Malaga 2019 fair begins

On August 12, 2019, in Malaga tourist news, Spanish fair, by admin

The Malaga fair is an event that every tourist should visit, both the day and night celebrations. Typical songs of Andalusia, local cuisine, games for the little ones and lots of fun.

Here is the route and schedules:

Wednesday, August 14

Bullring of La Malagueta

19.30 hours, bullfight of Juan Pedro Domecq with: Enrique Ponce, Javier Conde and Morante de la Puebla.

Opening act of the Fair on the beach of La Malagueta
23.50 hours, proclamation of the celebrations of Adelfa Calvo.
24.00, fireworks show.
00.20 hours, concert of ‘Huecco’.

Thursday, August 15

Pilgrimage to the Basilica Sanctuary of St. Mary of the Victory
10.00, on the Paseo del Parque in front of the town hall. Concentration of hooks, horses and pilgrims.
11.30, departure from the entourage for the floral offer to the patron in the Basilica Sanctuary of St. Mary of the Victory. Flag Bearer: The Civil Guard. Performance in the Sanctuary of the Andalusian Air Choir.

Itinerary: Malaga City Hall, Park Walk, Marina Square, Alameda Principal (south side), Puerta del Mar, Atarazanas, Arriola Square, Santa Isabel Hall, Carretería, Álamos, Merced Square, María Guerrero Square, Victoria, Compass de la Victoria, Sanctuary (hoisted from the flag of Malaga provided by the Association Historic Center of Malaga CCA.).

Downtown fair
Squares with animation:

Constitution Square Carlos Bravo. From 1:00 p.m. to 16:00 Flag command. From 16:00 to 18:00

Plaza de la Merced Freeska Málaga Ensemble. From
16:00 to 18:00

Mitjana Dj René Square. From
16:00 to 18:00

Plaza Las Flores Free Soul Band. From
16:00 to 18:00

Bishop’s Square Mr. Proper. From 16:00 to 18:00

Plaza de San Pedro Alcantara Merced Group. From 12.30 to 16.00. Pop FM From 16:00 to 18:00

Marqués de Larios Street:

Party of verdiales Panda Manolo Reina. Montes style. From 13:00 to 16:00

Panda San Gabriel de la Joya. Almogía style. From 14:00 to 17:00

Malagueño Folklore Stage: Cortijo de la Duquesa Choir. 13:00 Beatriz González dance academy. 13.30 Group of castanets Asoc. Estrella del Alba. 4 pm

Bullring of La Malagueta

19.30 Bullfight run with bulls by Luis Terrón: Sergio Galán, Diego Ventura and Andrés Romero.

Real Cortijo de Torres
21.30 Inauguration of the fairgrounds with the intervention of the Municipal Music Band of Malaga. Then, traditional inauguration of artistic lighting.

21.30 Children’s Municipal Booth ‘The magic factory’ with the show: «The Wizards of Bremen»

22:00 Verdiales booth with Panda Arroyo Conca. Comares style. From 22.00 to 01.00 h. Moclinejo Panda. Montes style. From 00.00 to 03.00 h.

10:00 pm Equestrian exhibition center (in C / Antonio Rodríguez Sánchez, 39), equestrian show ‘Bella y equestrian’

22.30 h. Esplanade of youth with Dj René, Jesús Sánchez and Gluten Free

23.00 h. Municipal booth of Flamenco and Copla with Pepe Campillos, Niño Chaparro and Antonio Montilla

Friday, August 16

Downtown fair
Squares with animation:

Constitution Square Encarni Navarro. From 13:00 to 16:00 Jarana group. From 16:00 to 18:00

Plaza de la Merced The scoundrels. From 16:00 to 18:00

Mitjana Dj René Square. From 16:00 to 18:00

Plaza Las Flores Free Soul Band. From 16:00 to 18:00

Bishop’s Square Mr. Proper. From 16:00 to 18:00

Plaza de San Pedro Alcantara Merced Group. From 12.30 to 16.00. Pop FM From 16:00 to 18:00

Marqués de Larios Street:

Verdiales Festival of Vélez-Málaga. Comares style. From 13:00 to 16:00 p.m. Panda The Tower. Montes style. From 14:00 to 17:00.

Malagueño Folklore Stage: Son de Málaga Choir. 1:00 p.m. Málaga Bay Choir. 13.30 h. Chorus Roots of Campanillas. 16.00 Cortijo Alto Choir. 16.30

14.00, Flamenco program at the Fair: Peña Juan Breva (in C / Ramón Franquelo, 4): Rafael Sánchez

Bullring of La Malagueta

19.30 Bullfight of Lagunajanda with Curro Díaz, El Cid and Joaquín Galdós.

Real Cortijo de Torres
12.00 to 20.00. Hitch and Horse Ride along the official itinerary through the enclosure

14.00 Municipal booth of Flamenco and La Copla with Isable Guerrero

16.00 and 21.00 Equestrian Exhibition Center (in C / Antonio Rodríguez Sánchez, 39) Equestrian Show: ‘Equestrian Duende’

21.30 Municipal children’s booth ‘Esphera Theater’: ‘Excalibur and the Merlin Magician’.

10:00 pm Verdiales booth with Panda El Borge. Comares style. From 22.00 to 01.00 h. Panda Roots of Blackberries. Almogía style. From 00.00 to 03.00 h.

