El Caminito del Rey – Malaga

El Caminito del Rey – Malaga

El Caminito del Rey – Malaga

The Gorge Desfiladero de los Gaitanes is a natural beauty spot, placed in the centre of the province, between the towns of Alora, Antequera and Ardales. This is one of the most beautiful spots of the Malaga Mountains. Between its steep and considerably high walls, the River Guadalhorce flows, after having passed through the reservoirs El Chorro (The Spurt), Guadalhorce, Guadalteba and Gaitanejo. This beautiful area, which hoards historical treasures and gorgeous scenery, lies in the middle of the Province of Málaga, and it is surrounded by the Serranía de Ronda and Antequera. It separates the plains Camplillos, Teba and Antequera in the northern part of the province from the Guadalhorce valley and the fields of Cámara in the south. Different nations have prospered throughout history at this place, which became rich in hydraulic structures and electricity sources especially in the last century. All of them are connected by the humble path called ‘El Caminito del Rey’ that goes along this nature spot – Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, in an unbelievable way. The Gaitanes Gorge is a canyon, carved by the river Guadalhorce in the territory of Álora, which at some points is only 10 meters wide and 700 meters deep. The nothern access to it is via Guadalhorce reservoirs and the southern is via El Chorro. The construction of a water channel from the reservoirs in the north to El Chorro, which was meant to make the most of the slope in a hydroelectric power station, was carried out together with a path for maintaining the channel. This one is known as El Caminito del Rey Path (The...
5-Star Grand Luxury hotel in Malaga City to open in 2016

5-Star Grand Luxury hotel in Malaga City to open in 2016

FINALLY 5-Star Grand Luxury hotel in Malaga City to open in 2016 One of Málaga’s most beautiful buildings was originally a hotel between 1926 and 1967, it has since been the venue of the Courts of Malaga for the past 40 years. Now a renowned Spanish hotel chain are restoring this magnificent building to its former glory. The opening is scheduled for the summer of 2016. Once finished this will be Málaga’s first five-star gran luxury hotel. The hotel offers an unbeatable location on the sea just a short walk from the city centre and the new port. The ground area covers almost 13,000 square meters, located in the heart of the city, the hotel will feature 200 luxury rooms, the original meeting spaces perfect for major events, as well as its extension of terraces and gardens ideal for outdoor events. The hotel in addition has 9,000 square meters of gardens with mature trees, a grand terrace with sea view and swimming pool. Built by the architect Fernando Guerrero Strachan in 1926 it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII with the name of Prince of Asturias Hotel, hosting during those times many illustrious royalty guests and European bourgeoisie. During the Spanish Civil War, the hotel became the hospital of the city, until 1939. After the war, the hotel continued its activity as a hotel, until it closed in 1967 because of economic issues. This emblematic building has been closed since the Ministry of Justice bought it and became the headquarters of the courts of Málaga. In 2007, he moved to the current City of Justice, allowing the hotel to recover its...

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