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Malaga Christmas Lights 2017 : This will be the Christmas lighting of Calle Larios de Málaga 2017

This christmas,Málaga has welcomed Christmas to the rhythm of Boney M and The Boston Pops Orchestra. On an almost summer afternoon, thousands of people packed the Center yesterday to witness the premiere of a new light and sound show that did not leave anyone indifferent. The inauguration of the Christmas lighting began at 7:00 pm, although previously the company of Miguel Pino encouraged the children with the show of his famous puppet Peneque el Valiente. To the conclusion acted the Cadiz group Andy and Lucas.

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The opening of the lighting became a real phenomenon in the city. So much that half an hour before the start of the show and you could almost walk on the street and the crowd was concentrated until the roundabout of the Marqués de Larios mobile in hand to not miss a detail of the lights. Among them was Laura Mira and her husband Bernardo, who arrived at seven at the Center and already found all the mogollón. “We wanted to go for a snack, but we have stayed to take a place,” they acknowledged.

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Before the city was lit up, the balloons became the improvised protagonists of the afternoon, since the usual blues with the slogan Merry Christmas that distributes the town hall were joined by other reds scattered around the Ronald McDonald House and some white from the Lo Güeno restaurant. Miguel, one of the people who delivered them, said that the first spectators arrived around 5.30 pm. “At that time the street benches were already full of people waiting,” he recalled.

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The person in charge of lighting Christmas was the mayor of the city, Francisco de la Torre, who together with the mayor responsible for Fiestas, Teresa Porras, and different members of the government and opposition team, pressed the button that started the show of lights. At seven o’clock the large 18-meter-high tree lit up the Plaza de la Constitución and seconds later the music began to play on Calle Larios. Although in the first pass only two songs sounded, attendees who walk down the street will enjoy ‘Feliz Navidad’, by Boney M, ‘Christmas Festival’ by The Boston Pops Orchestra and ‘Wizards in Winter’, by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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Like last year, the central street will host two shows every day: at 6:30 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m. and it will last about eight minutes, since the three songs will be played in a row. As could be seen in the premiere, for this year more Christmas songs have been chosen and the lights shine at a somewhat slower pace than the previous year.

Until next January 6, when Their Majesties the Magi of the East leave all their bags full of gifts in the houses of the people of Malaga, about two million points of light will illuminate the streets of the capital. All the bulbs are low consumption and have involved an investment of 573,211 euros in the emblematic areas of the city. On this occasion, Calle Larios, has been decorated with a vault with about 2,630 microled cords, two domes and 18 porticos with windows, stained-glass windows and cathedral-style rosettes that have been made looking as close as possible to that of Malaga.

Christmas will light up this year in Malaga for 44 days and to avoid traffic incidents as a result of the high number of people who come to see the lights, the City will restrict the passage of private vehicles through the Alameda Principal during Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays , holidays and vespers between 18 and 22 hours. As it happened yesterday, since the cars were diverted by Córdoba Street and Alameda de Colón.

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La Noche en Blanco Malaga 2016

La Noche en Blanco Malaga 2016

When : May 14 2016, from 8 pm to 2 am
Where : Malaga City Center
What : More than 250 activities held overnight, including free visits to museums, exhibition halls, and galleries.

In 2016 the Noche en Blanco in Malaga reaches its ninth edition establishing itself as the cultural event of greatest citizen involvement throughout the year. And this involvement has been highlighted since the early preparations because the thread has been chosen, for the first time by the public.

Based on four different themes: Somewhere in the Night (Homage to Cervantes), A night to sing, The Future, and The Night of the stars. The latter was the proposal elected by the citizens in an open ballot organized by the Townhall, in which 4,037 people participated.

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The ratings were both social networks through Facebook, as in person at ballot boxes installed in the 11 municipal districts and the Municipal Archives.

So, this year, the Noche en Blanco will be “Night of the Stars”. Therefore, most of the activities will be associated with this topic. As every year, again participation expectations have increased.

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Thus, some 250 different activities (there were about 200 last year), organized by 150 organizations, located most of them in the historic center of Malaga, although the districts also have their role.

In this ninth edition there will be 30 new entities. Of the activities the night of May 14 will be held, from 8 pm to 2 am, there will be 41 to be held in museums, 11 exhibition halls, 6 art galleries, 6 spaces scenic.

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As a novelty, there will be a specific section of activities for families as 20 activities will be exclusive for smaller and entitled “For the stars of the house” In addition, there will be other 50 activities aimed at all audiences in which the youngest may also participate.

