On Saturday 16th December at the Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja from 21:00 hours onwards this show takes place by the company’ La Porteña Tango Trío’.
The title of this show by Eugenia Giordano and the finalist couple of the World Tango Championship 2015 is ‘Que me van a hablar de Amor’.
Those interested in attending the show can book their tickets by following the link at the bottom of the page.
About the show
La Porteña Tango Trio, with a show dedicated to classic Argentinean tangos directed by the guitarist Alejandro Picciano, delivering an exquisite journey through time that ranges from the old Creole waltzes of the 1920s to the vanguard of Astor Piazzolla.
The show, supported by screenings, tries to recreate the unique atmosphere of Buenos Aires in a beautiful concert where stories of love, passion and jealousy are told and where of course there is no lack of fun. Because it is never forgotten that tango is a genre of suburban and nearby origin, current and popular with which people from all over the world identify.
The show brings the most modern and innovative sound of Argentine tango today. The great poetry of the genre coexists with the beautiful melodies of the old instrumental classics and intertwines with the most beautiful and sensual dance.
Alejandro Picciano, Guitar, direction and staging
Federico Peuvrel, Piano
Matías Picciano, Bandoneon
Eugenia Giordano, Voice
Damián Roezgas and Amira Luna, Dance
Duration: 80 min.
Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja
C/ Granada 45 – Nerja
Title: Que me van a hablar de Amor
Company: La Porteña Tango Trio
When: Saturday 16th December at 21:00h
Advance sale from 10:00h to 14:00h at the ticket office and at www.mientrada.net
In Guaro will take place on 8 and 9 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 immortalize the moment.
During the night numerous stalls offer food at good prices.
Program of Luna Mora in Guaro
This event starts on Friday, September 8 at 5 pm with the opening of the Moorish craftsmen souk and has the same schedule for Saturday September 9.
5 pm Opening of the Moorish craftsmen souk 5:30 pm Workshops in the streets of downtown 6 pm Lightning of the candles 6:30 Workshop of craft games 7 pm Ambience in the streets and visit of the cultural patrimony of the village 8:30 pm Children´s tales at Plaza de los Cuentos 9 pm Parade 10 pm Oriental dance workshop 11 pm Flamenco show at the Auditorium 12 Midnight tales for adults at Plaza de los Cuentos 12:30 am Ambience in the streets 12:45 am Show at the Cultural centre Al-Andalus
When arriving there by car there is usually enabled an outdoor parking just before you get to Guaro from where you take a bus up to the village.
Do not hesitate, if you have no plans on Friday 8 or Saturday 9 September, come and visit the Luna Mora in Guaro, you won´t regret it.
The city is getting ready for the celebration of the Fuengirola Festival with 2 months of concerts and shows during June and July in 2017.
Some of the popular names that will be present are Janie Cullum, Beach Boys, Sting or the Spanish band Oreja de Van Gogh among others.
The event that will hold these concerts is the 22th edition of the Fuengirola Festival and Marenostrum Music Castle Park.
The area for the concerts is located next to the Sohail Castle and there will be a great gastronomy offer with different kind of tickets on sale that must be acquired online.
Live concerts at Sohail Castle in Fuengirola
Amazing landscape at the Arabian fortress Sohail for the concerts, situated on a hill a few meters from the beach.
The Beach Boys band will make a unique concert in Andalucia the 24th of June in Fuengirola .
Sting will make a live concert on July 17th beside Ara Malikian. The door opening is at 7pm, Ara Malikian concert at 9pm and Sting at 11pm.
On July 25th the jazz singer and pianist Jamie Cullum will make a live performance. It is the second time he comes to Fuengirola as he came 6 years ago and the concert was sold out o I recommend you to watch out for ticket sales.
Beside them other artists like Oreja de Van Gogh, Michael Nyman, Loquillo, Extremo Duro and or Robe Iniesta, still pending to confirm the assistance.
