The two major cultural events in Málaga are the Holy week, and the Fair of August.

Holy Week in Málaga is declared of international tourist interest since 1965 and exists for five centuries. Processions start on Palm Sunday and continue until Easter Sunday. Images depicting scenes from the Passion are displayed on huge ornate thrones, some weighing more than 5,000 kilos and carried by more than 250 persons! The processions are led by penitents dressed in long purple robes, followed by women in black carrying candles while drums and trumpets playing music.

The second Friday of August, the great festival of the summer starts with fireworks. The streets are transformed into traditional symbols of Spanish culture and history, welcoming flamenco costumes parade and exponents of the Andalusian horse race. The day fair is held in the historic city center: you can eat tapas, drink typically sweet wine and assist live show of Flamenco or traditional Verdiales (Typical Málaga Music). At night the manifestation moves to the Real del Cortijo de Torres where you will find restaurants, clubs and other traditional performances. Several bullfighting shows are also performed on Plaza de la Malagueta during this event.

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