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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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Visit Sohail Castle in Fuengirola: Entrance is Now Free!

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The grounds of Sohail Castle in FuengirolaFuengirola’s councilor in charge of Culture recently announced that access and visits to the city’s impressive Sohail Castle will now be free for all visitors – it used to cost 3€ for adults and 2€ for children!

Opening times are between 10:00am and 2:00pm daily from Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays), plenty of time for visitors to walk around this iconic building with centuries of history behind it (see below). 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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The Luna Mora Festival in Guaro: A Weekend of Music and Culture

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Festival de la Luna Mora de GuaroThis weekend – from the 11th and 12th September – the picturesque white village of Guaro celebrates the 19th edition of its famous ‘Luna Mora’ Festival.

This year’s festivities have been reduced to two days (It’s usually four) but they’ve still managed to put together an impressive programme of events with activities and entertainment for all the family.

Throughout the weekend, the village becomes a meeting point for traditional Andalusí music and culture. The streets come alive in the evenings with the stunning illumination of 25,000 candles strategically positioned to create a unique and magical ambiance. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the traditional Arab artisan market, workshops (Henna and belly dancing), street performers, storytelling and mouth watering gastronomy. Continue Reading →

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Why You Need to Visit Mayan Monkey Mijas, the World’s Smallest Chocolate Factory 

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Mayan Monkey Mijas Chocolate FactoryThe white village of Mijas has a hidden secret which for the last few years has been delighting chocolate lovers from all over the world… We’re referring to Mayan Monkey Mijas, the world’s smallest chocolate factory! 

The sign above the entrance to this delightful chocolate factory and museum says it all, “Happiness Laboratory”.

Located in the village’s ‘Plaza Virgen de la Peña’ Mayan Monkey isn’t your ordinary chocolate factory. From the minute you walk in you are greeted by friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff who are on hand to help you with all your chocolate related queries or needs. They’ll tell you stories about the chocolate’s origins and offer you samples to try. And trust us, the place has an impressive collection of exotic chocolate treats which will make you think you’re in Chocolate Heaven! Continue Reading →

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

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Free classical concerts in MalagaThe city of Malaga is getting ready to host, for the 3rd 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 four free classical music concerts to be held in the Gibralfaro Castle and the Alcazaba fortress.

The Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra and two musical ‘ensembles’, ‘Músicos Concerto Málaga and Ensembre Ars Cello, the latter made up of students, ex-students and teachers from Malaga’s Music Conservatory, will be performing in two of Malaga’s most iconic land marks.  Continue Reading →

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Live Music in Mijas Pueblo with the ‘Hot Summer Nights’ Concerts

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Hot Summer Nights Concerts in MijasThis Summer, the picturesque white village of Mijas will play host to a series of concerts featuring some of the world’s best cover bands and singers.

Under the ‘Hot Summer Nights’ banner, this series of concerts kicks of next Thursday 25th June with a fantastic Swing Night followed by Spain’s top ‘Bruce Springsteen’ tribute band in Friday 26th June.

Here’s a little more information about these two great concerts: Continue Reading →

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Summer 2015: Guide to the Best Live Music Concerts on the Costa del Sol  

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Costa del Sol Concert Guide Summer 2015If you’re planning on spending your summer holidays on the Costa del Sol and enjoy a good live music concert, you’ve come to the right place!

Below we’re put together a guide to the best concerts on the Costa del Sol this summer including the venues and ticket prices. We’ve broken the list down by month and you can even download a pdf copy of the guide to keep handy. Continue Reading →

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Mijas Tapas Festival: Enjoy a Tapa and a Drink for Just 2€! 

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Mijas Tapas FestivalAs from the 27th February – and until the 29th March – the white village of Mijas will celebrate it’s Tapas Festival (Festival de la Tapa de Mijas).

Every weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) participating bars and restaurants will offer their best tapas to all visitors. You’ll have the chance to sample traditional and typical tapas dishes as well as more exotic and innovative recipes. Continue Reading →

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Take a Trip Back in Time… Visit the Medieval Market in Fuengirola’s Sohail Castle

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Medieval Market at Sohail Castle in FuengirolaLast year it managed to attract over 90.000 visitors and this year, organisers are hoping to improve upon this impressive figure. We’re referring to the Medieval Market which is taking place in Fuengirola’s Sohail Castle until Sunday the 17th August. 

This is the 11th consecutive year that the event has been held and just goes to prove its success. So much so that it has now become one of the most important in Spain thanks, mainly, to its unique setting in an XIth century Muslim fortressContinue Reading →

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