Many people booking holidays on
the coast will enter Spain at Malaga's airport
and never visit the city. Yet, I found Malaga to
be one of the friendliest cities in Spain with
several attractions worth visiting.
provided info. (From the Rough Guide)
Part of the Costa del Sol region,
Malaga is a port city on the Mediterranean Sea.
A view of the Bull Ring and harbor area from
established in the 8th century by Phoenician
Muslim castle (the
sits on a ridge that overlooks the city.
At the bottom of this ridge is the Alcazaba, the
younger Muslim palace-fortress. There is a long
rampart connecting the two castles, but you cannot
walk in or on top of it. To get from one castle
to the other, take the bus or the path on the
south side of the Alcazaba. I
walked up and down the path. I understand most
people prefer to take the bus up and walk down.
entrance to the Alcazaba as viewed from a
photo was taken at the south end of the garden of
the Paseo del Parque. You can barely see the
Gibralfaro on the ridge.
|The walking path is easy to
find at the Gibralfaro. The path is a little
harder to find at the Alcazaba. If you start on
the south side of the Alcazaba and just head up, I
do not think you can go wrong.
many places will not let you take pictures or
they charge you for every little attraction. In
Malaga many things are free and even the
cathedral lets you take photos (no flash).
closeup of the ridge and Gibralfaro.
Malaga is very much a modern city, it also
continues to be a working fishing port.
Go to the Costa del Sol page or view a few photos of the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro in Malaga.