Malaga At A Glance. One Day Visiting Picasso’s Home Town.

Nov 10, 2014 | Mallorca Guide, What to do in Mallorca

There are numerous cruise guests which stay in Malaga for only one day and also would like to obtain tips of just what to do throughout that day. Below are some tips:

1. The Cathedral
The cathedral is just one of the most beautiful in Spain. In 1487 the Catholic Kings committed the Cathedral of Malaga in a structure that was a mosque. In 1528 building was begun on the present Cathedral and it ended up being known as the Cathedral of the Encarnacion, because it was committed to the Virgen de la Encarnacion. The designer was Diego de Siloe, and the style was to be late Gothic. The structure was partially destroyed by a quake in 1680. Building was resumed in 1719 as well as building was officially dropped in 1783, although the ideal tower was not completed, for absence of money. The Cathedral is called “La Manguita” (one armed female) due to the fact that the right tower is missing out on.

Bernardo de Galvez was a brave soldier from Macharaviaya, who became the governor of Louisiana, prior to the area ended up being French. Throughout the American War of Independence, Galvez persuaded the Spanish King Carlos III to divert the money that was visiting be invested to finish the second tower of the Cathedral that can help the Americans versus the British. The cash was spent for arms, meals, medicine, and also coverings. They did not send out any type of guys considering that they wished the assistance to the Americans to be concealed from the British.

Due to the fact that building took so long with lots of different designers, the Cathedral has three various architectural styles. The inside is Gothic, the head of the church and also naves are Renaissance, and the entryway and tower are Baroque. The church is 115 meters long. The choir has stalls with carved wood statues of saints and also various other figures, which number 42. These were sculpted by Pedro de Mena, one of Spain’s best wood carvers of his time.

The ceiling is quite uncommon because it has 23 cupolas, the only church in Spain with this function. These cupolas have quite stunning styles of tricks. Outside, the cupolas can be viewed prolonging on the roofing system of the cathedral.

Today some people of Malaga would like to complete the construction of the 2nd tower for aesthetic reasons, however there is lots of inertia and others wish to leave the unfinished tower as it is.

2. The Alcazaba

Calle Alcazabilla.

Closed Mondays.

The Alcazaba is the most effective preserved Moorish citadel in Spain. It remains on capital that forgets the city of Malaga. It consists of 2 concentric rooms, with the outer enclosure being less than the internal room. The internal enclosure includes 3 palaces. The Moors developed this fort over the continues to bes of a Roman fort. There are more than 100 towers in the wall surfaces. The Alcazaba now contains the Archaeological Museum of the city. It has lovely gardens and also fountains also.

The initial fortress was integrateded the 8th century however was totally restored in the 11th century for King Badis of Granada. By the entryway to the Alcazaba is a 2nd century Roman theater that is going through restoration. The citadel is hooked up to the Gibralfaro Castle.

The Moorish guvs were the ones that inhabited the Nazari palace, built in the 11th, 13th, as well as 14th centuries. There are 3 successive outdoor patios in the palace. There is a tower called the Maldonado Tower, which has a lookout with a stunning view of the city below.

There is a gate at the entrance which is called the Puerta de la Boveda (Vault Gate). Behind the City Hall there is a lift that brings one to the fortress. The fortress was intelligently developed because at two gates the course doubles back to make it more challenging to assault the citadel. In 1487 the fortress was caught after a lengthy siege by the Catholic Kings (Queen Isabella and also King Ferdinand). In 1931 the Alcazaba was named a National Monument.

3. Antigua Casa de Guardia

Alameda Principal, 18

The Antigua Casa de Guardia is the oldest tavern in Malaga, and it was founded in 1840. One could attempt lots of different wines from Malaga, several which are stored in oak casks in the tavern. There is a very long bar, without chairs, where one stands while trying the wine. The environment is that of the 19th century. This pub has actually gotten the award “Empresa Emblematica”, indicating typical business. A glass of wine prices concerning 1.20 EUR.

