Sunday, October 14, 2012


It was with some trepidation that I booked a bus to Malaga. It lies, after all, on Spains Costa del Sol which conjurs up awful images from a plethora of English comedies depicting the very worst of the English at the very worst of Spanish holiday destinations. Places such as Torremolinos, Benidorm and Marbella.

But I am happy to report that Malaga turned out to be a charming little place with enough cultural activities to keep me occupied for a couple of days.

Founded by the Phoenicians around 770 BC which makes it one of the oldest cities in Europe, it is also the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. These two interesting facts intersect at the Picasso museum which houses some of the earliest Phoenician remains in the buildings basement.

There is also a fine 11th Century Moorish castle which looms over the ruins of a 1st Century B.C. Roman amphitheatre.

But the beaches were the pits.

simple pleasures - trip planning en route



night castle

malaga cathedral

old town centre

local architecture

some more






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