Wednesday, October 28

Malaga: Tapas and Interior of Malaga Cathedral

Tuesday we went ti Malaga City because the weather forecast for the rest of the week indicated sunbathing at the hotel and no more.
When visiting Malaga City the only food we eat is Tapas. Yesterday was no exception. For lunch we went to Lo Gueno ( a tourist trap with ok food) but on the way back to the train we once more visited the very special (almost no tourists) tapas bar Meson Iberico. Try it, but dont tell everybody.
We have been in Malaga many many times, but never before visited the Cathedral and experienced the interior. Yesterday the rain came in portions, so to avoid some of the showers, we spent 10 Euros to see what was behind the great exterior.
The leading architect of the works at the Cathedral was Martin de Aldehuela also known for the construction of the Main Bridge at Ronda.

There are many paintings (including glass paintings) around the walls in the Cathedral, but two main works are important to comment:

When Jesus Christ was on earth could a hosting offer his guest water to wash the feet in, give him a kiss and rub his head with oil. The Pharisee Simon neglected to show hospitality at these three ways when Jesus was a guest in his house. When a weeping, sinful woman washed Jesus' feet with her tears, dried them with her hair, kissed his feet and then rubbed them with perfumed oil,  Jesus pointed out how negligent Simon had been, and then said to the woman: "Your sins are forgiven . "- Lu 7: 36⁠-50.

According to writings in the New Testament St. Paul, who was originally called Saul, was dedicated to the persecution of the early disciples of Jesus in the area of Jerusalem. Christian tradition holds that St. Paul was beheaded in Rome during the reign of Nero around the mid-60s at Three Fountains Abbey. The painter is Enrique Simonet

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