This week I'm sharing a few shots from a recent short break in Malaga. Travelled light with just the Pentax K-x, Pentax 18-250 and Sigma 10-20 to weight me down.
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Castillo de Gibralfaro is the higher of two imposing legacies that occupy a rocky perch high above Malaga. Those crazy enough to walk up the winding hillside path in the heat of day (instead of catching the bus) get the benefit of this vantage point on the way up.
Immediately obvious when looking down is the bullring, with the main public beach beyond the apartment buildings surrounding it. To the right of the bullring is the port, still very much active for goods trade and cruise ships. Running inland along the length of the port is a leafy public park filled with sculpture, performance space and other art. Closer to our viewpoint the imposing cream building with formal gardens is the city hall.
Around the city hall you can see three more big structures. To the right is Alcazaba, the other castle/fort to explore, behind that a large palace currently being converted into a museum and beyond that La Manquita nestles in the heart of the old town.
Currently undergoing a lot of renovation and regeneration to assist Malaga's bid for European Capital of Culture 2016, in a few short years this Mediterranean city should be a destination on the radar of many more travellers.