On the city’s highest ramparts are the dual fortresses, the Alcazaba and the Gibralfaro castle, both originating in their present form from the Moorish period, though parts of the Alzacaba are known to have been built on ruined Roman structures.
Malaga has recently started to shine as a tourist destination, latest statistics suggesting over 750,000 passengers of cruise ships tour the city every year, so it isn’t surprising that repairs to many of the city’s best monuments have been carried out. The Alcazaba area is one in particular that has benefited and is now an essential site to visit.
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Continue reading Malaga’s Alcazaba Fortress and Gibralfaro Castle
Visitors to Ronda find the city to be a wonderful location from which to explore the rest of Andalucia, and the Axarquia coast is within easy distance to spend a day on the beach, visit Nerja Caves, or explore the little towns of the coast.
Nerja is one of the gems of the south coast of Spain, about 40 minutes drive from Malaga, not much more from Malaga airport, and from Ronda only an hour and 15 minutes more. In fact a drive to Nerja to see the sights is easily done in one day, and for those without a car, Nerja is an easy destination by train and then bus. Continue reading A Daytrip to Nerja
There are many naturally beautiful towns along the coast of Andalucia, and Nerja is one of the best. The town is one of Malaga’s white-washed villages in the style of the Moorish era. Nerja is famous for it’s old quarter with narrow alleyways, and not to be missed, the Balcon de Europa, a wide partially covered walkway with breathtaking views of beaches and Mediterranean.
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Right behind the Balcon, visitors will find the 17th century Moorish/baroque Church of El Salvador, and close by the attractive town hall building. Horse and carriage tours depart from here, giving a magical impression of Nerja and the town’s cobbled streets. Continue reading Nerja, Axarquia Costa
If you are on a road trip across Andalucia then a visit to Ronda is probably on your list but one other recommended place is the stunning area in Malaga province just an hour away from Ronda. The Guadalhorce reservoirs, The kings path (Caminito del Rey) and El Chorro are well worth a drive by and certainly a night in a local hotel.
Famous for the terrifying footpath just a metre wide and hanging from the cliffs in a narrow gorge the kings path has almost been restored to it’s former glory. The Guadalhorce reservoirs are huge and the scenery breathtaking.
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