Malaga City (part two)

Where were we? Oh yeah, on the open top bus tour around the city. Grab a cold San Miguel and join us on our trip to Gibralfaro Castle (Malaga Castle).

Remember, this is me with a frazzled scalp (hat was purchased after the event!) Live and learn. 
The view on the way up the hill.
The magnificent Castillo de Gibralfaro sits on a high hill overlooking Malaga city and port, and dates back to the 10th century. The castle was built in 929AD by Abd-al-Rahman III, Caliph of Cordoba, on a former Phoenician enclosure and lighthouse, from which its name was derived - gebel-faro (Arabic and Greek, meaning rock of the lighthouse). These are all the facts you're getting as I could go on forever so if you're interested in finding out more, click here.
The 360 degree views are truly spectacular, breathtaking actually and boy did they get it right setting up camp here on top of this hill, you'd see everyone coming from miles around.
Think I blend in rather well!
Zoomed right on in to the bullring.
I see no soldiers!
Just had to get up on stage to lark around a bit! As you do. Wonder if anyone was watching?
The trees wanted a word, they're so bloomin ancient and must have so much to tell.
Anyway, lets move swiftly on to the Cathedral shall we?
There really are no words for this, so I'll just let you see for yourself.
There were so many visitors milling around the cathedral, admiring the unbelievable architecture and stopping to take millions of snaps like us. We could have spent hours there just looking up into the sky in disbelief! Everything about this place is simply beautiful.
We didn't actually go into the cathedral as we had so much that day we wanted to fit in but from the pictures we've seen it looks well worth a visit and a cool down at the same time!
If you're ever heading to the Costa Del Sol, then you must visit Malaga City. It's not just about castles, cathedrals and museums, the city has so much more to offer. There's an astonishing choice of restaurants and bars, whether you want the traditional tapas or a full three course meal, you'll be spoilt for choice. If you just want to sit in the sun with everyone else, drink and watch the world go by, then this is the place. You also HAVE to wander around the new and very modern port, again with plenty of shopping on offer, and restaurants offering cuisine from around the world, or why not take yourself a boat trip. 

It's such a fantastic, cosmopolitan and modern city but steeped in so much history you can feel it and see it on every street.

One day was not enough for us, so, Malaga City, we will be back and very soon we promise.


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