Alora has organized as every year the Day of Perotas Soups (a soup typical of the municipality). An event that attracts thousands of visitors every year during the first weekend in October. It is one of the most important days in the culinary and cultural calendar of the province of Malaga.
In 2018 the Perotas Soups Day will be on Saturday 6 October.
Each year are handed out more than 7,000 free portions of the city’s most typical dish accompanied by Alora Manzanilla olives. Throughout the day, you can enjoy a market with over 50 exhibitors from delicacies and traditional local crafts.
If you want to attend you only need a spoon. The village of Alora invites to the “sopa perota”.
What is the Perotas Soup?
Perota soup, is basically a mix of fried vegetables. Its ingredients include chips and crumbled bread with fresh vegetables and seasonal fruits from the Guadalhorce valley.
Celiacs also have the opportunity to enjoy the product as there will be as well gluten-free Soups Perota.
What to do in Alora this day?
Along with the gastronomic festival, you can enjoy the cultural heritage of the municipality, the archaeological museum or the market of handcrafted products.
To taste the “Sopa Perota”, you will have to go the Plaza Baja de La Despedia. This square is the area with more flavour and bustle of the town of Alora.
The day comes with a wide range of leisure and cultural activities: performances of Verdiales, Flamenco, children’s activities and workshops.
How to get there
You can use the suburban train from Malaga for getting to Alora, It is the line C-2.
Those who prefer going by car can park at the entrance to Alora. The parking included in past editions a shuttle bus to the historic centre for free, but there is no confirmation yet about it this year.
Check in the map below where is this festival celebrated and where is situated the municipal museum: https://goo.gl/maps/zMRBJ9w4pcs