Halloween 2015 in Malaga – terror takes over the city

halloween-2015On October 31 arrives the terrifying night of Halloween at our city. Do you have any plan? Malaga is ready and features events in which you can already register.

If you have not yet decided what to do, we offer interesting activities for both adults and children. Prepare to survive the terror on Halloween.


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Halloween at the Historical Botanical Garden La Concepción

If you want to visit the Botanical Garden, perhaps would be a good time the night of October 31; a special night when you can make a nocturnal visit, full of frightening beings from the beyond waiting for you among the darkest shadows of the garden, waiting to give you a good scare.

If you go in disguise you can participate in the contest for best costume in one of the three categories available: children, adults and groups.

The entrance is priced at 18 Euros for adults and 15 Euros for children under 16; if you go as a family there is a pack for 40 Euros that allows entry of 2 adults and two children.

For reservations or information you just have to call 951 92 61 80

Scary night at the English Cemetery

Not for the faint hearted, this mysterious place is open for anyone who wants to venture at night and discover some of the characters brought from the darkest corners of the ultra-world and spread throughout the cemetery.

For more information please contact the phone 692 717 612

Mystery at the Victoria Crypt

In the Church of Victoria attendees can enjoy a concert of Gregorian chant.
For more information please contact the phone 692 717 612

Halloween with children

calabaza de halloweenKids love Halloween, dressing up is an activity with which they are comfortable all year round without the need for a special day … so when this day comes they are willing to go out disguised and enjoy activities or visit the houses in search of sweets with the typical trick or treating.

Amusement parks like Selwo Marina and Selwo Adventure will tell us habits of animals as terrifying as tarantulas, snakes, piranhas, poisonous frogs or bats among others, all among decoration adapted to this special night.

Halloween at Pier 1 in the Port of Malaga

On October 31 the dead, witches and ghosts will invade the Port of Malaga from 5:30 pm. Visitors can take a witchcraft course to learn the scariest spells.
The scariest night of the year approaches during the night of Halloween, we hope you survive, we wouldn´t want to run out of readers.

Halloween in Torremolinos, Marbella and other municipalities

cartel-festival-cine-fantastico-torremolinos-2015In addition to the clubs and discoteques with themed decorations and costume parties in Marbella or Torremolinos, from November 1 begins the fifth edition of the Fantastic Film Festival in Torremolinos at the Congress Centre with a contest of short and feature films.

The duration of the festival is from 1 to 8 November.

Halloween in Andalusia and Spain

The growing interest in this celebration is unstoppable, especially in Andalusia and Malaga, which show the largest number of Internet searches.



International Tourism Day

World tourism 2015On 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?

Free entry

  • 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
  • Flamenco Museum – 10 am to 2 pm
  • Gibralfaro castle – 9 am to 8 pm
  • Alcazaba – 9 am to 8 pm
  • English Cemetery – 10 am to 2 pm
  • Cemetery San Miguel – 9 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm
  • Roman Theatre: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Historical Botanical Garden La Concepcion – 9:30 am to 7:30 pm

Timetables of guided visits

  • Centre Pompidou – At 11 am, 12 am, 1 pm, 5 pm and the last visit at 6 pm.
  • Russian Museum of San Petersburg – 11 am, 12am, 1 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm.
  • Birthhouse Picasso – Audio guides available in Spanish and English.
  • Glass Museum
    – In Spanish at 11 am, 12am, 1 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm.
    – In English at 2 pm
    – In French at 3 pm
    – In Italian at 4 pm
  • Mimma (Interactive Music Museum) – 10, 11, 12 am and 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 pm.
  • Gibralfaro castle: Groups of 25 persons
    10 am spanish – english
    11 am spanish – français
    12 am spanish – english
    1 am spanish – english
    5 pm spanish – english
    6 pm spanish – français
  • Alcazaba: Groups of 25 persons
    10 am spanish – english
    11 am spanish -français
    12 am spanish – english
    1 am spanish – english
    5 pm spanish – english
    6 pm spanish – français
  • Visit to the Roman Theatre – from 11am to 12 pm
  • Historic cemetery San Miguel – Reservation required (676 210 477), from 11 to 12 am.
  • Archaeological Site La Araña – Groups of 50 persons from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Activities for this weekend

weekend calendarHere comes finally the weekend, the moment you have been waiting for and you have no plans about what to do? Here we propose some activities for Saturday and Sunday in Malaga; are you joining us?

