From Ronda to Málaga we travelled on Mr Henderson’s Railway to Algeciras and then by bus.
In the 1890’s, the wealthy British financier Sir Alexander Henderson built a railway between Algeciras (Gibraltar) and Ronda to allow the Gibraltar Garrison access to the cooler air of Ronda where it connected with the existing line on to Madrid and Europe. It makes a not to be missed trip through spectacular scenery in the beautiful Genal Valley.
The modern train lacks the open windows of the original
Jimera de Libar - one of the Victorian stations on Mr Henderson's Railway
With a history of 2,800 years the Mediterranean port of Málaga is one of the oldest cities in the world
Narrow alleyways, bars, small smart shops – old Málaga reminds us of a mini Barcelona, with graffiti. From our apartment in the midst, can it really be ships and seagulls we hear?
One of old Málaga's alleyways
Palace-Fortress (Alcazaba) of the Moslem rulers of Málaga, 11th century
From the Arab fountain inside the Alcazaba ...
... water flows through the doorway and into the lower patio
Original entrance, Tower of Christ, had a small chapel after the reconquest
Seagull on top of the Castle built to defend the Palace below
Roman Amphitheater below the Alcazaba
Cathedral known as La Manquita (One-Armed Lady) - one tower is unfinished
Málaga's Bullring in amongst the high rise apartments
Mushrooms for sale at the market
Seafood cooking at a Chiringuito (beach shack) near Málaga
Our lunch cooking on a fire of olive wood - 10 Sardines ...
... 5 minutes later