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Feria de Agosto – Malaga’s Fair

 

Experiences are there to be shared… And in Spain, when we speak about experiences, we think about Southern Spain, about Andalusia, about the roots of the Country, and as such we are bound to share with you all about Andalusian fairs.

The Andalusian fairs have special significance for the cultural elements that contribute to the region’s culture and idiosyncrasy: both those inherited from the original festivals, of livestock and religious origin. All the Andalusian fairs have in common characteristic elements such as the Feria’s gate, ‘feria venues or stands’, Andalusian horses, women dressed in flamenco and of course, Andalusian dance and music.

© Área de Turismo Ayuntamiento de Málaga

Furthermore, if you want to get to the folkloric heart of Spain, breath in the fresh Mediterranean Sea breeze, feel the heat of the Andalusian sun, wake up to the spectacular sunrise while listening to the ‘click-clack’ of flamenco shoes and admire the traditional flamenco dress wore by women, Málaga is for you…

‘Look, there, to the South, is Málaga’ … These were the resounding words used by Pablo Picasso when he came back to his home, to his beloved Malaga, the nerve centre of the Costa del Sol, considered the light of Andalusia and from 11th to 18th of August, Málaga is also renowned for it Fair, the Fair of Southern Europe, the Great Festival in Summer…

© Área de Turismo Ayuntamiento de Málaga

Week of folklore, colours, bursting merriment, where visitors are welcomed to immerse in the variety of popular shows downtown. Flamenco dancing and singing, the parade of Andalusian horses and horse-drawn carriages, fireworks, colourful paper lanterns, Sherry wine…

Fair is tradition, commemoration, fair is to share good moments, fair is fun and joy. Pure joy by day in the city centre and by night at the fairground.
 

 Historical Brief

Its history has more than 500 years. The summer festivities of the city have their origin in the commemoration of the incorporation of Malaga to the Crown of Castile by the Catholic Monarchs, who enter the city on August 19, 1487. In 1491, coinciding with the liturgical celebrations of the Cathedral’s chapter house, the City Council established the beginning of popular festivities. It is the year 1887 when, in the commemoration of the IV Centenary of the entry of the Catholic Monarchs in Malaga, they re-emerge in all their splendour.

© Área de Turismo Ayuntamiento de Málaga

 

Modern Times

The August Fair in Malaga has reached our days as the Great Summer Festival, with an open, cosmopolitan and international sense, which reflects the character of the capital of the first tourist area in Europe.

© Área de Turismo Ayuntamiento de Málaga

One of the singularities of the Feria currently resides in the division into two areas of entertainment, because although the fairgrounds or Real de la Feria, is located in the Cortijo de Torres, the historic centre of Malaga lives its Fair of day. Therefore it could be said that in Malaga there are 2 fairs, the Day Fair and the Night Fair.

An excellent opportunity to wear an exclusive flamenco dress, dancing the omnipresent sevillanas, to flamenco or pop ‘aflamencado’ Andalusian, indulge yourself with the best Andalusian gastronomy tasting ‘tapas’ and Manzanilla or Fino wine…

Feel good from the moment you set foot in the chalky sand, in the fairground … Get out your dot’s fan and feel the vibration!

© Área de Turismo Ayuntamiento de Málaga

Any excuse is good to visit us, to explore the South, to discover Spain!
 

Viva Malaga, and its fair!

Discover the Andalusian folklore – Welcome to the Fair of Southern Europe!

Feria de Málaga - Official Website (Malaga's Town Hall)
Malaga
August 11th to August 19th