‘La Noche en Blanco’ (White Night) has established itself as one of Málaga city’s most important cultural events. On Saturday 18th May – from 7:00 pm to 01:00 am – all who visit the Costa del Sol’s capital will be treated to an unbelievable selection of free cultural activities.
This year’s event will have 183 different activities and spread out over more than 80 different locations throughout the city. All the activities are grouped into different categories and themes:
- Street Performances
- Art, Museums and Exhibitions
- Performing Arts
- Music & Dance
- Nochecita en Blanco (Special activities for kids)
- Extraordinary Visits & Activities
- And you can also see…
This year’s main theme is ‘Around the world in one night’. With impressive Urban style actions and performances, a special children’s section taking place in the trendy Soho area of the city, live music concerts and performances throughout the city streets and many forms of unique artistic interpretations, Málaga city centre will become a cultural treasure chest for all who visit on this magical evening.
This cultural festival takes place from 7:00 pm to 01:00 am on Saturday 18th 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 the city’s most popular museums!
This year visitors will again be able to download the free app for the event. Available or iOS and Android, it’s called Personal Noctiluca and will help you easily find all the activities through an intuitive interface. You’ll also be able to set up alerts for your favourite activities and use the geolocation function to identify activities located near your position as well as detailed map and route of how to get there.
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 you might enjoy:
- “Flotados. Un viaje por el amor y las emociones” (Floated. A voyage through love and emotions) in Plaza la Marina is a show performed by the David Moreno and Cristina Calleja Company. He’ll play a long tail piano suspended 8 metres above the ground whilst she dances, also suspended in the air.
- “Teatro de Sombras” (Theatre of Shadows) by Acroevents (Also in Plaza la Marina). Imagination will take the audience to different parts of the world through the shadows created by the bodies of dancers which will become icons of La Noche en Blanco and different cities around the world; all this accompanied by music and special projection on a giant 6×4 metre 16.000-lumen screen.
- Cities in the Air in Calle Larios. This initiative by students of the Architecture Technical School is based on silhouettes of buildings from around the world which will hang inverted along Calle Larios. The actual students will be present to explain the architectural idiosyncrasies of the represented cities.
- ‘La Nochecita en Blanco’ takes place in the Soho area of the city and will feature activities and events aimed at children and families.
- Night time visit to Malaga’s Alcazaba Fortress: From 9:00 pm to 1:00 am and entrance is free. Please note that entrance tickets are handed out from 8:00 am on Friday 17th May at the Alcazaba’s main reception (max. 4 tickets per person).
- “Mil Notas y un Catamarán” (A Thousand Notes and a Catamaran) – This is another great option for all the family. Your voyage around the world starts in Málaga port as you take a music-inspired trip around the bay of Málaga on a large catamaran. This activity is available from 8:00pm to 11:15pm from the Palmeral de la Sorpresas / Muelle Uno area of the port.
- Visit the city’s main museums and galleries including The Pompidou Centre, The Russian Museum of St. Petersburg, The Carmen Thyssen Museum, the spectacular Picasso Museum and the new ‘Museo de Málaga’ located in the old customs building.
Feeling adventurous and want to head straight into 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.
If you’re staying at Sunset Beach Club, you can just jump on the M110 bus which will take you straight into the centre of Málaga, the perfect place to start your ‘White Night’ adventure. For more information about Malaga’s ‘Noche en Blanco’, please ask at the 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 😉