|Playa de la Misericordia beach|
A “one-armed” cathedral
Not one, but two castles!
|Alcazaba de Málaga|
|Castillo de Gibralfaro|
|Roman theater put back in use|
A museum of Picasso works
|Museo Picasso Málaga|
A beautiful old quarter
|La Malagueta neighborhood|
Another dish I sampled was sardinas al espeto or spit-roasted sardines. Four or five cleaned-out sardines are skewered on a spit (wooden or metal rod) and allowed to cook over natural, smoky flames, usually on the beach. My server explained that before consuming them, you have to pull off the aletas or fins on each side; after doing so, I chowed down and enjoyed the best fish I’ve ever had in my life: extremely tender and deliciously flavorful.
If you’ve ever been to Mediterranean Spain before, did you ever explore the city beyond the beaches? What did you think?
For more pictures, check out my set on Flickr here.