The city during the Fair presents a multitude of possibilities. Regardless of whether or not you have an itinerary, there are loads of things to be enjoyed from the early morning until well into the small hours.
Here we offer you a route, one of many that Malaga offers throughout the year, but which during the Fair becomes even more inviting.
Time get out an about for a cool walk through the city streets.
Take a walk down to the sea for a walk along the beaches of Malaga. At this time of the morning they are a delight.
The City Centre Fair has not yet begun. Make good use of the wait.
The Historical-Botanical Garden of La Concepción is an excellent choice: You will be amazed, and if you have already been around the Park you will not doubt identify the similarities.
You could also stay in the city: Take a walk around its streets and visit any of the city’s museums: Pablo Ruiz Picasso’s Birthplace Museum, the Picasso Museum of Malaga, the Malaga Contemporary Art Museum (CAC), the Cathedral Museum, or MIMMA (Malaga Interactive Music Museum), etc.
Time to get ready for the Fair
It you are taking the kids, or you yourselves are still game for a bit of childish fun, take a walk round the Magic Fair (C/ Alcazabilla), an area specifically designed for the little ones. A great time for all is guaranteed.
Folklore takes the stage. You’ll be amazed if you visit the Verdiales Festival or the Málaga Popular Folklore Stage, both in Marqués de Larios Street.
Different pop and rock music groups will give concerts between 1.00 and 6.00 p.m. in Constitución, Merced, Mitjana, Flores, del Obispo and San Pedro squares.
Time to lose yourself in the very heart of the Fair
In the City Centre Fair, throughout the Historical Quarter there are several stages mounted for performances of verdial dancing and music typical of Spanish fairs. The surroundings are an invitation to have fun, to dance, enjoy a few “tapas” and a lot of laughs, and epicurean trilogy that can be repeated time and time again, while body and spirit are able.
It would be a crime to wind of the party, so five o’clock is as good a time as any to take a break and partake in a southern custom envied the world over, the “siesta”. There is no better way to recoup energies to face up to what is still to come, which is quite a lot.
Out on the street again. The Fair Bullfight awaits and if you had the opportunity of seeing Picasso’s works in the two aforementioned museums during your morning walk, you will probably still have in your mind’s eye the images you are about to see live.
With the murmuring of the crowds leaving the bullring still ringing in your ears, you near, once again, the Historical Quarter of the city.
There will be up to eight equestrian shows at the Real, inside the Equestrian Exhibition Centre. For those who spend the day at Cortijo de Torres, there is another performance at 4.00 p.m.
Now the Fair has reached its maximum splendour as the Fairground explodes with colour, light, music and laughter. A FIESTA, with capital letters. Right from the morning there has been activity, but at this time of the night the way to discover it is to walk through its the aisles and visit a few of its casetas (entertainment booths). Everyone, from the young to the not so young, will find something to enjoy in the ample areas of mechanical rides or in the area reserved for the casetas, full of activity and excitement. The different municipal casetas offer the opportunity to have a great time. There are casetas for the children, for verdial dancing, for flamenco dancing and singing, for young people, as well as the recently inaugurated Municipal Auditorium.
The time to go is when you decide. You can start it all again at 9:00, which is a good time for some hot chocolate with its typical accompaniment of “churros” (fritter like rings); or you may think that there is no better way to end the day than just as you began it, watching the first rays of dawn bring you another “unforgettable day” by our beautiful Mediterranean.