Yoga Congress Marbella

During 18, 19 and 20 September takes place this Yoga congress where will meet professionals and amateurs of this discipline.

The conference is open to everyone – which includes you and your friends – so if you want to go or want to use it as an excuse for going out this weekend in Marbella we give you permission to use us as an excuse.

Open Fridays from 4 pm to 8 pm

Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm

Sundays from 10 am to 10 pm

How to get to the Marbella Congress Centre


Fashion week in Malaga – Pasarela Larios

On 18 and 19 September there is taking place a fashion event; would you like to take a look at next year’s tendencies? Are you one of those who are always up to date? Then you shouldn’t miss it.

The catwalk begins at 8:30 pm

How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/Nnl5r (From bus station)

San Miguel Pilgrimage

Before the start of the Torremolinos Fair takes place one of the most important pilgrimages of Spain, the San Miguel Pilgrimage. This event, which runs through much of the city centre, boasts decorated carts and horses.

During the pilgrimage are noteworthy the Andalusian dances and joy along a route that leads directly to the heights of Torremolinos, Los Pinares, finishing in the Hermitage of San Miguel.

The pilgrimage takes place on September 20 from 10 am to 4 pm, just one week before the Torremolinos Fair.

You can find the route of the pilgrimage in the map below:


Activities in Antequera

If this weekend you’re in Antequera you may be interested in any of these events taking place.

Gastronomic event Palates of Andalusia

In Antequera (Real Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Maggiore) you can enjoy a pleasant sensory stimulation.

  • Price: 50 €
  • Hours: From 10 pm
  • How to get: https://goo.gl/maps/SmZ0U

Astronomical Observatory El Torcal

The Torcal de Antequera is a privileged place for observing the night sky; during this event are available telescopes and sessions aimed at teaching students.

  • Price: € 8
  • Hours: 10 pm to 12 pm
  • How to get: https://goo.gl/maps/DT4E6

Luna Mora Festival in Guaro 2015

Map for getting to GuaroIn Guaro will take place on 11 and 12 September the Luna Mora Festival in its nineteenth edition.

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 11 at 5 pm with the opening of the Moorish craftsmen souk and has the same schedule for Saturday September 12.

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 Craft Souk
10 pm Henna 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 with the group Sherezade

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 11 or Saturday 12 September, come and visit the Luna Mora in Guaro, you won´t regret it.

Caminito del Rey in Google Street View

Caminito del Rey, a trail now known worldwide for its beautiful views and past danger, has caught the attention of the giant Google which has digitized the path for its popular application Google Street View.

caminito del rey map

The application of Google allows the user a panoramic view and horizontal movement along a path of preset images, something that has already been used in such sights as the pyramids of Egypt or the world’s major cities and which allow the curious observer the feeling of somehow visiting the place.

Without doubt this is good news for those among the lucky ones who have already visited and want to remember the path or those who are expecting their turn to do so.

Caminito del Rey is a popular tourist attraction which has recently been refurbished and for which you have to book the visit from their website (http://www.caminitodelrey.info), although it has been very successful and currently there is no availability for the tour.

The tour takes between 4 and 5 hours depending on the pace, it is a linear path so when you reach the end, you have to take a bus to take you to the starting point or walk back which will take you in total 6 hours return trip.

If you choose to start from Alora keep in mind that a large part of the route is uphill, however if you decide to start in Ardales it is downhill, so it will take less time to walk it.

If you still haven´t got your ticket do not worry, the Caminito del Rey is located in a beautiful natural area which you can enjoy without reservation and free of charge and enjoy the cuisine of the villages.

How to get to Caminito del Rey

You can take a regional train from Malaga train stopping at El Chorro. Another option is by road to Ardales.

Opening time is 10 am to 2 pm during November to March and until 5 pm between April and October.

What to do during the winter in Malaga – 2014/2015

beach christmas 2015The airline Jet2.com expects an increase of up to 25% of British tourists, a significant growth considering that in 2014 it was 9%.

On the Costa del Sol you can enjoy many more activities than sun and beach; Malaga is a destination that can be visited throughout the year, a province with mild temperatures thanks to the protection offered by the mountains which helps to create a unique micro-climate in Andalusia.

