Mater Dei is latin and means Mother og God, the past saturday 7 Madonnas was processioning the streets of Malaga, the staff told us at the arrival to our Hotel. We stayed at Los Patios de Beatas,Calle Beatas,41, very well located, and so friendly, terribly good Eglish spoken staff, opened only 11 months ago, modern, fresh and very clean, and with a very nice surprise (I'll tell you later.)
A walk up to the Alcazaba, Fortress Castle, of the Muslim gobernors from century XI, and enjoy the gastronomy in some of the hundreds of Bars, Taverns, Restaurants, where you can have tapas, specially we liked these; Croquettes of Clayfish in the Refectorium, Flamenquin in the Taberna Los Gatos, a coffe and some mini cakes at Lepanto, Calle Larios,and we spent the evening with some friends in Bar Taberna El Pimpi.
Malaga gave us a
El Pimpi , Calle Granada, is an institution in town, several rooms and patios , where you can drink, have some tapas or a full meal,visited by actors, flamenco-dancers, bullfighters, politicians and famous personages. All the walls are decorated with photos and signatures of theese, it was so crowded, the newspapers in Malaga said there where 45 000 visitors, so impossible to photograph, but I give you the link, have a look;
|The Templo Museum of the Sisterhoods could be visited , where|
the last hand of cleaning and decorating of the thrones
All the churches was open for the public since Friday, and 60 Madonnas had levee, one by one people kiss the hand of the Madonnas.
|Inside the Santiago church.|
|Even if the photo isn't the best you can see how narrow the streets are.|
|The city had many decorated balconies.|
|Candles flowers, and rich hand craft work in silver.|
|The Cathedral called La Manquita, because of 1 tower that never was finished.|
I'm sorry that the photos are not first class, I used the Iphone, and there was so much people around, difficult work to be a photograper too in this kind of events.
|Wines from all the regions in Spain.|
|Taste the wines, if you like them you can take away.|
|This modern wine serving robot I had never seen before.|
|Nice wall painting in the stair case, Los Patios Vinoteca has several rooms, if you want to have a private party.|
|Confit Bacalao .|
|Lamb sweetbreads, one of my favorite eats.|
I will come back to this as soon as I can find it on the market, and also how to confit meat or fish.