Saturday, July 23, 2016

Playing the tourist in Malaga.....Part Two

I'm sorry that this 'part two' of my Malaga 'tour' has been a long time in coming, but the good news is, I have more photos, having gone there again just over a week ago, to collect my dress and my fascinator for my son's wedding!

I think I mentioned previously that the centre of Malaga is known as 'Historic Malaga' and it really is street after street of historic buildings.  There is also a very large 'indoor' food market right in the centre, which sells all sorts of foodstuffs from fish to shellfish, to fruit smoothies.  I had a delicious mango and banana one!  Well it would be rude not to, wouldn't it ;)

The whole place is beautifully clean and bright, and the food for sale looked of very high quality.  Here are some of the goods on display:


These cherries, my favourite fruit, were as big as conkers!  At the time the cherries were still selling in the supermarket at about 4,99 euros per kilo, so these were a great price.  I suspect they're cheaper this week as the cherry season is sadly coming to an end now :(


These are Dragon Fruits, I've never tasted them before and still haven't!!  I didn't like the look of the insides to be honest!  


Coconuts 1 euro each and pomegranates 4,50 euros per kilo.  These were very large ones too :)



This stall is selling all sorts of olive oil, dried fruit and nuts, including dried figs, strawberries, kiwi and mango.


One end of the building has a massive stained glass window, I meant to get a closer look but got sidetracked by all the nice food on offer!


All sorts of lovely fresh fish!






Lots of different shellfish including oysters from Galicia in the north west of Spain, at 6 euros a kilo. Yum!





Sword fish steaks at 24,00 euros per kilo!  I love swordfish.


All sorts of cheeses, including cream cheeses, hard cheeses, blue cheeses....



Russian salad, potato salad in garlic mayonnaise, pate, snails in sauce.....


The following photos were taken last week on my mobile phone so the quality of them isn't as good....but hope you'll enjoy them all the same....



We discovered another church who's facade had been intricately decorated and then covered by whitewash!  


I took the photo below purely because of the perspective....seeing a small sliver of beautiful blue sky between the two apartment blocks...


I didn't get the name of this square with it's pretty buildings and fountain.  The square itself is lined with small shops and bars/cafes.


We discovered this shop selling Panama hats, it was on one of the side streets off the square.  My hubby was really taken with the pink one, whilst I preferred the mauve.  I talked him out of getting the pink, I didn't think it would go with any of his clothes so he ended up with a nice 'natural' cream coloured one.  He's happy!





Yet another shop selling pretty flamenco dresses.....



The church we saw last time, was open, so we decided to have a look around inside.  It was lovely and cool, such a contrast to the heat in the streets.   I think lots of Spanish churches are too 'elaborately' decorated for my taste, but it is what it is, so I thought I'd share some photos all the same.





Below is the main alter which is incredibly fancy and covered in precious metals.  


 I prefer the more simple look of this side chapel.....







You may also recall that in Part One, I showed you just a glimpse of a pharmacy in one of the side streets, well I managed to take a few more photos to share.  Unfortunately it's quite dark inside but I hope you get the gist....





Finally we stopped for lunch at a restaurant called Block House, which is actually part of a German chain of restaurants.  I had lamb on a bed of spinach, with grilled mashed potatoes, herb butter and cucumber.  Absolutely delicious!!




So there you have it!  I don't think we'll be going into the centre of Malaga again until maybe September, when hopefully, if it's not too hot, I will take in more of the sights and share them on here with you.

I hope you've enjoyed the second part of my little tour of 'historic Malaga', thanks so much for 'visiting'!


13 comments:

  1. Memories! Spain is so wonderful - I used to love the little narrow alleys and big squares - always other kids to make temporary friendships with! The parmacy is amazing - lost in time from an earlier age.
    Dragon fruit does look like frogspawn, doesn't it? But I did taste some in a drink once and it was cool and pleasant.

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    1. Well you know I will definitely agree with that, I LOVE Spain and am very happy to promote it as a place that is not only the Costa del Sol....there is so much more that people don't realise :)
      Yes, frogspawn! I was wondering what it reminded me of...I'm glad I didn't buy one though, and now you've mentioned that, I might not ever chance trying one either ;)
      xxx

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  2. Fabulous photos - thanks for sharing x

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    1. Thanks Tricia, and thank you for visiting, I'm glad you enjoyed them!
      xxx

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  3. That market hall is so tempting - there's a similar place in Stuttgart, the Markthalle, but the building in Stuttgart is less pretty.
    Our local restaurant believes that dragon fruits belong to their desserts, so I tried it a few times. It is decorative rather than tasty... and the restaurant will be closing down at the end of July. Coincidence?
    Great photos! Thank you.

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    1. It really is very tempting Ursula, especially the fish, although there were some lovely meat stalls too, I just realised that I never photographed those. The chunks of steak and pork looked very good, but I often find that steak here is a bit chewy! I guess I must be ordering the wrong cuts!
      LOL could be a coincidence but who knows!
      I'm glad you enjoyed the photos, thank you!
      xxx

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  4. Wonderful trip round Malaga Sharon. I love all the sights and especially the buildings and the Clothes, looks like a great place to visit, so will definitely have to dust off my passport and plan a trip.
    Mind not while it soo hot ! lol I'm more a spring/ Autumn hot country visitor myself! when the temperature is more like a nice 70 degrees not 100 !
    Thanks for sharing another look at Malaga Hugs xxxx

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    1. Thanks very much Dee, glad you enjoyed the second installment of the trip around Malaga.
      It is indeed a nice place to visit, there is something for everyone from those who love to just lounge on the beach in the sunshine to those who like to maybe shop or see the architecture :) Oh and the food too of course!!!
      xxx

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  5. Great tour Sharon - thanks.
    Did you buy much in the market, it all looks so tempting.
    As for your delicious looking lunch mmmmmm!!!

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    1. You're very welcome Rosie, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
      And yes, my lunch was lovely. I only said to Brian yesterday that I fancied that lamb again....it was delicious.
      xxx

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  6. Oh Sharon, I love your photos of 'historic Malaga'!!! What a wonderful and colorful place to visit. It is so nice to see the shops, the items for sale, and I love the pink hat too but I do understand going with the cream colored one! Thank you especially for the church photos which are lovely and it is interesting to see how very different churches are in different places. A wonderful post! :) xxx

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    1. Oh I forgot to see that your lunch looks scrumptious!!!! :) xxx

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    2. Thank you Ginger, for enjoying the post so much. I did think of you when I posted the church photos, I thought you would like them. We have 14 churches in our town inland, one of these days I will go and take photos of all of them and do a post especially for you :)
      xxx

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