oldest Mediterranean seaports. The landmarks reflect the city's checkered past - ruins of a Roman theater, a 10th-century Moorish castle built on the remains of a Phoenician lighthouse, the 13th-century Alcazaba, and a beautiful Baroque basilica. Besides history, Málaga offers the beautiful scenery of the Costa del Sol and great weather combined with culture and a beautiful stretch of beach. Leafy palm trees line the seaside promenades, and tropical vegetation flourishes throughout the city. Málaga's Old World ambience enchants visitors who take the time to explore. Wander the historic center to discover little boutiques and tapas restaurants.