Buy ticket online and information about the place
The place reserved for this event is divided in different zones you will have access to depending on the ticket you purchased:
Premium zone Silver, Golden and Platinum zones.
General zone: Bench seats with capacity up to 2800 people.
Ticket prices for concerts
When purchasing the tickets there are different choices. Take in consideration one ticket is valid for one day:
Platinum Frontstage: 198€
Exclusive access to the main area next to the stage.
Drink and food is available in VIP area.
Exclusive access to bathroom.
Commemorative accreditation of your assistance.
Gold Frontstage: 132€
Access to the main area next to the stage and after the platinum frontstage.
Drink and food is available in the VIP area.
Silver Pista: 93.50€
Access to reserved area for the Silver ticket entrance.
Drink and food is available in the Premium area.
By now, probably most of the readers will be wondering where is Ardales (foto) and why is it worth an excursion. Questions I will answer in the following lines.
Visiting Ardales in February
Ardales is a small white village of 2,600 inhabitants, winding streets and whitewashed houses located about 450 m above sea level in the North-west of the province of Málaga, about 50 km from the capital of the Costa del Sol and 63 km from Marbella.
I will tell you what activities are on Sunday February 5th, but continue reading to find out why this is a place that worth a visit all year round, and a lot!
Ardales is a beautiful town with some of the most important natural and archaeological sites in the province. The town lies at the foot of a steep hill on which are still preserved the ruins of an ancient fortress.
Just 5 km from the village is situated the Trinidad Grund Cave, with Paleolithic cave paintings, which can be visited by appointment. Also located nearby are the ruins of the Moorish castle Bobastro.
Sounds good enough? Let’s see what you will find if you decide to go the next Sunday.
Ardales festivity fair
This Sunday, February 5th, takes place one of the most traditional festivals in the village, the Feast of the pig slaughter, one of the gastronomic events in the province of Malaga. Visitors can enjoy for free all kinds of locally produced pork products such as sausage, salami, chorizo, meat portions and pork stew.
Also there are musical performances, a traditional product market and a craft market. This Souk in Ardales, with completely handmade products, takes place from 10 am until 5 pm.
Apart from enjoying the party, stroll around the lovely and well maintained old town.
Getting to Ardales:
This wonder is less than an hour from the main municipalities of the Costa del Sol. It is worth a day trip to discover the enormous beauty and variety of the province, a few kilometres from the hustle and bustle of the coast.
Ardales is 50 kilometres from Malaga on the A-357 and 63 km from Marbella on the A-355 and A-357.
Assuming you are getting there from the Costa del Sol, take the A-7 road until the exit towards A-357 (Cártama and Parque Tecnológico). Follow the A-357 until the exit sign of Ardales.
In the following map you can see the route that you must take to go by car.
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Today’s entry is for all those who love Shopping Malls, a relaxing activity for many, but be careful, especially if you bring your credit card. Do you dare to join me on this shopping day in Malaga?
Shopping in the city centre
The centre of Malaga is a must see for anyone who visits the city during any time of the year. It does not matter if it rains or it is cold, the street Calle Larios is the shopping area in Malaga.
I will dedicate another blog entry to the shops in Calle Larios, in case you want to stroll the city centre.
Shopping Malls in Málaga
Could we live without Shopping Malls? Actually the number of people who prefer to shop online is rising, but the entertainment centres still provide something that attracts not only the typical teenager meetings but those who plan a full family shopping day with activities.
It’s not only about perfect climate inside and being a rainproof multi-purpose centre. Shopping Malls offer many activities along the year, from ice rinks in Christmas to Halloween activities. Those of you planning a quick shopping can end spending hours in the mall, specially if you end eating at a restaurant and watching a film in the cinema.
If you are looking for Shopping Malls in the city of Malaga, the opening times or find out if your favourite is open the next Sunday, then continue reading:
Shopping centre located near ‘Corte Ingles’, some of the brands you will be able to find there: Fnac (technology), Fashion Premamá, Burger King, Primor (perfume and beauty), Movistar, Imaginarium (children) …
Between Malaga and Torremolinos, close to the airport and with its own commuter train stop, is situated the Shopping Mall Plaza Mayor.
