Malaga, according to the tourist spiel is the fifth largest city in Spain. Certainly I am not in the position to judge, but it sprawls up the hills from the port gleaming white in the warm sun. There is little left of the Moorish influence in the architecture. Mostly what we all think of as Spanish style architecture with light colored adobe covered walls (or cement block. Hello? This is modern times after all. I didn’t get a chance to visit the war history of the city which might give me a better handle on the current building styles of the city. Certainly it is a port town, with all the fortifications that implies but in more modern times it is also known for music (classical guitar), art (Picasso) and dance. This is also a region of wine and olives. Did I forget to mention bull fighting?
After wandering around in the heart of the pedestrian zone (nothing opens before 1000 so I am not sure why I wanted to wander off the ship so early), we hiked up to the castle/fort over looking the city. Looking both at the fortifications and at the city, it is easy to see how much is new/reconstructed.
We relaxed the rest of the day. Hard work – that sightseeing…..