Pasos Largos at the Malaga Prison

The last Bandit of Ronda : Juan Pasos Largos ‘Juan Long Steps’

Juan Mingolla Gallardo, alias “Pasos Largos” (Long Steps) (born in El BurgoPuerto de los Empedrados (spanish) , on May 4, 1873 and died in Sopalmillos Cave, Sierra Blanquilla (spanish) on March 18, 1934) was an Andalusian bandit, considered the last one in the Serrania de Ronda.

  • Pasos Largos killed by the Guardia Civil at sopalmillo cave
    Pasos Largos killed by the Guardia Civil at sopalmillo cave

The name “Pasos Largos” was inherited from his father who received it for his peculiar walk. His natural taciturnity worsened during military service in the war in Cuba between 1895 and 1898.

Returning to Spain he receives the news of the death of his older brother. His younger brother immediately leaves the family home to marry and, in 1901, his mother dies.

The breakup of his family, of which he was very fond, makes Long Steps (“Pasos Largos”) an increasingly introverted person and he begins to engage in poaching, spending most of the day in the mountains. He also gets fond of gambling which makes, in addition to losing all the money he can get, to be constantly involved in quarrels and fights.

Picture of Ronda at he turn of the 19Th Century, the times of Pasos Largos

Picture of Ronda at he turn of the 19th Century, the times of Pasos Largos

Denounced by the guard of the Finca of “El Chopo” as poacher, he is arrested by the Civil Guard and beaten. Juan Mingolla then decides to take revenge, and in May 8, 1916,  after locating the son of the guard, he shoots two bullets into his head,  after which he finishes him off with the sickle so he “does not suffer.”

Then he goes to find the father, and with the same sickle he kills him. He leaves both bodies lying in the fields in front of the Finca of El Chopo….

The brutality with which he does the murders shows the hatred and anger that dominate his personality.

Persecuted by the police, he flees and takes refuge in the mountains, where he knows how to survive. Clavelino, Lifa and Sopalmillos Caves in the Ronda Hills become his shelters,  and there is where the legends begin that portray him as a compassionate, noble and generous bandit.

So it is said that on one occasion he surprised two Civil Guards that he disarmed and released them so they could return to Ronda and tell what happened. Along the way a boy reaches them and returns them their weapons “so that their bosses would not punish them”.

Pasos Largos at the Malaga Prison

Pasos Largos at the Malaga Prison

His specialty is kidnapping, among them that of Diego Villarejo, a wealthy owner of Cuevas del Becerro, of which he gets 10,000 reales. But being the victim an important person in the Malaga province, the incident came to the attention of the most important people in the country. Therefor his search and arrest is made a priority.

In the meantime, his financial needs, derived from his love of gambling, makes him rob and blackmail the rich farmers, including the mayor of Ronda, Juan Peinado Vallejo.

At August 14, 1916, “Pasos Largos” is betrayed by the wife of a goatherd in whose cabin he was often sheltering.

The Guardia Civil exchanges fire with him, and leave him wounded. Despite of that he manages to escape by falling into a ravine where he remained unconscious for several hours. When he regains consciousness he can only go to Ronda…

Prooving his cold blood, he goes to the Sibajas Café on the main street of the city, where he played often. There he decides to surrender, and when the forces of authority arrested him, the people who were there cheered and clothed.

“Pasos Largos” is sentenced to life in prison serving a sentence in the penitentiary of Figueras. There the tuberculosis he got in the Cuba war worsens.

Pasos Largos at the Ronda Prison

Pasos Largos at the Ronda Prison

In 1932 he was moved to the prison (spanish) of Puerto de Santa María, from which he was freed for good behavior by the new Republican Government and his health status.

Pasos Largos Interview at the Malaga Prison Shortly before his death.

Pasos Largos Interview at the Malaga Prison Shortly before his death.

When freed he goes back to Ronda and looks for a Job. He founds it at one of the fincas of Diego Villarejo, former landowner who he had kidnapped. The work lasts little since freedom in the mountains is what he longs for. Thus “Pasos Largos” returns to poaching and to commit petty thefts that take him on several occasions to the municipal jail.

One day he steals a shotgun at the Finca of Lifa and goes back, at over sixty years of age, to his life as a bandit in the mountains around Ronda until, on March 18, 1934, the Civil Guard received reports that he was hiding at the Solpalmillo Caves, located in Sierra Blanquilla, in the heart of the Sierra de las Nieves of Ronda.

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Forces from the towns of Arriate, Igualeja, Serrato, El Burgo and Cuevas del Becerro siege him and try to force him him to surrender under the threat of killing him. To that he replies, “Well, kill me….”

Police at the Pasos Largos hideout and final death location near sopalmillo cave

Police at the Pasos Largos hideout and final death location near sopalmillo cave

The shooting ends with “Pasos Largos” killed by two shots, one in the abdomen and another in the chest.