The wine organisation and also tavern wased established by Jose de la Guardia in 1840. In 1862 Queen Isabel II checked out Malaga and visited the tavern. Jose de la Guardia named a wine after her, the “Moscatel Isabel II”. She was so impressed by the wines and also the owner that she assigned him Governor of Segovia in 1865. He offered the residential property to Enrique Navarro Ortiz, who in turn left this business to the brothers Jose Ruiz Luque and Antonio Ruiz Luque. Later they passed on this business to their nephew Jose Garijo Ruiz in 1932. Later his earliest boy Jose Garijo Alba took control of this business and expanded it. Business is still in the family today and generates quality wines. The pub at the Alameda Principal is a need to stop for vacationers.

4. Calle Larios

At the beginning of Calle Larios is a monument to Manuel Domingo Larios y Larios (1836-1895). He was the firstborn son of the first Marques de Larios and he acquired a large fortune from his father and also the title. He was the one who constructed Calle Larios, which is one of the main streets, along with the Alameda Principal. The carver was Mariano Benlliure, one of the finest artists of Spain during that time, and also the sculpture was finished in 1899. Benlliurre was the most famouse 20th century sculptor from Valencia. In front of the pedestal, there is a figure in marble of a seminude figure of a woman with a baby boy, writing the words “Malaga Agradecida” (Grateful Malaga). This stands for Maternity and also Charity. There is a naked figure of a man in bronze on the opposite side with a hoe on his shoulder, and a garland of grape leaves on his head. This figure stands for Work.

In the 19th century, the city wanted to unite the Plaza de la Constitucion with the port and a research study was made by the engineer Moreno Monroy in 1859. During that time Malaga was a medieval city. Other architects became involved, such as Jose Maria de Sancha as well as Manuel Rivera.

The project of structure Calle Larios was begun in 1886 with the help of the firm Hijos de Martin Larios, the primary firm of the Larios family. The city expropriated the land in 1878, where there were lots of old houses and proceeded with the redevelopment.

The major designer was Eduardo Strachan Viana-Cardenas. The job was finished in 1891. There are 12 blocks of buildings, all of them with four floors and an attic ahead. One major attribute of the structures is that the edges are curved. The French home windows have wrought iron barriers. What is stunning concerning this road is the look of uniformity and the rooftops are all regarding the same, and the buildings are painted in pastel colors. The street is 16 meters broad and the sidewalks are made of marble. Today the street is for pedestrian usage only.

In the past, this street was made use of for promenading elegantly and for conference friends. Today this still happens, in the late afternoon and several Malagueños go there and take their walks, and perhaps have a cocktail and eat tapas or pastries. One of the favorite places to meet friends is the elegant pastry store Lepanto. Calle Larios is one of one of the most well-known streets in Spain and the buildings beside it have some of the highest rents in Spain. It is the most effective place to promenade in Malaga and among one of the most visited by tourists. It is one of the most attractive roads in Spain.

5. The Malaga Park

The city park exists beside the port and goes from the Plaza de la Marina to the Plaza del General Torrijos. At the Plaza del General Torrijos, there is a beautiful water fountain called the Fuente de las Tres Gracias (Fountain of the Three Graces), which is a French style of the 19th century. The park was constructed in 1897 and conceived as an arboretum as well as has been remodeled in 2007, so it is now more compared to a hundred years old. New walkways have been added, statues have been cleaned, a new pond has been built, overgrown shrubbery has been gotten rid of, and many thousands of new plants and flowers have actually been planted. Alongside the highway there are two promenades that are bordered with hand trees and shade trees. There are many benches located throughout the park.

The preliminary plans were drafted by the Marquis of Larios and the designers were Rivera, Guerrero Strachan, Rucoba and also Crooke were amongst those that took part in the lengthy design as well as advancement stage. Joaquin de Rucoba was the engineer which oversaw the structure of the park. The park was developed as a Mediterranean garden with touches of the Renaissance and also the Baroque. The land it rests on was reclaimed from the sea. Several of the trees and hedges have small indications determining them. Many of the statuaries as well as sculptures are likewise determined.

There is a walkway parallel to the Paseo de los Curas that has a whole lot of shade as a result of the canopy created by trees on both sides of this wide walkway. The new pond comes from an overflowing water fountain as well as is surrounded by stones as well as blossoms. There is a large mural with angels in relief. At one end of the park is a children’s play area. Across the street, one can see the City Hall, the Bank of Spain (the most stunning building in the city in Art Deco style), and the University structure, which has a fine art gallery that is cost-free to visitors.

