Trip Snapshot: Spain

I am going to try and do a weekly trip snapshot of areas we have visited.  I will start with a trip we just returned from. Hopefully this information will be useful to those traveling in the area. 

Malaga, Spain

Fly, Drive or Train? 

Fly: We flew direct from the Zurich Airport to Malaga, Spain

Hot Deals?
98 chf RT ($105) from Zurich to Spain on Air Berlin

 Home base?

We found a great apartment on Home Away, one of my favorite sites for holiday homes. 
We were 20 minutes outside of Malaga on a Golf Course in Alhaurin de la Torre.

A must see in the Area?
 Malaga, is a resort area, really built up.  The beaches are a must. Golfing is also a must. Gibraltar is near by and is owned by the British. There is a strong presence of British in the area but most Spaniards did not speak English.  We had heard Gibraltar was a traffic nightmare, so we didn’t even attempt to go. The Rock of Gibraltar is a famous landmark and you may want to check out.  We had planned on taking a ferry to Morocco for the day but had a medical emergency.  We will just have to make another trip to Morocco 🙂
Seville is for sure a must see, about a 2 hour drive from Malaga.  Seville is a charming Spanish city with beautiful architecture, sites, great food, & of course shopping.  I’d never seen so many horses and buggys in one city. I highly recommend it as a way to see the city, especially if you have kids with tired legs. Use your bargaining power for the buggy ride. The city has a going rate of 50 Euros for an hour buggy ride but there so many you can bargain your way down.
I’d also recommend a tour of Seville’s bull ring, Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Seville,. Tickets are only 4 Euros for adults and include a tour every 30 minutes in English or Spanish. Kids 12 and under are free. 

The Alhambra, is a fortress & Palace built by the Moorish in the city of Granada.  It’s about a 2 hour drive but well worth, just to see the incredible architecture and grounds. Tickets are limited daily so it is recommended to pre-purchase, especially in high season.  Adults are 13 Euros and kids 12 and under are free.

Good Eats?
 Churros & Chocolate, a definite must 

Just a little snapshot of what Malaga and the surrounding areas have to offer. We were only there 1 week and would like to go back. If you’ve been to this area, I’d love to hear your recommendations.

2 thoughts on “Trip Snapshot: Spain

  • I love that you started this blog. I read your regular blog with interest on places to visit, so this is great. We took our older daughter to Barcelona/Majorca/Zaragoza just before she turned one. We wanted to go to Seville, too, but we were there over Easter, so all the trains, planes, and such were booked for the Holy Week events. Oh well, we'll just have to go back. Our next door neighbor is from Madrid, so she gave us a list of must-sees in Barcelona and we had a GREAT time!
    Christine (McKee) Deelo

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