Medieval Market in Fuengirola

In Fuengirola (Málaga) is held every year a Medieval Market in the Castle Sohail. It will be possible a time travel to the Middle Ages, thanks to the launch of the medieval market in Fuengirola castle.

Sohail castle event in Fuengirola

When is the Medieval Market in Fuengirola?

This event date in 2016 is between the 11th and the 14th in August.

The event is unique in Spain, as it takes place within an authentic Arab fortress of the time. The area will present a typical medieval aspect, with flags of the time, background music and many of the participants dressed in historical costumes.

Sohail Castle in Fuengirola, a restored Moorish fortress and converted into a auditorium which hosts a variety of musical events during the summer months, has been for some years the perfect setting for the celebration of the Medieval Market in Fuengirola.

What to do during the Medieval Market?

At this market you can find all kinds of products and appealing activities that make the visit a time travel and a tour of Spain to the time of the bards, the craft guilds, traditional gastronomy, etc.


Thus, workshops for clay, bread, leather, toys, jewelry and woodwork will allow visitors to see how in ancient times they made those products without industrial action.

Other attractions that have already enjoyed great success in previous editions are archery, donkey rides, witches and fortune-tellers, stilts, storytellers and children’s games, juggling, the costumes of the time and street theater.

This market in Fuengirola Sohail Castle, considered one of the best in Spain because of its location. The Castle open from seven o’clock in the afternoon until two o´clock in the morning.

How to get

In the surrounding area of the Sohail Castle you will find parking, you can also go walking from the Fuengirola train station.

Medieval market in Estepona from June 15 to 17

Like every year at this time of June, we can enjoy again in the streets and squares of the historic centre of Estepona a new edition of the Medieval Market from June 15 to 17. During these three days, the surrounding streets of the Plaza de las Flores go back to medieval times where have been installed many craft stalls.

The medieval market of Estepona is one of the most beautiful of this kind, as a large area of the old quarter is set up in a rustic manner; also there are many activities and demonstrations of craft workshops. The stalls offer a wide variety of crafts and we can have a close look at chocolate makers, potters and acquire glass, spices, medicinal plants, wicker things and much more; enjoy cuisine Arab or Arab pastry in a tea shop, sample breads, cheeses and many more freshly prepared delights in the stands. All this will be accompanied by performances, storytellers, jugglers, musicians, falconry, fire eaters and Moorish dancers.

The medieval market in Estepona begins Friday, June 15 in the afternoon and runs until Sunday, June 17. The historic downtown streets normally receive during this weekend a large affluence of visitors; especially at night, since it is a very popular market which also coincides with the arrival of summer and pleasant temperatures at night that invite for a stroll and to enjoy the sea breeze.

Estepona is one of the westernmost towns of the Costa del Sol and although being a direct neighbour of Marbella and receiving numerous wealthy guests and having a high density of five-star hotels and excellent golf courses, this former fishing village has retained its authentic roots while it hosts with discretion upscale tourists who prefer to go unnoticed.

Pizarra Medieval Market November 25 to 27

Probably few readers have heard by now about Pizarra. This little town is located 30 km from Malaga and is one of the beautiful villages of the Guadalhorce Valley, also known as the Orchard of Malaga. The town of Pizarra is picturesquely situated at the foot of the Sierra Gibralmora Mountains and along the river Guadalhorce which gives its name to the valley with an abundance of lemon and orange trees and other fruit trees, subtropical crops and traditional orchards.

The Guadalhorce Valley also covers interesting places like Alora, Coin and Abdalajís Valley, which are like Pizarra a fantastic destination for a day trip or for routes and hiking in nature, especially during winter and spring, when the entire valley is fragrant with the scent of orange blossom, a delight!

But back to topic: The last weekend of November 25 to 27 we can enjoy a Medieval market in this town in the province of Malaga. There will be medieval setting, craft stalls, workshops and children’s games and of course a wide range of dishes for all tastes.

So why not combine a trip to the Guadalhorce valley with the Medieval market tour of Pizarra?

How to get to Pizarra

From the municipalities of the western Costa del Sol take the A-7 motorway towards Malaga. Take exit 231 and follow direction Campillos and then join the Guadalhorce motorway A-357 to Pizarra.

Those who prefer to enjoy a more “rustic” car ride may deviate from the highway and transit along the original A-7054 road to Pizarra which runs placidly parallel to the river between crops and cottages. One of the author’s favorite trips!

Traditional Medieval market in Estepona

The next Friday, on June 11th at 20:30 pm, will be inaugurated the Medieval Market in the Plaza de Las Flores and streets of the historic old city of Estepona, where it will stay as well on 12th and 13th of June in the morning and afternoon.

During these three days remain installed various handicraft stalls: Antiques, utensils, glass, toys, spices, tea shop, Arabic cuisine, medicinal plants, potters, chocolatiers, etc.

The activities and demonstrations of handicraft workshops will be accompanied by a number of shows and performances such as theater, storytellers, musicians, jugglers, fire shows, dancers, Moorish dancers and falconry show, among others, all animated with music and characters from medieval times that will give the market a festive and historical atmosphere.

The attractive market gets since years bustling with both locals and tourists, looking for a bargain, some fun in the hustle and bustle or to enjoy one of the many delicious foods and dishes.