Torremolinos Fair

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Every year the city of Torremolinos celebrates, in September, its traditional festivities in honour of its patron saint, San Miguel Arcángel. The city is decorated to receive the thousands of visitors who come every year to celebrate for a few days. The Costa del Sol, in addition to its good weather, has many traditions and cultural activities throughout the year.

Torremolinos Fair 2019

 

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Where is the Torremolinos Fair?

The Torremolinos festivities have two different stages:

On the one hand, there is the Day Fair that takes place in the streets of the city center. There you can enjoy music, food and drink during the day.

On the other hand, the Night Fair takes place in the Real of San Miguel, in its stalls you can have a good time dancing with friends. There are many stalls that offer activities for adults or concerts. In addition, as every fair has attractions for children.

Thinking about the enjoyment of the youngest, one day during the fair the attractions lower their price. This year’s Boys and Girls Day will be Monday the 30th.

When is the Torremolinos Fair?

This year the fair will take place from 26th to 30th September. A perfect date to enjoy the town without the intense heat of last months. The city receives thousands of tourists willing to enjoy its festivals and its culture.

San Miguel Pilgrimage

Days before the beginning of the Torremolinos Fair, the Torremolinos Pilgrimage is celebrated in honour of its patron saint, San Miguel. This event is considered of national tourist interest.

The Pilgrimage of San Miguel is the second Pilgrimage of Andalusia, only behind the Rocío. On the 22nd of September, pilgrims will gather with hundreds of ox and horse carts. It is estimated that more than 200,000 people come each year to the Church of San Miguel, beginning their journey in the city center.

This year there are 18 ox carts and 39 tractors.

This Pilgrimage is the prelude to the festive days for the people of Torremolinos, days in which the atmosphere is concentrated in the streets, taking advantage to share dances, wines and typical foods.

torremolinos-fairSource: Localterminal

Torremolinos Popular Festivals

The big city day will be September 29th. The acts of that day begin in the morning in honor of San Miguel, with a sung mass by the choir at 12 noon.

In the afternoon, the celebration of the Floral Offering takes place, after which the faithful accompany the image of the saint in procession, walking through the main street of the city.

Torremolinos Concerts

Many people are waiting for these dates to enjoy good music in the festivities of San Miguel in Torremolinos. This year they have artists like Maldita Nerea, Mario Díaz, The Travellers or Ángeles González.
The music doesn’t end there, in the booths you can also enjoy live music during the Torremolinos fair, groups from all over the province such as Mitad Doble, Sonido Internacional, Don Trápala, the Metropolis Orchestra, some rocieros choirs and many more artists.
There is also room for humour at the Torremolinos festivities, and the comedians Manu Sánchez and Pepe “El caja” will be in the town during these days.

Lighting Torremolinos Fair

As every year the Torremolinos Fair will have its traditional lighting. It is characteristic of large fairs has already become a tourist attraction during those days. In addition, prizes will be awarded to the Queen of children and young people and their ladies in waiting as well as to the best wagons and tractors of this pilgrimage held in the city on 22 September.

torremolinos-fair-marbesolSource: revistalugardeencuentro.com

 

Without a doubt a very special week for all those people from Torremolinos who live these days with special devotion. . Also, as you have seen the city offers activities for all audiences and tastes, taking into account activities for all ages. Undoubtedly the cultural agenda of Torremolinos for the fair is very broad.

Torremolinos Fair Poster

torremolinos fair posterSource: Torremolinos Town Hall 

 

Do you want to go to the fair? You can rent your car at Malaga airport or Marbella. If you stay in the city center, there are many options such as going for stroll on its streets or having a drink in one of the terraces of Malaga.

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Ronda Fair

Ronda fair

Officially begins the festivities in Ronda 💃🕺. A special event is the Ronda Fair, as it is not celebrated in honour of any saint or virgin but of the bullfighter Pedro Romero.

This year the Ronda Fair has undergone some changes, especially with respect to the traditional bullfights since the businessman, Francisco Rivera, decided that the bullfights in the Real Maestranza de Caballería would take place this past weekend.

