Route: Malaga

Area: Spain, Andalusia

Date of walk: 21st March 2019

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 6.0 miles

Ascent: 100 feet

Weather: Sunny 

Malaga is the 6th largest city in Spain and the 2nd largest in Andalusia. Its history spans about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in Europe, and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It’s easy to dismiss the city as a gateway to the rest of Andalusia, but as we discovered during our short stay it’s well worth a visit in its own right

Having completed a wonderful walking holiday in the the Moorish cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada we had some spare time in the city before our flight home the next day, with an opportunity for a short afternoon walk on arrival and another walk on the morning of our departure

We were staying overnight at the excellent Hotel Molina Lario in the heart of the city and, on the afternoon of our arrival, set off on a walking tour of the old town suggested by Inntravel

The highlights of this short walk included a visit to Malaga Cathedral, the Roman Theatre (one of the best preserved examples of the Roman occupation of Spain), and the facades of the lovely buildings in the old part of the city

On the following day we had a couple of hours before setting off to Malaga airport and decided to visit the nearby port and seafront area. We walked along a lovely tree lined avenue known as Calle Malaga, at the end of which we walked back to our hotel via the beach, the harbour and the modernistic Muelle Uno walkway

Whilst lacking the spectacular sights of the Moorish cities we’d visited earlier in the week, Malaga is a city which merits a visit, and we were very pleased to have had the chance to do so

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