Pasos Largos killed by the Guardia Civil at sopalmillo cave

Pasos Largos killed by the Guardia Civil at sopalmillo cave

With him ends the age of the romantic bandits of Andalusia, 80 Years ago….

More Links about Pasos Largos

Extended History of Pasos Largos (Spanish)

Walking Route in the mountains to Sopalmillo Cave and Sierra Blanquilla (Spanish)

Description of the death of Pasos Largos in detail (spanish)

The Cueva Sopalmillos in 1935 and now in 2016

The Cueva Sopalmillos in 1935 and now in 2016

mijas liberation from the french army reenactment 2014

mijas liberation from the french napoleonic reenactment 2014

The next 18 and 19 October in Plaza de La Libertad and the Plaza de la Constitution de Mijas, there will be the  historical reenactment “Mijas: one people against Napoleon’s soldiers”, organized by the municipality of Mijas in collaboration with the Historical and Cultural Association and Peña 1831 Torrijos of Mijas. All are invited to attend who are attracted by the town’s history.

torrijos before been executed at Malaga beach

torrijos before been executed at Malaga beach

Experience this historical reenactments by 1831 Torrijos Association, which since 2003 recreates the landing of General Torrijos at the Mijas beach of “El Charcón”, and does the anual “March over the Torrijos Road”.

At 21 hours starting on Saturday the recreation at the “Plaza de la Libertad” and consists in recreating the moment in which a riders Regiment of Malaga brings a letter from the military governor of the capital in which he tells the mayor of Mijas of the fall of the city of Málaga in the hands of Napoleon’s troops.

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mijas liberation napoleon army french army

There, the character who plays the ruler of the town reads a proclamation warning of the approach of the French Army to the village of Mijas.

Now the next day, at 11:30 hours on the same site, there will be the enlistment of more than 70 people, who would become part of Mijas Infantry Regiment and Malaga, and most likely died at the bloody battle of Ocaña (Toledo).

mijas liberation napoleon army shooting

mijas liberation napoleon army shooting

The event,is the first time it is performed, as it has been this year when we found a notice in a newspaper of the time (1808) that revealed this fact. It is a tribute to those citizens of Mijas.

mijas liberation napoleon army guerrillas

mijas liberation napoleon army guerrillas

The latter performance will take place in Constitution Square from 12:15 hours and will see the appearance of Mijas in a 1810 market day, the occupation of people and town  by the French troops and their repression, the actions of the Mijas guerrilla, and the killing by the french of two of Mijas patriots, Quero Blanco and Garcia Moreno. It all ends with the release of Mijas by the troops of General Ballesteros.

alqueria conde mollina where torrijos was arrested

alqueria conde mollina where torrijos was arrested

alqueria conde mollina arab tower 2014

alqueria conde mollina arab tower 2014

A little ghost story : In all the area there is the legend that the tower of the village you can hear voices and strange sounds that give you goosebumps; some think they are the spirits of the brave liberals who roam these parts, showing their discontent because nobody helped them!!!!

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feria malaga 2014

feria de malaga 2014 party and tradition

The origin of the Malaga Fair is the commemoration of the storming of the city by the Catholic Monarchs August 19, 1487, incorporating the Crown of Castile.

These gave the city the image of the Virgen de la Victoria. The newly formed City Council agreed to commemorate the capture of the city by the Catholic Monarchs, an annual feast is made ​​the day of the Assumption, to commemorate that fact.

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fireworks at the night of 150814

One of the peculiarities of the Feria de Malaga lies in the division of areas of celebration, because although the fairgrounds  is in the Cortijo de Torres, the historic center of Málaga lives their particular “Fair Day”. Therefore it could be said to exist in Málaga two fairs, the “Feria de día” in the city center, and the “Feria de noche” in the Cortijo de Torres, although at the fairgrounds festive activity is maintained for all day.

Flamenco and tradition at the Malaga Feria 2014

Flamenco and tradition at the Malaga Feria 2014

By day, the city center is abuzz with people, largely due to the hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world that spend their holidays on the Costa del Sol. Streets of historic center are decorated with lanterns and floral decorations, booths are mounted, shows for children and adults, dances, parades with bands and endless events among which I would highlight the “Pandas de Verdiales”  walking the roads and squares showing their unique and ancient folklore, while the carriages and horses take to the streets of the city.

All People gather at LArios Street in Málaga Center for the Feria

All People gather at Larios Street in Málaga Center for the Feria

The Feria de Dia is paradise for young people, where they meet all nationalities, ages, religions, and cultures, to spend unforgettable days of laughter, dancing, and joy.

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Also flamenco and copla are present throughout the fair and we must not forget that Málaga and the province is a geographic area of singing. In addition to traditional music, in many places during the day and on fair booths at the fair in the evening you can hear different musical styles for every taste.

