Touristic and Cultural
In less than two hours by car from La Moraleda, you’ll find many cultural and tourist places of interest. Here are some of our suggestions for one-day excursions:
- Málaga. Here you can visit the Museum of Picasso, the Alcazaba with its wonderful views of the bay and the Botanical Gardens. The Cervantes Theatre has a very interesting programme of concerts and plays. Easter and the Malaga Fair are well known. Don’t forget to try out the delicious Mediterranean cuisine, especially the fresh fish and the gazpachos (chilled tomato soup).
- Typically quaint inland villages worth visiting are Álora, Casarabonela, Alozaina, Coín and Alahurín el Grande.
- Antequera and El Torcal. "El Torcal de Antequera" is an impressive phenomenon of limestone rock erosion. Antequera is a beautiful monumental renaissance and baroque city. There is also the Arab fortress and the interesting remains of the Bronze Age (Dolmen de Antequera). Muy cerca se encuentra la Laguna de la Fuente de Piedra principal lugar de nidificación de los flamencos en España.
- Ronda. The poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, called it “the dreamed city”. Ronda is charming city. Its palaces, churches, convents, great walls, bridges, streets and fantastic sceneries are in doubtingly something that captivates and fascinates the visitor. To contemplate the setting of the sun from the gardens of the Queen Victoria Hotel is an unforgettable experience.
- Nerja and La Axarquía. Although Nerja is a tourist town, it has managed to conserve its charm. The Caves of Nerja with its gigantic stalactites are 3000 years old. The Moorish villages within this beautiful region of La Axarquia, such as Frigiliana, Cómpeta, Árchez and Canillas de Aceituno are worth visiting.
- La Costa del Sol. La costa del Sol is more than Torremolinos and Marbella. The villages of Mijas and Ojén, and a little further out, the wonderful village of Casares are all worth a visit too.
- Granada. Visit the Alambra palace and the Generalife. Don’t forget the mausoleum of the Catholic queen and king, and the excellent collection of Flemish art at the Cathedral. Stroll about the little streets and alleyways of the old quarters of Albayzin. Feel the bewitching gypsy quarters of Sacromonte. Granada is Moorish and Christian. Granada is… "hidden waters that weeps".