Mijas Pueblo & Malaga/Spain-Day1/Travel Guide/Christmas 2018/Travel Diary/Vlog/Family Vacation/#72

Mijas Pueblo & Malaga/Spain-Day1/Travel Guide/Christmas 2018/Travel Diary/Vlog/Family Vacation/#72

Come and join us to explore the culture, traditions, food of Malaga, located in southern Spain on the northern side of the Mediterranean Sea. Experience the Music & Light show on the Christmas Day, Carol singing, Street Singers & Dancers, Garrapiñadas, Churros, Tapas, street arts and so much more!
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Mijas is a town in the Province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern spain. Mijas Pueblo, a beautiful little village of Mijas, birthplace of the burro taxis, touristy carriages pulled by donkeys. Mijas is this beautiful town of white architecture. Andalucia is a land of culture, history, holiday, nature and very good food.The aroma of freshly made praline attracts and seduces everyone to a shop nearby. We bought few boxes of Freshly made Garrapiñadas, Candied almonds.They are a typical open air fair snack in Spain. handmade pottery, affordable paintings, prints by local artists.Sanctuary of the Virgin of the rock is one of the peaceful, serene and beautiful place of Mijas Pueblo.The chapel was excavated in solid rock. There is also quite a collection of rosaries, silver crosses of all sizes, and priestly ceremonial robes inside the chapel.The shrine of Our Lady the Virgin of the Rock was excavated in the rocks by a Carmelite, monk in the second half of the seventeenth century. We took some time to just walk around and admire the most beautiful white village in Andalucia..Walking on the streets of Mijas is an experience itself, with the streets going uphill and the white houses dressed in flowers. The economy of Mijas is primarily based on tourism, featuring local historical museums and many souvenir shops.Christmas Eve is called Nochebuena noche vuena in Spanish (Goodnight) and it is the most important family gathering of the year. In the evening people often meet early for a few drinks with friends then return home to enjoy a meal with the family. We had lunch at Pampa Tablas y Tapas, a very popular tapas in Mijas, Pueblo.Hoping to come back again to enjoy this “white village” as a backdrop to the Mediterranean,with cobbled, narrow winding streets, dazzling whitewashed walls and breathtaking views again, we headed to Malaga,Malaga is an ancient Mediterranean port town rich in culture, modernity and historical monuments. With its twenty eight hundred years of history, It is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It’s difficult to find a city in the world where so many civilizations have passed. The birthplace of Picasso, Malaga revels in its talented son and celebrates almost every aspect of his iconic life.The city, founded by the Phoenicians 2800 years ago, has been settled by Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Visigoths, Moors and Christians.We wandered through the streets enjoying the architecture, street art and the beautiful orange trees.You can see many large spanish heavy wooden doors with Marble surround at Plaza del Obispo. Spain is Europe’s largest orange producer.We enjoyed strolling down the streets of El Ejido enjoying the street singers and dancers. The orange or Naranja trees lining the streets are charming and fragrant.Spain is Europe’s largest orange producer.We made a stop to have spanish Bombon coffee,very tasty and energizing coffee.We walked towards the Malaga Cathedral. The Cathedral of Málaga is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Málaga . It is a national landmark, a milestone along the road and a witness to many events. The building is one of the best examples of Spanish religious art. it is located in the historic center of the city and is visible from any point of it. Málaga’s great cathedral is known locally as ‘La Manquita’ or ‘The One­Armed Woman’, due to its uncompleted second tower.Located in Old Town, Malaga Cathedral is a rather dominant building and truly quite the sight to see.Churros are a favorite treat for Spaniards and everyone is looking for the best churros in Malaga . We enjoyed hot chocolate and churros in the cold weather from Casa Aranda one of the most famous places.The central square in Malaga was decorated for Christmas with a beautiful illumination offering a light & music show. The show starts in the Plaza de la Constitución (constitution plaza), where there was a majestic Christmas tree next to the Christmas illuminations in the centre.After the show we walked around the church and happened to see a group of enthusiastic locals singing christmas carol .Sounds of the bells at Plaza de la Constitución (constitution Plaza) is something that both as a tourist and as the locals don’t want to miss. At constitution Plaza you can admire a beautiful carillon (kerәˌlän,ˈkerәlәn). This makes the city unique during the holidays.After a long, fun day we headed back to our hotel with lots & lots of memorable moments to treasure for the rest of our life.I will post our second day experiences in Spain soon. Please like, subscribe and comment!
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