Málaga for 2 half days
We said goodbye to Seville and took the 11.00 train for Málaga for our flight back to London the next day. We arrived just after 13.30 and took a taxi to our hotel to stay for 1 night.It cost €22
Where we stayed in Málaga – Petite Palace Plaza Málaga
The hotel’s right in the middle of the old town centre next to the cathedral and just a hop and a skip from the pedestrianised shopping area. It’s really lovely, especially the staff at reception. Our room on the top (fifth) floor was spacious and quiet.
Just a few steps outside the hotel the square and Málaga cathedral beckoned
We noticed on our arrival that there was a stage at the square. When we went out for dinner in the evening the show had just started. The colourful display of flamenco dancers was the warm-up for a fashion show.
Palacio Episcopal Art Museum
The purple Jacaranda and pink bougainvillea trees could be seen everywhere
The Roman theatre and Alacázaba.
It was free to get in the Roman theatre bit but €2.20 to get to the Alacázaba, but it was well worth it for all the photo opportunities 📸
Views from Alacázaba
And there’s a pretty garden too!
The morning after
The stage and any debris of the night before had been removed by the time we went out for breakfast in a little café near the hotel the next morning. The square looked very inviting in the brilliant morning sunshine and we were able to make the most of it doing a bit of shopping before our flight home in the afternoon.
I have to confess that Málaga turned out to be far better than the Costa del Sol image that I had previously associated with the city. It’s probably because we were far from the “high-rise hotels and resorts jutting up from yellow-sand beaches” for which it is famous (infamous??).
Got the fridge magnet – and photos