Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro
by Gary Bumpas
Parador of Malaga is located on the famous "Costa Del Sol" of Spain. There
are great views of the sea from the Parador which has a 'look-out' position
over the city. It sits next to an centuries-old Moorish fortress (Alcazaba)
and the Gibralfaro castle.
In ancient times, there was
kept lit a fire on this hill that guided the ships out at sea into the
harbor of the city (this is how the name Gibralfaro came about; "gibral"
= mountain, "faro" = light).
The Parador of Malaga is
surrounded by pretty pine trees and has extensive garden areas. There is
a swimming pool on the top where you can swim and lounge with the incredible
views. As well, each bedroom has it's own small balcony and views.
The restaurant at Parador
de Malaga offers a superb menu that specializes in sea food and typical
The city of Malaga is the
gateway to the Costa Del Sol, but - if that's where you're headed - do
stop awhile in this wonderful city and visit before moving on to the "sun
and sand." Malaga has one of the busiest ports in Andalucia, fine golf
courses and restaurants, and a host of things to keep travelers busy and
entertained during their visit.
Interesting nearby excursions
from Parador Malaga:
Walk down to the Paseo del Parque
and you'll encounter a very peaceful environment of tropical plants near
||The Moorish Alcazaba and
the Gibralfaro. These are right near the Parador of Malaga and best preserve
what remains architecturally of the once-powerful Moorish controllers of
this city. Climb up on the old walls of the castle and get a great view
out over the city.
The new Picasso Museum (Picasso
was a native son of Malaga).
The city's central zone has
some interesting churches and other museums worth visiting.
The Alameda Principal is
a great place to stroll and watch the busy Malagueños living their
El Palo and Pedregalejo is
an area of quaint beaches with several restaurants and cafes that serve
some of the very best fish and seafood meals anywhere in Andalucia.
Interesting day trips
from the Malaga Gibralfaro Parador include:
Malaga offers a great mix for
the visitor; the port and nearby beaches, quality museums, fascinating
ruins, a world-class golf course - and the great Andalusian ambience. The
Parador Malaga Gibralfaro is the perfect place to stay while visiting
- you'll feel a bit like a king (or queen) from this perch that overlooks
the entire city.
Rincon de la Victoria and the
Mijas is a pretty little "white
village" in the hills above the sea - about 26 km from the Malaga Parador.
Ronda is close, and one of the
"must see" towns of Andalucia with its incredible gorge and Moorish ruins.