Taking place for one week from the third Friday in August, it commemorates the recapture of the city from the Moors in 1487 and the cities inclusion under the Castillian crown.
The feria during the daytime is centered around the city center. Live bands are set up in the plazas and streets, the people dancing and drinking. Many of the locals wear traditional Spanish dress from the region.
During the night the party continues, but moves to a site just outside the city. Again there is music in every direction, people dancing and many stalls selling tapas, drinks and candy. It also has amusements such as fairgrounds.
Fireworks play a big part in any Spanish celebration, and through the week there will be many displays at various locations.
August is Fiesta time in Malaga and the Malagüenos love the build up during the month. On the outskirts of the city a huge "village" is erected where the local businesses and the higher class resident will rent a Casita, a small marquee usually decorated in the family tradition, to hold their own party every night throughout the 10 days of Fiesta. They wil pasear up and down the central street of the village, in beautifully decorated horse and carriages, or on horseback with the señorita in full flamenco dress sitting behind her escort for the evening. In the city the locals will stroll the streets till the early hours dressed in their Malagüenan finery, stopping for a glass of malaga wine, a sweet sherry type wine, a plate of tapas and listening to the many musical groups playing throughout the town. Anything from Flamenco to heavy rock...theres something for everyone.
Now the downside to this as any expat living in Malaga will appreciate is that come August Malaga closes as does the majority of other Spanish cities! Very few offices or professional services are operating, you cant order any furniture, book an appointment, get your house painted...because its August! But hey...enjoy!!
Mijas. It is a small village...
Mijas. It is a small village of Muslim origin with narrow streets, panaromic views, and whitewashed houses covered with flowers. It is a lovely short trip from Malaga. There are lots of souvenir and craft shops, and also many restaurants and cafes. To see a typical Andalucian style village, Mijas is the place.
From central Malaga to the airport
The cheapest way from Malaga Airport to central Malaga is via the Number 19 bus which costs 1.20 and takes about 30 minutes for the journey. This is far slower than a taxi or train but it is a good option if you're trying to save money. There is a stop on Alameda Principal in the centre of Malaga for the return journey.
I spent a very good lunch time with my work mates on this restaurant. We have a very good time. The food was supreme and the staff very nice. Very good service. And after lunch "Karaoke".
Elegimos este restaurante para el almuerzo de navidad con los amigos del trabajo,Es uno de los mas populares en Málaga, la comida es excelente y se especializan en comida vasca.El personal es muy amable y el servicio excelente.