10:00 pm Grand gala Justo Gómez and Andy and Lucas

22.30 h. Explanda of youth with Money Makers, Cherry Booms and Mr. Mirinda

22.30 h. Municipal Auditorium Shows Malaga and Flamenco Dances

22.30 h. Municipal booth of Flamenco and the Copla: Semifinal of the XIII Spanish Song Contest ‘City of Malaga’ Organized by the Cultural Association Amigos de la Copla

Saturday, August 17

Downtown fair
Squares with animation:

Constitution Square Botic Street. From 13:00 to 16:00 . Ortigosa brothers. From 16:00 to 18:00

Merced Money Makers Square. From 16:00 to 18:00

Mitjana Dj René Square. From 16:00 to 18:00

Plaza Las Flores Free Soul Band. From 16:00 to 18:00

Bishop’s Square Mr. Proper. From 16:00 to 18:00

Plaza de San Pedro Alcantara Merced Group. From 12.30 to 16.00. Pop FM From 16:00 to 18:00

Marqués de Larios Street:

Verdiales party with the Panda Youth of Álora. Almogía style. From 1300 to 16:00 Panda Roots of Alora. Almogía style. From 14:00 to 17:00

Popular Folklore Stage Malagueño: Brisa Malagueña Choir. 13:00 . Junction Choir. 13.30 Choir Always Malaga. 16.00 Choir with Solera and Aire del Sur. 16.30 Jarana Choir, Rosario de el Palo. 17.00 Guadalmedina Choir, Jaleo and Malagueño Dream 17.30

14.00, Flamenco program at the Fair: Peña Juan Breva (in C / Ramón Franquelo, 4): Manuel de la Curra

Alcazabilla Street
12.00 to 15.30 The Magic Fair Malaga-Tales of the Grimm Brothers with workshops, storytelling, theater, puppets, magic … The Magic of the Fair, Kristal Acrobat, La Carpa, Aquarius Theater, Co. La Pili, Malaka Kid’s, Petit Theater and Alberto Díaz de la Quintana.

Bullring of La Malagueta

19.30 Bullfight of Núñez del Cuvillo with Antonio Ferrera, José María Mazanares and Roca Rey

Real Cortijo de Torres
12.00 to 20.00. Hitch and horse ride through the enclosure

14:00 Municipal House of Flamenco and the Copla Marina Badia Grupo Alegrías

16.30 Paseo de Amazonas: Andalusian Association of Monta a la Amazona Official reception and exhibition at the Equestrian Exhibition Center (17.00)

21.30 Municipal Children’s Booth with ‘Trompecoco’: ‘The presumed rat’

22:00 Equestrian exhibition center (in C / Antonio Rodríguez Sánchez, 39) with the equestrian show ‘Alcazabeño on horseback’

22:00 Verdiales booth with Panda Raíces de Málaga. Comares style. From 22.00 to 01.00 h. Panda 1st Port of the Tower. Montes style. From 00.00 to 03.00

22:00 Grand Gala with Manolo Sarria and Toni Zenet

22.30 Esplanade of youth with Dj René and Vicman Romero & Mike Sildavia

22.30 Municipal Auditorium: Sample of Malaga and Flamenco Dances

23.00 Municipal Flamenco and Copla House with Bonela, Gema Garcés and Lola García Flamenco Painting

Sunday, August 18

Downtown fair
Squares with animation:

Constitution Square Silvero Soto. From 13:00 to 16:00 Alarcón sisters. From 16:00 to 18:00

Plaza de la Merced IPOP. From 16:00 to 18:00

Mitjana Dj René Square. From 16:00 to 18:00

Plaza Las Flores Free Soul Band. From 16:00 to 18:00

Bishop’s Square Mr. Proper. From 16:00 to 18:00

Plaza de San Pedro Alcantara Merced Group. From 12.30 to 16.00. Pop FM From 16:00 to 18:00

Marqués de Larios Street:

Verdiales party with Panda El Manantial. Montes style. From 13:00 to 16:00 Panda Aires del Torcal. Almogía style. From 14:00 to 17:00

Malagueño Folklore Scenario: Maragatas del Detail. 13:00 Gabriel Cruz dance academy. 13.30.

14.00, Flamenco program at the Fair: Marina Badia and Grupo ‘Soleá’

Alcazabilla Street
12.00 to 15.30 The Magic Fair Malaga-Tales of the Grimm Brothers with workshops, storytelling, theater, puppets, magic … The Magic of the Fair, Kristal Acrobat, La Carpa, Aquarius Theater, Co. La Pili, Malaka Kid’s, Petit Theater and Alberto Díaz de la Quintana.

Bullring of La Malagueta

19.30, bullfight of La Palmosilla with López Simón, Román and David De Miranda

Real Cortijo de Torres
12.00 to 20.00. Hitch and Horse Ride through the enclosure

14.00 Municipal booth of Flamenco and Copla with José Chamizo

16.00 and 22.00 Equestrian exhibition center (in C / Antonio Rodríguez Sánchez, 39), show ‘Corcel Trinitario’

21.30 Municipal Children’s Booth with ‘Pata Teatro’ and its show: «The tree of my life»

22:00 Verdiales booth with Panda Isabel Portilo. Montes style. From 22.00 to 01.00. Panda Mora. Almogía style. From 00.00 to 03.00

22:00 pm Grand gala with Rocío Alba, Pacual González and Cantores de Híspalis

22.30. Esplanade of youth: Dj Juanjo Vergara and José de Rico.

22:30 Municipal Auditorium: Sample of Malaga and Flamenco Dances

23.00. Municipal booth of Flamenco and Copla with Chelo Soto, Rafael Sánchez and Raquel Framit.

Monday, August 19

Downtown fair
Squares with animation:

Constitution Plaza. Alboreá. From 13:00 to 16:00 Soniké From 16:00 to 18:00

Merced Square. Radio 80. From 16:00 to 18:00

Mitjana Dj René Square. From 16:00 to 18:00

Plaza Las Flores Free Soul Band. From 16:00 to 18:00

Bishop’s Square Mr. Proper. From 16:00 to 18:00

Plaza de San Pedro Alcantara Merced Group. From 12.30 to 16.00. Pop FM From 16:00 to 18:00