Ronda has more than 33,000 inhabitants. A city with a special charm, visited every year by thousands of tourists and settled on a plateau cut, which gives the city a unique panoramic view in the province. Undoubtedly, there are many places to visit in Ronda with an unparalleled attraction. The passage of the Guadalevín river through the city in the Tajo de Ronda is one of the most attractive places that the locality offers.

tajo ronda marbesolSource: Ruralidays

Festivals in Round 2019

The Ronda Fair in honour of Pedro Romero is one of the most important in the whole province of Malaga. Originally it was held in the San Francisco neighbourhood, but in 1881 it was moved to the Mercadillo neighbourhood, where the Ronda May Fair was already taking place.

In 1954, the Ronda September Fair became the Pedro Romero Fair, in homage to the Ronda bullfighter.

The streets of the municipality are prepared for the occasion and September is a perfect month. To inaugurate the fair, there is the Cabalgata de la Alegría, a parade of floats that runs through the main streets of the city to the delight of its visitors.

At the end of the day there is the traditional lighting of the Real de Feria, Ángel Harillo. This is the official act with which the Feria de Pedro Romero de Ronda begins.

When is de Ronda Fair?

This year 2019 the festivities in Ronda are celebrated from the 3rd of September until the 8th. Without a doubt a perfect date to be able to enjoy the good temperatures of September. There are many tourists who come to the town these days to live a traditional Andalusian fair that also has a Contest of Enganches whose date will be September 7.

Preliminary Acts of the Ronda Festivities

It is already traditional that the days before the beginning of the fair there are some acts like the pregón, the Festival de Cante Grande de Ronda, the International Folkloric Gala or the presentation of the Damas Goyescas.

Night Ronda FairSource: Andalucia.org

Corrida Goyesca

There are many who wait every year for this appointment in Ronda. A very traditional and famous bullfight that is celebrated in the bullring of Ronda. Every year it is common to see famous people from all over Spain come to the meeting on Saturday afternoon. This year 2019, as we already commented before some changes have taken place, said meeting last Saturday, something atypical of the fair of Ronda.

Ronda Concerts

Like all good fairs, Ronda hosts numerous concerts during the first week of September. This year, artists such as Dvicio or Siempre Así (Always Like this, these performances will take place in the Real) will stand out.

Cover on the Ronda Fair

In addition to the fair, Ronda has its fair in the centre. This year the cover of the fair is the work of the artist and illustrator Raúl Guerra. The work of Ronda was a favorite in the popular vote launched by the Delegation of Festivals of Ronda.

The title of the cover is “Entre rosales”, a work inspired by Goya’s engravings, influences from the world of illustration, manga and pop surrealism, according to Raúl Guerra. Every year, this cover is one of the main attractions of these festivities.

Ronda fairSource: Malagahoy.es

 

As you have seen, a week full of spectacle in the city. A unique opportunity to experience a true Andalusian fair with festivities for all kinds of audiences. Are you thinking of visiting Ronda? You can rent your car and enjoy a few charming days in the province of Malaga.

If instead you are in the capital, you can make a multitude of plans such as having a drink on the terraces of Malaga or discovering the city with children.

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Malaga with kids

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Many families visit us during the holidays, but it is often not easy to make plans for the whole family without spending too much money. Malaga and children? Yes ✅, it is a perfect city for leisure at any age as there are many things to do in Malaga.

Do you want to know what not to miss in Malaga with children?

Things to do in Malaga, Spain

Luckily for all who visit, the Costa del Sol has more than 300 days of good weather and a fairly warm temperature throughout the year. As in the rest of Spain the activities for children in Malaga will vary according to the time of the year. This offers endless possibilities about where to go with children in Malaga.

One of the most emblematic places, Malaga city gives to spend at least 2 or 3 days touring its most famous places. But if you have time you can discover some of its nearest towns.

Travelling to Malaga with children is easy if you organise your trip well and look for alternatives to the common ones. The city offers a great tourist offer to visit Malaga with children.

As a recommendation, look for a hotel or accommodation as close as possible to the centre of the capital. The little ones will love to stroll through its wide pedestrian streets and enjoy the amount of services it offers. With them you can see the Cathedral Basilica of the Incarnation. Located in the Plaza del Obispo, one of the best known of the city. The cathedral is considered a jewel of Renaissance architecture and part of the Baroque in Spain.

You will surely reach Calle Larios, the most famous street in the city. No doubt you can not miss the walk along this street that is decorated especially at Christmas or during the Fair of Malaga. 

