Thursday, April 4, 2013

Málaga: el Alcazar

In the middle of downtown Málaga there's what appears, from the ground, to be some sort of stone ruin.  There's a brick path to follow to get in to it; this leads to an office where you have to pay to get in.  We almost turned back, but I'm so glad that we didn't, for two reasons.  First, admission was 60 cents with a student id.  Second, we got to see what was probably the coolest structure that I've been in in Spain.  Inside the alcazar we found beautiful gardins, balconies overlooking the city, and  a palace.  The path inside keeps going up and up, and from the top we could see all of Malaga to one side, and mountains and the sea to the other.  It was gorgeous.

It was hot and sunny, but there was a cool sea breeze rolling in.  All of Malaga smells incredible, from some sort of floral tree; it smelled even better inside the alcazar.  As if things couldn't get any better, from the top of where we climbed to we could hear the music from the processions.  Sure, I'll take a band concert from the top of a tower.  

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