A cocktail of highlights featuring the best of Malaga’s sights.
Perched on a hilltop overlooking the city is the Gibralfaro Castle (external view), an 8th century Moorish castle, much of which still remains intact. A photo stop will be made to take in the magnificent panoramic views over the city, so don’t forget your camera.
A visit will be made to the Arabic Fortress of Alcazaba, perched high upon the hillside of the Gibralfaro Mountain and from where fine views of the African coastline can be enjoyed. Your guide will highlight how the Andalusian culture is ever-present within the Fortress, with its many fountains, channels and ponds. At the foot of this ancient Fortress, you can also view the excavated ruins of a Roman amphitheatre.
The tour continues with a walk to the birthplace and home of the 20th century’s most popular and contemporary artist – Pablo Picasso. Passing through the rooms of his house, your guide will bring to life Picasso’s early years and explain that, even as a toddler, Picasso began to draw his surroundings, which included pigeons and, bizarrely, Churros – a dough type pastry.
Leaving the birthplace of Picasso, enter the typical traditional bodega of ‘El Pimpi’, where a glass of sherry and some olives will be served.
This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. Access to the Alcazaba is by way of a tunnel, which then leads to a lift. The lift transports groups of 15 people at a time to the top. Alcazaba Fortress is closed on a Monday therefore for passengers on X307 and R3210 calls the guide will give an explanation outside and a visit to the Renaissance Cathedral will be made.