The Gran Hotel Miramar Resort & Spa 5*; with the principal entrance facing the Mediterranean Sea, offers marvellous views over the Bay of Malaga and is just 5 minutes from the cityEs top museums (including the Picasso; Carmen Thyssen; Centre Pompidou and Hermitage) It is considered the masterpiece of architect Fernando Guerrero StrachanEs work and took five years to complete, finally being opened in 1926 by King Alfonso XIII under the name "Hotel Principe de Asturias". From 1936 until 1939, it was used as a hospital during the Spanish Civil War. It then returned to being a hotel, under the moniker Hotel Miramar, until it closed for business in 1967. During the period of 1987 to 2007, it was used as a courthouse. This beautiful historic building has welcomed illustrious guests from amongst European nobility, the world of the arts and Spanish high society.