Greetings! I’m continuing my weekly series of posts from our trip to Spain last month. We started our two week adventure in Málaga and took advantage of a couple of sites that had free entry on Sunday. One was the Picasso museum, the other, the alcazaba. This week’s post focuses on the alcazaba. Built in the 11th century, it served as the fortress and home of many Moorish rulers until 1487 when it was captured by the Spanish king and queen, Ferdinand and Isabella. Please come along for a photo tour of this architectural wonder.
First, some photos of the port from the alcazaba:
from the alcazaba, Málaga
And from the inside, the beautiful Moorish architecture:
alcazar, Malaga Spain
I wonder where this tiny openings leads
inside the Alcazaba
I almost stepped in that water in the ground!
And a few more:
model of the entire complex
the colorful cube in the distance is the Pompidou museum
Two last photos, one from the Paseo del Parque and the other of the Roman Theatre with the alcazaba behind it:
Alcazaba y teatro romano
Our first trip to Málaga was in May 2010 as part of a two week tour of Spain. Together with my husband and then 10 year old daughter, we traveled all over Spain beginning in Barcelona and ending in Madrid. In the middle we were in Andalucía. These are some pics of our two days in Málaga.
We arrived in Málaga in the late afternoon so after checking into our hotel we went in search of food. Some of the food we ate – Malagueñan potato salad, anchovies, lamb chops and french fries:
Some of the many things you can buy at the Atarazanas market:
We walked towards the Roman Theater and at that time there was a fence around the theater as there was work going on and we encountered this sign:
It made us feel very welcome. First a look at the teatro romano:
Next, up the hill of the alcazaba:
Miss M defends the castle:
View of the port:
Great stonework too:
And then a nice rest at El Pimpi: