Malaga,Spain

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Experience

Arriving at Malaga and waiting for the taxi for more than 2 hours, was one incident I never wanna forget.Confusion  which ran between me and the Taxi Office was a mess.I thought theSpain trip is almost screwed up.Finally after a lot of broken Spainsh and being sweet with him and paying few extra euros made things work.By the time I could reach Fuengirola looking for my friends Summer house It was really late evening.Tried and Hungry and sleepy ,But my mind kept wandering and excited about being in Spain.Spain was and will always be my dream destination.The place where I wanna settle down one day.Malaga is truely a place to live in.I Fell in love with the city.I remembermy last day in Malaga, I cried coz I dint wanna leave the place.I felt so connected with the Spainsh people,so much of lfe,colorful places, Spanish People are loud just like we Indians are.The Food,Culture every bit of Malaga left me speechless and more in love with Malaga.
Its one place I will surely go back one day.
 
 
Sometimes when you travel you just get connected to that particular place and never wanna leave.Its like a love affair you have with that destination.Im sure most of the travellers must have gone through this phase where you wanna end up staying forever.Malaga is such special place for me.
 

Malaga airport is the best airport to fly into when you are visiting the Costa del Sol. It is located just 5 kilometres southwest of the city centre.There are flights flying from all over Europe to Malaga.Very frequent flights.

 
Malaga is a city at the southern coastline of Spain, the Costa del Sol. Most people who arrive at the airport leave the city as fast as they can and head for the beaches in one of the surrounding towns.In the 8th century the Muslims took over making it an important harbour on the Mediterranean.
 
Places to see around Malaga

Picasso Museum

In 2003 the Museo Picasso Malaga devoted to Pablo Picasso was opened. Although Picasso only lived in Málaga for the first seven years of his live, the city is betting on this museum to give the city a cultural boost.

Alcazaba

The Alcazaba (Muslim fortification) was the home of the Muslim rulers that ruled the area from the 8th century until the fall of the Caliph of Granada. For them Malaga was the most important port in the region. 
 


Gibralfaro

Higher up the hill lies the fortress of Gibralfaro (now commonly known as the Gibralfaro). Here there is less to see, than at the Alcazaba, but the tour over the outer walls, is good for very nice views over the surrounding area. A visit requires the climb up the mountain, which means a good 10 to 15 minutes walk up hill. However the Gibralfaro is also reachable by busline 35, and by car, although parking space is somewhat limited.

In 1487 the Alcazar of Malaga was retaken by the Catholic kings, only five year before the final defeat of the Moors in Granada. In front of the Alcazaba is the oldest structure in the city, the remains of a Roman Theater.

Larios Street

Larios Street is the heart of the city, one of the emblematic signs of nineteenth-century Malaga along with the latest European proposals of the time. Larios Street ends at the Plaza de la Constitution.The most important piece is the Fountain of Genoa, from the XVI century. Two stops worth a visit in the Plaza: the building of the Economic Society of Friends of the Country, typical of eighteenth century domestic architecture and the Church of Santo Cristo de la Salud, an excellent example of Baroque architecture.
This street is decorated in the most beautiful way it could be during the Christmas time.During the month of Christmas this place goes crazy filled with people.
 


Cathedral

The Cathedral was built from 1528 onwards,The biggest I have seen in my entire life. Many artworks can be found in the Altarpiece of Santa Barbara, the Altarpiece of Santa Clara, the Chapel of the Virgin de los Reyes, image donated by Queen Isabel II to the city, the painting of Our Lady of the Rosary by Alonso Cano, and especially the choir, magnificent precious wood chairs, made by Pedro de Mena. 
 


Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria

From the Plaza de la Merced northbound along Calle de la Victoria, you arrive to the Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria, patron of the city. The image is from the fifteenth century. In the lower area is the Pantheon of the Counts of Buenavista

Surely Malaga has a lot of places to visit and the best way to see Malaga  city is to hire a bicycle,which may cost you 5 euros a day.And thats not a bad deal.
 


Beaches

As every town on the Costa del Sol, Málaga has some good beaches to enjoy the sun and go for a swim. The closest to the city is the beach of Malagueta, which starts at the lighthouse and streches to the east from there, along the Paseo Maritimo de Pablo Ruiz Picasso.

 


Weather in Malaga has one of the best climates in Europe. It's a typical Mediterranean climate with warm, sunny and dry summers from May to September and mild winters from December to February. Average daytime temperatures range from 16 °C in January to around 30 °C in August, though temperatures of 40 °C are possible even along this coastline.
 

Food is really good in Malaga and the Spanish Tapas are something which you dont wanna miss while in Spain.From bell peppers to sea food to beef meat , you find tapas made in all flavors.
 
 
And the special food in Malaga is  The pescaito frito (small fried fish) is one of the most delicious dishes of the Andalusian cuisine. In fishing suburbs like El Palo and Pedregalejo you can dine right on the beach.
 
 
Malaga surley has one of the best memories I will take down memory lane.
 
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