Tag: things to do in Malaga

Malaga, capital of the Costa del Sol

| December 30, 2011

Vicente Aleixandre, the distinguished Nobel prize-winning poet, described Málaga as the “City of paradise. You seem to reign under the heavens, over the waters, between the air”; a city in which different peoples and cultures have left an imprint of their rich historical and cultural heritage. Continue Reading

Malaga festivals

| December 22, 2011

The portrayal of Christ’s passion in Riogordo, the “throne races” of the nights of Easter Thursday and Good Friday in Antequera, and the solemn processions in Malaga itself, which have been declared a fiesta of International Tourist Interest, are just some examples of the significance of the Easter celebrations for the province as a whole. Continue Reading

Malaga Alcazaba

| December 15, 2011

From an Arab word meaning ‘fortress’, the Alcazaba is no mere castle. Unlike some of the interesting but fairly plain examples in England, this defensive structure is also an architectural marvel. Continue Reading

Malaga tours

| December 5, 2011

The Guadalhorc Valley Route
The immense orchard of the valley of the Guadalhorce, very near to Malaga itself, comprises the municipalities of Alhaurin de la Torre, Alhaurin el Grande, Almogfa, Alora, Cartama, Coin, Pizarra, and Valle de Abdalajrs. As well as the charming popular architecture of the white villages, the area boasts a wealth of natural beauty, best personified by the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes. The Moorish inheritance is clearly visible in the water mills and irrigation channels which are dotted everywhere, as well as in the Castle of Aiora, with its Visigoth origins. The numerous golf courses are another of the area’s many attractions. Continue Reading

What to do in Malaga

| October 14, 2011

Founded by the Phoenicians, Malaga, situated 370 kilometers to the south of Alicante, is the second largest city of Andalusia. Apart for its architecture, it is also famous for its gastronomical delights and for its nightlife. It is the best bet for those who love fiestas and have an attraction for folklore. Continue Reading