Feb 24, 2014

Málaga, Spain Adventures: Part 1


Day 7 of our Spanish cruise brought us back to Spain and to the beautiful Costa del Sol city of Málaga. Truth be told, we had no intention of staying in Málaga for the day. We were hoping to take a tour to Granada to visit the Alhambra…but somehow the Alhambra tour overbooked and we ended up having to tweak our plans a bit. Turns out, Màlaga was an absolute dream and we hardly missed our original plans! 

We started the day with a birds-eye of Málaga from the commanding Castilla de Gibralfaro (Gilbralfaro Castle). The sun was shining, skies were blue, and the air was incredibly warm for the first day of November! It was such a clear morning that we could see all the way to the Málaga mountains in the distance. After touring around the castle and marveling in its majestic vistas, we made our way down to the Plaza de la Merced, one of Málaga's most popular squares, to see Casa Natal where the famed artist Pablo Picasso was born. Aside from the plethora of history that resided in just that square, there were gobs of al fresco cafés, beautiful palm trees, and some of the most colorful Spanish architecture I'd ever laid eyes on. The quaint alleyways lining the plaza were almost too much cuteness to take! We strolled leisurely while our tour guide told stories of Picasso's early days and how Andalusia became such a thriving part of Spanish history and tourism. We were so thrilled to touring with such wonderful weather…I could have wandered for hours! Before our half-day tour ended, our guide led us by the Alcazaba fortress to the Málaga Cathedral. Photos coming soon! :)

26 comments:

  1. Like always, beautiful photos!

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  2. My favorite part of Malaga were the glossy streets, I couldn't get over it!

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  3. I love when plans fall through so perfectly like this! And what a dreamy place to spend a day--it looks so warm and inviting. Oh, Spain, I would move there in a heart beat :)

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  4. Lovely photos! It looks so beautiful and sunny :)

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  5. LOVE these photos. I had to choose between Spain and Greece to visit the summer after high school and I went with Greece, but I'm still waiting for the day I get to go to Spain!

    p.s. As a new military wife to an airman, I LOVE your blog! He's commissioning as an intel officer this year and we've been told that could take us anywhere. So I love seeing your adventures and the wonderful opportunities you have to travel!

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! I'm so glad you found me! Congrats to your husband! :)

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  6. these views are stunning!! it's just amazing how much they can pack into a city!

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  7. WOW! Gorgeous. Love the see the sun shine, too.

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  8. This post just reminded me why I love Spain so much :)

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  9. Beautiful pictures! Do you have a post about what gear you use? I'm a dSLR newbie and would love to see!

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  10. Beautiful pictures once again! My favorite part about my time there is walking around the city and getting lost in the winding streets.
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    1. Thank you, Quyen! I love strolling around as well!

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  11. Wow! Just wow! Spain has always been on my list of places I want to visit.

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  12. Oh wow what awesome photos they make me wish I could visit Spain and see things for myself but that isn't going to happen so I have to be happy with these photos

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    1. I hope you do get to make a visit there someday, Jo-Anne!

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  13. Oh, how I miss Spain! I definitely need to get back there pronto. In the meantime, I will enjoy your photos and posts. :)

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  14. The first pic in the line up, I thought the ship was on top of the buildings. I had to do a triple take. Gorgeous pictures, always love your posts!

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  15. Very nice photos!
    I still want to go to Spain one day!

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  16. Ugh, love your hair Casey! Stunning!

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  17. It's great to see that Malaga has a lot more to offer than a lot of the bad press gives it! This is a beautiful blog post, I love the photographs!

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  18. Very stunning photos! I miss Malaga..

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  19. Beautiful photos! Makes me want to go!

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