Malaga for Jewish Travelers

Malaga private tours 

Option 1 Half day tour 9am- 1pm

9am . Meet your guide at the pier for full day Malaga tour with Picasso Museum Málaga is located in Andalusia in southern Spain. 

Málaga is the birthplace of the painter Pablo Picasso, and it is home to monuments such as the Alcazaba Arab citadel. The Picasso Museum This museum answers to a wish of Pablo Picasso himself: that his work be represented in the city of his birth. 

The  Picasso Museum in Malaga is located in Buenavista Palace, a building representative of Renaissance civil architecture in Andalusia. The permanent exhibition comprises a selection of pieces from the private collections of two relatives, Christine Ruiz-Picasso and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso. More than 200 works cover the different styles, materials and techniques used by the brilliant artist. There are also temporary exhibitions, as well as educational and cultural activities, held on Picasso-related topics. 

The Alcazaba is an Arab palace-fortress was built in the 11th century by King Badis of Granada. It is perfectly adapted to the contours of the land, and takes maximum advantage of the elevation of a hill. It is made up of two concentric spaces: the outside part is on the lower level, and the inner part houses the palace. 

Area with former Jewish quarter is near Picasso Museum but unfortunately nothing left, only name. On Calle Alcazabilla, beside the terrace of the Restaurant El Pimpi and under a tree, there is a bronze statue Ben Gabirol, also known as Solomon ibn Gabirol. He was a Jewish poet born in Malaga in 1021. The statue was made by an American sculptor, Reed Armstrong, in 1970. This poet was also a philosopher know for his Platonic views. Back to the ship approximately 1pm.

Option 2, full day tour to Cordoba

8:00am. Meet your guide at the pier at Malaga Harbor for full day Malaga and Cordoba tour. 

Travel to Cordoba 

10:00 Arrival Cordoba 

Cordoba is the third of the Arab capitals of Al-Andalus, having been the capital city during the zenith of Arab rule. The great mosque is from this period and has been well preserved despite, or perhaps because of, its conversion to a Christian church.  Close by, at Calle Judios, the welcoming Jewish quarter maintains the only synagogue in Andalusia, which was saved in the 19th century when later additions were eliminated. Among other notable Jewish districts, Córdoba stands out for being the home of the Rabbi Maimónides.  This interesting structure, prefaced by a statue to Maimónides, is one of only three ancient synagogues remaining in Spain, with the other two being in Toledo.  

Completed around 1315, it is tiny indeed, measuring just 7 meters by 6.5 meters, and features intricate plaster work that is characteristic of Mudejar art. Following the reconquest of Granada in 1492, and the subsequent expulsion of the Jews from Spain, the synagogue was converted for use first as a hospital and then, in 1588, as a chapel and an infants’ school.  In 1885 it was declared a national monument. 12:30 Lunch will be in  vegetarian restaurant. After lunch return to Malaga

Málaga is located in Andalusia in southern Spain. Málaga is the birthplace of the painter Pablo Picasso, and it is home to monuments such as the Alcazaba Arab citadel. Area with former Jewish quarter is near Picasso Museum but unfortunately nothing left, only name. On Calle Alcazabilla, beside the terrace of the Restaurant El Pimpi and under a tree, there is a bronze statue Ben Gabirol, also known as Solomon ibn Gabirol. He was a Jewish poet born in Malaga in 1021. The statue was made by an American sculptor, Reed Armstrong, in 1970. This poet was also a philosopher know for his Platonic views. After walking in Old Town, return to the pier approximately 5pm.

Other Option can be driving to Granada and See Alhambra (advance reservation needed, subject to appointment confirmation) and Albaycin Quarter.

These are suggested itineraries from Malaga port and customized for each client.