La Malaga de Bernardo de Galvez

5 Reasons to why you should visit Malaga when in Europe?

5 Reasons to why you should visit Malaga when in Europe?

One of the oldest cities in all of Europe, Malaga is a must visit when in Europe. Located in south of spain the city has everything that one may expect from an ideal holiday destination.  Malaga is host to some of the oldest buildings and is also the native city of some very famous personalities. Before you decide on your destinations when travelling to spain – here’s five reasons why Malaga should be in  your list.

  1. La Manquita ( Great Cathedral) – The great Cathedral of Malaga is located in the centre of the city and is a wonderful piece of exquisite architecture. The Cathedral in the local language is called La Manquita which means “ One Armed Woman” . Built between 1528 and 1782, it is famous for its Renaissance and Baroque-style architecture.
  2. Birthplace of Bernardo De galvez – Don Bernardo, is one of the most prominent figures in the history of spain and also his contribution in the American war of independence makes him a well known figure in the American history. He helped the American revolutionaries and sided with them in their struggle for freedom.
  3. The sizzling beaches: Malaga has some of the most famous and exquisite beaches in all of Spain. La malagueta and Playa Caleta are among the most famous. Also, playa Caleta is one of the cleanest beaches in all of spain and offers some spectacular and mesmerizing views. 
  4. Most famous Art Galleries – Malaga has a rich cultural heritage and its the city where one of the greatest painters all time, Pablo Picasso was born. Dedicated to this great artist is one of the most famous art galleries called Museo Picasso. If you want to see some great art there are a number of exquisite Art Galleries which have some of the greatest artworks of all times.
  5. Calle Marques de Larios – This is one of the streets in old town of Malga which offers a glimpse of the spanish culture and traditional city life along with a little blend of modernity. Here you get to enjoy delicious traditional spanish tapas and drinks.

If you’re planning to come to Spain –  you wouldn’t want to miss Malaga now.

 

If you Love birds you should explore this Spanish city of Malaga

If you Love birds you should explore this Spanish city of Malaga!

Even better news for nature-enthusiasts who love to enjoy forests, seashore and the bird life that lives around! Malaga is not only popular for its culturally-affluent social life, but also because of the forests that are a home to foxes, birds like flamingos and vultures. When you have an innate relation with your animal friends, you want to spend your time hiking around Malaga. With over 380 different bird species in a Malaga sky, ornithological tourism has best to offer in Malaga. 

Let’s take Costa del Sol for instance. Beautiful sea coast, energetic music and food, this city is a very popular family holiday destination among teenagers. Since the winters are mild here, much of European travel lovers fly to  Costa del Sol to have a warm and vibrant winter vacation. The next time you make a plan to give yourself a life-changing opportunity like a vacation in Malaga, make sure you visit these two places to spot birds found in Costa del Sol. 

El Torcal de Antequera Nature Area

Wow is what you say when you travel some 16 km away from the famous town of Antequera to reach the karst landscape of El Torcal de Antequera Nature area. The vatican for ornithologists and nature-lovers, El Torcal is an exhibit of vultures and large hunter birds. Besides having a busy Mediterranean sky, El Torcal takes you straight to the nests in the crevices of the limestone formations, thus overwhelming the visitors with purity and natural magnificence.

El Chorro

An awesome place to watch some extraordinary birds in flight, El Chorro is a favorite home for Bonelli’s eagles and majestic vultures. Accommodating the endangered species like peregrine falcon, El Chorro is where you are getting to discover the largest colony of griffon vultures in the world. 

Don’t miss to visit the Lauguna de Fuente de Piedra Nature Reserve which is a reputed tourist spot in the entire Europe. A famous bird sanctuary like Lauguna de Fuente de Piedra offers a very favorite breeding climate for large birds of prey including the ever-majestic flamingos.

 

statue in memory of Bernardo de Gálvez

What connects a spanish city with America’s struggle for independence?

What connects a spanish city with America’s struggle for independence?

While thousands of people from all across the globe visit spain every year most of the tourists make it only to the big cities like Barcelona, Madrid, and Bilbao. Be it the scenic beauty, cuisines, or traditional delicacies – Spain has a lot to offer. But most importantly, the best of Spain is its heritage and culture. To experience the real warmth and diversity of spanish culture one would have to explore some other popular destinations which boast of a rich heritage. 

Malaga is not only the southernmost largest city of Europe but also one of the oldest cities in entire Europe with a history of over 2800 years. It boasts of a great cultural infrastructure and artistic heritage and most importantly it has been home to Bernardo De Galvez a legendary personality in spanish history who contributed to the American revolutionary war against the British. He not only actively supported the revolution but also aided the American revolutionaries with medicines, clothings and uniforms and other important supplies required to continue the struggle. 

In the year 1779 he joined forces with the revolutionaries and defeated the Colonial forces at Manchac, Baton Rouge and Natchez. Bernardo De Galvez had a significant role in deterring the british forces from taking over the American land by the british and so he was revered by both the American revolutionaries and the Spanish royalty. 

Commemorating the history and successes of Don Bernardo there are memorials of him in Malaga. Apart from old castles and historical monuments, surrounded by mountains in the north, called Montes de Malaga and the mediterranean in the south, the city has a lot of scenic beauty to offer. It is a must visit if you truly want to explore the serenity, cultural history and natural beauty of Spain.

 

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