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Malaga, Spain - attractions, pictures

 

Malaga is the capital of the province of the same name. The city is large, over half a million inhabitants. It is located in the south of Spain in Andalusia, on the beach.

 

 Malaga

Malaga

As in most large cities, there are no special conditions for proper sea rest. Beaches in Malaga, of course there are, but they are located near the port - how clean the water is there, decide for yourself.

 

 Malaga

Malaga

It is interesting come to see the local sights, the good that the city is connected to almost any point of the coast by bus and (or) railway lines. It is convenient also because the airport to the place of residence can be reached by public transport.

In terms of sights, there is a small historical center and a large fortress.
In the old part of the city, the Malaga Cathedral dominates, La Manquita - a one-armed lady. The nickname hints at the single tower of the church. The project had two towers, but did not have enough money.
Around the cathedral are the oldest surviving buildings.

 

 Malaga. The Cathedral of the Incarnation of the Lord

 The Cathedral of the Incarnation of the Lord
Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica de la Encarnación (XVI-XVIII century)

 

 Malaga. Episcopal Palace

 Episcopal Palace (XVI century)

 

Further, newer neighborhoods diverge. Beautiful. Andalusian style, in this case, adapted for a big city.

 

 Malaga.

 Malaga.

 

From the rest of the historical sights, the ruins of the Roman theater are of no interest - very much ruinous. :)

The main thing, of course, is the Arab fortresses of Alcazaba and Gibralfaro (who do not know, this part of Spain was conquered by the Arabs only at the end of the XV century).

 

 Malaga. Alcazaba

 Alcazaba (XI century)

 

The Alcazaba inside is a shadowy courtyard passing through each other with fountains and plants. All the same, the Arabs were able to settle in a hot climate, even in the fortress. :)

 

 Malaga. Alcazaba

 Alcazaba (XI century)

 

 Malaga. Alcazaba

 Alcazaba (XI century)

 

A ticket to Alcazaba and Gibralfaro together is cheaper than two tickets separately, but before you buy, evaluate your strength - Gibralfaro is viry high. Road to Gibralfaro directly from Alcazaba absent, you need to go down the elevator, go outside and already there to climb the road.

 

 Malaga. Hibralfaro

Gibralfaro (X-XIV century)

 

Inside Gibralfaro nothing particularly beautiful is present, everything is strictly utilitarian here. In principle, this is understandable, here, after all, it is a defensive structure, not a palace fortress. You can walk along the walls and admire the surroundings from a bird's eye view.

 

 Malaga. Hibralfaro

 Gibralfaro (X-XIV century)

 

In the rest, Malaga is a city like a city. Many people, incl. on the beach, in residential areas a bit dingy. In short, a one-day visit is recommended for sightseeing.

 

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