An Eye Opener
When I first started looking at what was written about Torremolinos, I thought this was just a place to laze around on the beach. The town was in the middle of my trip and not being the sort to slow down on a holiday, I started looking at options of a day trip to Malaga. This never happened. Once I was out walking, I just kept going. Yes there are beautiful beaches to enjoy, there is also a lot to be seen by just walking up and down the streets and pedestrian areas of the town. I had no problem filling the day and a half spent in Torremolinos, in fact I could have spent a whole lot more. A very pleasant surprise.
As you drive through the hilly regions of the Costa del Sol you will see an enormous amount of new building going on. Huge resorts and complexes are springing up everywhere, as are golf courses. This whole region lies within the Malaga Province.
Now for breakfast......
We hadn't booked for breakfast at the Bajondillo apartments, and we'd omitted to 'buy in breakfast supplies', so we set off in search of a suitable place for breakfast. I particularly was looking forward to freshly squeezed orange juice.
As it was raining, we hurried along Paseo Maritimo, and came across Orlando, There were colourful photos of variations on an English breakfast theme, and we were deciding which to chose, when the friendly waiter mentioned an American Breakfast Special -I was expecting a mountain of food, including pancakes and maple syrup etc, but was relieved to find it was orange juice, coffee, 2 slices of toast, jam, bacon, fried eggs, and tomato for 6.50 Euros - This was just what I wanted.
The breakfast was well presented and nicely cooked-I'm afraid that it was too tempting to 'get stuck into' so I forgot to take a photo!
The orange juice was refreshing, and the coffee was smooth. The orange juice in this offer was smaller than one ordered separately - I did order an extra juice later (2.50 Euros)
Sonja had eaten already, so just had drinks .
For 2 x American Breakfast, 2 orange juices, and 1 hot drink, the Total bill was 19.20 Euros.
I'd enjoyed my breakfast here, and we returned the next day.
Also open for lunch, and evening snacks, drinks.
The paper place mats show a map of the Malaga region (pic 3) A cheap souvenir, and a way of 'getting your bearings'
Picasso's Dancing Ladies
On a large roundabout on Paseo Maritimo is a huge reproduction of Picasso’s Two Dancing Ladies. The sculpture was created by Salvador Garcia in 2004 based on Picasso’s Mujeres Corriendo Por La Playa in 1922.
Casa del los Navajas.
In Bajondillo in Torremolinos is this beautiful small palace called "Casa de los Navajas" built in the first quarter of the 20th century. The architecture, Neo-Mudéjar style, is outstanding and makes one stop and admire it every time one passes by. It is not open to public though, but stands out for it beautiful architecture. It is located in a street called Calle Antonio Navajas Ruiz which is named after the architect who built the palace. He owned the whole area there and later donated it to the state.
I rented a flat in the block-of-flats by the palace in 2009 and lived there for 6 months, not bad seeing this palaca every day.