Luna Mora Festival in Guaro 2019 – All you need to know

In Guaro will take place on 6 and 7 in September the Luna Mora Festival.

This event of 2 days is a free meeting place of Andalusian culture and music with streets decorated for the occasion; a mixture of cultures that have lived together and shaped this town over the centuries and during these days offer visitors a good excuse to come visit.

No to forget the typical candles lit along the streets of the town, creating a beautiful sight at night; some romantic shapes where many couples decide to take the photo to immortalise the moment.

Luna Mora en Guaro
My son had much fun strolling the streets of Guaro during the Luna Mora.

During the night numerous stalls offer food at good prices.

We are waiting for the program to update this year, until then you can have an idea reading the last year program.

Program of Luna Mora in Guaro

This event starts on Friday, September 6 at 5 pm with the opening of the Moorish craftsmen souk and has ta similar schedule for Saturday September 7.

Hours and events use to repeat every year but they could change slightly.

Friday 6 September:

  • 5 pm: Opening of the Moorish craftsmen souk.
  • 5.30 pm: Workshops in the streets of downtown. This year ‘Draw with candles’.
  • 6 pm: Lightning of the candles.
  • 6.30: Workshop of craft games. This year ‘Henna Fantasie’.
  • 7 pm: Ambience in the streets and visit of the cultural patrimony of the village.
  • 8 pm: Oriental dance workshop.
  • 9 pm: Juggling with fire and parade.
  • 9.30 pm: Dancing tales for children.
  • 11 pm: Live concert. This year Diego Valdivia playing piano and Laura Martinez dancing.
  • 12.45 pm: Oriental dancing and music at the Cultural centre Al-Andalus

Saturday 7 September:

  • 5 pm: Opening of the Moorish craftsmen souk.
  • 5.30 pm: Workshops in the streets of downtown. This year ‘Draw with candles’.
  • 6 pm: Lightning of the candles.
  • 6.30: Workshop of craft games. This year ‘Henna Fantasie’.
  • 7 pm: Ambience in the streets and visit of the cultural patrimony of the village.
  • 8 pm: Oriental dance workshop.
  • 9 pm: Juggling with fire and parade.
  • 9.30 pm: Dancing tales for children.
  • 11 pm: Live concert. This year Festival of the 50th aniversary of Capullo de Jerez.
  • 12.45 pm: Sephardic Singing and Music Show at the Cultural centre Al-Andalus

Live concerts

This year there will be two concerts, Diego Valdivia playing piano and Laura Martínez dancing on the 6th of September and the Capullo de Jerez on 7th September, both at the Auditorio de la Luna Mora at 11 pm.

If you want to attend a concert, it is advisable to buy tickets well in advance.

Buy tickets:
https://www.tickentradas.com/lugar/auditorio-de-la-luna-mora-malaga

Getting there

To get there, there is normally an open-air car park just before arriving to Guaro from Coin. From the parking lot there is a bus that will take you up to the village and then back for 1€. This special means of transport will run during the days of the event from 6 pm to 5 am.

The road route is through Coin. Remember that access by road will be restricted from Monda, so you must use the road to Coín.

If you don’t have your own vehicle and still planning your visit you can rent a car in Malaga. Another option is a transfer to Guaro, I personally used malagatransfer.co.uk, and can recommend it; there is no option for Guaro but you can contact them for requesting it or select Coin which is near the parking place to have an idea of the approximate price.

I asked about access for disabled people and they told me the bus can’t deploy the ramps because lack of space. You should have to get there before 6 pm by car as after that time access to Guaro is closed to vehicles.

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How to get to Guaro and Luna Mora festival

Do not hesitate, if you have no plans on Friday 6 or Saturday 7 September, come and visit the Luna Mora in Guaro, you won´t regret it.

As personal note the best time to get there is around 7 pm, and the best time to get out avoiding long queues is around 10 pm.

Official program: http://guaro.es/lunamoraguaro/programacion.php

Raúl G.T

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Travel blogger, web developer and content editor. Author of many of the travel guides and tips available online about Andalucia, Malaga and Spain.
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2 thoughts on “Luna Mora Festival in Guaro 2019 – All you need to know”

    1. Hello Jonas,
      You can contact them, I know they do offer the transfer to Guaro and they have Coin among the options to choose from, which is near the available parking place for having an idea about the price.

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