If there’s one thing about the sunny coastal Spanish city of Malaga that makes people long for it, it’s the fact that it has an active and continuously-thriving art scene. Being one of Spain’s main historical centers, it’s understandable that its artistic activities are among the most authentic in the country. That contributes to the enduring appeal of the city – its secondary status notwithstanding.
Malaga’s artistic milieu is so intense, that it has contributed to the city’s nomination for the 2016 European Capital of Culture. What’s more, the likes of Pablo Picasso and Solomon Ibn Gabirol contribute to the city’s identity in the arts, while movie fans would mostly likely recall the city as the birthplace of Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas.
With so much to boast for when it comes to the arts, Malaga definitely stands out as a city where people can enjoy Spanish culture at its most authentic. But what’s in it for Spanish language learners? If you’re looking to study Spanish in Malaga, consider the following reasons that makes the city’s art scene truly helpful in your quest to master your abilities in the language.
Malaga’s museums engage you to a deeper appreciation of the language
With around more than 20 throughout Malaga, one can truly appreciate the city’s art scene in great varieties. Needless to say, there’s so much to explore about Malaga’s art scene as exhibited by the sheer number of its museums alone, many of which provides strong hints of Spanish cultural facets– and those should particularly inspire you to improve your Spanish more.
Picasso’s collection exhibits at the Museo Picasso Malaga is perhaps a great starting place to understand the city’s penchant for the arts, considering that the renowned modernist painter and sculptor is among the city’s most popular artistic personalities. But more than that, other museums within the city provide rich details of its more-than 3,000-year old past.
Alternative museums do the rest of Malaga’s confines as well – it’s from those facilities where you can stuff yourself with delicious information about the city’s pride as a hub for the arts. Those kinds of facilities are typically free of charge during midweek days, so do make it a point to seize the opportunity to visit them to make the most out of your student budget.
Malaga’s “open museum” nature allows you to live the culture
Malaga is popularly known to many acquainted outsiders as an “open museum” – a title used to refer to its expansive historical public spaces that are well-maintained for heritage purposes. The city is among Spain’s most well-protected in terms of its historical heritage, what with its manicured streets, picturesque plazas, and constantly-refurbished structures.
Much of Malaga’s historic city center has been pedestrianized, meaning you can walk throughout its ins and outs with relative ease. As the city itself prides on the value of walking, your curiosity and passion for learning could only grow favorably as you integrate your senses with its eye-watering aesthetics and breathe the air of its artistic spirit.
Furthermore, Malaga doesn’t compromise as long as the artistic value of its well-known landmarks is concerned. Your appreciation for mastering the Spanish language can only grow bigger the more you expand your horizons in exploring the city, what with the beautiful maintenance undertaken for attractions such as the Malaga Cathedral, Calle Larios, and Plaza de la Constitucion.
Malaga’s alternative art spaces helps nourish your mind
Amid Malaga’s vast array of museums and open attractions, the city’s artistic character doesn’t just seem to stop in those locations. The city’s continuous evolution in the arts is best exemplified by its artistic spaces, many of which provides locals and visitors alike with numerous opportunities to see how artistic expression in the city goes live in action.
La Termica Malaga, for instance, is among the city’s largest spaces where periodic exhibitions, leisure activities, and educational events – all dedicated to art, take place. Locals and residents alike get to exhibit their artistic expressions in said venue – from photography and crafts, to performance arts, you’ll surely enjoy and absorb the essence of the city’s artistic persona.
Several of Malaga’s plays and operas are showcased in the city’s Cervantes Theatre – a venue whose purpose, as stated, attracts a host of domestic and international talent in performance arts. Surely, having the time to attend events in said venue can help enrich your motivation to master Spanish, not least because of the fact that those feature the extensive use of the language.
Malaga oozes art and authenticity. That is why we encourage Spanish learners students with interests in art, coming to Malaga to study. And why not studying in our school? 😉 Our school has a close connection with art. Students can see and feel it in the whole house. Besides, one of the Spanish activities we organice is “Watercolor Workshop”. Here, you can see what have done some of our most skillful students.
We would like to introduce a litte bit our school if you don’t already know us:
Agualivar Spanish School is a friendly and small family-run school located in a village of Malaga province. Our Spanish homestay programs allows students get the confidence they need to speak Spanish. Living with the teachers and their family in a nice Beachfront Villa, they speak and listen to Spanish around the clock. Surrounded by tropical trees like Mangoes, avocados, guavas… facing the Mediterranean sea, our students find the relaxation and why not, inspiration to learn Spanish! 🙂
Best Regards from Sunny Malaga!! 🙂