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October, 2018

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Adult family

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We recently went to Malaga for an Autumn half term break. It is the sixth largest city in Spain and the southernmost large city in Europe. It has a long sandy beach and a lot of parks. Due to recent rain it was much greener than we were expecting.

Malaga is one of the oldest cities in Europe and is unusual in having had the same name for over 2,000 years. As a history lover I particularly enjoyed visiting the archaeological remains of the Roman amphitheatre and the Moorish Kasbah. The amphitheatre is free and a combined ticket for the Alcazaba and the Gibalfaro (the Moorish forts) only costs about 5 Euros. The Gibalfaro is at the top of a steep hill. My husband and I managed the walk but it is worth noting that they can be reached on the Hop on hop off bus. Andalucia was occupied by the Moors for about 800 years until 1492 and the architecture and gardens reflect this.

“My blog post about a half term break to Malaga”:


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