"MAGNIFICENT MALAGA" Top 5 Page for this destination Málaga by LoriPori
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January 29, 2006
When Carmen and Stace suggested we see Malaga for the day, we said we had already been there. We had taken the train two years ago and spent the afternoon in Malaga. Well, Carmen checked out our pages and declared that we had not "REALLY" seen Malaga. And she was absolutely right.
MALAGA is the major coastal city inAndalucia. The Moors occupied Malaga until the mid 15th century. It grew to become one of the foremost merchant centers in the entire Iberian Peninsula.
An absolute must see is the Alcazaba , a fortress dating back to 1065. Also worth visiting is the nearby castle Gibralfaro which was rebuilt by the Moors. It offers superb views from the Parador de Gibralfaro. You can see the Plaza de Toros, Malaga Harbour and the Cathedral very clearly from up there.
Pablo Picasso is Malaga's famous son and there are several galleries displaying his work, including the 16th century Museum of Fine Arts, adjacent to the Cathedral. Unfortunately we did not get the chance to see the Picasso Museum. As it was Sunday, and admission was free, there was a huge line-up to get in.
Remember, Malaga is always closed for the Siesta period, as is the custom through most of Spain.
Update - January 27, 2008
Today is my 60th birthday and I had the best day. Hans and I took the train to Malaga and was met by Carmen (Carmela71 ) Stace (Beach_dog) Sandra (Salsagirl) and Isa (Belsaita ) at the train station. Our first stop was to the Castillo de Gibralfaro, then it was on to the Alcazaba de Malaga and then out for dinner at La Casona. Had a wonderful traditional Spanish meal. After that we visited the Picasso Museum which is free on Sundays. All in all a wonderful day. Thanks to you my friends, especially the lovely basket of flowers.
Update - February 23, 2011
Hans and I, along with Bajondillo friends Gino and Fina, took the train to Malaga to spend the day there. We first strolled around the main shopping area, then went to the Tourist Information Center. We visited Catedral de Malaga and the Museo de Malaga. Our last stop was to the amazing Market, with all its fresh fish and fruits & vegetables. We bought some olives, fresh bread rolls and sliced ham, to make sandwiches. We had a picnic at the Marina. All in all a great and fun day.
Update - February 17, 2014
Hans and I took the train to Malaga as we were to meet up with our dear friend Jane and spend the afternoon with her. She met us at the exit of Malaga Centro Alameda. From there we headed for the Malaga Market where I bought some fresh rolls and slices of Ham. We went to the Botanical Gardens where we had a picnic and then strolled through this lovely park. We spent some time there and then Jane led us back to the train station. Thanks j for a lovely afternoon.
There are different theories as to the origins of CASTILLO DE GIBRALFARO and it could date back to the Phoenician -Carthaginian period, but the 'coracha' ( a walled passage which links the castle with the Alcazaba as a form of protection ) was built during the reign of Yusef I in the 14th century. The castle used to contain a mosque, but visitors today can still see several wells, bread ovens and the old powder factory, which is now an information centre.
From the Parador de Gibralfaro, you will have beautiful views over the ruins, the city and the sea.
- Pros:Lots to see and do - great restaurants & Tapas Bars
- In a nutshell:Amazing cultural center - Picasso Museum - Museum de Malaga
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