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Malaga (Andalusia)

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Malaga (Andalusia) is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, it could also be known as the birthplace of cubism. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, having been founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century. Not surprisingly, Malaga is a city full of art, where you can enjoy exhibitions

dedicated to glass and crystal, classic cars, contemporary installations and, of course, the work of Picasso.

Walk among banana trees and beautiful fountains along the Paseo del Parque

and visit the old town, where you can quench your thirst in a typical bar.

Malaga Fair

Malaga’s annual city fair in August is an exuberant week-long street party with lots of flamenco and ‘fino’ (sherry). The fair commemorates the reconquest of the city by Isabella and Ferdinand in 1487 and traditionally lasts for a week from Saturday to Sunday (both inclusive) during the third week of August. 

Malaga (Andalusia)
This castanet festival starts off with a bang, literally, with an impressive fireworks display on the Paseo del Parque that can be seen for miles around. The best view is from the Port or Pier One area or from the rooftops of downtown hotel bars. The keyword display is at midnight on Friday night before the opening Saturday. This is usually followed by a free concert by a top Spanish artist or band on La Malagueta beach.
Feria con gitanas

Caminito del Rey

Malaga (Andalusia) Is already known worldwide as one of the most vertiginous trails in the world and as one of the most attractive new destinations in the interior of Malaga.

However, it took a lot of walking to get here.

This path that runs through the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes dates from the early twentieth century, was closed in the early twenty-first century -after several fatal accidents- and it was not until 2014 when the

Diputación de Málaga began the process of awarding the restoration works.

Fortunately, the goal of the route has a happy ending:

the Caminito del Rey has celebrated this 2018 its third anniversary reaching the figure of one million visitors.

“The success of the Caminito del Rey and what differentiates it from other similar spaces are mainly its history, the natural environment and its proximity to the Costa del Sol.

Caminito del Rey

Route

Malaga (Andalusia) El Caminito del Rey is a route that extends along the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes.

A natural place formed by the Guadalhorce River that stands out for the verticality of its walls,

which reach 300 meters high, and its limited width, which in most cases does not exceed ten meters.

The small path that goes along this gorge has a length of three kilometers, another key point a width of one meter and an average distance over the river of 100 meters.

Easter Week in Malaga

Malaga (Andalusia) annual city fair in August is an exuberant week-long street party with lots of flamenco and ‘fino’ (sherry). 

The fair commemorates the reconquest of the city by Isabella and Ferdinand in 1487

and traditionally lasts for a week from Saturday to Sunday (both inclusive) during the third week of August. 

Holy Week, has an ancestral tradition that dates back to the time of the Catholic Monarchs.

basically Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol and is located in the south of Spain,

a land that in the 21st century coexists perfectly with modernity and its traditions. The most famous of these traditions is undoubtedly the famous Holy Week of Malaga.

If you are not yet familiar with the Semana Santa in Malaga you are not aware of the great spectacle you are missing,

those who have already experienced it are so fascinated with its cultural representation and devotional display,

that they return every year to merge into the rivers of people who come out to see the Semana Santa processions in Malaga.

The Malaga parades stand out for two things;

the composition of the parade and the exuberance of the thrones that can be carried by up to 250 people.

History

According to the history of the Holy Week in Malaga, the current thrones did not exist and the images were carried on discreetly sized platforms that were assembled inside a church. When the platforms were no longer assembled inside the church, the colossal thrones that were assembled in the typical tinglaos began to appear. Seeing them assembled was a real spectacle for the Holy Week processions in Malaga.

Easter Week

For more than 500 years of uninterrupted history,

the Holy Week of Malaga has remained present in the religious and popular sentiment of the people of Malaga.

On February 16, 1980 it was declared of International Tourist Interest. A spectacular event of religious, social and cultural character that attracts millions of visitors to the capital of the Costa del Sol.

Thrones

Easter Week

In addition to the size of the thrones, it is very surprising to see how the men who carry them perform a maneuver known as the pulses,

which happens when the steward gives three rings of the bell so that the thrones of up to four tons are lifted with the palms of the hands.

A moment worthy of admiration considering that the heaviest is 4.1 tons with four meters wide by six meters high.

These opulent thrones, or “pasos” as they are known in other parts of Andalusia,

are accompanied by a large procession, which also includes mantillas on the days of greatest mourning.

The thrones are carried by men and women of throne that are part of the brotherhoods of the holy week in Malaga. They are very numerous.

Each one of them has a brotherhood house where the traditional

transfers of the titular image take place days before the Holy Week program begins in Malaga, where they assemble the throne and go directly to the procession.

It is curious to see how some brotherhoods are composed of very young people,

who are integrated either to follow a legacy or devotion, the case is that the work they do brings a lot of pomposity to the Holy Week in Malaga.

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