Marqués de Larios Street:

22:00 Verdiales booth with Panda San Isidro de Periana. Comares style. From 13:00 to 16:00 Panda the Axarquia. Comares style. From 14:00 to 17:00

Malagueño Folklore Stage: Marisol Ejea Dance Academy. 13:00 Gabriel Cruz dance academy. 13.30. Lourdes Tomasa dance academy. 4 pm Almendrales choir. 16.30 Elena Romero dance academy, 17.00

14.00, Flamenco program at the Fair: Chelo Soto and the ‘Rondeñas’ Group

Alcazabilla Street
12.00 to 15.30 The Magic Fair Malaga-Tales of the Grimm Brothers with workshops, storytelling, theater, puppets, magic … The Magic of the Fair, Kristal Acrobat, La Carpa, Aquarius Theater, Co. La Pili, Malaka Kid’s, Petit Theater and Alberto Díaz de la Quintana.

Bullring of La Malagueta

19.30 , bullfight of Garcigrande with El Juli, José María Manzanares and Pablo Aguado

Real Cortijo de Torres
12.00 to 20.00. Hitch and Horse Ride through the enclosure

14.00 Municipal booth of Flamenco and Copla with Vanesa Fernández and Flamenco Group ‘Soleares’

16:00 to 18:00 . Equestrian Exhibition Center (in C / Antonio Rodríguez Sánchez, 39) the XVIII Competition of Equestrian Clothing and Atalage ‘Memorial Juan Alda’

21.30 p.m. Municipal Children’s Booth with ‘Productions Miguel Pino’ and his show: «Peneque and the puppet dream. 60th anniversary »

10:00 pm Verdiales booth with Panda First of Comares. Comares style. From 22.00 to 01.00 h. Panda Montes de Guadalmedina. Montes style. From 00.00 to 03.00 h.

22:00 Grand gala with Dani Márquez and Rosario Flores

22.30 Equestrian exhibition center (in C / Antonio Rodríguez Sánchez, 39), show ‘Amazona Malagueña’

22.30 Youth Esplanade: Málaga Rock Final with ‘Art & Caina’, ‘Quarantine’, ‘Living Cambodia’ and ‘Freeska Málaga Ensamble’

22.30 Municipal Auditorium: Sample of Malaga and Flamenco Dances

23.00 Municipal booth of Flamenco and Copla with Manuel de la Curra, Macarena Albarracín and Antonio Merchán

Tuesday, August 20

Downtown fair
Squares with animation:

Constitution Square Jarana Group. From 13:00 to 16:00 Soniké From 16:00 to 18:00

Plaza de la Merced Seños Miranda. From 16:00 to 18:00

Mitjana Dj René Square. From 16:00 to 18:00

Plaza Las Flores Free Soul Band. From 16:00 to 18:00

Bishop’s Square Mr. Proper. From 16:00 to 18:00

Plaza de San Pedro Alcantara Merced Group. From 12.30 to 16.00. POP FM From 16:00 to 18:00

Marqués de Larios Street:

Verdiales with the Panda San Lorenzo Mártir. Almogía style. From 13:00 to 16:00 Algaidas orange blossom panda. Almogía style. From 14:00 to 17:00

Popular Folklore Stage Malaga: Los Rosales Choir. 13:00 Group of Perchel castanets. 13.30 María Pérez dance academy. 16.00 Choir Cantares. 16.30 Marine Water Choir. 17.00

14.00, Flamenco program at the Fair: Bonela

Alcazabilla Street
12.00 to 15.30 The Magic Fair Malaga-Tales of the Grimm Brothers with workshops, storytelling, theater, puppets, magic … The Magic of the Fair, Kristal Acrobat, La Carpa, Aquarius Theater, Co. La Pili, Malaka Kid’s, Petit Theater and Alberto Díaz de la Quintana.

Bullring of La Malagueta

19.30 hours, bullfight of Puerto de San Lorenzo with El Fandi, Sebastián Castella and Miguel Ángel Perera

Real Cortijo de Torres
12.00 to 20.00. Enganches and horses ride through the enclosure.

14.00 Municipal booth of Flamenco and Copla with Fabiola Santiago and Flamenco Group ‘Rondeñas’

16.00 and 22.00 Equestrian Exhibition Center (in C / Antonio Rodríguez Sánchez, 39): ‘Horse perchelero’

21.30 p.m. Municipal Children’s Booth for ‘Indigo Theater’ with its show: «The Journey of Tam Tam and Yiya»

22:00 Verdiales booth with Panda Los Moras. Almogía style. From 22.00 to 01.00 Panda Coto Tres Hermanas. Almogía style. From 00.00 to 03.00

22:00 Avenida de las Malagueñas (Front Fairground): Election Queen and Mister of the Fair. Act organized by the Malagueña Federation of Peñas, Cultural Centers and Regional Houses. Guest Artists: Dani and Manuel Virginia Gámez

22:30 Youth Esplanade: Málaga Rock Final with ‘Toba Gutiérrez’, ‘Same Fire’ and ‘Malagrieta’. ‘Rayca’ will be the guest artist.

