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15 days of archaeology, food, drinks, art and nature, not finished!
Try to take an early flight so you will have plenty of time in the afternoon to start sightseeining.
From the airport take the little train (every 20 minutes, €1,70, near terminal 3) to city centre and get out at the last station Centro Alameda
15:30 checking in at the hotel. (the hotel is just about a 10 minute walk from the station)
Budget hotel, nice and clean, lovely staff.
check in as soon as possible to get rid of your luggage and start sightseeing. The hotel is well located in city centre
16:30 A hightech small museum free of charge to start the visit of the theatre
17:15 Free entry on Sundays. Not only a great way to get some information on the history of the town, also offers terrific views of Malaga and it's bay.
18:00 On sundays you have to mind when religious services are held, but you don't have to pay for entrance. You can rent an audioguide to learn more about the cathedral
Lovely place for a bite. Free crisps, cava with the bill and chocolats. And the staff is lovely, cheerfull
Also they have some great Vermut from the tap!
09:00 First have some breakfast, for instance churros and coffee at La Malaguena, just around the corner from the hotel..
Than we make our way to the beautiful Marketplace, also very near. Great place to get items for a lovely picnic!
Any additions to the picnic: there is a Supersol across the street.
12:00 After strolling down Alameda Principal and enjoying the nice gardens at Paseo del Parque we take the bus up to Gibralfaro.
From the Avenida Andalucia you can take the minibus line 35 and it will cost you €1,30, but it beats climbing up the hill, no worries: you won't miss a thing, we'll go down the hill by foot.
Have a nice picnic with a magnificent view after which you can start exploring.
Do take a peek in the gunpowder arsenal where you will get avision of the use of the castillo as military garisson
14:30 of course the terrace at Gibralfaro makes a nice place for a tinto de verano (red wine with some sort of 7-up-like soda), but after exploring the grounds, you can start making your way down by foot, steep but with spectacular views of the city.
back to the main road and walk to a bar you simply cannot miss while in Malaga!
Taste some of the wonderful vinos de Malaga or get a mixto: half dulce and half secco, nice! Of course get some mejillones or gamba's with your drinks!
After having a drink, you can find your way to the busstation, just so you won't feel rushed tomorrow morning. you can even buy your ticket for Ronda at the counter of Los Amarillos, so you'll be sure you'll have a seat!
Stroll back to city centre and near our hotel you will find this museum. It really is a nice museum but has some odd openinghours, so make sure you have enough time to explore!
After that you'll have plenty of time to unwind and have some nice drinks.
The bar Pepa y Pepe has 2 locations where it really is nice to go and relax.
Get up at 06:30, on your way to the busstation, grab some breakfast at one of the bars that are already open.
08:00 Take the bus (Los Amarillos) from Malaga busstation in the morning. You can get solo and tostado at the cafe of the busstation, but neighbourhoodcafe's serve cafe con leche, pitufo mixto and zuma Naranja as well.
09:45from the busstation in Ronda it's just a pleasant 10 minute walk to the famous bridge. Her you can buy a combinationticket.
10:00 the bridge is a nice place to start, not only the view, but inside the bridge as well. Here you can see some informative movies about the history of the bridge and earlier bridges.
11:15 crossed the bridge and made your way to this old palace where the Museum of Ronda is located. Here you can get acquinted with the history of the area.The exhibition is well organized, thumbs up! So you might want to schedule a lot of time to discover all the museum has to offer.
12:30 Small but very informative museum, you can choose to visit this museum with your combination ticket.
14:00 after Luncheon:
It is a bit of a hike back up, but well worth it. Very informative movie about the use of the baths in the old days. Allthough in Spanish, still very clear.
16:00 If not for the information: visit this museum for the vibe, this lovely old building makes you step right back in time.Of course the free drink that comes with your visit, which you can poor yourself from the taps in the wall or from the barrels is a perk as well!
17:00 Not too far away from the museo del vino you will find this art museum, also with the discount card, so even if you don't fancy art, it's worth a quick run through
After returning to Malaga, you might just want a quick bite , since we had this nice menu del Dia this afternoon. Quitapenas is the place for that!
They have several bodegas in town. I loved the drinks and loved the food. This night you might want to visit the bodega in the Calle Marin Garcia. Taste the Junkito and have tapas to accompany your drink
09:00 we can sleep in today. On our way to the busstation grab some breakfast.
