Welcome to Málaga 2018
Francisco de la Torre - Mayor of the City of Malaga
As a Mayor of the City of Malaga. I would like to cordially invite you all to the 2018 World Masters Athletics Championship.
Located in a privileged geographical location on thebanks of the Mediterranean Sea, on the southernmost coast of Spain, Malaga is endowed with a firmly established cultural heritage. For almost 3,000 years it has maintained, the essence of being a city that welcomes visitors. Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs left an outstanding legacy.
Malaga possesses a cultural wealth that is based on its past and also on its current development. Our cultural offer has been enhanced by the incorporation of the Picasso Museum, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, Picasso's birthplace & Foundation, the Contemporary Art Centre, and more recently, the Centre Pompidou Málaga and the Collection of the Russian Museum of Saint Petersburg.
Málaga is well known as a very hospitable city which will embrace all participants of the World Masters Athletics Championships championship in 2018 making them enjoy our weather, gastronomy and culture in a beautiful environment.
Málaga is also a city of sports and more than 35% of our population practises some kind of sports. Malaga has been designated European Capital of Sport in 2020.
Hope to give you all a warm welcome to Málaga in 2018!