23.00. Municipal Flamenco and Copla booth

Wednesday, August 21st

Downtown fair
Squares with animation:

Constitution Plaza. Silvero Soto. From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Carlos Bravo From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Merced Square. IPOP From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Mitjana Dj René Square. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Plaza Las Flores Free Soul Band. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bishop’s Square Mr. Proper. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Plaza de San Pedro Alcantara Merced Group. From 12.30 to 16.00. Pop FM From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Marqués de Larios Street:

Verdiales party with Panda Primera de los Montes. Montes style. From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Panda Roots of Malaga. Comares style. From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Malagueño Folklore Stage: Alcazaba Choir. 1:00 p.m. Chorus My People. 13.30 h. La Tinaja de Benajarafe Choir. 4 pm Jasmine Choir of Faman. 16.30 h. Huertecilla Mañas Choir. 5pm

14.00, Flamenco program at the Fair: ROCÍO SANTIAGO

Alcazabilla Street
12.00 to 3.30 p.m. The Magic Fair Malaga-Tales of the Grimm Brothers with workshops, storytelling, theater, puppets, magic … The Magic of the Fair, Kristal Acrobat, La Carpa, Aquarius Theater, Co. La Pili, Malaka Kid’s, Petit Theater and Alberto Díaz de la Quintana.

Bullring of La Malagueta

19.30 hours, bullfight with picadores, bulls by Gabriel Rojas with Santana Claros, Juan Carlos Benítez and Miguel Aguilar.

Real Cortijo de Torres
12.00 to 20.00. Hitch and Horse Ride through the enclosure.

2 pm Municipal Flamenco and Copla House with Niño Chaparro and the ‘Taranto’ Group

4 pm and 10 pm Equestrian Exhibition Center (in C / Antonio Rodríguez Sánchez, 39): ‘Equestrian flavor’

9.30 p.m. Municipal Children’s Booth for ‘Theater Aquarium’ with its show: «Cinderella»

10:00 pm Grand gala with ‘Sighs of Spain with María José Santiago’

10:00 pm Verdiales booth with Panda El Capitan. Almogía style. From 22.00 to 01.00 h. Panda The Borge. Comares style. From 00.00 to 03.00 h.

22.30 h. Esplanade of youth: Málaga Final Create with ‘Rock Fauces’, ‘The sweatshirt of the Manager’, ‘La Ley de Flavia’ and ‘La Dstyleria’.

22.30 h. Municipal Flamenco booth and the Cup with the II School Dance Festival of Malaga.

22.30 h. Municipal Auditorium: Sample of Malaga and Flamenco Dances

Thursday, August 22nd

Downtown fair
Squares with animation:

Constitution Plaza. Merced Group From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Alboreá. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Merced Square. Freeska Málaga Ensemble. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mitjana Dj René Square. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Plaza Las Flores Free Soul Band. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bishop’s Square Mr. Proper. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

San Pedro Alcántara Beatriz Morón Square. From 12.30 to 16.00. Pop FM From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Marqués de Larios Street:

Verdiales party with the Panda San Isidro de Periana. Comares style. From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. First Panda of the Port of the Tower. Montes style. From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Popular Folklore Stage Malaga: Entronque Choir. 1:00 p.m. Montse dance academy of El Palo. 13.30 h. Echo del Perchel Choir. 4 pm

14.00 hours, Flamenco program at the Fair: Fabiola Santiago.

Alcazabilla Street
12.00 to 3.30 p.m. The Magic Fair Malaga-Tales of the Grimm Brothers with workshops, storytelling, theater, puppets, magic … The Magic of the Fair, Kristal Acrobat, La Carpa, Aquarius Theater, Co. La Pili, Malaka Kid’s, Petit Theater and Alberto Díaz de la Quintana.

Real Cortijo de Torres
12.00 to 20.00. Hitch and Horse Ride through the enclosure

2 pm Municipal booth of Flamenco and Copla with Rafael Sánchez and the ‘Alegría’ Group

4 pm and 10 pm Equestrian Exhibition Center (in C / Antonio Rodríguez Sánchez, 39): ‘Málaga Flamenca’

5.30pm XXXVIII Hook Contest at the Fairground (Antonio Rodríguez Sánchez Street) Organized by: Malacitano Hook Club

9.30 p.m. Municipal Children’s Booth for ‘Palco Distribution’: «The Pinocchio Journey»

10:00 pm Grand gala with El Morta and Camela

10:00 pm Verdiales booth with the First Panda of Benagalbón. Montes style. From 22.00 to 01.00 h. Almogía Panda. Almogía style. From 00.00 to 03.00 h.

22.30 h. Esplanade of youth with ‘Loudly’ and ‘Sacro Requiem’, and also the awards ceremony ‘Málaga Crea 2019′ with the ‘Musicómanos’

23.00 h. Municipal booth of Flamenco and Copla with Rocío Santiago, Juanma Jerez and Tamara Jerez.

23.00 h. Municipal Auditorium: Sample of Malaga and Flamenco Dances

Friday, August 23

Downtown fair
Squares with animation:

Constitution Plaza. Merced Group From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ortigosa brothers. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Merced Square. Money Makers From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Mitjana Dj René Square. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Plaza Las Flores Free Soul Band. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bishop’s Square Mr. Proper. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

San Pedro Alcantara Beatriza Moron Square. From 12.30 to 16.00. Pop FM From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Marqués de Larios Street:

Verdiales party with Panda La Axarquía. Comares style. From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Panda Santa Pítar. Montes style. From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Malagueño Folklore Stage: Son de Málaga Choir. 1:00 p.m. Aquamarine Choir 13.30 h. Moscatel Air Choir. 5pm

14.00, Flamenco program at the Fair: Pepe de Campillos and the ‘Alegrías’ Group

Alcazabilla Street
12.00 to 3.30 p.m. The Magic Fair Malaga-Tales of the Grimm Brothers with workshops, storytelling, theater, puppets, magic … The Magic of the Fair, Kristal Acrobat, La Carpa, Aquarius Theater, Co. La Pili, Malaka Kid’s, Petit Theater and Alberto Díaz de la Quintana.

