When you pass through the entrance at Paraiso Pueblo you will feel from the first moment that you are entering a typical Andalusian atmosphere.
The elegance of its traditional architecture is combined with modern interiors complemented by all kinds of beautifully designed amenities. There is a lifestyle to be experienced which is so characteristic of southern Spain, where cobbled streets predominate, and walls are adorned with flowerpots.
Paraiso Pueblo reflects that traditional Andalusian village atmosphere and does so by taking care of even the smallest detail, as in the names of its streets, where it pays homage to its most renowned and revered Malagueños.
Pablo Picasso is considered one of the world’s great, most iconic, painters who also had a great influence on other great artists of his time. His works are present in museums and collections around the world. Malaga, the city where he was born, always played a very important role in the life of the cubist painter and sculptor. In his work, there are a broad range of topics shown, such as dancers, bullfighters, everyday simple life, or drawings specifically from Malaga itself, such as street vendors of fresh fish.
With an inimitable voice, Antonio Molina was very popular in the theatre, and was also the protagonist of several films in which his voice was the main attraction for the audience. He left a legacy consisting of more than 30 albums and more than 1000 songs, his greatest success being the much remembered copla “Soy minero”.
Innovative in all areas of his work, David Delfín’s collections were different, but all of them recognized a highly formed language, a humble and recognizable work that was awarded with the National Fashion Design Award 2016. The couturier’s name will always be associated with the name of Marbella where he grew up and where he began to have the artistic concerns that would take him to the top.
Pepa Flores made millions of Spaniards sing, dance and smile as a result of the musical comedies she starred in. Marisol, the child prodigy of Spanish cinema, now retired, is still one of the most loved and remembered by the public. An idol in music and cinema who also marked several generations with such memorable films as “Un rayo de luz”, “Ha llegado un ángel”, “Tómbola”, “Las 4 bodas de Marisol” and “Solo los dos”.
From Malaga to Hollywood, always with a return ticket, the actor Antonio Banderas can boast of being a prophet in his own land, a Malaga that he has never left and where he has triumphed with his most personal project, filling two months with his own show. Banderas has revolutionised the Andalusian and Spanish scene by opening his own theatre, the Soho in the old Alameda theatre in Malaga.
At a time when women were barely involved in Spanish public life, Victoria Kent, daughter of a tailor from Malaga, broke down the barriers by studying law at the University of Madrid, becoming a lawyer. She was the first woman to enter the Madrid Bar Association and played a very important role in defending the rights of prisoners, promoting major reforms to humanize the prison system.
María Zambrano (Vélez, Málaga) was a Spanish philosopher with an intense literary activity marked by exile. She published “Pensamiento y poesía en la vida española y Filosofía y poesía”, “Claros del bosque” or “De la Aurora”. In 1988 the Spanish Ministry of Culture awarded her the Miguel de Cervantes Prize for Literature.