5 things you must see to enjoy Feria de Malaga to the fullest.
Are you thinking about spending your holidays in Malaga in August? OnSpain School, your Spanish language school, takes you to the Feria de Malaga with dance, music and a lot of fun!
The Feria de Malaga in August makes Malaga a multicultural and cosmopolitan city, but has at the same time their traditional way of life. Held in August to commemorate the incorporation of the city Malaga by the Crown of Castille by the Catholic Monarchs in August 1487.
During the whole week, the activities last from morning till dawn. Spaniards and tourists from around the world fill the streets while enjoying the Cartojal, de typical white wine of the Feria de Malaga, and turning amongst the countless events, traditional dances, live music, tapas tours, bullfights, and all kind of performances.
The Feria de Malaga consists of two parts: the Feria de Día, which takes place in the historic centre, and around historic monuments with a variety of shows; and the Feria de Noche, the Royal enclosure, in the district of Cortijo de Torres. There is a good bus service that takes you from the exhibitions to the centre.
We show you our list of 5 things to see so you do not miss anything about the Feria de Malaga in August:
1. The opening of the Feria
The festivities last for 10 days, with an inauguration on the first night, with the proclamation of the Feria, where citizens and spectators gather at the beaches of Malagueta, and wait for the fireworks at midnight. An indescribable spectacle of colours and lights enlighten the warm night of Malaga.
2. Fiestas de Verdiales
During the days of the feria all streets in the city are attracted by the attention of spectators. In Calle Larios, you cannot miss the “fiestas de Verdiales”, one of the most characteristic events of the Feria de Malaga. They are a variant of the flamenco, typically known by the Malaga people. This is done with the help of traditional musical instruments such as guitars, tambourines and castanets.
3. Pilgrimage of the Feria de Malaga
Since the time of the Reconquista, in Malaga, on the 15th of August, the pilgrimage is carried out to the Santuario de la Victoria, where the statue Virgen de la Victoria is stored, patron of the city.
4. Cabalgata Histórica
The Cabalgata Histórica is a spectacular historical reconstruction of the transition of the Catholic Monarchs in Malaga. A procession going through the streets in the city centre with the participation of many people dressed in traditional costumes.
5. Recinto Ferial de Málaga
During Feria de Noche you will spend a lot of time among different booths, local stands with free entrance, where you can enjoy the feast of traditional meals, the flamenco, horse shows, theatrical monologues and comedy. Super recommended, a trip to Luna Park, fun for young and old!
The Feria de Málaga ends on the 20th with a final show and a wonderful spectacle of fireworks, as it began. So, are you ready to participate in a full immersion of tradition, custom, gastronomy and folklore? Fun guaranteed, word of OnSpain!
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