We visited Malaga during the days before Easter but unfortunately were not taken (there or in Seville) to watch the celebrations (too crowded for tourists or what?) Unlike the floats in a Mardi Gras these are man carried instead of on wheels. Note the long carrying bars! They must weigh plenty! Tons of flowers and other decorative materials are added and many carved statues and effigies from the churches. In the Paeo and the Alameda chairs and stands are erected for the upper classes.
I think that the most incredible thing about the Malaga customs is the way people celebrate Easter. If you have never been to this kind of celebration in the south of Spain before, I definitively RECOMMEND you to come here and see how amazing this is. I live in the north of Spain, and the way we celebrate easter has nothing to do with the way people celebrate easter in the south. You will see so many 'procesiones' every day!!! It´s impossible walking around without coming across with at least 3 or four procesiones. Each 'procesion' (i don't know how to translate it) consists of two thrones: Christ's Throne and the Virgin' throne. These thrones are very heavy, so about 100 people or so (i have not counted them but they are a lot!!!) are needed to carry it on their shoulders. The Christ's throne comes on the first position and behind him comes his mother who cries for his son. And between them there are lots of Nazarenos carrying candles, music bands...
100km from malaga,frequent direct buses...
*queuing for hours at alhambra booking office...
*an entrance ticket for hours later or...day(s) after!
EARN TIME,BOOKING ON INTERNET,with a credit card,choosing yourself date and best moment to visit!
with your internet copy,when in alhambra site,go first to the ticket office and change your copy into an entry voucher...
YOU ARE READY TO VISIT...
interesting web pages:
inaugurated on 22nd of march 2003!
has taken two years and eight months to complete.
the building resembles an enormous fish...
built with unusual materials:
TITANIUM :covering area consists of thin sheets of tianium,treated like gold leaf.
MARBLE.three different types of marble,giving
a tremendous visual impact.
WOOD.in ceilings of various halls.
a NETWORK of GALLERIES allows electrical supply,sound,compressed air,water and communications systems to reach any part of the new trade fair and exhibition palace.
I didn't know it when I arrived and that was the reason why everybody knew that I was a stranger.
The Málaga people like to wait in a queue for the bus. It doesn't matter if you are only three people waiting for the bus.
I guess that is why everything in Spain takes so much time.
You should go to any of them in Malaga, Marbella or Estepona, they are great, and of course to drink ask for CARTOJAL the best sweet wine you will ever try in the hot summer umm.
All the costa del Sol has something brilliant!
In marbella is around the 10th of June and in Malaga around the second and third week of august.
In Estepona is around the 10th of July.
I hope you like it.
Feria del dia, en Malaga, Marbella o Estepona, indispensable para una buena juerga. Para beber hay que pedir CARTOJAL, que fresquito con el calor del verano, entra que da gusto... (aunque al dia siguiente no te acuerdes tu nombre a la quinta botella (hay me he pasado, jejeje).
"cursos intensivos para extranjeros" of malaga university....
among pupils,a lot of swedish girls???
but,seriously,a jolly good teaching method.
located opposite picasso's park,on avenida de andalucia.
Yes, to tourist usually it is a huge problem, because not many people speak English. I didn't have a problem, since I love the Spanish language and have been learning it, and like in any other country people react more pleasantly when they hear you speaking their own language (or at least trying to speak).
People are VERY expressive, very dynamic and energetic, quite "talk-ative" which can be a bit tiring when you're trying to buy some food and water at 9 am and you've been partying till 4 am the night before. :-)) Oh, and Andalusia is another places where WOMEN can boost their self-esteem (lots of compliments "flying around")
Please Note it is not customary to tip Spanish bartenders every time you order drinks (although I am sure they don't mind!).
Many Spanish are insulted if you do not at least try and converse in their language. We would not like it if foreigners came to our country and barked at people in their own tongue. The same courtesy should be extended to which ever country we visit.
Although Spanish 'night life' usually starts very late and it is often common to go out around midnight, especially at weekends, it is not the case during the 'off season'. It was nearly impossible to find a restaurant open afer 12pm during the week.
In the summer and at the weekends, many bars and clubs will not open before 23:00 any time before this will be relatively quiet. Usually the night life is lively and continues until the early hours of the morning, often 6 or 7 AM, at which time you can stop for coffee and breakfast on your way home!
Every August Málaga holds it's Feria - It's a week long party that starts with a huge firework display and continues with fun, frocks and drinking!
This is a tipical Christmas tradition, and you can find them in any place in Spain.
this one id from Malaga Airport
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