Mar 5, 2014

More From Málaga: Cathedrals, Boardwalks, & Beaches

Our tour of sunny Málaga continued with a stop at the city's grand cathedral. I would normally say that this cathedral looked much like any other cathedral you'd see around Europe, but for some reason, the nave and giant wooden doors of this Renaissance church really captured my interest. Upon walking into the vestibule, it looked as if the ceiling was glowing, sending radiant light peeking around the arches and marble columns. The altar was Gothic-inspired, as expected, but the outer portals of the sanctuary were filled with ornate relics and large works of art commanding the walls behind them. I've seen cathedrals of all shapes and sizes all over Europe, but I was quite smitten with the warm glow of Málaga's impressive sanctuary. Absolutely worth a stop…especially if it's a sunny day outside.


Our half-day tour officially stopped after our visit to the cathedral. The tour guide gave us directions on how to get back to the ship and sent us off to explore the rest of Málaga on our own. We all had two things on our minds…food and the beach! We somehow managed to find a great Belgian beer bar down a random alleyway (Hi Manuel!), so we stopped in for a beer (or 2) and a snack. Lucky for us, that alleyway ended up popping us out right by the water…and we spent the rest of the afternoon wandering the boardwalk, eating ice cream, snapping silly photos, and sticking our feet in the Mediterranean Sea. I was totally FLOORED about all the palm trees along the waterway! If I could choose to be a tree, I'd be a palm tree. They're my most favorite beachside feature, and Málaga was full of them! After living in the land of castles, clouds, and forests for so long, it was so nice to be surrounded by so much sunshine and tropical vibes. The water at the beach was a bit too cold for any of us to swim in (it was November after all), so we settled for just dipping in our toes. As much as I enjoyed sight-seeing around Málaga, I could have planted myself in the sand all day and been just fine, too. One thing's for sure…our little taste of Andalusia totally left me reeling for more. Fingers crossed we get back to the beautiful Costa del Sol someday!

20 comments:

  1. You guys are SO CUTE! I love these photos even the silly ones. :) That cathedral is amazing, I'm hoping to be able to visit Spain someday, just for the lovely architecture!

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  2. The little penguin at the ice cream place is too cute! I like the picture with you by the doors, it's interesting to see the scale

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    1. Isn't it?! That door was ginormous. I had to have a photo with it!!

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  3. The sunshine and green of the trees look so beautiful - I'm desperate to see some as it is so cold and snowy here!

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  4. the main thing i remember about that cathedral is that my feet hurt so bad from walking i had to sit down for at least 30 minutes without moving. it was glorious. also, you are so freaking cute.

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  5. Loved your post, as always. That really is a gorgeous, unique looking cathedral! I would love to visit Malaga one day - writing from the snowy midwest right now, it looks absolutely delicious!

    xo Elle

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    1. Aww, thank you Elle! Sending you warm vibes!!

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  6. these photos made my day! it took me right back to my holiday in Malaga with my best friend a few years ago. such a cheerful place x

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  7. This has nothing to do with this post but your picture was on a Buzzfeed list!
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    1. I SAW!!! So funny!!! Thank you for the heads up!! :)

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  8. That looks amazing! Like right now, with the mist and dead trees, I can hardly believe such places exist. And your photos are so stunning... except the one of the icecream - that's creepy! :)

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  9. Wow, incredible!!! I'd really like to give Spain some more time--I've only done Barcelona and Montserrat. What time of year was this trip? The weather looks like perfection! We're expecting to leave next summer, so I'm trying to plan out the last of our vacations. So sad!

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    1. We were in Málaga the first day of November. It was sunny, 75 degrees, and quite perfect for a November day!

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  10. Beautiful photos! I love your hair!

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  11. that looks like a gorgeous place--and it sure looks like you had beautiful weather for your visit!

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  12. Beautiful photos- such an inspiring and beautiful place!

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  13. beautiful photos:)
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