29.06.2013 30 °C
After breakfast we headed across the street to the beach.
Torremolinos has beach culture down to an art. The hotels and apartments are located across the street from the beach. Along the beach there are several restaurants that have comfy lounge chairs and cabana's for rent, a lounge chair will cost 4.50 euros for the day. Your ticket includes a bottle of water from the restaurant that you rented your chair from. The restaurants all provide food and drink service on the beach. Or you can head up to the many little grocery stores and kiosks and get what you want. There are public beach area's as well if you don't wish to pay for a chair.
After a few hours in the sun, we decided to head back to our hotel for a quick dip in the pool and find some lunch. After lunch we went for a stroll in the other direction and found more beach.
A very cool old building caught our eye on our walk, Casa de los Navajas or The House of Knives.
In 1991 the house was declared a building of cultural interest by the Andalusian government and in July 2001 the family of Luque Navajas formalized the transfer rights of the house over to the municipality of Torremolinos, the building is not subject to modification or urban development. Since then, a programme of restoration has supposedly taken place to make it a museum, but apart from the tended gardens, this building remains locked-up and its interior a mystery.
There is a large British expat community here in Torremolinos and I can easily see why, its a beautiful area of Spain and we would come back anytime.
Well I think my blog is finally caught up, hope your enjoying following along. We have been keeping up with all that has been happening in Calgary during the flood and its clean up. We hope all our friends and their families are well and wish all the best to the 1000's of people who have been affected by this disaster.