Among the activities available during the winter season we highlight such as:
– Visit the white villages and enjoy the delicious cuisine.
– Bear in mind that Malaga is the birthplace of Picasso, so you can visit his birthplace or the stunning Picasso Museum.
– Visit any of the theme parks and attractions

You can find deals online including Selwo Aventura, Selwo Marina, cable car and one night accommodation with breakfast.

Tivoli World
Amusement Park in Benalmadena located in Arroyo de la Miel.

Recreations in Fuengirola of different environments such as Madagascar, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific which help the visitor to immerse into the zoo where animals grow in semi-freedom.

Butterfly Park
Theme Park located in Benalmadena in a building in the style of Thai temple where you can enjoy a wide variety of butterflies, including the world’s largest, in an exceptionally beautiful botanical variety.

Stupa of Enlightenment
Every Tuesday and Friday you can participate in a guided meditation and Sundays from 6 pm are performed lectures on Tibetan Buddhism. It is the largest Stupa in the West and thus worth visiting.

In Benalmadena you can discover the underwater world without getting wet.

Crocodile Park
If you love reptiles you can visit this theme park in Torremolinos where you can closely observe large crocodiles.

If you’re going to spend your Christmas holidays in Malaga and are traveling with children they certainly will enjoy the various theme parks available on the Costa del Sol.


Show the witch in you on Halloween

halloween malaga 2013Although Halloween is a concept that is foreign to the Mediterranean culture, in Malaga it is gaining more followers every year. The reasons may be many or a mixture of them all: The locals of Malaga are generally known for their partying, thus there won´t be left out a good occasion to celebrate. Halloween in these parts becomes more a kind of carnival burlesque, also at this time of the year in Malaga at night there is still a quite pleasant temperature and last not least, the next day is a bank holiday and nobody has to rise early.

All these components contribute to that Halloween in Malaga is lived with joy and costumes of all kinds besides the typical “horrible” costume.

What is going on during this horrific afternoon / evening of October 31 in Malaga? A lot of things! It only depends on your taste and schedule.

In Muelle Uno (Pier One) there are gruesome activities from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, with a Workshop for potions and spells, Concert of the Witches Band, a magical Photocall and witch hairdressers. Do not forget to come dressed up! And on Friday, November 1 at 12:30 pm there will be a Puppet Theatre.

In the English Cemetery (Avenida de Pries, 1 29016 Malaga) you can enjoy a theatrical tour the grounds, suitable for the whole family.

Times: 8 pm / 9 pm / 10 Pm/ 11 pm and 12 am.
Admission 10 €. Children under 12 years may come free with an adult.
Tickets at http://www.ticketea.com/visita-teatralizada-cementerio-ingles

On the night of November 1, in the Crypt of the Victory in Arroyo de la Miel / Benalmadena there takes place a guided tour accompanied by the Gregorian chant of the Schola Gregoriana Sancte Benedicte.

Times: 9 pm / 10 pm / 11 pm and 12 am.
Admission 10 €.
Tickets at http://www.ticketea.com/noche-difuntos-cripta-victoria

In addition, the clubs along the Costa del Sol join this terrifying night with costume parties for all tastes.

Another type of festival is held the next day in Istan, a few kilometres from Marbella. The forests of this region are famous for their excellent chestnuts and November 1 is the date when families and friends spend a day in the countryside to roast chestnuts, have a few glasses of Anise (liqueur) and have fun.
Venue: Zona recreativa La Ermita de Istan.

Pier One in Malaga: Leisure and shopping by the sea

Malaga is increasingly attractive and is continually adding new projects to make the capital of the Costa del Sol a truly cosmopolitan city. This trend is already underway for many years.

Pier 1 Malaga port

We remember those days when we passed by Malaga on the way to or from the airport approaching our holiday destination, but what could be incidentally perceived of Malaga was not exactly appealing or attractive.

However, the ancient city, charmingly situated in a bay, has much potential which gradually is being strengthened with cultural activities of broad nature in addition to the typical sun and sand offer.

Recently has been created a new space in Malaga, Pier One, with which the city has gained a lot more attractive. Formerly, the harbour area was a fenced area with restricted access and separate from the city. After extensive work, has been created a space of 14,000 square meters with a modern design that connects the historic centre and the Park of the Palms to the cruise terminal.

