The August Fair of Malaga: two fairs for the price of one

From August 15 to 24 Malaga celebrates its traditional Fair, with the particularity that it is one of the few cities in Spain with two fairs at the same time to choose from: the streets of the Historic Center and the Real de la Feria in the Cortijo de Torres. Real de la Feria. © La Opinión de Málaga On August 19, 1487 the Catholic Monarchs, Isabel and Fernando, entered with their courtship through

Where to See Authentic Flamenco in Malaga

The poet Manuel Machado, the brother of the also poet Antonio Machado, when reviewing the eight Andalusian capitals defined Malaga as cantaora (flamenco singer). Flamenco has been very present in this city, which is home to one of the best flamenco singers in history, Juan Breva, after whom the main peña flamenca (flamenco club) in Málaga is named. Juan Breva© La Opinión de Málaga The origin of flamenco, although hazy, seems to be born from

February 16th, 2019|Things to do in Malaga|

Nereo Shipyard Ecomuseum in Pedregalejo

On the promenade of Pedregalejo, next to the Baños del Carmen, is the Nereo Shipyard Ecomuseum, an old corner of the neighborhood that offers workshop schools and makes replicas of historic boats using traditional carpentry techniques.Guided tours are offered. A bit of history Old photographs reveal that at the end of the 19th century, in the same place where the Nereo Shipyards are located, on the old beach of San Telmo, now called

Best Parks & Gardens of Malaga

The parks and gardens of Málaga began to be implemented in the city at the end of the 18th century thanks to its excellent climate and with a scientific purpose: The Minister of the Indies was then the Malaga native José de Gálvez and he set out to collect the largest number of seeds and plants of the American colonies. Don José  had a farm in Almayate, on the east coast of Malaga and his gardener had in

December 19th, 2018|Things to do in Malaga|