Another of Spain's massively over-budget, over-worked religious institutions with a good museum of extravagant religious goodies but without the extraordinary style of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia or the awesome ambience of Seville Cathedral.
The Palacio Episcopal, Bishop's Palace, Plaza del Obispo.
'in the sumptuous Plaza del Obispo where the blood-red Bishop's Palace'...blah blah, same newly published but totally dated guide book using the same inaccurate words to describe the scene. Neither sumptuous nor blood-red IMHO, more of a dusky pink.
Picasso's birthplace in 1881, the last townhouse on the left, with well-stocked museum nearby.
A mish-mash of buildings styles in Malaga's Old Town area.
The not attractive but foot-friendly new town region beside the River Gaudalmedina.
A typical little, Malaga Old Town street-eat scene.
El Pimpi tapas bar, next to the Picasso Museum
Now this is the biz, one of Malaga's brilliant tapas bars. El Pimpi (Big Pimpi to us) is not only a good value drinking and lite-eating joint with a 300 year-old ambience, but it runs to various different spaces according to mood,...
...and sherry barrels signed by Spanish glitterati including Antonio Banderas.
A map of central Malaga with ferry port and Malagueta beach.
Some of Malaga's modest attractions (most are churches) are 33 - Alcazaba (with track leading to Castillo de Gibralfaro; 19 - Municipal Museum; 24 - Plaza de Toros; 17 - Roman Theatre; 22 - Town Hall; 25 - Palacio de la Aduana; 16 - Picasso Museum; 6 - Plaza de la Constitucion; 13 - Palacio Episcopal; the yellow bit bottom right is Malagueta beach.
Malaga to Madrid: 537 kms. By fast train about2.5 hours.