Real Cortijo de Torres
12.00 to 20.00. Hitch and Horse Ride through the enclosure

2 pm Municipal House of Flamenco and Copla with El Chato Málaga

4 pm and 10 pm Equestrian exhibition center (in C / Antonio Rodríguez Sánchez, 39) with the show: «MÁLAGA DE FARALAES»

9.30 p.m. Municipal Children’s Booth with ‘Crea + Teatro’ with its show: «Alice in Wonderland, a crazy musical»

10:00 pm Verdiales booth with Panda Santa Catalina. Montes style. From 22.00 to 01.00 h. Panda Jotrón and Lomillas. Montes style. From 00.00 to 03.00 h.

22.30 h. Esplanade of youth: ‘We are not Dj’s’ and ‘Les Castizos’

23.00 h. Municipal Flamenco booth and the Cup with the Final of the XIII Spanish Song Contest ‘City of Malaga Organized by the Friends of the Copla Cultural Association

23.00 h. Municipal Auditorium with the indie night: ‘Dry Martina’, Anni B Sweet ‘and’ Bizarro Love Triangle ‘.

Saturday, August 24

Downtown fair
Squares with animation:

Constitution Plaza. Alarcón sisters. From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Flag command. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Merced Square. Captain Vinyl From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Mitjana Dj René Square. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Plaza Las Flores Free Soul Band. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bishop’s Square Mr. Proper. From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Plaza de San Pedro Alcantara Merced Group. From 12.30 to 16.00. Pop FM From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Marqués de Larios Street:

Verdiales party with the Panda Raíces de los Moras. Almogía style. From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Almogía Panda. Almogía style. From 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Popular Folklore Stage Malagueño: Maragatas Association the Detail. 1:00 p.m. Chorus to the Compass of the Stars. 4 pm

14.00, Flamenco program at the Fair: Vanesa Fernández and the ‘Tarantos’ Group

Alcazabilla Street
12.00 to 3.30 p.m. The Magic Fair Malaga-Tales of the Grimm Brothers with workshops, storytelling, theater, puppets, magic … The Magic of the Fair, Kristal Acrobat, La Carpa, Aquarius Theater, Co. La Pili, Malaka Kid’s, Petit Theater and Alberto Díaz de la Quintana.

Real Cortijo de Torres
12.00 to 20.00. Hitch and Horse Ride through the enclosure

2 pm Municipal Flamenco and Copla booth with Pepe Campillos and the ‘Rondeñas’ Group

4 pm and 10 pm Equestrian Exhibition Center (C / Antonio Rodríguez Sánchez, 39) with the show ‘Bella y equestrian’

9.30 p.m. Municipal Children’s Booth with ‘La Carpa’ and his show: «The band of brats»

10:00 pm Verdiales booth with Panda Bataná .. Montes style. From 22.00 to 01.00 h. Panda the Captain. Almogía style. From 00.00 to 03.00 h.

22.30 h. Esplanade of youth ‘We are not Dj’s Georgina’

23.00 h. Municipal booth of Flamenco and Copla with Chato de Málaga, José Ortiz y Celia

23.00 h. Municipal Auditorium: Grand Gala with David de María and María Peláe

Sunday, August 25

20.00 Historic Cavalcade
Recreation of the entrance of the Catholic Monarchs in our city: Organized by the Zegrí Cultural Association

Itinerary: Ceremony for handing over the keys in the Customs Square and parade through Cister, Santa Maria, Molina Lario, Bishop’s Square, Strachan, Sandoval Tower, Stock Exchange, Marquis de Larios, Constitution Square, Granada, Coal Square , Plaza del Siglo, Molina Lario, Santa María, Císter, Customs Square, Alcazabilla (House-Brotherhood of Students).

 

Holy week Malaga

Now that Easter has arrived, many people are the privileged who have a few days to be able to travel and enjoy these holidays in many different ways. Perhaps you are one of those who love the processions, the music bands, the smell of incense and being on the street until dawn, or maybe you are one of those who prefer to go to the beach to relax and have a beer at a beach bar. Be that as it may, you will be able to find all this in Malaga, especially in the imminent Holy Week.

This is what you will see:

Palm Sunday

The first thing to know is that in Malaga, in the processions are carried the so-called thrones. They are enormous and many bearers are needed to carry their great weight. This is something of which the people of Malaga is very proud.
On this first day, if you don’t want to get up too early, you can go to the Alameda at midday to see the Pollinica (which represents the entrance of Jesus to Jerusalem on top of a donkey). The Alameda is the nerve centre of Malaga’s Semana Santa (Holy Week), so at almost any hour of the day you will find a procession. If you don’t want to be caught trying to cross the street (almost impossible) decide well what you want to do before the Nazarenes appear on the horizon.

In the afternoon, if you want to escape a little from the crowd, you can always go to the area of Fuente Olletas, near the La Rosaleda football stadium, until you reach the Obrador de Confitería Tejeros, the centre of operations for the typical “locas” of Malaga. And no, they are not madwomen, but some puff pastries, cream and yolk that during this week have the shape of a capirote.

Holy Monday

It’s a good day for a little sightseeing. For example, go see the Cathedral, the Alcazaba and the Roman Theatre. After eating and resting you can always go to “visit” the famous tavern El Pimpi, winery in front of the Roman Theatre, full of wine barrels signed by many celebrities (the walls have a great sample of photographs of characters like Antonio Banderas, Pablo Alborán or Antonio Gala among many others), where you can drink a good sweet wine from Malaga, the famous muscatel.

After dinner, around half past eleven at night, Larios Street, the city’s main shopping street, will be crowded because everyone will be trying to see the main throne of Malaga’s Holy Week, which bears the figure of El Cautivo. This is more than devotion, in fact it is the longest procession of the whole week.