10:30 And yes: we take the bus (€4,31) and we keep riding it 'till the end: the cueva
11:45 Since they let you wander the caves by yourself, it might be advisable to rent an audioguide, that way you get to understand what was going on in the caves, how they were formed, how they were discovered, what archaeological finds were discoverd etc.
If you just want to marvel at the huge columns, the stalactites and stalacmites, don't bother getting the audioguide...
13:00 There's a lovely garden up hill with good benches to have your picnic.
From here you can take the bus to Nerja city.
13:25 bus back to Nerja, (€1,05) Walk from the busstop to the balcony. Lovely view, treat yourself to a nice icecream special at Albi.
16h. After admiring the Balcony and maybe having a nice drink or icecream, a stroll through city centre, the museum is open again. They did their very best to make it an interactive, high tech museum. Allthough very informative, it lacks a bit in atmosphere.
Bus back to Malaga at 18:10.
Back in Malaga you might want to grab a bite to eat at c/Strachan/14, near the Cathedral, lovely food, really taste and fantastic wines!
Nearby you can get a good speciality beer at 'Afterwork'
Get a ticket at the ALSA busticket machine, real easy. One way trip is €5.33. We take the bus at 09:00h.
This time no premature ticket buying for us, just get to the busstation in time.
On the small trip by foot from the hotel to the busstation there are several small bars that are open bright and early to get 'desayuno'(breakfast) Order a desayuno cafe con leche, pitufo mixto (grilled ham and cheese roll) and a Zumo Naranja, pequeno (small o.j) for about 2,50 and you are well on your way energy-wise to have a pleasant morning!
09:50 First make your way to the tourist info. Mind you: from the busstation there are no signs indicating city centre for pedestrians, walk in the oposite direction from the Plaza del Torros to get to city centre.
10:30 We visit the museo de la ciudad first. The palace in which this museum is set, is beautiful! Lots of archaeology from the surrounding area to admire, too bad there are no english signs, but most of it is obvious...
11:30 From there it is a bit of a climb to the Alcazaba. You can buy a combination ticket to visit the Alcazaba, the church and get a tapa and wine when you get back to the centre.
In the c/Augustin you can find a couple of nice restaurants where you can enjoy a nice traditinal meal, not too expensive!
After the nice tapa/ wine break and Lucheon it is time to go for a brisk walk! The Menga and Viera Dolmen are easiest to reach, but if you like a good walk, you might want to start early and walk all the way up to Romeral.
after the Dolmen you can visit the Museo conventual de las Descalzas (?3,30) to see some religous artwork
The bus back is from the company Casado
08:30 time to rise and shine, go via the market to get some picnic stuff and get breakfast.
Make your way to the busstation again, our bus to Estepona will leave at 10:30 (1.15m, platform 14, Portillo company, one way trip is €8,51)
bring your swimming gear, since there will be plenty of opportunity to take a plunche!
11:45 buy tickets for the way back at the counter near the busstop, this will put your mind at ease...
lets walk through the old city centre, up to the plaza de las Flores, lovely square, you can get a drink or go straight to the tourist info to get a map of the town. You will see signs, also in English, at several buildings, which always sooths my curiosity.
Stroll through the old Mercado building, maybe collect some more picnic stuff. After that: make your way to the other side of town: the Plaza de toros. Find the main entrance and go through the door on your left. In this part of the bullring there are several interesting allthough dated museums.
13:30h when you have found the bull ring and the entrance to the museums you will notice there is no entrance fee. Allthough dated , there is a lot to explore here
after your visit to the museum you can wander tyhrough the harbour area with lots of restaurants, bit expensive though... you can admire to luxury boats and then make your way back to the beach and have a nice picnic and a swim.
after your stroll over the beach, this is a nice place to relax a bit and have a bottle of wine to enjoy, before taking the bus back to Malaga
21:00 Okay, this might seem strange, but just once in a while you might want to eat something different than tapas.... This might not be the cosiest chinese restaurant you will ever find, but still: the buffet is good and fresh
A simple busride from Malaga, we don't even have to get up bright and early!
The bus will leave at 09:35 with Portillo company, one way ticket is €1.80, it's a 1,10m drive.
Try to ignore the ugly big flats along the way and the hurdle of tourists getting on and off the bus.
When you get out of the bus, you might as well head to the tourist office to get a map and see the nice photography exposition... after that it's just a few pases to the capella, which you of course cannot miss.
