Tuesday was warm and sunny and we headed to the port which is a short walk south of our flat and seeing as Malaga is on the cruise ship circuit the city has done a fantastic job of creating an inviting and welcoming first impression.
There is every amenity possible to make a visitor feel welcome.
These pear-shaped trees next to a nautical museum caught our attention.
We continued walking eastward savouring the shade from under the massive awning until we reached the peninsula and far end of the marina.
There are shops and restaurants galore and plenty of places to just sit and watch the world go by.
The views across the harbour are lovely and showcase not only the Alcazaba but also the cathedral, a massive ferris wheel (similar to the London Eye) and even the mountains in the background.
Originally the port was used mainly by fishermen and this chapel tucked in between the restaurants and shops is one of the few original remaining buildings on site.
Above the shops there is a rooftop walkway that offers even more restaurants as well as spectacular vantage points to enjoy the view.
At the far end of the peninsula is a light house. Note the cruise ship in the background.
From here we walked down to the beach and while it wasn't warm enough to go in the water there were plenty of people taking advantage of the sand and surf...and of course the many restaurants situated along the boardwalk.
At this point we headed back to our flat via an alternate route via the park that runs parallel to the port.
Walking for a couple of hours wetted our appetites and John cooked a lovely lunch - our first home cooked (and oh, so tasty) meal since we arrived in Malaga!
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