The park is 800 meters long and occupies a space of 30,000 square meters. It has plants from every continent, mainly from tropical as well as subtropical countries. Amongst the unique plants and also trees are Sago Palms, Canary Island Dragon Trees, Canary Island Pine, Fire Tree, Tropical Pandan Trees, Barbary Trees, Chorisias, Cedars from Lebanon, and also Bird of Paradise Trees. There are several more varieties in the park. Many of the trees were donations from the Marquis of Larios.

Across the street as well as next to the City Hall are the Gardens of Pedro Luis Alonso, which many people believe concerns the park. This smaller park was called for the first mayor of Malaga after the Spanish Civil War, as well as was developed by Strachan. The layout is Spanish-Muslim and also French, with courses bordered with in proportion shrubs, orange trees and a beautiful aviary. There are likewise pools and also spring seasons. During spring one can scent the fragrance wafting through the park from the brand-new blooms.

Simply below the Alcazaba are the Gardens of Puerta Oscura. These were designed by the architect Guerrero Strachan and leave the hill, below the walls of the fortress. It has many intriguing trees and also plants, with little terraces, fountains, bowers, and also paths. One can obtain a good sight of the large park and the port from this hillside.

6. Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga

Calle Gaona, 20 (In front of the Church of San Felipe Neri).

Tel: 952-221-949.

Website: http://www.museovidrioycristalmalaga … Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00 H. Visits are directed.

Mondays are shut.

Entrance charge: Adults – 4 euros (Retirees and also youngsters – 2.50 euros, groups of 8 or even more – 2.50 euros).

The Museum of Glass as well as Crystal is the only museum of its kind in Andalusia and it opened on Sept. 1, 2009. The gallery shows about 700 items of glass and crystal, dating from Egyptian and Roman times to the existing. The museum is located in a thoroughly restored 18th century royal residence in downtown Malaga, the palace having been built by an Italian household. Unlike other museums that appear sterilized, this museum shows the glass and also crystal objects in a home setting, with period furniture and decoration of that time. For instance, if the glass objects come from the 19th century, the area will certainly have a timber and glass cupboard where these items are shown. There will be chairs, couches, paintings, mirrors, porcelain, lamps as well as carpets from the 19th century.

The bottom floor has many English stained glass windows with Pre-Raphaelite motifs, such as one made in 1880 by Albert Moore. The stairs going to the second floor have beautiful antique ceramic tiles decorating the stairs. The second floor has the rooms divided by the period of the glass and also crystal showed.

There are glass and crystal objects from every vital as well as historical European manufacturer, such as Lalique, Webb, Wedgewood, Galle, Daum, and La Granja. This museum has some of their most attractive examples, in every possible shade. A visitor is bewildered by the charm of these items. The worth of these antiques is astronomical.

The early 20th century room has a beautiful painting of a beautiful woman worn red. The painter was Henry Gervex, and the painting is called “El Vestido Rojo” (the red gown). This painting calls focus because the girl depicted is shown enjoying life. An additional gorgeous painting shows a beautiful blond woman standing with her son. The boy in the painting was the grandpa of the owner of the museum.

The owner of this private museum is Gonzalo Fernandez-Pietro, who came from Madrid and also loved Malaga and now lives permanently in Malaga. He is a really moderate guy that was enlightened in Cambridge as well as speaks English perfectly. The museum shows his extremely exquisite taste and his passion for collecting glass and crystal, in addition to paints and also furniture. The gallery really is additionally a decorative fine arts gallery, with the ideal examples of period furnishings. While this museum is quite large, it does not have adequate area to present his entire collection of glass and also crystal, which numbers concerning 3000 items. Malaga is very fortunate to have this new and also distinct museum.

7. Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga.

Calle Compañia, 10.

Palacio de Villalon.

Tel: 952-601-151.



Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 to 20:00 H.

Closed Monday.

The Palacio de Villalon dates from the 16th century and was occupied by the Fernandez de Villalon Family. A source claims that Fernandez de Villalon was a conquistador. This palace was refurbished to house the brand-new museum as well as the gallery was ushered in on March 24, 2011. The gallery occupies a room of 7147 square meters, which 5185 square meters will certainly be made use of for display screens, and the remainder will certainly be utilized for administrative objectives. The building has 5 tales. There is a lovely Renaissance patio area near the entryway that has galleries in two tales. The colour utilized in the gallery is a very light beige, used on the flooring as well as the walls, and this displays the paintings marvelously. The museum is extremely close to the Plaza de la Constitucion, in the historical facility of Malaga.

