In August, we took a late summer holiday and spent a week in Spain. We split our time evenly between the Andalucian capital of Seville (which I will post about seperately) and the second biggest city of the region, Malaga.
Our expectations were that we would become true beach bums for three days but that could not have been further from the truth, as we ended up walking over 25 miles over our time in Malaga (as well as having one beach day!)!
Malaga wildly surpassed our expectations. The city is clean and has lots going on, a world away from the loud and brash resorts further along down the coast.
Malaga also has a heck-load of street art throughout the city. On our first morning we spied street art on every corner, and on our final day retraced our steps to get a closer look!
There’s a lovely mix of abstract and landscape scenes,
including lots of animals and reptiles in a variety of styles.
However it wasn’t all street art!
There were some lovely gardens dotted around, with towering palm trees…
being dwarfed by a huge Big wheel dominating the skyline.
It was even more noticeable as nights drew in, we were treated to some stunning sunsets from the redeveloped marina. I would say even nicer than the ones we saw in Zadar, last year!
To counter balance all of that walking, of course we sampled the local delicacies!
Arm-length churros at Restaurante Bar Ona complete with dipping chocolate. Thankfully for our waistlines we only indulged on one day!
Customary tapas – LOTS of Calamari, chicken, more seafood, including some excellent barbecued seabass at one of the chinguito bars at Pedregalejo Beach. Washed down with my new favourite tinto el verano (red wine with lemon soda)!
The most instagrammable ice-cream courtesy of Le Pecera!
We didn’t have any time in Malaga or Seville to catch any flamenco, but next time for sure!
Where have you been on your summer holidays this year?