Calle-larios-malagaSource: Málaga Magazine

Mercado de Atarazanas

Although they are not the typical children’s activities in Malaga for children, if you want your children to know the more traditional part you have to visit El Mercado Central de Atarazanas. The municipal market located in an iron building of the nineteenth century, built on the remains of the old Arab shipyards, and fortunately for the city the original entrance arch is still preserved. It is a very lively space, full of fresh produce. It is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

The centre of Malaga is undoubtedly a unique place, let yourself be surprised in the Plaza de la Merced, where acts and music festivals are usually held. This is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.

Something not to be missed in your holidays in Malaga with children is the visit to the Roman Theatre, this was built by Emperor Augustus and has a breathtaking views that no doubt will please children.

Next to the Roman Theatre is the Gibralfaro Castle and the Alcazaba of Malaga, are some of the best preserved Hispanic-Muslim buildings in Spain. Surely the little ones will like to imagine battles between gentlemen in such a well-kept space.

Who said monuments were boring? You already have plans with children in Malaga!

2. Malaga Aeronautical Museum

One of the activities for children in Malaga that most of the time goes unnoticed, but that the little ones will love. With the philosophy “The airplanes are not only seen, they touch each other” this space in Malaga allows access to the cabins and touch absolutely everything you can imagine. It has the first plane that brought tourists to the city, the Convair 440 or a copy of a private plane from 1937, Beechcraft 18.

It also has an engine room, “propulsion in all its forms” and an interactive room where you will learn about the history of the airplanes in the city.

Another of the characteristics of this place is its location, the Aeronautical Museum of Malaga is located in the original passenger terminal of the airport, next to the General Aviation terminal that became obsolete after the expansion of the airport. The best? The visit is free, it is only closed on Sundays and Mondays.

It is one of the places least known by tourists, but undoubtedly one of the most surprising. No doubt Malaga is for children!

plane-malagaSource: Museo Aeronáutico

How long are you gonna be in town? If you are going to spend a weekend with children in Malaga you might want to visit some of these parks, they are specially designed for the entertainment of the whole family and can be an alternative and free plan.

3. Playgrounds Málaga

We’re sure he’d also like some time to run and play outdoors. Malaga has huge playgrounds to give free rein to the fun of your children. Below we describe some of the most striking.

  • 3.1 Parque La Alameda

Full of exotic flora, it is one of the most important public parks. It is located in the center of the city and was built in the late nineteenth century. Under the park are the remains of the houses that were attached to the Alcazaba. Since 2017 Parque La Alameda has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.

Within this space, in addition to the flora, you can also see numerous fountains and sculptures that pay tribute to personalities of the city. The Malaga Park, also known like this, has an auditorium inside that hosts several events during the year.  Without a doubt, a place for holidays in Malaga with kids.

Alameda in MálagaSource: Tripkay

  • 3.2 La Isla del Tesoro, Málaga

Inspired by the famous work of Louis Stevenson. This children’s playground was inaugurated in 2013 and located in the district of Puerto de la Torre, specifically in Victor Hugo Square. Born to encourage traditional play and imagination, it is the perfect place to disconnect with your children.

It has 800 square meters and multi-game green areas with various animal docks and the mast of a boat with climbing ropes. It is one of the most popular parks for kids in Malaga because of its theme.

playgrounds malagaSource: Blog Fuerte Hoteles

  • 3.3 Parque del cine, Málaga

Full of colour, one of Malaga’s most original playgrounds. Located in the area of Teatinos, it has more than 10,000 m2 and is inspired by the Seventh Art.

The areas in this park are distributed between books and films. The whole environment is dedicated to the game simulating the old rolls where the films were recorded.

Or seniors the area has a zip line to jump on without stopping. It also has a pimpón table and even a small theatre for children to perform plays. This children’s playground is designed to the millimetre for fun. So it has an area dedicated to Orson Wells, another to Charles Dickens and you can even prepare a tea like Alice in Wonderland.

Park in Malaga Source: Diario Sur

  • 3.4 Parque del Oeste, Málaga

Inaugurated in 1992, created as an ideal space to rest and stroll in one of the most populated areas of the city. It stands out and is known among the people of Malaga for its immense lake. Surely children will love it because it has animals such as swans, ducks, agapornis, emus, Wallabies of Bennet or turtles.

On the other hand, Parque Oeste has 45 statues distributed by the park that give it the character of an open-air museum.

