Tag: top tourist attractions in Malaga

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 Cathedral

| December 7, 2011

Europe has many awe-inspiring cathedrals. But throughout most of the continent there is a kind of sameness to their designs. That shouldn’t be surprising since architects readily borrowed ideas from one another, and building technology was limited in the periods they were built, from about 1200-1800AD. But it is possible to see some truly different styles, particularly in Andalucia, Spain. 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