14.03.2012 - 14.03.2012
Sunday, March 25th:
So, when everyone asks where we went on vacation, I say Malaga. Not because I expect anyone to know where that is, but it's where I THOUGHT we were staying. Actually, we stayed about 20 minutes southwest of Malaga, and one afternoon, decided to venture into the city and check it out. Surprisingly, it was a pretty metropolitan location. Obviously business revolves around the port which was filled with huge barges, but there was also shopping and interesting historical places to visit as well.
Our first stop, as usual, was a cafe to get hydrated for the day. Whilst sitting around, we were serenaded by an accordion player. He wasn't alone; we probably saw at least a dozen street performers thoughout the day, including our original accordion player later at lunch!
We then checked out the ancient Roman Theater, the large Church (everybody's got one MAIN church to see) and roamed the streets enjoying the people and shops.
The highlight of the day was visiting the Alcazaba: the fort that sits atop the hill in Malaga. It's a combination of Moorish architecture, with Roman influences. It offered some great views of the city, as well as fun (but dangerous since there aren't any railings observed Dad) walls to climb on and gardens to walk through.
The day ended with, yet again, San Miguel beers outside of the famous El Pimpi restaurant. Yum!