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Timetable for the Three Kings Parades in Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Málaga 

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Timetable for Three Kings Parades in Benalmadena, Malaga and FuengirolaOn Thursday evening (5th January) kids all over Spain will be lining the streets of all the main towns and cities to watch the traditional Three Kings Parades.

This is the highlight of the Christmas festivities and a must-watch for anyone visiting at this magical time of year. Many of our guests like to venture into town and watch the colourful parades so we’ve put together this blog post highlighting some of our favourite processions with timetables and exact locations of each. All you have to do is choose the one which most appeals to you! Continue Reading →

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12 Interesting Things to do in Benalmadena at Christmas Time

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Things to do in Benalmadena over ChristmasAlthough not the high season here in Benalmadena, Christmas time offers lots of interesting things to keep the whole family entertained.

Our guests often ask us for recommendations on things to do at this time of year so we’ve decided to put together this list which includes activities and specific places you can visit during the holidays. Although the title of this post specifically states Benalmadena, you’ll find that out list wanders a little further down the Coast; that being said, all of these places are well connected by public transport. If you’re planning on visiting the Coast this Christmas I’m sure you’ll find something of interest on the list. Here goes… Continue Reading →

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5 Malaga Museums You’ve Probably Never Heard of (But are Well Worth a Visit)

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5 Malaga MuseumsThe city of Malaga is quickly becoming one of the most attractive Cultural destinations amongst international travellers. The town hall has invested heavily in the growth of its historical and artistic heritage and now offers visitors an impressive collection of more than 30 museums, each with its own unique and varied theme.

The most popular include The Picasso Museum, Centre Pompidou and the Carmen Thyssen museum and each attracts hundreds of thousands of art enthusiasts every year. However, Malaga has other museums which, although not as famous, are definitely worth a visit.

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World Tourism Day: A Great Opportunity to Visit Malaga’s Museums and Attractions for Free  

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World Tourism Day 2016 in MalagaNext Tuesday 27th September 2016 is World Tourism Day and to celebrate this special occasion, Malaga Town Hall, in conjunction with the city’s main museums and monuments, has prepared a special events programme.

This initiative – promoted by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) – aims to raise awareness of the important impact tourism has on countries and communities around the world; socially, culturally, politically and economically. This year’s event goes under the following title: Tourism for all – Promoting Universal Accessibility.  Continue Reading →

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‘Musical July’: Evenings of Classical Music Concerts in Malaga 

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Julio musical en las noches de MálagaThe city of Malaga is getting ready to host, for the 4th year running, a fabulous series of summer evening concerts. This latest edition, of what has become a consolidated event in the city’s summer events calendar, will delight spectators with a series of free music concerts to be held in the Gibralfaro Castle and the Alcazaba fortress.

The Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, musical ‘ensemble’, ‘Músicos Concerto Málaga, Duo del Valle, The Insostenible Big Band, Coral Cármina Nova and Música Prima, will be performing in two of Malaga’s most iconic land marks.  Continue Reading →

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‘La Noche en Blanco’ in Malaga: A Cultural Festival with 250 Free Activities

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La Noche en Blanco – MálagaMalaga’s ‘La Noche en Blanco’ (White Night) has established itself as one the city’s most important cultural events. On Saturday 14th May – from 8:00pm to 02:00am – all who visit the Costa del Sol’s capital will be treated to an unbelievable selection of free cultural activities. 

This years event will have 250 different activities (more than 20% more than last year) and spread out over 107 different locations throughout the city. All the activities are grouped into seven categories and themes:

  •  Art, Museums and Exhibitions
  • Artistic performances. Urbanand Street actions
  • Visual Arts
  • Literary and Scenic Arts
  • For the ‘stars’ of your home
  • Music
  • Extraordinary Visits & Activities

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Holy Week Processions in Malaga: A Must-See During Your Easter Holiday

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Holy Week in Malaga 2016We’re just days away from one of the most important events in Málaga’s calendar year: The Holy Week or ‘Semana Santa’ as it is known here.

If you’re planning a holiday to this part of the world for your Easter Holidays this year, we highly recommend you take – at least – a day to explore the wonders of this amazing festivity; you won’t regret it.

The ‘Semana Santa de Málaga’ is famous for its impressive processions in which the ‘cofradías’ (brotherhoods) proudly parade their ‘Tronos’ (Thrones) through the streets of the city as the expectant crowds cheer, sing and applaud to the sound of the unmistakable music played by the marching bands.  Continue Reading →

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8 of the Most Popular Easter Processions in Malaga

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8 of the most popular Easter Processions in MalagaWith less than a week to go until the start of its famous ‘Semana Santa’ (Holy Week) – From 20th to 27th March 2016 – the city of Malaga is gearing itself up to welcome thousands of visitors who every year line its streets to watch the breathtaking processions. 

It’s a truly unique experience which all visitors to the Costa del Sol should experience at least once. The sight of the gigantic thrones (known as Tronos) being carried by over 200 men and the colourful costumes worn by members of the brotherhoods; the smell of fresh flowers and burning incense; the sound of music and peoples cheering and singing… a truly memorable experience!  Continue Reading →

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Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai Comes to Malaga

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Cirque du Soleil in Malaga - VarekaiThe ‘greatest show on earth’ is coming to Malaga!

From the 21st to 24th January, Cirque du Soleil, arguably the best circus experience on the planet will visit Malaga with their touring production titled Varekai. This stunning show first premiered in Montréal (Canada) in April 2002 and has since travelled all over the world delighting spectators wherever they perform.

The word ‘Varekai’ actually means ‘Anywhere’ in the Romani language, the language of the eternal nomads. The show is an “acrobatic tribute to the nomadic soul” and the art of the circus tradition. Continue Reading →

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Malaga at Christmas: Where to Go and What to See

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Malaga Christmas Lights in Calle Larios

Malaga Christmas Lights in Calle Larios

Málaga city centre is famous for its’ stunning Christmas lights. Hundreds of thousands of people visit the city’s Calle Larios to see the spectacular lights, and every year, we’re treated to a more impressive display!

This year is no exception with the town hall spending a whopping 573,201 Euros on the lights! This might seem like a lot but when you see the amount of people who show up at 6:30pm every day to watch the lights be switched on, you begin to understand why. Business is booming and the city has a real Christmassy feel to it. Continue Reading →

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