Tapas, flamenco and boquerones
In the summer it is warm but not oppressive. In the winter it is mild but not cold. Sometimes it is busy but it is never crowded. Holidays in Málaga guarantee a pleasant mix of Mediterranean enjoyment.
Málaga is a middle-sized historical city at the Costa del Sol. The city has 550,000 inhabitants that are nicknamed boquerones (sardines). The harbour plays an important role. Freight and cruise ships navigate in and out: it is the economic lifeline of the city. Water also flows from the surrounding Hills of Axarquía. The rivers Guadalmedina and Guadalhorce find their way through the city to the Mediterranean Sea.
An historic highlight is Alcazaba, a former Moorish fort that dates back to the 11th century. First it was used as a palace, then as a fort and nowadays as an archaeological museum.
From Alcazaba a small road leads to Castillo de Gibralfaro, a castle from the 14th century. Here you have a beautiful view over Málaga.
The local cathedral (Catedral de Málaga) is worth a good look. The construction took no less than two-and-a-half centuries, which is why different architectural styles were used interchangeably.
Open air dinner
Nothing is as enjoyable as dining in the sultry open air. This is possible all evening, because the kitchen is open until after midnight. For a small appetite, tapas are the solution. Those who wish to have a final drink after dinner can go to one of the bars at Plaza de la Merced. The traditional flamenco dance is still performed here every Thursday, which is highly recommended.
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