It is one of the favourite places among the young people, an open space with two different areas, one for entertainment and the Shopping Mall. The Yelmo Cineplex cinema, restaurants, pubs and fast food chains are inside the entertainment building while the other is where most fashion and accesories shops are located.
There are different brand stores inside the mall, fashion and accessories or perfume, beauty products or casual clothes for all ages.
There is a mechanical workshop, a Mercadona supermarket and a fuel station outside the main building.
How to get there? You can go by car and use the free public parking or by train, the stop is ‘Plaza Mayor’.
Does it open in festivities or Sundays?
Some festivities or Sundays the Shopping Mall can open.
Below the festivities they open in 2018:
January: day 7
July: day 1
August: day 15
October: day 12
November: days 1 and 25
December:days 8, 23 and 30
Mon – Thu, Sun from 10:00 to 01:00
Fri – Sat from 10:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m.
Shops and supermarket
Mon – Sat from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Mon – Thu, Sun from 12:00 to 24:00
Fri – Sat from 12:00 to 01:00
Coffe and Icecream shops
Mon – Thu, Sun from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Fri – Sat from 10:00 a.m. to 01:00 p.m.
Mon – Sat from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Mon – Sun from 06:00 to 00:00
Cinemas From Monday to Sundays from 4 pm to 1 am Saturdays and festivities also open at 12 am.
Malaga in winter enjoy sunny days, enjoyment is not limited exclusively to summer but also when visiting Malaga in December.
Winter is coming…but do not worry in contrast to the popular tv show in Malaga you will be safe.
What is the weather like in Malaga in December?
Thanks to Malaga’s location in the south of Andalusia and protected by the mountains, the temperature ranges between 8ºC at night and 18ºC during the day.
If you were wondering if you could go to the beach in December in Malaga, the answer is that it depends on your tolerance to the cold. The temperature of the water is about 16ºC, quite cold for a Spaniard but suitable for a German bath, so as I said it will depend exclusively on your preferences.
What clothes to take in December to Malaga?
It is very common to wonder about the clothes needed to visit Malaga in December if you have never visited it during this month. Let’s tell you what elements can’t be missing in your suitcase when you are packing it up.
Jacket and long-sleeved shirts for the evening.
Waterproof jacket in case of raining.
Although the above should not be missing, I recommend you bring summer pants and T-shirts, because even if during the night can refresh the day may be sunny. I forgot, if you’re planning on taking a bath or trying it, you can bring a bathing suit.
Is it raining in Malaga in December?
It may rain in December, although it is less likely than during November. When it rains, it usually doesn’t last longer than 2 or 3 days, but it’s an impossible situation to predict.
Typically, a week is not completely sunny, clouds or rain can be interspersed throughout the week. Rainfall is usually low intensity and is not characterized by its duration.
Is it raining in January? What’s the weather like in January?
January does not vary especially from the month of December, the rains during this month usually last a short time and are of low intensity.
The month of January differs from December due to the drop in temperature that already occurs at the beginning of the month. At 7 in the morning the thermometer can mark up to 3 degrees, although throughout the day the temperature stabilizes around 15/17 degrees.
From mid-January (variable date) and until the beginning of February it is possible to see snow over 900 meters of altitude.
In addition to the recommended clothes for December, I would add a thermal t-shirt if you are coming from mid-January to early February.
You can consult information about the cold wave snow in Malaga, if you like snow is a good time to go to the mountains. Don’t forget to come prepared if you want to.
If you are caught unaware of the cold weather or if you are planning to go to the mountains, you can visit the Decathlon shop in Guadalmar, where you will find everything you need to enjoy the snow or warm yourself.
