Alcazaba of Malaga, Castillo de Gibralfaro, castles, cathedrals, Cruising, Europe, gardens, Malaga, parks, photo gallery, Spain Photo Gallery: Malaga Gallery April 25, 2016 Destinations 1 Comment Follow us on Facebook! Here are a few additional photos of our visit to Malaga, Spain. Alongside the Alcazaba. The Castillo de Gibralfaro is at the top of the hill ahead. Looking up at part of the Alcazaba Janis by a gate in the Alcazaba Along the ramparts of the Alcazaba, the city of Malaga in the background. Gardens at the Alcazaba There are actually two layers of walls at the Alcazaba – a fort within a fort so to speak. The outer wall goes our straight ahead, the inner wall off to the right. The Cathedral of Malaga seen from the Alcazaba Another view of the Cathedral of Malaga Watering hole for the horses of yore Arabic ceiling in one of the rooms in the palace. Looking east from the Alcazaba. You can see the Jardines de Pedro Luis Alonso just below and the Maragueta bull fighting arena behind it. Looking east. The fortress is on a hillside and follows the terrain up and down. That’s our friend Chris striking a pose. Leaving the Alcazaba behind as we head up hill As we left the Alcazaba and headed up the hill, we saw this amazing tree. The Alcazaba is far below us now The Port of Malaga The Malagueta, Malaga’s bull fighting ring. Fights are held from April to September. You can get bull fighting posters in some of the gift shops. We find a cannon at the entry to the Castillo. One of the displays at the museum before you go into the castle. Along the castle walls Janis on guard duty! Looking out on the harbour from the guard hut Our ship, the Navigator of the Seas is the one you see head on at the left. Three cruise ships were in port that day. We quite liked this townhouse complex with a rooftop pool that we saw looking down from the ramparts. The Alcazaba below us Walking around the ramparts of the Castillo de Gabrilfaro After going down and around the ramparts, we head back up the other side Much of the interior of the fortress grounds are covered with grass and trees. Looking back at where we just came from. The city seen through a notch in the battlements Almost back to our starting point in circumnavigating the Castillo. Back at street level we see the Alcazaba again The Jardines de Pedro Luis Alonso A statue in the Jardines de Pedro Luis Alonso. This statue is called El Biznaguero. can’t find a translation for that. We headed west along the Paseo Parque to the downtown. The streets here are closed to traffic and seem to be made of polished marble. The architecture of Malaga is gorgeous. Some very old buildings but kept in excellent shape. Janis and one of the living statues. Chris and one of the living statues She’s got on a lot of make-up to make her face look as if made of stone. A sidewalk restaurant in Malaga Much of this downtown area is pedestrian only. As we headed back to the ship , we saw these horse-drawn carriages. A nice way to get around parts of Malaga. Follow us on Facebook!