Mainly young people from Malaga, other parts of Spain and other Countries gather in Málaga Center for the Feria

Mainly young people from Malaga, other parts of Spain and other Countries gather in Málaga Center for the Feria

At night the party is concentrated in the Real Cortijo de Torres, where orderly booths, stalls and fairground rides for the amusement of all public are available. Here the young people gather, not so young, and families.

Entrance to the Night Feria of Malaga

Entrance to the Night Feria of Malaga

If you visit the Costa del Sol in Malaga in August, you have an appointment at the Feria. And do not worry about transportation. At this time intercity bus services are strengthened so that people can come to the capital from all tourist villages around with ease. Don’t forget also the train coming from the coast and the new Metro service.

Night Feria of Malaga in full

Night Feria of Malaga in full

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Alozaina : Maria Sagredo 1570 Festival 2014 Reenactment

From the “Hidden Festivals and Histories of the Costa del Sol” series. INFORMATION In the sixteenth century the rebellion of the Moors and Alozaina stars a remarkable event in the skirmishes and battles that are succeeding to be totally dominated. … Continue reading

Málaga : De hoofstad van de Costa del Sol

MalagaMalaga is de op één na grootste stad van Andalucía. Malaga telt dan ook zo’n 561.250 duizend inwoners. In de omgeving rondom Malaga wonen wel meer dan een miljoen mensen. De stad behoort tot de vijf grootste steden van Spanje. Malaga ligt aan de middelandse zee en behoort tot de Costa del Sol. Malaga heeft een Mediteranen klimaat maar beschikt niet over extreme hittes.

Veel mensen kennen malaga als de plaats waar ze op vliegen. Het vliegvel d ligt namelijk ook in Malaga maar niet in het centrum.  Het vervoer in Malaga is net als in andere plaatsen hetzelfde. Je kunt heel veel met de bus doen en als je naar de Costa del Sol wilt kun je gemakkelijk met de trein, dit is een uitstekende verbinding. Natuurlijk zijn er zoals in andere plaatsen heel veel taxi’s maar let wel op dat er verschillende tarieven zijn.

 In Malaga centrum zijn verschillende winkelstraten en bezienswaardigheden. Malaga beschikt ook over diverse museas. Een van de meeste bekende museums is het museum van Pablo Picasso. Dit museum is zeker een bezoekje waard. Ook kun je het geboortehuis van Pablo Picasso bezoeken je wandelt zo het leven van deze artiest binnen. Het ziet er uit als een alledaags geel hoekhuis maar let op, op verschillende gevels vind je nog zijn krabbels terug.

Als je een stukje geschiedenis wilt zien van Malaga moet je zeker weten het Alcabaza bezoeken. Het Alcabaza bestaat uit Ruines van een voormalig fort. Oorspronkelijk werd het fort gebouwd door de Romeinen maar later werd het gerestaureerd door de Moren. Alcazaba is het Arabische woord voor fort. Binnen in het Alcabaza kun je ook het Archeologisch museum bezoeken.

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Picasso House

Natuurlijk zijn er ook veel kerken in Malaga met allemaal een ander verleden. Een aantal van deze kerken zijn het zeker waard om een bezoekje aan te brengen. Een van deze kerken is de Iglesia de Los Mártires. Deze kerk die middenin het historische hart van Malaga ligt combineert de Mudejarstijl met barokke elementen. Een andere kerk is de Iglesia del Sagrario deze ligt naast de prachtige kathedraal La Manquita. In deze kerk vind je een prachtig altaarstuk en het magnifieke gotische portaal.

Voor winkels hoef je niet ver te zoeken je hebt er genoeg in Malaga. De belangrijkste winkelstraat in Malaga is de Calle Marqués de Larios, hier heb je zowel nationale als internationale winkels zoals mango, zara, h&m, swarovski en nog veel meer. In deze straat vind je ook het warenhuis El Corte Ingles. Dit warenhuis is in Spanje erg bekend en in veel plaatsen te zien. Het bevat veel verschillende merken van o.a. kleding, make-up, sieraden, sportartikelen, speelgoed en nog veel meer.

Als laatste wil ik u nog een tip mee geven als u Malaga gaat bezoeken. Er zijn diverse restaurants en bar waar je wat kunt drinken of kunt eten. Maar één van de plekken waar je absoluut heen moet is El Pimpi. Deze bodega-bar is een symbool van de stad en de ontmoetingsplaats voor jong en oud.

El pimpi biedt de gelegenheid om lokale wijnen uit heel Spanje te proefen. Langs de tafels staan oude wijnvaten ondertekend door beroemde vrienden. De Picasso familie heeft ook een van de wijnvaten ondertekent. Dit is de plek waar je absoluut een wijntje moet gaan drinken! En al lus je geen wijn ga voor de sfeer heen.