There are also indoor football fields, basketball courts and a dog park. Don’t forget the picnic tables and benches area. Can you imagine your Malaga family holiday?

kangaroo park in malagaSource: Diario Sur

  • 3.5 Parque de la Alegría, Málaga

We like his name already. A space with more than 15,000 m2 designed for almost all types of activities. It is characterized for being an original and colorful park, full of vegetation like palms, ficus or cypresses. Inside it has a large pond and modern sculptures.

In addition, it houses a multitude of platforms for the youngest, but also for the oldest. It has a gymnasium for the elderly, a blue track for running and a green track for bikes.

park of joy in malagaSource: La Diversiva 

Did you like the parks? Malaga is also for children. We still offer you another alternative.

4. Port of Malaga with children 

Since the creation of Dock One in the city, many families pass through it every weekend. The open shopping centre usually organises activities for the little ones, thus enjoying the Port of Malaga with children.

As you have seen, there are many places in Malaga that are designed for the enjoyment of the youngest during the days of rest or holidays. What are you going to choose to visit Malaga with kids? If on the other hand you prefer to have a quiet drink on a terrace we have the perfect list of terraces in Malaga.

There are many who travel all year round to the Costa del Sol, now you can rent your car in Malaga and move around all corners of the city.

What to see in Malaga in two days

what to see in malaga in two days

If there is a city visited par excellence of the Andalusian coast during the summer it is Malaga. The Costa del Sol is a tourist attraction at this time, and its possibilities are practically endless.

The capital has experienced great growth in recent years and this has led to an increase in leisure options, cultural alternatives and increased job offers. Today we make a list of what to see in Malaga in two days.

The best of Malaga in two days:

There are many places in the city. A trip to Malaga is perfect to discover all the culture that it hosts. In addition, depending on the time of the year there are cheap hotels in Malaga where you can stay during your stay in the capital. Also, there are many aparthotels in Malaga or tourist rentals. You can also have a drink in one of its many terraces, where you are sure to enjoy unique views.

Here is a list of things you can not miss in Malaga if you decide to visit the city.

La Alcazaba:

In a privileged place and very close to the cathedral, you can discover this fortification formed by the Roman Theater, the citadel and, at the top of the hill, the castle of Gibralfaro.

Currently, it occupies less than half the space it had in its period of greatest splendour but it is still one of the beauties of the city. It was built in the 11th century.

 

Alcazaba. Source: Pixabay

Castillo de Gibralfaro:

This castle was built to defend the Alcazaba against possible attacks. Today from its Torre del Homenaje there are beautiful views of the whole city. We advise you to go up at sunset, because you will enjoy a wonderful time.

Roman Teatre

Did you know it was discovered only 68 years ago? Yes, even the people of Malaga didn’t know that it existed before. It was discovered during the works of realization of the gardens that are next to the then House of Culture. Today it is a tourist attraction of the city. You can see the opening hours to the public here.

 

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Teatro- Romano Source: Pixabay

Calle Larios:

Yes, one of the most famous streets in the world is here. Marqués de Larios street is one of the most visited places by the Malaga citizens, but also by the tourists who visit the city. It is an area of ​​the city that is always animate.

Plaza de la Merced:

Probably one of the most beautiful squares in the city, in it is the sculpture of the painter Pablo Picasso, born in the capital.

 

Do you think there are few plans to visit Malaga? We continue with our list of what to see in Malaga in two days!

Muelle Uno:

If any building has changed to the city in recent years has been the creation of this outdoor mall. Here you can find a more than complete entertainment alternative. Built in the city’s port in 2011, Muelle Uno is one of the most popular sites in Malaga today.

 

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Muelle uno. Source: Pixabay

Catedral de Málaga:

 

Of course, you can not miss the visit to the city’s cathedral, called Santa Iglesia Catedral Basilica de la Encarnación. A majestic creation with diverse architectural styles; Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Its north tower has a length of 84 meters, which can be seen from various parts in the city.

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Cathedral. Source: Pixabay

La Malagueta:

 

Surely you have heard about this beach, one of the most famous in the whole city. With dark sand, it is 1,200 meters long and 45 meters wide. On these dates you can find service of hammocks, beach umbrellas or nautical equipment. Are you going to miss it?

 

Pablo Picasso Museum:

 

We have already mentioned before that the famous painter was born here. In addition, it has a museum dedicated to the artist.  It does not have his most famous works, but for € 8 you can take a tour through his childhood  until  adulthood.

