A visit to Málaga – Spain

At a chiringuito: Sardines and other kinds of fish grilled on a sand-filled old fishing boat.
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Our route to Malaga: An overnight flight from Montreal to Malaga with a stopover in Zurich (SwissAir). An easy busy bus ride from the airport to Malaga City Centre.

We stayed in one of the few en-suite rooms at Pension La Palma. Fighting jet-lag, we immediately explored the Mercado Centrale de Atarzanas just a couple of blocks away before its closing time at 2 pm. Back at the Pension room’s balcony, we savoured our market treasures, appreciating for the first time the sublime difference between Jamon Iberico and Jamon Serrano.

Around the corner was the prestigious and beautiful La Calle Larios, a 12-block marble pedestrian street. While leisurely strolling around Malaga, we stumbled across historic plazas, churches, a Roman theatre, a Picasso Museum, the port for ferries and cruise ships, and many beautiful gardens. We even saw a tribute to the national hero of the Philippines.

As travellers who seek out the cuisine of each destination, we made it a point to dine at a chiringuito on the Malagueña Beach. These are little restaurants that offer local seafood prepared simply and at amazing prices.

Malaga: a quiet beach and port town, elegantly blending the old and the new.

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