Holy week Malaga

Holy Tuesday

Perhaps you are exhausted from so much procession, or more than anything, so much bustle. It can be a good day to do some native life. You can visit the Mercado de Atarazanas (Shipyard Market), and have some tapas accompanied by a Victoria beer. If the wine from the previous night wasn’t enough for you, you can go, a few metres away in the Alameda, to the Antigua Casa de Guardia and have a few sips of the famous Pajarete wine.

At ten o’clock in the evening the procession of the Virgen de las Penas (Virgin of Sorrows) leaves with a beautiful mantle made with natural flowers that are designed and made by the gardeners of the Town Hall.

Holy Wednesday

There are several museums that you have to visit before the end of the week.

In the morning you can visit, for example, the Automobile Museum in the Antigua Tabacalera building. This museum houses a collection of hundreds of cars from all eras, of which the guide will tell you about their curiosities, show you how they work, or even let you mount them. The museum also contains a Haute Couture fashion collection that will complement your visit. Then you can take a stroll along the promenade until you get back to the centre.

After resting and strolling along the Paseo del Parque you can reach Muelle 1, visit the Pompidou Centre and reach the Faro del Puerto, which in Malaga is called La Farola.

And in the afternoon, there will be two processions that you cannot miss:

One is that of the Virgin of La Paloma, so called because in 1925 someone threw flowers and released some pigeons at the passage of this virgin and one of the pigeons landed in the hand of the image and remained there all the way until its confinement in the Church. Since then, the image carries a pigeon in its hand and pigeons are released as it passes through the streets of Malaga. A “privileged” place to see it is the so-called Tribuna de los Pobres (Tribune of the Poor), a staircase at the entrance to Calle Carretería.

The other essential procession of this day is that of Jesús El Rico, which you can see from the Plaza del Obispo, in front of the Cathedral, where a prisoner will also be released. This is due to the fact that in 1759, during a plague epidemic, the prisoners escaped from the prison to take out in procession the image of Jesus El Rico. At the end of the parade, they returned to the prison and the plague began to subside.

Holy week Malaga

Holy Thursday

In Malaga, life stops when the Legionnaires arrive, and everyone goes crazy to see them take the throne, sing their famous song or throw their weapons while they are marching. That’s why you can’t miss them. You’ll have to see them sometime during the day.

At 10.30 a.m. the ship of the Navy arrives at the Port of Málaga, the most veteran in service, and the Compañía de Honores del Tercio ‘D. Juan de Austria’ I of La Legión, will disembark.

Later, at 12.00 they will transfer to the Christ of the Good Death or Christ of Mena (figure of Jesus that really reproduces the original one of Pedro de Mena, destroyed during the Second Republic), until the house brotherhood, where it will be placed in his throne. At this time the legionnaires will sing the song el Novio de la Muerte (Death’s Bridegroom).

In the evening this procession will start, so you will end up learning yes or yes who is the bridegroom of death. You can see it for example in Calle Carretería, for a change.

Holy Friday

If you haven’t already, you’ll have to try some cascaruo. They are lemons that are sold in street stalls, with very thick shells, which after being peeled leaves the white part next to the pulp visible. Now all you have to do is add a little salt and go the mouth.

The procession you can’t miss today is the Servitas in Dos Aceras street. It is different from everything else you have seen, at least in the south of Spain. It is a throne that carries an image of the virgin crying, without a mantle, without canopy, without gold, without light, even without sound. Yes, yes, without sound, even people shut up completely, when she is passing so everything is quite. Without a doubt, it’s a fantastic experience to live.

Holy Saturday

You can’t leave Malaga without visiting Gibralfaro Castle, going up the stairs to the viewpoint and taking a picture of the port and all Malaga center. Then you can walk along the Paseo de Reding seeing its wonderful mansions, the Gran Hotel Miramar (recently renovated, in 1926 was inaugurated by Alfonso XIII as Hotel Prince of Asturias) and return by the Paseo Marítimo de la Playa de la Malagueta.

There is nothing better than delicious torrijas, a typical Easter sweet.

Holy Sunday

If you want to see the Risen Christ you have to go to the Alameda at twelve o’clock in the morning. All the Nazarenes of the different brotherhoods meet here.

There is nothing better than a beer and some tapas in a beach bar to finish off the trip. And what better than a fried Malaga with jureles, prawns, anchovies and squid. Oh, and don’t forget to ask for at least a couple of espetos (sardine skewers).

After such an intense week, you will have become a boquerón (this is the colloquial name given to the people of Malaga), impregnated with the culture, traditions and, above all, typical food of one of the best Holy Week in Spain.

Happy homecoming and see you next year.

 

The port of Malaga anticipates a movement of 180,000 passengers and 113 stopovers from this Wednesday, March 20, until June 30, thus consolidating the positive figures for the same period last year.

Cruises port of Malaga

The traffic of luxury cruises and ‘premium’ is taking a very prominent momentum in the port enclosure in recent years as half of the ships that visit the capital annually belong to more exclusive shipping companies, in fact, seven of the eleven base calls planned this spring are for this type of ships.

The companies Seadream, Sea Cloud and Crystal Cruises will choose Malaga to start and/or finish their itinerary from the Palmeral terminal, which is located a few minutes’ walk from the historic centre of the city.

Pullmantur will make three base stops during this period. As a novelty, the Cruise Terminal has launched the initiative ‘Parking at your departure port’, in collaboration with the shipping company, to facilitate passengers access to the ship from their private vehicle, which may be parked in the vicinity of the terminal during the time of travel.

14 stopovers for the first time
A total of 14 cruise ships will visit the port of Malaga for the first time between the months of March and June 2019. The arrival of the boat Marella Explorer 2, from the British Marella Cruises, belonging to TUI Group, which will celebrate the baptism of its new ship in the port on 30 March.

