"It is mainly associated with the sun and the beach but the city is much more than that." That's the verdict of the prestigious magazine Forbes, where Malaga city appears on its list of the 20 best places in Europe for Americans to live, invest or work.
The report, which compared the city with places as different as Vienna, the Azores, Tuscany and Alsace, highlighted that it has "the highest concentration of museums per square kilometre in Europe, as well as a high quality of life, security, culture, good health services and sunshine almost all year round".
The organisation The Best European Destinations (EBD) was responsible for drawing up this ranking, selecting twenty cities from a total of 120. Malaga is in tenth position, though it's not the only Spanish city that appears on this list. It also praises Madrid (in second place) and San Sebastián.
According to Forbes, "Malaga is ideal for families and also very suitable for singles or couples, as well as for retired people who wish to live an active, culturally rich and lively retirement." It also highlighted its "open-minded" spirit, saying that "it also attracts gay expatriates".
Education is also one of the city's strong points, according to this ranking, but also its potential: "Malaga is one of the Spanish destinations with the greatest growth in tourism."