Malaga’s ‘La Noche en Blanco’ (White Night) has established itself as one the city’s most important cultural events. On Saturday 16th 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 183 different activities, with a couple of notable new additions including the new Pompidou Centre and the collection from the Russian Museum of St Petersburg. All the activities are grouped into six categories and themes:
- Art, Museums and Exhibitions (48 activities)
- Artistic performances. Urbanand Street actions (27 activities)
- Visual Arts (15 activities)
- Literary and Scenic Arts (25 Activities)
- Music (37 activities)
- Extraordinary Visits (29 activities)
This year’s main theme is centred upon one of the city’s main simbols: The Sea. Impressive Urban style actions and performances such as ‘El fondo del cielo’ (The end of the sky) and ‘Susurros del mar’ (Whispers of the Sea) will feature various marine species throughout Malaga’s Calle Larios in the form of unique artistic interpretations. If you’re near Malaga Port, make sure you don’t miss the audiovisual show which will be projected onto the famous lighthouse towering above the trendy Muelle Uno water front.
The cultural festival takes place from 8:00pm to 02:00am on Saturday 16th May; Six hours in which visitors to the city will be able to enjoy free access to all the planned events and activities, including entrances to some of the most popular museums!
Quick tip: six hours is not long enough to see all the attractions and events so, if you’re thinking of going to the ‘White Night’, make sure you plan your itinerary beforehand. Some of the activities may require reservations as availability is limited.
Here are some of the activities we recommend:
- Panoramic night tour of Malaga city: The tourist bus will take you on a wonderful journey to see the city’s most famous land marks. (Tickets are just €2).
- Ruth Lorenzo Convert at 9:15pm in Plaza de la Constitución.
- A Voyage to Malaga’s History (10:45pm): Video mapping show in Plaza de la Constitución which will project images of the city’s history onto the walls of a building.
- Musical – Les Miserables: The Malaga Philaharmonic Orchestra will play the music from this wonderful musical in the Cervantes Theatre’s square.
- Visit the city’s main museums and galleries including: The Pompidou Centre, The Russian Museum of St. Petersburg, The Carmen Thyssen Museum and the spectacular Picasso Museum.
Feeling adventurous and want to head straight in to Málaga on Saturday evening to explore this cultural festival? You’ll be happy to know that there are two special information points where you can find out everything about the event.
The first is located in Calle Larios and the second in the ‘Archivo Histórico Municipal’ which is on the main avenue near the Alameda.
For more information about Malaga’s White Night, please ask at the Sunset Beach Club leisure desk located on the 6th floor of the hotel.
Enjoy this superb cultural experience and let us know what you thought in the comments below 😉