Interesting places

  • Malaga Main Sights

    The old historic centre of Málaga reaches the harbour to the south. In the north it is surrounded by mountains, the Montes de Málaga (part of the Baetic Cordillera) lying in the southern base of the Axarquía hills, and two rivers, the Guadalmedina – the historic center is located on its left bank – and the Guadalhorce, which flows west of the city into the Mediterranean.
    The oldest architectural remains in the city are the walls of the Phoenician city, which are visible in the cellar of the Museo Picasso Málaga.
    The Roman theatre of Málaga, which dates from the 1st century BC, was rediscovered in 1951.[20]
    The Moors left posterity the dominating presence of the Castle of Gibralfaro, which is connected to the Alcazaba, the lower fortress and royal residence. Both were built during the Taifa period (11th century) and extended during the Nasrid period (13th and 14th centuries). The Alcazaba stands on a hill within the city. Originally, it defended the city from the incursions of pirates. Later, in the 11th century, it was completely rebuilt by the Hammudid dynasty.[21] Occupying the eastern hillside that rises from the sea and overlooks the city, the Alcazaba was surrounded by palms and pine trees.
    Like many of the military fortifications that were constructed in Islamic Spain, the Alcazaba of Málaga featured a quadrangular plan. It was protected by an outer and inner wall, both supported by rectangular towers, between which a covered walkway led up the slope to the Gibralfaro (this was the only exchange between the two sites). Due to its rough and awkward hillside topography, corridors throughout the site provided a means of communications for administrative and defensive operations, also affording privacy to the palatial residential quarters.
    The entrance of the complex featured a grand tower that led into a sophisticated double bent entrance. After passing through several gates, open yards with beautiful gardens of pine and eucalyptus trees, and the inner wall through the Puerta de Granada, one finds the 11th and 14th century Governor's palace. It was organised around a central rectangular courtyard with a triple-arched gateway and some of the rooms have been preserved to this day. An open 11th century mirador (belvedere) to the south of this area affords views of the gardens and sea below. Measuring 2.5 square metres, this small structure highlighted scalloped, five-lobed arches. To the north of this area were a waterwheel and a Cyclopean well (penetrating forty metres below ground), a hammam, workshops and the monumental Puerta de la Torre del Homenaje, the northernmost point of the inner walls. Directly beyond was the passage to the Gibralfaro above.
    The Church of Santiago (Saint James) is an example of Gothic vernacular Mudéjar, the hybrid style that evolved after the Reconquista incorporating elements from both Christian and Islamic tradition. Also from the period is the Iglesia del Sagrario, which was built on the site of the old mosque immediately after the city fell to Christian troops. It boasts a richly ornamented portal in the Isabeline-Gothic style, unique in the city.
    The Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace were planned with Renaissance architectural ideals but there was a shortfall of building funds and they were finished in Baroque style.
    The Basílica y Real Santuario de Santa María de la Victoria, built in the late 17th century, has a chapel in which the vertical volume is filled with elaborate Baroque plasterwork.
    Other sights include:
    Walls. Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine, Arab and Spanish remains of the defensive compounds of the city.
    La Concepción, botanical and historical garden.
    Church of the Sacred Heart.
    San Felipe Neri Church.
    Church of the Holy Martyrs.
    Atarazanas Market.
    Palm grove and Muelle Uno. Port of Málaga.
    Anglican Cemetery of St. George.
    San Miguel Cemetery.
    La Malagueta bullring.
    Pedregalejo, old fishing district.
    (Texto de Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A1laga )
    20. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destination/spain/34979/Malaga-attractions.html
    21. Dialnet.es, Fanny de Carranza Sell, La alcazaba de Málaga. Historia a través de su imagen, 2011. (In Spanish)


