Well I have obviously fallen behind in blogging. Marbella to Barcelona was such a trip and I didn’t want to stop the fun to write and upload pictures! I’ll pick up where I left of in Malaga… I spent one day there exploring the city before I met up with Meghan for some quality beach time :) I stayed at a hostel called Feel Malaga where I met a german girl who Meghan and I got to meet up with later in Marbella with, which was fun!
View of the port in the distance.
This church has an interesting history. Every year for “Semana Santa” or Holy Week, before Easter, there is a huge festival that goes on all week with parades and festivities throughout Spain. The build a float inside the church to carry in the parade, and one year the float was so big it couldn’t fit through the door (pictured above). Instead of taking the thing apart and building a smaller one the decided to knock out the columns on the sides of the doors and carry it out! So, they rebuild the door and the next year Semana Santa comes around again. You’d think that they would remember from the previous year but no, again the float is build to large and the knock the door down. Again. By now it’s just too much fun to give up so to this day it’s a tradition to knock the door down and carry the float out.
Malaga has a smaller market (compared to Barcelona’s AMAZING market, coming soon ;) ) but all the same so much fun to explore. Vendors give you samples of nuts, olives and sweets. Fresh fruits are piled high. Legs of ham hang from the stalls and freshly caught fish stare at you.
Malaga’s waterfront walk. It’s a beautiful piece of architecture.