Planning a visit to Malaga? Most people will focus on its great beaches, beautiful coastline or the cultural wealth of the region, but beneath the blue skies and sunny streets, there are some truly unsual places in Malaga.
In this article you will find our favourite unusual places in Malaga. These aren´t your standard tourist hotspots. They are as they say off the beaten path, but believe us they are well worth a visit.
Slightly off the tourist trail and just outside of the Malaga district, you will find a spooky crypt unlike any other. Located within the basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria, which was constructed in the seventeenth century, this baroque building is home to many secrets. On entering the crypt, you will be surprised and amazed at the contents. Dramatic carvings span from the floor to the ceiling and wall to wall. The scene depicted is made up of ghosts, ghouls and cherub-like creatures, all of which has been hand-carved and crafted from unusually dramatic white and black plaster. It really is a sight to be seen, but do check the varied opening hours before visiting, as it can be intermittently closed for Baptisms and local festivals.
Originally constructed in 1901, the Caminito del Rey is a pathway that stretches across the El Chorro gorge. It was initially built as an access road and acquired its modern-day name after it was used by King Alfonso XIII during the inauguration of a new dam. The name roughly translates to “The Kings Little Pathway”, however after the King paid his visit, the Caminito del Rey began to fall into ruin.
Thankfully it has recently been safely restored and you can now venture along the same path as King Alfonso XIII once did. The walkway itself is suspended one hundred meters above the river and is only a meter wide in places, so it isn´t for the faint hearted. Also note that tickets should be purchased in advance from the attraction’s website.
Although this geological sculpture garden looks like it has been manmade, it was in fact shaped over millions of years. The limestone bed was formed in the Jurassic period over 150 million years ago, when it was a completely flat seabed. Over time the soft rock was eroded to leave behind a forest of rocky towers. These seemingly unstable formations are now enjoyed by adventurers and rock climbers who scale the towers to enjoy the unrivalled views. Aside from the rock formations, this is also one of the rare places you might be lucky enough to spot a Spanish Ibex, secretive creatures who are known to roam this rugged landscape.
As you can see, these are just a few if hte unusual places in Malaga. We hope this has given you some inspiratio to explore.
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