Holiday makers are being urged to take advantage of the new flights from Southend to Malaga.

Ryanair has announced weekly flights to the stunning region, starting in Summer 2019.

Internationally renowned as the birth place of Pablo Picasso, Malaga is one of the oldest cities in the world and more than just a gateway to Spain’s beautiful Costa Del Sol.

It is now a burgeoning cultural centre welcoming the opening of prominent museums showcasing the works of world-class painters and sculptors.

Not to mention the magnificent Moorish fortresses and Roman theatres that have long been symbols of the ancient city’s place in cultural history and a myriad of dining options which now rival the gastronomic powerhouses of the Basque country and Catalonia.