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My travels in Europe:
In eastern Andalusia, southern Spain


Andalusia in ten days

  1. Day 1 - 4: Malaga*
  2. Day 4 - 6: Almunecar
  3. Day 6 - 6: Maro
  4. Day 6 - 6: Nerja
  5. Day 6 - 8: Granada
  6. Day 8 - 10: Antequera

Planning our trip:

We planned a trip in eastern Andalusia in Spain for ten days. We landed in Malaga where we started with three days. We lived in the old town so it would be practical, just walking between places we wanted to see.

Here is a map that you can follow our trip in eastern Andalusia:

Malaga

We landed in Malaga where we started our trip.

Malaga

Hotel Tribuna, street Carreteria. Our first breakfast, it was a bufé that we liked very much.


Malaga

The old city has a lot of exiting alleys. The Spanish people look to be very relaxed and happy.


Malaga

Maybe a horse and carriage around city?


Malaga

Paseo del Parque, located in the east of Malaga next to the harbor.


Malaga

Paseo del Parque, palms of course and also a lot of other trees and flowers you don't find in Sweden.


Malaga

This was our goal for the first day, the fortress is up there on the top.


Malaga

First we have to find a way up there.


Malaga

More than halfway up it was a viewpoint.


Malaga

View of the Paseo del Parque and a very big cruiser out there.


Malaga

Bull fighting arena. Do they use them today, or?


Malaga

Not only we visited the fortress.


Malaga

The Gibralfaro fortress, once inside we find a lot of interesting things to look at. It was also a museum inside the walls. We where impressed about how well preserved the fortress was. But one thing, our fitness wasn't in shape to climb up the mountain like this. Our legs hurts for two days.


Malaga

This fortress was build in the 10th century.


Malaga

A bit lower there was another fortress, Alcazaba. Part of it was built around 11th century.


Malaga

Gate of the columns, columns coming from Roman times. Old already in those days.


Malaga

A view over city.


Malaga

The Moors that built part of this fortress also built a lot of romantic fountains.


Malaga

You could see that this fortress was more a palace than for defence.


Malaga

The inner courtyard with fountains.


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Malaga

Teatro Romana, it's about 2000 years old and was rediscovered as late as 1951.


Malaga

Our vegetables shop. Most of all we like the big red tomatoes.


Malaga

Spanish people doesn't eat at the time we do. When we where hungry all restaurants was closed, that's between 4 to 8 pm. But after 8 pm a lot of people coming out and the nightlife started.


Malaga

The electrical standard are not what we are used to have in Sweden. Does this really work?


Malaga

Back to the harbor.


Malaga

Sun protection, Spanish people are very keen to make things look beautiful, even if they are made of concrete.


Malaga

A luxury cruiser in the harbor. Built in Russia and from the beginning a patrolship.


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Malaga

Faro De Malaga, the old lighthouse.


Malaga

Playa de la Malagueta, they even had a beach in the city, but now in February there wasn't much people bathing.


Malaga

There are a lot of parks to visit and all has something to look at.


Malaga

Back to the fortress.


Malaga

This time we didn't walk all the way up, just looking from downside.


Malaga

An old Cathedral.


Malaga

This one we went in to.


Malaga

A quiet senorita seems to ask us to come in to the restaurant.


Malaga

After three long days with a lot of walking we need something to drink, two Sangritas.


Malaga

When we left Malaga and went to the bus central for next city we passed the marketplace.

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