11:15h. near the busstop, just a bit higher up you will find this quirky museum. This strange man collected everything and anything thats is really small like paintings on a rice grain.
12:00h. Find your way through the touristy allies to this lovely museum, it costs just 1 euro, and what a treat it is!
13:00 The museum is free, it's also a shop, so that makes sense, but I bet you can't resist having a nice tasting of 3 kinds of wines from the area...
14:00 time to get some luncheon... this little restaurant is not in the touristy area and has some great, cheap homemade traditional cuisine
17:30 near the busstop you can have a nice Tinto de Verano, it's not the cheapest bar, but you can see the bus arriving
18:15 bus back to Malaga
You might want to go to a supermarket to get some tortilla and filled rolls for dinner and have a nice and relaxing evening at the hotel for a change.
08:00 getting up and having breakfast in the neighbourhood we make our way to the small trainstation.
09:53 A visit by train this time. Take the small train (you know: the one we took from the airport, but now in opposite direction, ticket Ida y regres'is about 7 euro p.p.) Go all the way up to Fuengirola. Near the trainstation you can find the Tourist info which will supply you with a nice map. First up: The Castillo.
don't forget to read the sign at the entrance, since it is the only one there is. There's a lot of information there, which you will miss inside.
Too bad there have been done more excavations, but that's not really displayed for the public...
walk towards Los Boliches, which, I know, is mainly beach, but there are also some Roman remains on the boulevard. For Luncheon try a place not at the beach(is more expensive), where a lot of locals are having their meal, than you can actually get some decent food!
15:00 This really is a terrific archaeological site with a lovely bar next to it. Signs are great, entrance is free, excavation and lay out are splendid, I highly recommand visiting this site.
After a visit and a drink and bite, just follow the traintrack to the station and take the train back to Malaga
17:00 Great place fo nice tapas and fine wines, not expensive. It's also a Flamenco bar, so when you are in luck...
A little later on you can go for a tapeo, have some snacks and drinks in different places.
Okay, it is a bit of a hassle, but it would be smart to buy the tickets for the bus a bit early on in your trip to choose the best seats. Go to the ALSA computer at the busstation and select the right day, right team and seat.
We eat solo/ cafe con leche and tostado at the busstation, so we are sure we can catch the 8 o'clock bus.
It's a two hour drive, but the landscape is quite amazing, so you won't be bored (and you can always catch up on some sleep, so no worries about that!)
10:00h. arriving at the busstation, take another bus into town.
10:20 You'll get off the bus near the Cathedral. First visit the Chapel, Majestic of course...
entrance fee is about 4 euro
11:00 You get of the bus near the cathedral. It might not be open to the public, yet, so you might have to wander around a bit, but that's not too bad either. The medina area is lovely, real Arab atmosphere
again entance fee is about 4 euro, but while we are in Granada we might as well enjoy everything the city has to offer!
12:30 lots to see (and read: good signs!) around this plaza. The local tourist information is near. NIce vibe
13h. time to get some luncheon at the famous Castaneda. Pick the right one, there is one near this place but not half as cosy!
The vermut is good and the tapas are nice as well.
Get the small citybus up to the Alhambra (€1,20)
14h. get your reserved tickets at the machine and get in line (be early!) Yeah, I know: it is expensive, but once in a lifetime... so here we go!
After passing the gate of the Alhambra site, walk up to the Generalife, lovely small palace, great gardens
15:30 be in line for the Nazrid Palace on time, otherwise you won't get in!
18:00 after walking down (lovely!) get a drink at La Gran Taberna at the Plaza Nueva, nice beerd but also the Calicasa, a house blend of drinks, is good, have some different kinds of cheeses to accompany the drink.
Of course, before returning to the busstation, check out this nice plaza with lots of places to go for a drink
19:05 bus back to the busstation, before the bus leaves you can get a good hearty snack at the restaurant of the busstation, not bad at all!
20:00 bus back to Malaga
09:00Today we're picking up our car at Malaga airport, easy: just take the small train to the airport and walk to the long term parking lot. Here it can get a bit tricky to find the right floor at which the office of your rental company of choice is based
10:00 a nice drive up to El Chorro (you can buy some stuff for Luncheon at one of the big stores along the highway.
11:00 a great view, up to the camino del rey.
