Archidona, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain

Archidona, Spain

In the very centre of Andalucia you will find the rural town of Archidona.  Set  amongst olive groves of the Sierra de Gracia, with amazing views of the surrounding countryside.  Archidona once had an impenetrable Moorish Castle and was designated a historico-artistic site in 1980 for baroque, urban and architectural heritage.  At the centre of […]

The Lost Village of El Acebuchal, Malaga, Spain

The Lost Village of El Acebuchal

Visitors to the Granada or Malaga provinces of Andalucia in Spain looking for an interesting day trip should head to the Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park.   Not only is the walking in this area is fantastic, but you also get the chance to explore the nearby wonderful Spanish White villages, ‘pueblo blancos’ such as […]

Muello Uno, Malaga, Port, Museums & Beach with Children

Malaga Port, Museums & Beach with Children

We visited Malaga for the first time as a family just after Christmas 2016, we were really pleasantly surprised by this cosmopolitan and vibrant city (see blog post here).  It was so warm and lovely when we visited in winter we decided to stick to the outdoor attractions, so when we visited again to meet […]

Comares

The traditional village of Comares, in the Malaga Provence, Andalucia is known as the ‘balcony of the Axarquia’, famed for its stunning views and mountain top location.  Less than an hour’s drive from Malaga,  uphill into the mountains,  it’s a great place to go for a day trip. You can see Comares perched on top […]

Calahonda Beach and Distant Views of Burriana Beach and Maro, from Balcón de Europa – Balcony of Europe, Nerja, Malaga, Andalucia, Spain

Nerja Town, Beaches & Caves

Nerja is one of the Costa del Sol’s most beautiful costal towns, within easy reach of the bustling city of Malaga.  Just fifty kms from Malaga, along the N340, a picturesque stretch of coastal highway, a route popular with bikers, cyclists, joggers and tourists as the road provides amazing views of the Costa del Sol’s sparkling clear sea. […]

24 Hours in Malaga, Spain by Topsy Turvy Tribe24 Hours in Malaga, Spain by Topsy Turvy Tribe

24 Hours in Malaga

Malaga, once previously over-looked city in comparison to Barcelona and Madrid is now a formidable adversary.  There has been extensive restoration and re-generation, which has much transformed Malaga into a great cultural tourist destination.  Think museums (so many fantastic museums), art, restaurants, bars, shops, beach and impressive historical monuments all boosted by a new port and metro […]

El Balcón del Coño, Ronda

Ronda is the mountaintop city of dreams located in Spain’s Malaga province, Andalusia. One of Spain’s oldest cities popular with Hemingway and Orson Welles. This little balcony close to the Alameda park has to be one of the best places to marvel at the surrounding landscape.  Lean over the balcony and take a deep breath if […]

Wine Making in Andalucia, Spain

Wine making in Andalucia, Spain

For many years the Malaga province has been famous for it’s sweet fortified wines. The predominant grape variety is the Moscatel, grown on steep terraces in the hills of the Axarquia area. As we were visiting in September, we agreed to help with the grape harvest and wine making! To make wine our first step […]

Frigiliana

Yesterday we visited Frigiliana in Andalusia.  A beautiful whitewashed village nestled in the hills, twenty minutes from the coast, one hour from Malaga.  Voted the most picturesque village in Andalusia by the Spanish Tourist Authority, the gem of Axarquía. If your feet get tired you can always hop onto the three cultures train for some great views! […]