Sunday, 7 September 2014

Day 125: Malaga to Gibraltar - Sun 7 Sept

Day 125: Malaga to Gibraltar - Sun 7 Sept
Happy Fathers Day Dad! Up early to catch bus into Malaga for morning, 29˚ top forecast, another hot day ahead. 

El Cenachero, a fisherman who sells from two flat straw baskets

Baroque Palacio Episcopal, niche Virgen de las Angustias

Visited Malaga Cathedral which has had a somewhat chequered history. It was initially a basilica before the Aljama Mosque was built on top. Then the Catholics reconverted it to a Cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of Incarnation (“a new temple with only one door”).  This was abandoned in favour of a Renaissance church in both 16th and then 18th centuries. It is now known as “one-armed Lady” as South Tower has never been finished. Some ornate and beautiful art pieces inside (gilt and yellow light prevailed). Famous beheading of Saint Paul was rather gruesome, the head bathed in a halo of light lest you missed it.… 



Could it be our St Mary Mackillop??

Modern version - electric votive candles...

Beheading of Saint Paul

Passed bells of Saint Augustin on way to Picasso Gallery, situated in the Palacio de Buenavista, a grand palace built in the 16th Century in the town of Pablo’s birth. The collection of sculptures, ceramics, etchings and paintings is quite comprehensive. After enjoying our few hours there, we think we are finally Picasso-ed out!!

"Points of View"- by British sculptor Tony Cragg
San Augustin

Plaza de la Constitucion

On the road we booked ferry tickets for our planned day trip to Tangiers tomorrow. Found shady camp past Algeciras (pronounced "Alhethires"). Caught our first glimpse of the Rock of Gibralter – an exciting couple of days ahead.

Rock of Gibraltar in front of coastline of Africa!

View over Straits of Gibraltar to Morroco
Tarifa Camping

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