Mouthwatering Morsels from Málaga, Andalucia, Spain
I always think of Málaga as a colourful city – I guess that is because of the people and wonderfully vibrant atmosphere! What I never realised until yesterday, is that it used to be much more colourful, but in a “physical” way. Every single building (even the most humble abode), used to be painted and frescoes were the “norm” in the Baroque period. They even painted bricks onto buildings. It made it a rather unique city in the 18th Century and it is a tragedy that so much has been lost as people painted their houses white from the beginning of the 19th Century (fashion dictated even then!).
I was fortunate enough to get a place on a tour with a great company in the City (If you are interested in a tour you will need an advanced level of Spanish as they do not offer tours in any other languages as yet). I paid 6€ for the tour which lasted for 3 hours. A lot of walking involved, but what a treat. A huge “gracias” to Alberto, the guide – a fount of architectural knowledge and to the company who arranged it called Cultopia. There were just 14 of us on the tour including Laura and I who were the only non-Spaniards. All in all a truly delightful 3 hours and one can only imagine how delightful the city must have looked in those days.