The first stopover of the Spectrum of the Seas will also be held. The company Royal Caribbean International has again chosen Malaga as the first port of call after leaving the shipyard, before positioning itself in the Mediterranean. The planned date will be next April 16 (Holy Tuesday).

Other traditional companies in the port area, such as Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruceros and AIDA Cruises, as well as shipping companies dedicated to a more exclusive tourism will dock, for the first time, in the docks of Malaga.

Spring is one of the most important seasons in the port of Malaga in terms of cruises, along with autumn. In this sense, April and May are the months with the greatest number of stopovers, with 43 each; only surpassed by the month of October.

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The most smiling city in the world is Malaga

On January 21, 2019, in Malaga City, by admin

A study by Meik Wiking, director of the Happiness Research Institute. He has worked in different European, Asian, North American and African cities, reaching the conclusion that the most smiling city in the world is here, in Spain. Yes, it is Malaga!

The study also explains how in New York a few years ago, a man was lying on the floor in the middle of the crowd without being listened to. In fact, passersby surrounded him, trying to get as close to him as possible. A similar situation occurred in Myanmar, where a man fell to the ground because of the stifling heat. Quickly, a crowd surrounded him to ask how he was doing and the vendors brought him water and a blanket to lie down on.

After this, Wiking discovered that there are certain patterns of behavior according to the country. In Italy, for example, citizens usually go hand in hand, in Vancouver people walk their dog and in Mexico people eat on their journeys.

Here’s a list of the ten happiest cities in the world:

  1. Malaga (Spain)
  2. Milan (Italy)
  3. Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
  4. Copenhagen (Denmark)
  5. Madrid (Spain)
  6. Montreal (Canada)
  7. Guadalajara (Mexico)
  8. Stockholm (Sweden)
  9. Lisbon (Portugal)
  10. Riga (Latvia)

From Malaga, we wish you a happy day with a wide smile!

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The airlines reinforce their commitment to the Costa del Sol in the months of low season, which shows a higher rate of growth. A report by Turismo Costa del Sol reveals that airlines have increased by 8% the supply of seats to fly to Malaga airport until next May.

The study on the air capacity of this infrastructure points out that until next March the increase in seats becomes two digits, to be reduced to 4.5% from that period until May. Specifically, it stresses that “from March 2019 there is a decrease in growth going from increases of 13%, between December and February, to more moderate increases, from March to May, specifically 4.5%.

There is also progress in the recovery of the British and German markets, which are the main international issuers for the Costa del Sol. In this regard, he specifies that the United Kingdom will record from December to May a 7% increase in air capacity to fly to Malaga airport over the same period last year. It should be remembered that until last October, this infrastructure recorded a decline of almost 5% in the arrival of British in the first ten months of the year, representing the loss of 132,459 passengers from this country, which issued to the Coast a total of 2,578,940. In the case of Germany the expected growth until May is 13%, compared to the cumulative fall from January to October of 6% in the entry by air of German passengers.

The general director of Costa del Sol Tourism, Arturo Bernal, explained that this report reflects “a clear trend of growth in the forecast of passenger arrivals which is good news for the destination that year after year is extending its season. In addition, he stressed that “these forecasts point to the Costa del Sol is working, hand in hand with entrepreneurs, in the right line to alleviate the effects of seasonality tourism and therefore we consider an achievement that the destination maintains this trend of growth.

As for the activity of major airlines is shown in this report that the airline leader in passengers at Malaga airport, Ryanair, continues to grow in passenger numbers, with a quantitative increase of more than 100,000 seats in the same period last year, offering a total of 1,172,000 seats. It also points out as companies experiencing greater increases in air capacity to Norwegian, which will offer until next May almost 30% more seats for the Costa del Sol, which will mean going from 372,758 to 483,595. This is the biggest bet of the fourth airline in Malaga by volume of passengers. It is followed by Jet2.com, with 11% more seats; Aer Lingus, with 10.3% more, and British Airways, with another 10% more air capacity.

 

Malaga is preparing for the beginning of Christmas. With less than a week to go before the inauguration of the Christmas lighting in the city, the Councillor for Fiestas, Teresa Porras, has revealed the most important details of the next party.

Inauguration
The Christmas lighting will open on Friday 30 November. The light and sound showed on the recent years will be repeated on Larios Street. In addition, the people from Malaga who attend the party will be able to interact with the music as 10,000 light bars will be distributed.

New timetables and music
The City Council has scheduled for this year three passes of lights for the enjoy of all people. On this occasion the passes will be made at 18.30, 20 and 21.30 hours. The shows will be animated by the songs ‘Rondo veniziano-Zodiaco’, ‘Rondo veneziano-Musica fantasía’, ‘Villancico altozano’, Café Quijano and ‘Cosas de la Navidad’, children’s songs by Raúl Charlo.

Main news
This year the city will have a Christmas tree that will be accessible in the Plaza de la Constitución and another with technological elements in the Plaza de la Marina. It will change its colors thanks to a new LED technology system that will also allow you to represent Christmas motifs. In addition, this year four new ones will be illuminated in the surroundings of Eugenio Chicano Square and Santa María Street.

Inaugural Party
The lights will turn on Friday 30 at 19 hours, but from an hour before there will be a children’s show in the Plaza de las Flores by Peneque el Valiente. In addition, during the afternoon will be distributed among the smallest 1,000 balloons with inscriptions allusive to Christmas. Afterwards there will be a concert by the group The Gafapastas.

