|Well I finally left Madrid and ended up in Malaga, the capital of Costa del Sol in southern Spain. I played music for the locals and enjoyed the sites.
Malaga was founded in the 8th century by the Phoenicians although there were archaeological indications that prehistoric man got there first. It was later under the control of the Carthaginians, but it was the Romans who converted the region into a city and gave it the status of a confederate city of Rome.
It's the birthplace of Picasso and there is an ancient fortress built on top of the hill overlooking the port. The fortress has two parts. The earlier part is called The Alcazaba and was constructed in 1057 by Badis, a taifa ruler.