  • Nerja

    Nerja (pronounced: [ˈneɾχa]) is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. It belongs to the comarca of La Axarquía. It is on the country's southern Mediterranean coast, about 50 km east of Málaga.
    Under Muslim rule, its name was Narixa, which means "abundant source" and is the origin of the current name.
    Nerja has a long history, evidenced by the primitive paintings found in its famous Nerja caves, discovered in 1959. These caves are now believed to be just one entrance to a linked series of potholes stretching many miles into the mountains between Nerja and Granada, and which may yet prove to be one of the most extensive unexplored systems in Europe. Visitors to the caves will be able to view the remains of one of the ancient inhabitants of Nerja.
    The Romans built here three settlements, including Detunda, of which now large remains can be seen. The area was later taken over by the Arabs in the early 8th century. Under the Moors, the town was known as Narixa, which means "abundant spring", from which the present name derives.
    Monuments & Main sights
    - The Caves of Nerja (Spanish: Cueva de Nerja) are a series of caverns close to the town of Nerja in the Province of Málaga, Spain. Stretching for almost 5 kilometres (3.1 mi), the caverns are one of Spain's major tourist attractions. Concerts are regularly held in one of the chambers, which forms a natural amphitheatre.
    The caves were re-discovered in modern times on 12 January 1959 by five friends, who entered through a narrow sinkhole known as "La Mina". This forms one of the two natural entrances to the cave system. A third entrance was created in 1960 to allow easy access for tourists. The cave is divided into two main parts known as Nerja I and Nerja II. Nerja I includes the Show Galleries which are open to the public, with relatively easy access via a flight of stairs and concreted pathways to allow tourists to move about in the cavern without difficulty. Nerja II, which is not open to the public, comprises the Upper Gallery discovered in 1960 and the New Gallery discovered in 1969.
    In February 2012 it was announced that possibly Neanderthal cave paintings have been discovered in the Caves of Nerja.
    - The Balcón de Europa, a mirador or viewpoint which gives stunning views across the sea, is in the centre of the old town. Its name is popularly believed to have been coined by King Alfonso XII, who visited the area in 1885 following a disastrous earthquake and was captivated by the scene. Local folklore says that he stood upon the site where the Balcón now stands, and said "This is the balcony of Europe". Local archive documents are said to show that its name predated this visit, but this has not prevented the authorities from placing a life-sized (and much photographed) statue of the king standing by the railing.
    The Balcón area was originally known as La Batería, a reference to the gun battery which existed there in a fortified tower. This emplacement and a similar tower nearby were destroyed during the Peninsular War. In May 1812, the British vessels Hyacinth, Termagant and Basilisk supported Spanish guerrillas on the coast of Granada, against the French. On 20 May, Termagant or Hyacinth opened fire and the forts were destroyed. Two rusty guns positioned at the end of the Balcón are reminders of these violent times. The huge lumps of rock, the remains of La Batería, visible in the sea at the end of the Balcón, are further evidence of this action.
    - The Aqueduct, built in the 19th century
    - Baroque Hermitage of las Angustias (17th century)
    - Church of El Salvador, in Baroque and Mudéjar style (17th century)
     
    Beaches & Ciff of Nerja
    Nerja has over 14 km of coastline from west to east, the name of its beaches are the Playazo, Chucho, La Torrecilla, El Salon, La Caletilla, Calahonda, the Chorrillo, Carabeo, Carabeillo and Burriana. The Playazo has an environment that has not yet suffered the consequences of uncontrolled urbanization of Málaga. And Burriana and Torrecilla beaches are accessible to wheelchair users. The name of the Cala cliffs are "Barranco de Maro" the Caleta, cliff Maro, Maro Tower, the Paper Mill, the Alberquillas, Cala del Pino "and Cala El  Cañuelo.
    (References Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerja




Festivals






Activities & Sports

  • From our Hotel Al Andalus can make your favorite activities for our privileged location close to the beach and in the foothills of the Sierra de la Almijara in Malaga, Andalusia.
    In addition, you can make cultural tourism as our campsite is located a few kilometers from Malaga city and Frigiliana, Nerja, Torrox, Ronda, Antequera and enjoy all the festive atmosphere which gives us a tourist area so as the province of Malaga.

    SPORTS
    Scuba / Diving
    kayak
    fishing
    Bike Rides
    Rent a Scooter
    escalation
    hiking
    golf
    Horse Riding
    karting
    Water Parks




Theme Parks

  • Aqualand Torremolinos

    A place to spend a day of fun and entertainment with the best water rides imaginable for the whole family. Address: C / Cuba n º 10 29629Torremolinos (Malaga)
    Aqualand Torremolinos is the only place in the Costa del Sol where you can find water ride that is sweeping the world. BOOMERANG is adizzying round trip on a super-slippery surface on board a float, to be shared with anyone. If you taste it you willl want to repeat.
    Enjoy this summer!



  • Tivoli word

    Amusement Park and Entertainment on the Costa del Sol
    There are many reasons to visit Tivoli World. It´s an experience enjoying a fantastic day in a unique place in the Costa del Sol. A world of excitement to share with family ...
    Enjoy the exciting new attractions, the variety of shows in different places and taste the many options to satisfy your appetite between bars and theme restaurants, while enjoying the magnificent atmosphere of packages.
    Address: Av / Tivoli S / N 29631 Benamádena (Málaga)



  • Selwo Marina

    SELWO Marina is a unique entertainment that complements his brother SELWO ADVENTURE. The main theme of SELWO Marina is South America, which recreate the landscapes and the marine fauna of the continent. The exhibition brings together a dolphin, an area of seals and sea lions, a penguin, even exotic birds, and an area of virtual reality and an interactive section called "Touch and Explore. " His latest innovation is the attractive island of ice, which has expanded the collection of new and curious penguin species.
    O A7 Benalmádena-Arroyo de la Miel. On Avenida Antonio Machado (former N340)





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Eyjólfur P

Fantastic hotel with personal service from the owners. Well placed in this small and very hilly town. Arrived later then expected and the owner stayed up until we arrived at four a clock in the morning. Breakfast superb simple and good. Basically a big surprise from this hidden gem.

22/7/2016

Inmasantiago - Torremolinos

hotel con encanto, de trato exquisito, muy recomendable, limpio, muy bueno el desayuno y variado, con vistas preciosas desde la terraza del pueblo y las montañas, dar las gracias a sus propietarios por el trato recibido

22/7/2016
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