12:00 A strange small booth on the side of the road to indicate you have found the site.... here you have to pay a small entrance fee and the man in the booth will provide you with a map and leaflets of other interesting features in the area. Our guy was really enthousiastic and eager to share all his knowledge!
after hiking up, settle yourself on the bench and have a picnic. Entrance fee is about 3 euro
13:15 A quick run through this very informative museum, with information about all the archaeological research in the area and nice interactive touches.
15:00 Just go and have a look at the lake and have a meal with a view at El Kiosco
16:30, make it a touristy way back (no problem there) and fins a parking spot in the parkingplace near the hotrel. (bit expensive though, at least it is safe there!)
Freshen up at the hotel for a night on the town.
20:00 Not the best food or best service, but the entourage is great, back to the roaring twenties! After just having a taste of the atmosphere, go bar hopping!
07:00 get up
08:30 After a nice breakfast at Puerta & Bernina ( lovely pitufo!) we take the car from the Parking lot and start our trip to the Cueva de Plieta.
You will see the Cueva del Gato along the way.
11:30 Be sure to take all your valuables out of the car when arriving at this beautiful piece of history...Lots of robery going on here...
13:00 We went to see some dolmen afterwards, which is a bit of a search. We made the grand mistake to go for luncheon at El Hondon. The food was okay, but really! DON'T visit the toilets, and the restaurant stinks of years and years of cigarettes
14:00 After that, just follow the signs to Acinipo or 'Old Ronda'(which is a misinterpretation). When it is sunny outside you might want to bring your own shade (umbrella) since there's not much shade on the premisses.
17:00 Lovely small town with castle... quite a hike up though, especially when you had a day like ours... right?
19:00 just before taking of to Malaga again, we need some food to survive the trip. El Gallo is very hospitable! The lady behind the bar is so kind, tapas were okay, wines good, it really isn't expensive here!
07:30 get up and go for breakfast, still liking Puerta y Bernina, nica and close by!
08:45 There are 3 nice archaeological sites in Marbella, you have to contact the tourist info and they will bring you in contact with the guy with the keys.
10 a.m Las Bovedas
10:30 Basilica Paleo Christiana
11:00 Villa Romana Verde
13:00 Finally! Sardines from the grill, they have been calling our name from the first beach we saw in this area, nice and fresh, not too expensive at this beach place, beers are though.... better order a nice bottle of wine.
The afternoon is for strolling around Marbella, shopping or the beach.
After that it is probably time to bring the car back and take the train back into town.
9:30 get up for yet another nice day in and around Malaga
10:15 Of course we go to Puerta Bernina for some breakfast (the bread is really good here!)
After that we go to the mercado again to get stuff for luncheon.
11:00Take the bus from Alameda Principal
From the final busstop it's a 10 min. walk (tops) to the entrance of La Concepcion, the lovely botanical garden where you get to see some archaeology as well!
14:00 Okay, it isn't the most pretty beach you will ever see, but well located and not as busy as the ones near Marbella, Fuengirolo etc.
At this point it will be a perfect stop between our morning program and afternoon plans!
16:00 talke the bus uptown. Another lovely visit is Museo Casa de Mus, a doll house museum at Calle Alamos 32.
17:00 go and have a look at the Flamenco museum and see if you can get tickets for the show the next day.
18:00 After climbing the hills at Jardin, relaxing at the beach, it now is time to enlighten our spirits and taste some Malaga wine, with some explanation.
Finally some real warmhearted Flamenco!
Nearby you can east at Taberna El Repique
Our very last complete day in Malaga and of course Picasso has to be on the bucketlist!
After seeing the home of Picasso, it seems only natural to also see some paintings etc. of his and his friends... it's just across the street so no effort at all!
Luncheon at El Pimpi, you have to be able to describe this place at the folks back home, so this really is obligatory
Last supper...not the last meal, believe me!
lots of shrimps and nice Vermut!
Day 15 Our last day. Pack your bags and leave them after check out at the hotel reception, after two weeks, the receptionistst have become like family, so a warm goodbye to them.
After breakfast it's time to get some souvenirs f.i. in the calle Larios.
The last meal we will have, before leaving Malaga: of course HAVE to visit Casa Aranda, if not for the churros and chocolate, than definately for the brilliant atmosphere, you will feel just at home, as Spaniard amongst Spaniards! (you might not want to leave at all...)
Too bad:it's time to make our way to the hotel, pick up our luggage and take the train back to the airport....