Two Weeks in Spain 2017 – Málaga

January 10, 2018 at 04:35

Why would I go to Spain in the hot season? I would not! But Julie and Kaveh had a party and invited me. The catch was: “We get married” which turned out not to be true! And since I wanted to visit Roberta for a few years now why not do that as well? On top of that Laureen and Daniel were in Spain for a few weeks and wanted to come to the Olive Farm. So I booked a ticket to Málaga, another one to Barcelona and finally a flight from Barcelona back to Stuttgart.

Stuttgart Airport - Last good beer and some junk food
Stuttgart Airport – Last good beer and some junk food. The new bakery they have at the lower level is not as good as the old one. More expensive on top of that. But the beer selection is amazing for an airport supermarket. They have lots of little breweries, Craft Beer as well as all the usual suspects. And they are open 7 days a week.

Air Berlin to Malaga
Air Berlin to Málaga

Not too much space
Not too much space

As long as nobody moves the seat its ok
As long as nobody moves the seat its ok

No frills - the flight was operated by NIKI Air
No frills – the flight was operated by NIKI Air. Since the weather was good it was very smooth and lots to see on the way.

The Albtrauf in the back
The Albtrauf in the back

Bodensee or Lake Constance
Bodensee or Lake Constance

Somewhere over Spain - it is dry!
Somewhere over Spain – it is dry!

Nice view from the plane
Nice view from the plane

Somewhere over Spain
Somewhere else over Spain

As long as you have water things are good
As long as you have water things are good down there

Not too much water in the lake
Not too much water in the lake

Agriculture everywhere
Agriculture everywhere

Malaga Top Hostel

Booked a night at the Malaga Top Hostel in Málaga. The place is close to public transport and close to the centre of the city. The room, bed and bathroom were super clean and so was the kitchen.

My bed at the Malaga Top Hostel
My bed at the Malaga Top Hostel

8 Bed Doorm
8 Bed Doorm with AC and private lockers

Clean
Clean

Looks new and was clean
Looks new and was clean every time I used it

Breakfast room. You can heat your food and have hot water
Breakfast room. You can heat your food and boil your water for tea or coffee

A fridge and a coffee machine
A fridge and a coffee machine

Went for a beer and a snack - the moon and artificial light
Went for a beer and a snack – the moon and artificial light

Málaga

Málaga was founded over 2800 years ago by the Phoenicians – this makes it one of the oldest cities on the planet. It was ruled by Ancient Carthage, the Roman Republic and later the Roman Empire. After that, it was under Islamic rule for 800 years and finally, in 1487 the Crown of Castille gained control over the city.

The Greenpeace Esperanza in the back
Started my day with the “Pack the Bag” game – left that bag at the hostel and walked down to the harbour. On the way, I had some breakfast. You can see the Greenpeace Esperanza in the back.

The Radiant in the back
The Radiant in the back – Built for Boris Berezovsky for EUR 148 million. When he ran into financial difficulties the yacht was sold to Abdulla al Futtaim for EUR 240 million. Hmm, this looks like a nice biz to do. You order a yacht and can not pay so you sell it to somebody for 92 million more…

Málaga Cathedral

Málaga Cathedral
Málaga Cathedral was constructed between 1528 and 1782

Málaga Cathedral
The north tower is 84 metres (276 ft) high, making this building the second-highest cathedral in Andalusia, after the Giralda of Seville.

Detail from above the main door of the Málaga Cathedral
Detail from above the main door of the Málaga Cathedral

Málaga Cathedral
The tower of the Málaga Cathedral from the back of the cathedral

Málaga Cathedral

Episcopal Palace
Episcopal Palace – one of the most important buildings of late baroque architecture in the city.

Iglesia de Los Santos Mártires

Tower of the Iglesia de Los Santos Mártires
Tower of the Iglesia de Los Santos Mártires

San Ciriaco and Santa Paula
San Ciriaco and Santa Paula, the patron saints of Malaga.

Iglesia de Los Santos Mártires
Iglesia de Los Santos Mártires or The Church of the Holy Martyrs

Main Altar
Main Altar

Inside the Church of the Holy Martyrs.
This church can take on every church in Italy. You can wander for an hour and still miss details here. Most of the artwork centres around Maria and Jesus.

Ceiling
Ceiling

Ceiling

Lots of paintings on the ceiling as well
Lots of paintings on the ceiling as well

Maria with Jesus
Maria with Jesus

Maria
Maria

Maria

Maria

The famous last supper
The famous last supper

Maria watches over the last supper
Maria watches over the last supper

Jesus
Jesus

Enough for this post – more to come in a few days.
I sit in my bungalow in Pai and look over the garlic fields into the mountains. Today is a foggy morning and the sun is working hard to burn a big hole into the mist. Happy for another day in PAIradiese!

 
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