The brand-new museum has an irreversible collection of 230 paints belonging to the Baronesa Carmen Thyssen, additionally recognized in Spain as Carmen Cervera. Most of these paintings show art developed in the 19th century, as well as could be called Romantic art. Of the 230 paintings, there are 133 paintings that concern the Andalusia Collection, due to the fact that they have themes of Andalusia, such as Andalusian patio areas, the Andalusian countryside, flamenco dancers, bull fights, toreros, as well as gorgeous Andalusian ladies in conventional gown, as well as these were developed mainly by Andalusian artists. Several of these paints have never ever been shown in galleries prior to and this is the largest collection around the world with this style. The identity of this gallery will be closely tied to this theme.

There are 5 paints by Joaquin Sorolla. Among one of the most attractive paints is his Patio de la Casa Sorolla, which reveals the patio in his house in Madrid.

The aim of the Baronesa Carmen Thyssen is to promote 19th century Spanish paintings, which are not well recognized in Spain or the world. Her collection has preferred paintings, as well as no main paints of past history. These paintings were overshadowed in the past by paintings from the previous age, such as those of Goya, as well as paints from the prospering time, such as those of Picasso.

It is anticipated that this gallery will certainly obtain momentary events after they are shown in the Thyssen Museum in Madrid.

8. El Pimpi.

El Pimpi is located at Calle Granada, 62. It is a well-known dining establishment that many times has guitar songs, and always has Spanish songs having fun in the background. This is a historic dining establishment as well as bar and also is embellished with big posters of bullfights and also Malaga scenes. At one corner of the restaurant is the Barrels Hall, with a collection of wine barrels from the Bodega Malaga Virgen (offered in the restaurant), and each one is signed by personalities, such as the Duchess of Alba, Paloma Picasso, Carmen Thyssen, Lola Flores, Paul and also Bernard Picasso, as well as Antonio Banderas. Bodega Malaga Virgen won the most effective Winery in Andalusia Award for 2011.

The dining establishment is embellished in traditional Andalusia style, and has colorful patio areas with potted flowering plants and also geraniums. There is stunning ceramic floor tile on the wall surfaces. It is just one of one of the most popular tapas locations in the Costa del Sol, and a have to view for lots of travelers. The atmosphere is extremely Andalusian. The restaurant is one that has soul, as well as numerous well-known artists, authors, and also poets have performed in the restaurant. Four films have actually been filmed in the restaurant also. The dining establishment has been the scene where lots of popular flamenco dancers and vocalists have offered efficiencies. Their names are created by the door leading to the outside balcony.

Several years ago there were youths at the port that aided the teams and travelers of the ships that arrived. They were called “pimpis”. Later they came to be the very first tour guide of the city. That offered name to this restaurant. The structure dates to the 18th century. At the top of the building there is a hair salon called “El Palomar”, which has stunning sights during the night of the lighted Alcazaba as well as Roman Theater. The dining establishment was founded in 1971 by Francisco Campos and Jose Cobos, both from Cordoba. Their desire was to live in Malaga.

One has a wide selection of exactly what to consume, and also the food selection shows all the options. The new menu card is quite gorgeous as well as vivid, as well as was designed by the regional artist Tomas Egea. If one would like to consume, the porra (thick tomato soup from Antequera) is very good. There is also a plato combinado with tortilla, pimiento asados, as well as carne a la sal. There is a variety of fish and also meat meals. The boquerones fritos and also the carrillada de ternera are especially good. The work on is quite friendly. The best point is that the dining establishment is reasonably priced.

The outside terrace is an extremely enjoyable location to have lunch or tapas. It has a quite fantastic sight of the Alcazaba as well as the Roman Theater. There are couple of locations in Spain where you could see 2 monoliths at one time while you are eating. The view deserves 1 million euros!

Tel: 952- 228-990.


Hrs: 11:00 to 02:00 H. Lunch is served at 12:00 H.

Try the superior moscatel wine right here. One can have lunch time here or have tapas. Both are very good.

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