Malaga in Winter: Things to do in December or January
Actually, many tour operators and travel agencies offer very good price-value flights to Malaga Airport in the months between October and March. The same applies as well for the Malaga cruise port which is one of the principal scales in the winter routes of cruise ships through the Mediterranean Sea.
Visiting Malaga in December or in January is still a good choice, even more when we consider the cheaper price comparing to summer. There are many things to do those months, do you want to read our top recommended activities?
1. Golf, hiking and other outdoor activities in winter
Definitely, Malaga in winter has an unique climatic characteristic that contribute to the practice of Golf. Actually this sport has become one of the most attractive activities along the Costa del Sol meanwhile the rest of Europe is shivering with cold.
Other outdoor activities you can practice throughout the year are boating and fishing.
Autumn to Spring is a great time to explore the inland and mountainous regions of one of the 5 Natural parks as the landscape around December gets covered in the first fresh green. If you plan visiting Malaga during the Spring you can read my latest post about Malaga in February.
Hiking, climbing or horse riding are some more options.
You can also check for information about Christmas in Malaga and other activities for New Year’s Eve, December is a great month for visiting Southern of Spain.
Autumn to Spring is a great time to explore the inland and mountainous regions of one of the 5 Natural parks
2. Spas and natural thermal pools in December and January
All these activities combine greatly as well with wellness holidays in some of the best Spas and centres for Thalassotherapy. There are some recommended free thermal pools that you can enjoy when visiting Malaga in December.
In the main resorts along the Costa del Sol there are very good municipal sports installations:
Indoor swimming pool, steam bath and even jet pool in Torremolinos.
The municipal sport club in Benalmádena has a permanent ice rink of 900 m2 and cafeteria service next to it.
Those visiting the Corte Ingles mall in December can also try the ice rink, it is the last stop of the suburban train and you have to take the left stairs exit.
3. Strolling the city centre of Malaga in Winter
Once you are in the historic centre of Malaga, you might want to combine your sightseeing with a relaxing bath in a Hammam (Turkish steam bath). You don´t have to bring anything with you, they will provide a bathrobe and disposable underwear. The Hammam is close to the Picasso Museum in the Calle Tomas de Cozar 13.
Maybe you feel like a coffee break after your bath? Then you can head for some Chocolate and Churros in the city centre.
Asking for coffee in Malaga can be quite difficult for newcomers, there are at least eight different types of Coffees. For instance: they call “sombra” (shadow) to the half coffee-half milk; “nube” (cloud) is a lot of milk and less coffee. If you want a only a little milk with a lot of coffee, you have to ask for “cortado” (cut).
When visiting the city centre in December don’t forget to check the Christmas lighting in Malaga, one of the most beautiful in Europe. Remember there is the so called 3 kings parade the afternoon of January the 5th.
4. Eating roasted chestnuts when visiting Malaga in December
In winter you will find in the square and streets of the city centre posts with roasted chestnuts (very typical here) and potatoes.
Another great thing to do is a stroll through the market square Mercado de Atarazanas. Do not forget to buy some marinated olives and Mangoes from Malaga (they are ripe in winter!).
5. Winter shopping in December, you love it and you know it
An additional leisure time option (for bad weather for example) is the Plaza Mayor Commercial and Leisure centre, check a post about shopping Malls in Malaga. It is close to the airport, with bowling, restaurants and bars, cinema, gym with heated pool, nightclubs and children´s corner. The centre is easily accessible with the suburban train.
Children and adults can enjoy a fun time on the ice, with a new ice rink installed in Andalusia Avenue, next to the mall El Corte Ingles in Malaga city, offering a new form of entertainment during the Christmas holidays.
The ice rink is 35 meters long by 15 wide and is open during Christmas until January 7. The opening hours are 10 am to 10 pm. It is mandatory to wear gloves.
Ice skating rink in Benalmadena
Who wants to enjoy a larger ice rink and not only during the Christmas holiday can go to the permanent natural ice rink in Benalmadena.
This 900 square meters ice rink is located in a sports facility, which also has a swimming pool, fitness room and gymnasium, medical center, shops and parking spaces.
