malaga roman theatre night view

Night view of the Roman theatre in Malaga

Malaga nightlife is alive and kicking!!! We had a couple of friends visit us for dinner this past weekend. It was the first time we have had anyone over since we have been in Malaga. A lovely evening spent getting to know each other and dining on shrimp risotto, which was absolutely fantastic. This was followed by fried calamari (I  thought that was just okay. She doesn’t eat gluten and so  brought some special flour thing which l didn’t think tasted all that good, but l was in the minority! Again :-) . Pun intended!!!). We had some mouth watering dessert from a local bakery. Needless to say, we shall become regular customers from now on. It was a big hit, little miniature sized cakes, chocolate puffs and tarts. They went over  very well. They also brought a fantastic bottle of wine which we demolished pronto, along with a bottle of Rose we had chilling. The meal actually lasted 3 hours! I guess this means we are adjusting to Spanish life!

Malaga cine

Nice cinema, Malaga centro

The Alcazaba is in the rear.

The Alcazaba is in the rear.

Entrance to the Alcazaba, not quite the Alhambra, but l'm sure its still very nice :-)

Entrance to the Alcazaba, not quite the Alhambra, but l’m sure its still very nice :-)

These are actually 2 churches. The tower belongs to the Malaga Cathedral.

These are actually 2 churches. The tower belongs to the Malaga Cathedral.

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About 11.30pm, they asked if we would like to take a walk around the center. I said yes right away. We have seen it during the day lots of times, but we haven’t gone out that late. They had a car, so the journey was only a few minutes. We basically made a circle around the center. We started off at the Plaza de la Merced and walked to the Roman Theatre, through to the Malaga Cathedral, the Customs building, Calle Larios and a ton of restaurants. They pointed out good places to eat and drink. A cinema that shows old movies in the original language, Picasso’s birthplace at the Merced, even the great big old building purchased by Antonio Banderas, and where he plans to reside once all the apartments on the top floor have been converted to one giant big ass flat, just for him. From the looks of it, it would be at least 10,000 square feet, if not more. He is another native son of Malaga, and visits often.

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Al fresco dining.

Al fresco dining.

Striking a pose!

Striking a pose!

Malaga plaza constitution at night

Plaza de la Constitucion

Front page of the constitution..

Front page of the constitucion..

I was dog tired by the time we got back home, at almost 2.30am. It was a lot of walking, but l learned a lot. It was great to take the walk with locals. I was completely amazed at the sheer number of people that were still out, at such a late hour. Only in Vegas have l seen so many people out at that time of night. We walked through this restaurant called Pimpi ( i will do a post at some later time, after we eat there), and no kidding, there were at least 700 people spread out over 3 floors and the outside, eating, drinking and people watching! It was completely safe too in the center, no drunks or kids misbehaving. A mixture of mostly locals and tourists. For sure, we’re moving closer to the Malaga center so we can be part of the nightlife :-) .

This is about 1am!

This is about 1am!

I loved this street and all the other little ones that are everywhere.

I loved this street and all the other little ones that are everywhere.

The tower at night..nice!

This is the Cross of Santiago. It is the actual starting point of the Arabic Camino de Santiago trek.

This is the Crest of Santiago. It is the actual starting point of the Arabic version of the Camino de Santiago trek.

Malaga is full of so many delightful places to see and even more places to eat. I can’t wait to really start exploring some of them, so l can show off this delightful city we have chosen to call home.

Plaza de la Merced, Malaga

Plaza de la Merced, Malaga

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