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We will visit the sister cities of New Iberia, Mobile, and Pensacola


Double Occupancy

Malaguenos Ancestry Tour Itinerary 2020


Day 1 – Wed. July 1st. Welcome to Málaga
Arrival at Málaga airport at 13:55

I will welcome you at the exit. Then we will go to the Hotel Cortijo Chico in Alhaurín de la Torre.
14:30 - Hotel check-in. Time for lunch and siesta.
20:00 –Official welcome reception at El Porton gardens
21:00 – Tapas in El Toro


Day 2 – Thurs. July 2nd. Day trip to Granada 
08:30 – Departure from Alhaurín de la Torre.
Depending the time entrance to visit to the Alhambra

18:30 – Return to Alhaurin where we will arrive about 20:30

Day 3 – Fri.  July 3rd. Day trip to Málaga
09:30 – Exit to Málaga city
10:30 - Visit to the Cathedral of Málaga, including special guided visit to the Archive.
13:30 – Paella workshop.
16:00 - Visit to the Martyres Parish Church, where ancestors lived and walking the city centre to the Roman Theatre and also Picasso Museum.

19:30 – Galvez re-enactment parade in the main streets. –Remenber, if you are honored as US flag-bearer we must wait till the end-

22:00 - Arrival at the hotel in Alhaurín de la Torre. Dinner at the hotel.


Day 4 – Sat. July 4th. Mijas and Macharaviaya

09:30 – Leaving the hotel to Mijas, white village where the Ortiz came from.

14:00 - Lunch at the hotel. 
19:00 – Leaving the hotel to Macharaviaya

19:30 – Arrival to Macharaviaya. Bernardo de Gálvez birthplace. Visit to the local museum.
20:30 - Independence Day event in Macharaviaya, featuring an historical reenactment remembering the battle of Pensacola and the role of Spain in the American Revolutionary War.

21:30 – Dinner hosted by the City of Macharaviaya.

Day 5 – Su. July 5th. Ronda and Algámitas
08:30 – Departure from Alhaurín to Ronda.
09:30 – Coffee-break at a coffee-bar in Cuevas del Becerro. In a place that only the
locals know.
10:30 – Arrival to Ronda. One of the most ancient cities in Andalusia, of Roman origin,
with Arabic walls and a bull ring built in 1785. Washington Irving, Orson Welles and
Ernest Hemingway fell in love of this place. We will be see the main attractions
such as churches, palaces and El Tajo, the stunning bridge over the river.
13:30 – Lunch at a local restaurant to be determined.
15:00 – The trip continues towards Algámitas

16:00 – Arrival to Algámitas. Sight-seeing around the village and coffee.
18:00 – Return to Alhaurín de la Torre.
19:30 - Arrival at the hotel.

Day 6. Mo. 6th. July. Alhaurin and Malaga

09:30 - Visit to the Parish Church and the New Iberia Avenue in Alhaurin de la Torre.

11:30 – Visit to the Malaga Museum

13:30 -  Lunch in Málaga

15:00 – Shopping time

18:00 – Back to Alhaurin hotel

Day 7 – Tue. 7th July. Cádiz 
08:30 – Departure from Alhaurín to Cadiz.

10:00 – Coffee break on route.

11:15 – Arrival to Cádiz. Panoramic view first and then walking the city center with the old Roman theatre, old Cathedral and others.

14:00 – Lunch in a good restaurant with typical seafood tapas.

17:00 – Back to Alhaurin

Day 8 – Flight to the US

Exit to the airport coming back home


Single Occupancy



We have planned every detail so you can travel in a relaxed, joyful and worry-free environment. There will be many special dinners and activities for you to enjoy at a leisurely pace.
We’ve planned this trip for the first week in July in order to celebrate Bernardo De Galvez and our American 4th of July with our cousins in Malaga .
We will stay in one hotel for the length of our stay.
Most mornings we will leave the hotel around 8 :30 AM so you are not too rushed.

   Our Malaguenos Ancestry Tour Guide

    Jose Manuel De Molina

Jose Manuel is an author of books and articles about the History of Malaga as well as a genealogical researcher.  He is a tour guide(Málaga, Spain 1964). Is a historian and a key person in facilitating the twinning cities Alhaurin de la Torre, Málaga, Spain and New Iberia, Louisiana.  New Iberia was founded by Malaguenos in 1779 in Malaga and has led tours many years. He has hosted many groups and individuals interested in their ancestors from Málaga. He has made presentations on the history of the Malaguenos at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and in New Iberia in 2009 and 2012. He is an excellent tour guide and most appropriate to lead our group for the Malaguenos Ancestry Tour.