Espetos:

Yes, you have read well. Coming to Málaga and not coming to try some delicious ‘espetos’ should be a sin! Where is the best place? Impossible to choose only one. There are many restaurants that prepare them, but we recommend the neighborhood of El Palo, where they have been preparing for many years.

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Espetos. Source: Pixabay

 

If you have more time, you can visit the Caminito del Rey, since its rehabilitation there are many tourists who come all year round. Here is a guide to how to get there.

As you can see there are many plans to make in Malaga very different. If you come for a visit some days you can rent your car 🚗🚗 on our website and enjoy the capital to the fullest. In addition, you can now enjoy a 30% discount with the All Inclusive option.

 

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The most beautiful villages of Malaga to visit this summer

The province of Malaga hides really wonderful places. Still do not know where to go on vacation this summer?

If you want to visit the most beautiful villages of the Costa del Sol this summer and enjoy a vacation without leaving Malaga, these are the 5 most spectacular towns in Malaga that you can not miss.

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5 villages to visit in Malaga this summer

  • Nerja: has been the scene of films, advertisements and series. One of the most famous series and for which Nerja became known was ‘Verano Azul’, for that reason, the town offers a guided tour by one of the most mythical characters of the series, Tito, who will accompany you to visit its most characteristic scenarios, like the Chanquete boat that pays homage to Verano Azul.

One of the obligatory stops in Nerja is the Balcon de Europa, a beautiful viewpoint located in the center of the town with views of the beach and the cliffs. Another essential visit is the Caves of Nerja, tourist caves of great archaeological importance, buy your tickets here.

Finally, we can not forget the marvelous coves of Maro, the wildest virgin beaches of the Costa del Sol, with crystal clear waters and pure nature. The best known are ‘El Cañuelo’ and ‘La Cala del Barranco’.

 

  • Frigiliana: is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages in Malaga, located in the Axarquía and characterized by whitewashed whitewashed houses and narrow cobbled streets full of flowers. It was awarded in 1982 with the first National Embellishment Award, considered an Artistic Historic Site since 2014 and in 2016 it received the award for the third Rural Wonder of Spain.

Its old town, declared a historical and artistic complex, is made up of beautiful narrow streets that reach the most unique area of ​​Frigiliana, that of Barribarto, which we recommend visiting both day and night.

The honey of cane is the typical product of Frigiliana and in addition, it is its star product, since it lodges the only existent factory in Europe.

frigiliana

 

  • Ronda: is one of the best-known towns of Malaga, has the peculiarity that is seated on a ravine 120 meters deep and is surrounded by lush river valleys, Ronda is a paradise that is worth visiting.

The most famous monument in Ronda is the Puente Nuevo, built in 1793 after more than forty years, linking the old and new areas, offering spectacular views of the Tajo de Ronda. To make a small route, we recommend going down the Tagus along the Camino de los Molinos to see the bridge from below and take some amazing photos of Ronda.

Another thing that this town is known for is the birthplace of bullfighting, the Bullring of the Real Maestranza is one of the oldest and most beautiful in Spain.

Arab remains such as the Baths, the Palace of the King Moro and La Mina, and the Arab Walls are some of the best preserved Nasrid works in Spain.

  • Mijas: is another of the towns of Malaga that stands out for its white houses with blue touches, flowers and labyrinthine streets. The most characteristic is its transport, the famous donkey-taxi, a fun and original way to visit Mijas.

It is a town that has it all: mountain, beaches and golf courses. The most beautiful beaches are the well-known Calahonda and El Faro, are two coves of fine sand perfect for diving and windsurfing. Mijas is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in the summer on the Costa del Sol.

One of the essential visits is the Mirador del Compás and the Virgen de la Peña Sanctuary, from where you can visit the most spectacular views of the Sierra de Mijas and its coast.

 

  • Marbella: is one of the most important tourist centers of the Costa del Sol. One of its main tourist attractions is Puerto Banus, as it houses a large leisure area within the incredible facilities of its marina.

The most beautiful part of Marbella is its historic center, set in a beautiful bay that shelters the most beautiful and characteristic corners of Andalusia, such as its whitewashed houses and the large number of orange trees for its streets and squares.

If what you are looking for this summer is to enjoy beaches and chiringuitos, Marbella is one of the most complete tourist destinations that you can find on the Costa del Sol.

In addition, you can rent a car in one of our offices located in Marbella and take the opportunity to visit the nearest towns such as Ronda or Mijas. Book your car with Marbesol for your summer holidays and get the best price.

 

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