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Malaga On A Rainy Day

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Malaga on a rainy day

What to do in Malaga on a rainy day


Malaga is such a lovely city that even on a rainy day there're plenty of things to do and places to visit.  Of course, it is nicer to walk around with dry shoes but you just can't choose the weather, can you? Anyways, I want share here some tips for you based on my own experiences and to recommendations. 

The fact is that in one day you can't do everything, but pick up the things you find most interesting and appealing for you. February 28th was the Day of Andalucia and the shops were closed, so I skip the shopping opportunities and concentrate on cultural things.

1. Malaga Cathedral 


To see a city above is always fascinating and gives another perspective of any place. One of the best ways to enjoy the panoramic views of Malaga is to climb up to the roortop terrace of Malaga Cathedral. You can buy the ticket to visit both the cathedral inside and/or visit the rooftop. Note that you can't just climb up the 200 steps whenever you want but there're guided tours available every 30 mins. So the waiting time is not too long.

The Malaga Cathedral is 87m tall, which makes it the tallest one in Andalucia. The staircase up to the rooftop terrace is pretty narrow, so I was a bit concern as I'm claustrophobic and 200 steps is quite a lot, but fortunately it was not too bad even for me.

2. Picasso Museum


After seeing the splendid panoramic views of the city, we headed towards Picasso Museum. It is also located in the Old Town of Malaga. There are signs which lead you to the museum but for a person as disoriented as me, it can be a bit complicated find the right way amoung those narrow streets.

The Picasso Museum was opened in 2003. There are the permanent collection of 285 art works by Pablo Picasso and temporary exhibitions - curently on From Russia to France - A Journey through Olga Picasso's life (1881-1955).

3. Carmen Thyssen Museum


Not far away from Picasso Museum there's a fantastic art museum called Carmen Thyssen. There you can find art works of Andalusian artists mainly from 19th century. Really fascinating pieces which give a good sneakpeek to the life of that era.

There are also temporary exhibitions, currently on Modern & seductive 1900-1936. A bit like Art Deco posters. 

Some pics of Carmen Thyssen Museum here.


4. Centre Pompidou


I guess two art museums a day is quite enough, but if you are still hungry for cultural experiences pop into the Centre Pompidou. It is located by the sea on the way to the beach. You can't miss that huge colourful glass box! Centre Pompidou is a sister to the one in Paris - a real cultural centre. You can find there not just exhibitions, but music, films, plays and interactive & educational programs for children. 


Do you have some other ideas how to spend a rainy day in Malaga?

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Vinkkejä Malagan kävijöille arsinkin silloin kun aurinko ei paista ja jalat meinaa kastua.

1. Malagan katedraali ja sen kattoterassi, josta huikeat näkymät kaupungin kattojen yli.
2. Picasso museo, jossa ainutlaatuinen pysyvä Picasson taideteosten kokoelma sekä kiinnostavia vaihtuvia näyttelyitä.
3.Carmen Thyssen museo, jossa keskitytty andalusialaiseen maalaustaiteeseen. Vanhemmat maalaukset antavat hyvän ajankuvan sen aikaisesta elämästä.
4. Pompidou-keskus on samantapainen kulttuurikeskus kuin Pariisissa. Esillä on erilaisia taidemuotoja maalauksista, interaktiiviseen taiteeseen.




Malaga on a rainy day

Malaga on a rainy day


Malaga Cathedral

Views of Malaga

Malaga Cathedral rooftop

Malaga Cathedral rooftop

Malaga on a rainy day

Views of Malaga

Malaga Cathedral rooftop

More about my days in Malaga here, here, here, here & here!

What to do in Malaga on a rainy day


Benalmadena Pueblo

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Benalmadena Pueblo

Hiki tuli kiivetessä ylös Benelmadena Puebloon alhaalta Fuengirolasta. Talvinen sunnuntai-iltapäivä Costa del Solilla oli aurinkoinen ja lämmin. Reitti kiersi Carvajalista rinteessä olevan asuinalueen läpi. Suurin osa matkan varrella olevista taloista on uudisrakennuksia ja aika paljon myös rakennetaan uusia  upeita koteja uima-altaineen. Onhan sieltä upeat näkymät merelle! 

Ensimmäinen pysähdys oli Stupalla. Se on vuonna 2003 rakennettu ja rauhoittumiseen pyhitetty buddhalainen temppeli. Tämä Benalmadenan stupa on muuten länsimaailman suurin. Kuulostaa hieman oudolta jo pelkkä ajatus, että Aurinkorannikolta löytyy stupa ja vielä näin suuri. Arkkitehtoonisesti se kuitenkin sopii maisemaan yllättävän hyvin. Vaikuttava paikka kaikin puolin. 

Aivan stupan lähettyvillä on pääsiäisen kärsimysnäytelmää varten rakennetut lavasteet El Parque Rustico del Retamarissa. Myöskään tämä paikka ei ole aivan sattuman varaisesti valikoitunut. Jotain ainutlaatuista tunnelmaa on selkeästi ilmassa, kun siellä kävelee.

Benalmadena Pueblossa kävelimme pittoreskien valkoisten talojen välissä (lisää Pueblos Blancoista eli valkoisista kylistä löytyy täältä!) ja ihailimme reheviä viherkasveja - saniaisia, peikonlehtiä, kurjenpolvia, tuonenkieloja... sekä haistelimme ihania kukkaistuoksuja.

Sopiva ruokapaikka löytyi kaupungin aukiolta. Perinteiset tapakset maistuivat taas niin hyviltä! Pimientos de padron (paistetut pienet vihreät paprikat merisuolalla maistettuna) ovat aina niin herkullisia. Alkuillan aurinko oli jo melko alhaalla ja terassilla istuessa sai pistää pitkähihaista päälle ja kaulaliinan kaulaan.

Paluumatka taittui ripeästi alas Arroyo del Mielin asemalle ja siitä junalla Fuengirolaan. Mukava iltapäivä jälleen kerran.

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Had a wonderful walk up to Benalmadena Pueblo from Fuengirola. The wintery weather on Costa del Sol is so pleasant - actually it was a bit sweaty. First stop was at Stupa - the Buddhist temple built in 2003. Perfect place to calm down & enjoy the stunning views.

Walked along the narrow streets of Benalmadena Pueblo enjoying the picturesque white houses (more about Pueblos Blancos here!) and leafy green plants, and lovely scent of them. Found a nice place for late lunch at the town square. Nothing beats Pimientos de Padron, those small green peppers slightly roasted with sea salt.

Way back down by foot to Arroyo del Miel and from there by train to Fuengirola. Fantastic afternoon once again in sunny Costa del Sol!





Stupa in Benalmadena Pueblo
Stupa in Bemalmadena Pueblo
Stupa in Benalmadena Pueblo

Views to Benalmadena Pueblo

El Parque Rustico del Retamarissa

Benalmadena Pueblo

Benalmadena Pueblo

Leafy greens

Benalmadena Pueblo greens

Pimientos de Padron


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