It is that time of the year again and Málaga is getting ready for its biggest summer festival of the year. La Fería de Málaga is a week long fiesta celebrating Spanish culture and traditions. It commemorates the Reconquest of the city by the Catholic monarchs in 1487. It is the time to take a break from a daily routine and have some fun! Officially, the festivities begin on Saturday August 12 and end the following Saturday on August 19. But we have good news. The party really starts on Friday night so dress up and let’s go see the midnight fireworks!
In April 2017, Málaga has been announced as the ‘City of Museums’. It is home to 36 museums and galleries. Definatelly a lot to visit so we decided to give you the highlights.
#1 Picasso Museum
Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born in Málaga and the people of Málaga are very proud of that. He was the founder of Cubism and he lead a very adventurous life. The Picasso Museum reveals the evolution of his painting career. Inside you can find over 280 pieces of art including sketches, paintings and sculptures. The museum is located very close to the house where Picasso was born. If you want to learn about his childhood and personal life, you can visit the Picasso Foundation Museum as well. The whole area is full of picturesque streets, traditional restaurants, shops and wineries. It is a perfect place to continue your journey after the visit, and to experience the neighborhood of Pablo Picasso. We recommend Cortijo de Pepe – an emblematic restaurant offering traditional Andalusian cuisine.
What is this event about?
Feria Internacional de Los Pueblos is a multicultural festival celebrating folklore and gastronomy of the nations of the World. It starts on April 27th and ends on May 1st. The Festival happens in the centre of town and is a fun, free, family-friendly event that includes activities, shows, food stalls, dancing, and celebrations. Stallholders sell food and drink, and entry is free. Celebrating 23 years, this festival is one of the most intriguing and traditional in Andalucía.
Málaga equals Picasso. It is very difficult to visit Málaga and overlook the legacy he left behind. But how much did you really get to know about him? Let us tell you a few facts you may have not known. As he said himself:
The quality of an artist depends on the past he carries. – Pablo Ruiz Picasso
So, did you know that:
The birth of Picasso was very complicated. The vital signs were gone shortly after he was brought to life. Even the midwife lost all hope and left him for dead. She left him on a table and went to attend to the mother. The obstetrician, who was Picasso’s uncle, lit a cigarette in distress. The smoke reached the face of the newborn and made him start crying. Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born.
Málaga is one of the most ancient cities in Spain. It has a rich historical heritage and a legacy that remains unknown to most visitors.
I decided to assemble a group of young tour guides who share passion for their city. At Málaga Adventures we are determined to change the way of tour guiding. We want to take you on the trip throughout the history and share stories of the nations that settled here, along with their culture, traditions and legacy they left behind.
Passionate about history but living in the present. We will show you the vibrant lifestyle and give advice on best places to eat, drink, party and relax.
We are proud Malageños bringing you the best we have to offer. Are you ready for the adventure?