Malaga Feria 2015 : Guide to enjoy it or just survive it

Malaga Feria 2015 : The best climate and fair in the world, lots of fun, delicious cuisine and good music combined with sun, beaches, monuments, museums and cultural visits, but mostly fun and frolic in abundance. From 15 till 22 August 2015
The Feria arrives August…

Route of the Malaga Patios : Tapas and Wine

XIth Week of the Malaga Patios : Route of the Tapa and Wine

XIth Week of the Malaga Patios : Route of the Tapa and Wine

Saturday and Sunday the 6th and 7th of June, 12:30 till 16:30 in Málaga Center

Route of the Malaga Patios : Tapas and Wine

Route of the Malaga Patios : Tapas and Wine

This next weekend a very nice event is taking place in Málaga center. To celebrate the not many authentic Andalusian Patios still left, the Málaga Town Hall has created a “Ruta de la Tapa”.

Along this Route, you will be able to enjoy all the nice and typical Tapas and foods made by the locals in their own Patios, together with the best wines of Málaga. Prices are as cheap as 1,50 Euros per Tapa+glass of Wine.

Route of the Malaga Patios : Tapas and Wine

Route of the Malaga Patios : Tapas and Wine

You will discover corners of Málaga city you didnt know existed, and you will ahve a very pleasant experience surrounded by the Rela Spanish People in the Real Spain.

Entrance is totally free, and the inhabitants of the patios themselves will proudly show you around.

Route of the Malaga Patios : Tapas and Wine

Route of the Malaga Patios : Tapas and Wine

MORE INFORMATION

http://www.malaga.eu/inter/visor_contenido2/ANUDocumentDisplayer/112207/02.PROGRAMA.doc

http://www.malaga.eu/portal/menu/portada/portada?id=111492&tipoVO=1

LOCATIONS

Map of the Locations of the Route in Malaga Center

Map of the Locations of the Route in Malaga Center

 

May Crosses Festival in Spain 2015 : Colour and Faith under the Sun

May Crosses Festival of Spain (Cruces de Mayo) in Cordoba and Granada 2015

 

 

The Festival of the May Crosses (Cruces de Mayo) is celebrated throughout Andalucia though it is in Cordoba and Granada where the most impressive displays are on show. If you have to choose one then go to Cordoba. The festival consists of the construction of large crosses made of beautiful flowers in many of the city’s main squares.

Cruces de Mayo Festival Spain 2015

Cruces de Mayo Festival Spain 2015

In the true spirit of Spanish fiestas a temporary bar is built in the same square as the cross. This is where the locals congregate each evening for a good few drinks and tapas which inevitably leads to spontaneous flamenco style dancing into the early hours.

Cruces de Mayo Festival Spain 2015

Cruces de Mayo Festival Spain 2015

The celebration takes place during the first few days of May with the first weekend tending to be the busiest when visitors from all over Spain arrive to join in the party. The actual crosses which are around three metres high are made by the people of the neighbourhood and the local town council runs a competition to find the best cross (Concurso de los Cruces de Mayo). In Cordoba alone there are some eighty crosses to choose from.

Cruces de Mayo Festival Spain 2015

Cruces de Mayo Festival Spain 2015

In Cordoba some of the best neighbourhoods to head for are San Basilio, Santa Marina and San Augustin whilst in Granada it’s the Albaicín and the ‘barrio’ of El Realejo where the best crosses and most merriment is to be found.

Cruces de Mayo Festival Spain 2015

Cruces de Mayo Festival Spain 2015

The temporary bars generate a good income during these few days which is used by local brotherhoods (cofradías) and community groups to finance various local festivals including Holy Week (Semana Santa) and the Cordoba Fair (Feria de Cordoba).

This is a typical Spanish fiesta you shouldnt miss !

LINKS

http://www.soycordoba.es/evento/cruces-de-mayo-cordoba-2015/

Property in Cordoba : http://www.inlandproperties.info/areas/CORDOBA-property-and-information.html

Property in Granada : http://www.inlandproperties.info/areas/GRANADA-property-and-information.html

 

Noche en Blanco 2015 in Malaga : Free entrance to Museums

free entrance at museums : noche en blanco 2015 in malaga

Tonight 16th May 2015 Between 8pm and 2am on Saturday, Noche en Blanco, a city-wide night of culture, will submerge Malaga. With a total of 183 cultural activities planned over a six-hour period, the evening has become a mainstay in … Continue reading

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malaga reconquest reenactment 2014

Malaga Historic Ride Remembrance of the Reconquer of the Moors 2014

The historic ride in remembrance of the reconquer of Malaga  from the Moors

When : Tomorrow Sunday 240814 1900

Where : Alcazaba fortress in Málaga Center

The parade will start tomorrow 240814 with the handover of the city keys to the city at the gate of the Citadel at 1900 h

 

Isabel I of Castilla

Isabel I of Castilla

More than 50 extras, which are among the religious orders, jockeys, dancers and concubines to men fully dressed, recreate life in the times of the three cultures (Christian, Muslim and Jewish) by different passages to Malaga reach Alcazabilla Street.

Some Christian Knights

Some Christian Knights

The main novelty of this year is the celebration ceremony of symbolic keys to the city to Queen Elizabeth I and King Ferdinand, who would enter triumphantly into town 527 years ago after one of the bloodiest episode in the war ended by the Moorish conquest of the Kingdom of Granada.

The Moor Princess of Malaga

The Moor Princess of Malaga

The historical protagonists

The ride will feature professional actors playing the major historical figures: Catholic Majesties; Cardinal Mendoza, known as the Grand Cardinal of Spain; Pedro de Toledo, the first bishop of the province; Hernando de Talavera, confessor of Queen Elizabeth; Lady Moya, the lady queen of confidence; Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, nicknamed in the Court of Kings as the “Great Captain” and one of the diplomats who negotiated the surrender of the Moorish kingdom of Granada and even acted as a spy.

The Moorish rulers of Malaga

The Moorish rulers of Malaga

Maceros soldiers who accompany the majesties; Dordux Ali, a wealthy merchant who was in charge of the shop owners negotiate -together with Omar Abenamar- the surrender of the city, after the hard siege that was submitted, and Muslim troops.

The keys to the city of Malaga

The keys to the city of Malaga

These characters, key pieces in the history of the city, will be accompanied at all times by the band of the Expiración, created in June 1992.

The Big Malaga week lays off in style with this historic parade, which for some is the best golden finish that will allow you to relax from the seven days experienced of party, and enjoying a different environment: the Muslim Málaga of the caliphs .

The Women of the Moor Prince Harem

The Women of the Moor Prince Harem

SUGGESTIONS / TIPS :

Take your time to park, or better use the public transport.

The main party is over, but there still be a lot of people in Málaga Center, so be patient and take your time.

This act is a remembrance, and tries to be as historically accurate as possible, but take it as it is. You will find a lot of information about the reconquer of Málaga on the Internet, and as every war, many crimes and horrendous acts where done by both parts.