Picasso & Flamenco
The people of Andalusia are well known for their passionate temperament but also their hospitality and generosity. The Mediterranean coastline of Andalusia, the “Costa del Sol”, with places such as Málaga, Marbella, Estepona and Nerja is very popular among foreign visitors and Spanish natives alike.
Amongst its main attractions are: its golf courses which attract fans of the sport from all over the world and the well-known wine regions of D.O Malaga and D.O Sierras de Málaga – famous for their sweet wines such as Moscatel and Pedro Ximenez.
The city itself offers plenty to discover, get lost in the narrow streets of the old town and experience its excellent gastronomy, followed by a flamenco show in a local “tablao” – the small bars where flamenco shows are performed.
Málaga also makes a great base to explore other parts of the region: day excursions can be organized to visit the Alhambra in Granada, practice jetskiing in Marbella, or step over the border into Gibraltar.
- The city roots back to 770 years BC
- Was a part of the Carthage empire
- The sixth biggest city in Spain
- The fourth biggest economy in Spain
- Almost 600 000 inhabitants
- The historical city centre has been car-free since 2003
- Calle Larios is one of Spain’s most expensive commercial streets
- Has the warmest winters in Europe
- The city is green all year around
- The locals are called Malagueños
- Pablo Picasso & Antonio Banderas are Malagueños
- Here you´ll find the ruins of 2 antique Moorish castles
The trip has worked out very well for us, very well arranged! The trekking was wonderfully, and we were lucky with the weather. It was fun to combine this with wine tasting with sommelier in a rustic restaurant.
The visit to the beer factory, very interesting and appreciated. Both restaurants were good, the Eboka held a slightly higher class.
The presentation was very good, he had prepared an interesting and thorough presentation about the plant. He had really looked at how to compare Gibraltar with Sweden and it was highly appreciated (we are still talking about the trip at our lunchbreaks).
We hope you can pass this message on to him, if possible.
We had a great weekend in Nerja!
The wonderful people who arranged the Jeep tour and the trekking: you must really use them again!
The ski slope was in great condition with lots of snow. On Friday there were less people than during the weekend, but it was mostly in the cable cars we noticed this.
It was a great experience to go skiing Sunday morning, then to take a dip in the Mediterranean in the afternoon!