Every day during the Fair, from midday onwards, the city transforms into an invitation to excitement and festivity. All its streets, with calle Larios acting as host, become the focal point and an obligatory port of call for both locals and visitors.
In the bars, cafeterias and booths mounted for the duration, one can savour the generous wines of the land, accompanied with a great variety of “tapas”. It should be noted that Malaga Town Hall strictly regulates and controls the prices charged, both in the Fair in the Centre and in the Fairground, and that during these days, intensive public health and hygiene programmes are implemented in order to ensure that everyone can enjoy the Fair fully assured that they will neither end up out of pocket nor out of health.
A particularly enjoyable pastime during these days is to taste our Malaga wine. A wine linked historically to the Arts, its originality and noble ascendance has made it the object of many literary references. There have been mentions of the wines produced in the benign climate of Malaga since the days of the Romans, although it was from the times of the Muslim invasion that these wines became a literary inspiration for a number of authors.
Our wines are whites: pale, golden wines with a varietal aroma, elegant and clean, and a fruity flavour, fresh with acid overtones; they are reds: full bodied, well structured wines, with prevailing flavours and aromas that are particular to the wines of the region, of minerals and, as well as a sweetness. There is a wide range of dessert wines.
Going back to the festivities, thousands of people fill the streets in the Historical Quarter and - drinks in hand -recoup energies to go to the late afternoon bullfight at La Malagueta Bullring. Malaga’s Bullfight programme during the Fair is one of the most prestigious in Spain.
Excitement, colour and brilliance are inherent characteristics of our Fair, in which a succession of the most typical images can be seen in every street of the Historical Quarter of the city.
Visitors will feel just as much a part of it as the Malaga people and, without a doubt, they will be fascinated by the beauty of our Fair.