Along this space by the sea there is a shopping and leisure area, restaurants and there are also activities and facilities to entertain children; thus the area is ideal for a walk or to enjoy the gastronomic offer by the sea. The shops are open from 10 am to 10 pm Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays). Pier One has a large underground parking area.

There are also many activities scheduled at Pier One: In the Plaza de las Palmeras is located the Al Andalus Craft Market; until 31 August there is an outdoor exhibit of various artisans, with different performances, at the entrance to Pier One from Velez-Malaga Street, from 5 to 10 pm.

There is also a Souk on August 12 (from 7 pm to 12 pm) and September 9 (from 10 am to 4 pm). And last not least, there is this year Summer Cinema at Pier One, on July 13, 21 and 27 at 10.15 pm.

How to get to Pier One (Muelle Uno): By car, just follow the signs to the centre of Malaga; once there, you can park in the parking lot of Alameda or in the parking lot of Pier One.

Find more information on http://www.muelleuno.com/language/en or at our website about Malaga port.

International Art Festival in Marbella from June 21 to 24

marbella art festivalFrom Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 June takes place in the streets of Marbella the fourth edition of the International Art Festival Marbella, which will feature works by national and international artists. The venue will be at La Alameda Park and Avenida del Mar, only a few metres from the seafront and old town.

For three days more than 80 artists from different countries will present their creative works and art in tents set up outdoors in the Avenida del Mar. During these days of exhibition there will also be many free activities such as musical performances, lectures and conferences, street theatre, dance, performances and entertainment for children.

In this edition of Arts Festival also collaborates the prestigious Carmen Thyssen Museum Malaga and exhibits a sculpture, a large puzzle with which the public can play, composing and decomposing it. And of course, food cannot miss among so much activity and visitors also have a gourmet area at their disposal.

There is a broad program of classical Spanish guitar music, Funk & Soul, Country & Blues, Tenor & Mezzo & Soprano, Fusion & Latin Jazz, Flamenco Show, Pop, Dance Show, Juggler, Music 60s & Rock’n Roll and a lot more… you can find the complete program at http://issuu.com/linelyster/docs/final_programme_issue_version?mode=window
The International Art Festival Marbella begins on Thursday 21st at 7.30 pm and develops its program over the next days from noon until 11 pm.

The Avenida del Mar is located in the centre of Marbella, just a few metres from the old town and the promenade, linking the Alameda Park and the sea. This Avenue, whose floor is made of marble, is an elegant pedestrian mall with fountains, pergolas, planters and a collection of 10 sculptures cast in bronze by Salvador Dali. It is a walking area that has underground parking and therefore offers a fantastic opportunity to park in the city centre. Along the Avenue are located restaurants, bars and one of the hot spots, the Buddha beach Bar.

Evening craft market in Malaga on June 8 and 9

night craft marketSummer has arrived in Malaga and invites to stroll in the warm Mediterranean night. Being a first-order tourist destination, the Costa del Sol offers of course a wide range of leisure activities for all tastes and ages. Those who want to get away a little of the typical tourist offer and discover more the emerging alternative culture in Malaga can come on Friday and Saturday, 8th and 9th of June, to the Civic Centre Gardens where there will be held a craft market at night.

This market, which usually takes place monthly on Sunday mornings, has moved to the evening hours, taking advantage of the warm temperatures and such a charming environment as are the grounds of the Civic Centre, an old building a few meters from the sea promenade. In this setting will develop the craft market “Made in Malaga (Hecho en Málaga)” between 6 pm and 11 pm where local designers and artisans offer their creations; there will also be music, workshops, crafts, games and a raffle of small creations.

Young visitors can enjoy a puppet show and from 8 pm onwards there will be also a workshop to learn how to model, where they learn to work with their hands creating moulds, figures and characters.

The Craft Market in the Gardens of the Civic Centre of Malaga is a nice proposal to spend an afternoon strolling and taking a look at original products, enjoying live entertainment and free workshops for small artisans.

How to get to the Civic Centre in Malaga:

The Civic Centre is located on Avenida de los Guindos, 48, Malaga.
By car: Take the Mediterranean highway A-7 from the Costa del Sol municipalities; take exit 234 towards MA-21/Avenida Velazquez.
By Public transport: Bus number 10