Malaga, the Spanish city of La Costa del Sol, in addition to the sun, the beach and the fried fish, kept in the streets a lot of charms and things to see. Malaga and its surroundings reserve unforgettable places for the liveliest traveller.
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From the monumental town of Ronda, to the tourist Marbella, Puerto Banus, Marbella and Fuengirola, Malaga has some fascinating surroundings which include many pleasing villages, incredible natural parks such as the Sierra de las Nieves or rich meadows as the Guadalhorce.
Serrania de Ronda: We start this trip in Ronda, one of the most pretty and romantic cities of Andalusia. It will visit the gorge (el Tajo), a hundred feet deep, over the Puente Nuevo, Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballeria, the nice park La Alameda, the old district of Ronda called La Ciudad where we can find the church of Santa Maria la Mayor and the Palacio de Mondragon, and the Arab baths.
The Serrania de Ronda is one of the more traditional routes of the white villages and towns including places like Atajate, Benadalid, Algatocín, Gaucin, etc.
Finally, we mention the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park which preserves the most unique fir in the world from the tertiary period: pinsapo.
Costa del Sol: The stretch of coast from Malaga’s most internationally with popular locations as Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona. Here is concentrated the most complete leisure of Europe and Aquatic parks. A few kilometres from the Mediterranean and protected by the Sierra Bermeja, Blanca and Mijas, we found perfectly conserved white villages such as Casares, Ojen and Mijas.
Axarquía: The gateway to the Costa del Sol is found in El Palo (neighbourhood of Malaga) that binds to the resorts of Cala del Moral and Rincon de la Victoria. Following along the coast we find Torre del Mar, Velez-Malaga, Algarrobo, Torrox Costa and Nerja with its Balcón de Europa and its famous caves discovered in 1959.
The thirty-one municipalities in the district have been integrated into five routes clearly marked: del Sol y el Aguacate, del Sol y del Vino, del Mudéjar, de la Pasa, del Aceite y de los Montes.
Vega del Guadalhorce: Before landing in Malaga, the Guadalhorce river irrigates a valley rich in agriculture, especially citrus.
Here we find traditional villages such as Alhaurin de la Torre, Alhaurin el Grande, Cártama, Pizarra, Alora or Coín. Parque Ardeles is a must with the Conde de Guadalhorce reservoir, El Desfiladero de los Gaitanes or la Garganta del Chorro, 3 km long and 400 meters high, where the Turón, Guadalete and Guadalhorcerun rivers run together. Don’t miss visit the ruins of the Bobastro (Mozarab church) built from the tenth century and the prehistoric cave of Ardales.
Antequera: Antequera, the capital of the region, is a monumental city located in the heart of Andalusia. El Castillo, El Arco de los Gigantes, La Iglesia de San Sebastián, El Carmen, Santa María la Mayor, San Francisco de Asís de Pedro de Mena, are some of the must.
A few kilometres away are the dolmen of Menga, Viera and Romeral.
The nature lovers are in the Torcal one of the most impressive landscapes in Europe and the Fuente Piedra lagoon, on the north of the province of Malaga, unique location within the Western Mediterranean wetlands and the largest colony of flamingos in Europe. Archidona, Campillos, Alameda, Mollina, Humilladero… are other towns with history that completes our tour.
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