New motifs
This year, the lighting in the emblematic areas of the city will have 2,062,104 energy-efficient LED light points. A vault with 2,630 microled cords, two domes and 24 porticoes with windows, stained glass windows and cathedral-type rosettes has been installed on Larios Street. In addition to the new trees, 140 bird motifs will also be premiered this year in the Plaza de la Merced, four new balls in the Plaza de Torrijos and new lighting models in the streets Granada, Molina Lario, Cárcer and Casapalma, Centro Histórico, Soho, Marqués de Larios and the side of the Alameda Principal.

More investment
Illuminate the Historical Center is an investment of 733,211 euros, about 60,000 euros more than last year, as the tree in the Plaza de la Marina will be funded by the City Council itself (until last year was sponsored).

 

Malaga fair 2018

On August 10, 2018, in Malaga tourist news, Spanish fair, by admin

Malaga fair

The city’s summer festivities have their origin in the commemoration of the incorporation of Malaga to the Crown of Castile by the Catholic Monarchs, who entered the city on August 19, 1487. In 1491, coinciding with the liturgical celebrations of the Cathedral Chapter, the Municipal Chapter established the beginning of the popular festivities. It is when the year 1887 arrives when, in the commemoration of the IV Centenary of the entry of the Catholic Monarchs into Malaga, they resurface in all their splendour. The August Fair of Malaga has come to our days as the Great Summer Festival, with an open, cosmopolitan and international sense, which reflects the character of the capital of the first tourist area of Europe: the city of Malaga as the nerve centre of the Costa del Sol and its metropolitan area.

Get to know its most important events, such as the opening of the fair, which is accompanied by a fireworks display; the Pilgrimage where riders, carriages and Malaga people accompany the standard-bearer of the fair to the Sanctuary of La Victoria; the Fair of the Centre, where you can taste wines and tapas accompanied by music in the historic streets of Malaga; the Royal Fair, where casetas, live performances and fair attractions are held in an area prepared for the enjoyment of visitors.

Welcome to the Malaga Fair!

 

Malaga airport

Malaga airport closed the first half of the year with more than 8.6 million passengers, an increase of 3.1%. From Aena they detailed that the upward trend has continued in June, a period in which this infrastructure has added more than 1.9 million passengers, representing a growth of 1.2%. From January to June, 64,760 flights operated on the runways of this airport facility, a volume that represents a 3.7% increase in activity.

At the beginning of the year, there was greater national dynamism, despite the fact that the vast majority of passengers were on international connections, specifically, 7,350,034. This figure represents an increase of 1.3%, compared with a 13.2% increase in passenger arrivals on flights between Spanish cities, which moved 12,789 operations, i.e. 18% more

Fantastic news for Malaga tourism!

 

Malaga, a Souvenir and guide

On June 11, 2018, in Uncategorized, by admin
Michael BarryThe writer and historian Michael Barry published a few months ago his third book dedicated to our country, one focused on the history of the Costa del Sol. Its title is `??????, ? ???????? ??? ?????’, and it is a guide that shows the history of Malaga from the first Phoenician settlements to the present day, visiting the great traditions and places of the city such as Easter, the Fair or the tapas bars. In its 280 pages you can enjoy a wide range of images of the city taken on the street by himself, giving it a more natural tone.
 
The publishing house Andalus Press has taken care of distributing it both in online sales platforms and in physical bookstores in Malaga. It can also be purchased at the Malaga airport shops and at almost any souvenir shop in the province.
 
We are left with one of his witty phrases that he said in an interview: “You are lucky to live in Malaga. They have one of the best climates in Europe, and their city has expanded greatly in recent decades.
Thank you Michael for your words and your involvement with this city.
(Photo courtesy of Europa press)
 

The coincidence of three cruise ships of luxury companies left yesterday about a thousand high-level tourists in the capital. Most of the passengers of the’Wind Star’,'Ocean Majesty’ and’Seadream II’ spent the day at the Centre. Although among the three of them, the number of passengers is much lower than that of the mega cruise ships that regularly call at the port, this type of passenger is highly coveted due to its high purchasing power.

The most striking is the’WindStar’, a four-masted sailboat that was moored yesterday in terminal A of the Levante dock. Wind Star’ is a North American company, will visit the docks of the capital 17 times during the year, with four of the six ships that make up its fleet, according to data provided by the Port Authority. This shipping company has increased its presence in Malaga in recent years, and it was precisely one of its ships (the’Wind Surf’) that inaugurated the Palmeral terminal on Pier 2 in 2012.

Like the’Wind Star’, the’Ocean Majesty’ was in transit yesterday, and for this reason it docked at the aforementioned terminal, which is the most comfortable for travellers due to its proximity to the Historic Quarter. It is the only ship currently owned by the Majestic International Cruises, based in Greece. He’ll be back in September.

The’Seadream II’ was in base port, which means that it carried out disembarkation and embarkation operations for passengers. The shipping company, of the same name, has its headquarters in Oslo, although its products are also mainly aimed at American passengers. In 2018 he will visit the city on six occasions, all in basic conditions.

To top off the list, the luxury megayacht’Lady Sura’, which arrived on Tuesday from Puerto Banus, was also in dock 2 yesterday. His current ownership has not been disclosed. It is on a technical scale in the Malaga port area. It has a length of 50 meters and a capacity for twelve passengers, who travel accompanied by as many crew members. The interior design is the work of Patrick Knowles, one of the most prestigious designers in the trade. It was built in 2012 and has a maximum speed of 19 knots (11 knots at cruising speed), according to the data available on the company’s website.

Cruise ship activity is developing at a good pace in 2018, after a good first quarter, with a 50% increase in cruise ship passengers (54,400 tourists on board 26 ships). February was the best month, with almost three times as many users as the previous year (12,052). Last April 26th, five boats coincided, which made it the day so far this year with a greater number of ships, with a movement of nearly 6,000 visitors.

Without a doubt, all this is fantastic news for the growing tourism in Malaga.