3 Chances to Watch “The Nutcracker” Ballet in Málaga

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The Nutcracker ballet in MalagaIf you enjoy Ballet, you’ll be delighted to know that the Cervantes Theatre inMalaga will be showing three performances of “The Nutcracker”.

Performed by the Russian National Theatre Ballet of Moscow, this Christmas classic is sure to be a great success. Inspired on A. Dumas’ adaptation of E.T.A Hoffman’s famous story, The Nutcracker narrates the story of a young girl’s adventures with her only Christmas present; a nutcracker in the shape of a small soldier which comes to life. Together they travel to the magical Sweet kingdom where they are welcomed by the Sugar Fairy, candy sticks and marzipan figures.

Prestigious French choreographer M. Petipa put together the original choreography for this successful ballet; the unforgettable music of Tchaikovsky adds magic to a performance that you surely wont want to miss.

Performances of “The Nutcracker” will be on the following days:

  • Thursday 22nd December at 9:00 pm
  • Thursday 29th December at 9:00 pm
  • Friday 30th December at 9:00 pm

Tickets are priced from €22 and can be purchased at the Cervantes Theatre.

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The MIMA 2011 Children’s Fair in Málaga

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MIMA 2011 Malaga - Children's fairThere’s not long to go now… In just over 2 weeks time, one of the most eagerly awaited events of the Christmas period – at least it will be for kids – starts at the Málaga Convention Centre (Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga): The MIMA 2011 Children’s Fair.

Lasting 8 days, this yearly  fair provides fun for all the family with more than 60 activities, attractions, video games, sports activities, workshops, children’s theatre and more!

From the 26th December to the 4th January, the Malaga Exhibition and Convention Centre will become a true wonderland for kids and adults alike. If you are on holiday and the weather isn’t looking to good, this is the perfect place to take the kids for a day out! Read More…

Malaga Card: The Easy (and Economical) Way to Explore Málaga City Centre

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Malaga Card and City GuideIf you are planning to explore the impressive array of art and culture that the city of Málaga has to offer, you may want to read on.

Making your way around all the museums, galleries and other “must see” tourist attractions which the Costa del Sol’s capital has to offer can get rather expensive.

If you are planning on spending a day in Málaga, visiting all the main museums and tourist attractions, you should definitely think about investing in the Málaga Card.

The concept and idea for the “Málaga Card” came about thanks to the Asociacion of Businesses in the Historic Centre of Málaga; the idea was to help promote the small businesses in the centre of the city and provide a value added incentive to tourists keen to see the real Málaga.  Read More…

Cirque du Soleil Visit Málaga with New Show “Alegría”

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Cirque du Soleil in MalagaMálaga is set to become the first Spanish city to welcome Cirque du Soleil’s new show, “Alegría”.

From the 1st to the 4th December, Cirque du Soleil fans – and those who plan to experience their magic for the first time – will be able to watch the exciting new show at the Martin Carpena Sports and Events Hall in Málaga.

The show promises to be every bit as spectacular as previous Cirque du Soleil performances, with a total of 55 artists (because they truly are artists!) made up of 15 different nationalities. The unique mix of athleticism, artistic flair, amazing costumes, spectacular make-up and live music make this a show not to be missed.

The following is a descriptive excerpt taken from the “Alegría” website: Read More…

Lunch at El Tintero: A Fun Dining Experience in Málaga

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Restaurante El Tintero in Malaga

"El Tintero" - On the beachfront in El Palo

There are plenty of amazing restaurants and beach bars up and down theCosta del Solwhere you can sample some of the most amazing fish dishes; however, today I am going to tell you about a famous restaurant on the beaches of El Palo, just to the East of Málaga: El Tintero.

The El Tintero Restaurant has become somewhat of a landmark in Málaga. It looks like your everyday “chiringuito” offering a wide range of delicious fresh fish; however, after you’ve spent a few minutes at your table – with a bit of luck, overlooking thebayofMálaga– you’ll realise that El Tintero offers a “different” and refreshing eating experience… Read More…

The Malaga Village of Júzcar gets Painted Blue for Movie Premiere

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Júzcar pintado de azulJúzcar, a traditional white village situated near the famous town of Ronda, has been chosen by Sony Pictures as the setting for the premiere of their new film “The Smurfs 3D” this Thursday 16th June.

This wont be your run-of-the-mill premiere, Sony’s PR experts have come up with an innovative idea to gain publicity for the launch: Paint the whole town blue! No kidding, they have managed to convince the town’s inhabitants to paint their houses “smurf” blue…

A team of 20 painters – 11 of which are villagers who were unemployed – has been hard at work painting every single building in the village (See photo).

So why did Sony choose this small – previously – white village in the hills near Ronda for their world premiere? Apart from the incredible climate, it seems that Júzcar is also popular for its promotion of sustainable tourism; they have special walking routes and also organise mycological events and, as we all know, mushrooms are the Smurfs favourite food :-)

All the media exposure has had a very positive effect on the village’s coffers as tourists flock to take pictures of the famous Smurf Village. Business is booming, so much so, that they are considering keeping their new colour indefinitely!

For the moment, they have voted to remain “Smurf” Blue until September, at which point they will review the situation and decide on whether to paint all buildings white again – incidentally, the cost of painting the village white will be taken care of by Sony as part of the agreement.

So if you’re planning on visiting Ronda this summer, make sure you pop into Júzcar. Apparently, the village will be organising a special “Smurf Tour” which will include a free hat and t-shirt… think about it, you’ll be able to tell all your friends that you visited the original Smurf Village and you’ll have the t-shirt to prove it!


Malaga’s New Automobile Museum: A Car Lover’s Paradise!

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Malaga Car MuseumAs from the end of last summer, Malaga city has a new museum: The “Museo Automovilístico de Málaga” (Malaga Automobile Museum). Located in the Tabacalera building, the old tobacco factory, this modern installation has 6000 m2 dedicated to one of the most important car collections in Europe. This is more than a regular trip to a museum, it’s an experience that will provide fun, entertainment, art and culture to all visitors.

The museum is divided into various themed areas which exhibit a collection of more than 90 cars, all restored to incredibly high standards (the collection actually has 120 models; however, only 90 are available for the public to view). These themed areas transport visitors on a trip through time – 3 centuries – showing and illustrating the evolution of the automotive industry, both aesthetically and mechanically. Read More…

The Museum of Glass and Crystal: One of Malaga’s Hidden Treasures

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Museo de Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga

Like most large cities that attract a steady flow of tourists, Málaga has its fair share of museums; the Picasso Museum is probably the most popular and famous of them all. However, there is a little museum hidden in the back streets of Málaga’s old town which is creating a lot of positive buzz on travel sites such as Tripadvisor; I’m referring to the Museum of Glass and Crystal in Málaga.

Located in a restored 18th century palace, this unique museum contains a private collection with some of the most beautiful and artistic glass and crystal pieces.

Visitors to the museum will be able to view 3000 pieces of glass and crystal from a variety of different cultures and time periods. 1000 of these works of art are fixed in exhibition and the others are in rotation. The Palace’s exquisite decoration and furniture – which correspond to the specific time period from which the exhibits derive – make this museum experience all the more special. Read More…

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