Friday May 29, 2020

Eternal sunshine of the Spanish kind

Malaga’s bloody history and ramshackle grandeur were the inspiration for the work of its most famous son, Pablo Picasso, and today the city bears the hallmarks of his timeless genius, writes Lorraine Courtney

3rd July, 2010

Malaga, a sprawling, ramshackle town wedged awkwardly in a narrow ravine between mountains and the Mediterranean, looks bashed about because it was.

It was the most staunchly republican southern city during the Spanish Civil War, and it paid a high price for its defiance in blood and buildings.

Malaga is the tough, anarchic cousin of Spain’s prettier cities. There’s a saying, ‘‘If you kill a king, go to Malaga’’....

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