To use the ice rink is required to wear gloves, socks and long pants. The skates can be rented for about *4 Euros.
*Price is orientative.
Ice skating rink in Marbella
There was in 2015 an ice skating rink in Marbella from December 19th to January 10th, we however do not have official information about a new one this year.
Price is 9€ for 45 minutes (5€ for children)
Opening time is from 11am to 11pm.
Palacio de Congresos de Marbella
Calle José Meliá, 229602
+34 952 82 82 44
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Christmas is arriving and – how could it be otherwise – Christmas markets in Malaga are emerging, ideal to go for a stroll enjoying the great atmosphere with the stalls,which each year are more elaborate, and the Christmas lighting in Malaga is something you should not miss.
Please consider that dates will change from year to year, but we can expect them to start the same week day or a near one.
Christmas lighting in Malaga is switched on the last friday of November at Calle Larios and switched off the 6th in January.
Among the main Christmas markets in the province we highlight:
Christmas Market of Benalmadena in Arroyo de la Miel
Address: Pueblo Plaza de Sol, next to the train station, Benalmadena-Arroyo de la Miel
Hours: 11am to 9 pm
Dates: December 18 to January 6
Christmas Market in Estepona
In this market you will find wooden houses in the purest style of Nordic markets and also an ice rink and a playground.
When: December 5th to January 6
Christmas Market in Malaga – Garage Market
In the Soho in Malaga is situated the Christmas market with arts, crafts and antiques among many other items.
The name Market Garage is due to its location in a former garage in true London style, suitable therefore to visit although it’s raining or cold.
Those interested in participating and bringing their items for sale can contact by phone 951 256 076
When: Weekends from 11 am to 8 pm
Venue: Calle Casas de Campos, 33, 29001 Malaga
Christmas Market in Puerto Banus – Marbella
Located at Plaza Antonio Banderas, Corte Ingles shopping area, this market has wooden stalls, an ice rink, playground and various activities.
When: December 19th to January 6th
There is no confirmation whether it takes place this year, so if you have information on this you can let us know in the comments.
Christmas Market in Ronda
This city is an ideal destination for tourists, of great beauty and being a representation of Andalusia, it is highly recommended for anyone visiting the south of the peninsula. If you visit during the next days you can also find a Christmas Market where you can buy handmade gifts and there are wooden stalls, playground and camel rides and other activities.
Location: Next to Plaza de Toros in Ronda
Contact: 608 499789
Christmas Market in Torrox
The largest Christmas market in the Costa del Sol will take place in Torrox from 4 to 8 December and where you can find crafts and gastronomic delicacies.
80 stalls offering Christmas decorations and crafts from Friday December 4 at 12 until 7 pm on December 8.
Craft Fair in the Park of Malaga
During Christmas, this historic fair takes place in the heart of Malaga, highly recommended for a nice evening stroll.
On September 27 takes place on World Tourism Day where is especially noteworthy the Open House, during which the most important museums and monuments offer free admission during a set schedule; in some you can even enjoy a guided tour in English, Spanish or French.
Tourism is vital in Malaga, it’s always a good day to revisit museums and monuments, are you coming?
Picasso Museum – 5 pm to 7 pm
Centre Pompidou – 9:30 am to 8 pm
CAC – 10 am to 8 pm
Russian Museum of San Petersburg – 9:30 am to 8 pm
Thyssen Museum – 10 am to 8 pm
Picasso Birthhouse – 9:30 am to 8 pm
Municipal Heritage Museum – 10 am to 1 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm.
Museum of the Cathedral – 2 pm to a 6:30 pm
Museum Revello de Toro – 10 am to 2 pm
Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions: 10 am to 2 pm
Museum Jorge Rando – 10 am to 8 pm
Episcopal Palace – 10 am to 8 pm
Bullfighting Museum – 10 am to 8 pm
National Museum of Airports and Air Transport – 10 am to 2 pm