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Axarquia News, Issue #004 -- Feria de Malaga and other summer fairs.
July 25, 2004
Welcome to the latest issue of the monthly e-zine "Axarquia News"

We aim to bring you the local news and reviews from around the region covering all manner of topics relevant to life here in this beautiful corner of Andalucia.

In addition we will also bring you details of new properties and special offers from our business partners.

In this months issue we cover the famous Feria de Malaga as well as other summer fairs in the Axarquia.

Virgen del Carmen festivities

The feastday of the patron saint of fishermen (Virgen del Carmen) on 16th July was celebrated along the Axaquian coastline in traditional style.

The weekend also brought the annual Veladilla del Carmen celebrated in Vélez-Málaga. For the first time this was held in the Parque de Andalucia where the usual food and drink stands run by the various Peñas and Cofradias or social clubs and brotherhoods of the town were set up in conjunction with a Medieval Market and 2 big stages where entertainment was provided by a number of dance troupes and musical groups. The event was a great success with all participants enjoying the party atmosphere and pleasant setting.

Forthcoming Events

Assumption Day

August 15th is the feast day of the Assumption - a national public holiday in Spain - as the feast falls on a Sunday this year the public holiday will be Monday August 16th.

Fería de Málaga 14th-22nd August

Dating back to 1492, the annual fair held in the centre of Málaga is a commemoration of the arrival of the Catholic Monarchs into the city on 19th August 1487.

The fair is split into two with daytime activites taking place in the city centre and the nightime funfair combined with music, drinking and dancing held at the city fairgound near the newly opened exhibiton centre adjacent to the E15 autovia.

During the feria there is a daily bullfight held at 7pm at the Malagueta Bullring.

Read more about the Costa del Sol's capital city on our Malaga page.

Axarquian Summer Fairs

A number of the inland villages of the Axarquia hold their summer fairs during August, some of which have a theme:

3rd August at Iznate - a fair in honour of the locally grown muscatel grape.

8th-11th August at Alcaucin - summer fair.

9th-12th August at Archez - summer fair.

15th August at Compéta - Fiesta del Vino - a popular event with celebrations and wine tasting.

27th August at Nerja - Day of the Tourist - a day long party held on the Balcon de Europa.

Summer entertainment in Nerja

Throughout August visitors to Nerja will be entertained by a series of free open-air concerts, dance performances and street theatre held in various locations around the town including Burriana Beach, Plaza de los Cangrejos and Calle Pintada. Information on all these events can be found at the Cultural Centre in Calle Granada.

For more information on the resort look at our Nerja page.

Special Offers

BG001 - This fabulous, newly built 2 bed apartment situated at Baviera Golf Course, Torre del Mar is offering special prices for the first year of letting. Click on the link for more details and the recently reduced prices.

The low cost airlines have just released their winter seats to Málaga which means that there are plenty of bargains to be found for flights departing between 1st November 2004 and 31st March 2005. Check out Openjet who search a number of low cost European airlines including Easyjet and Skydeals who also have some good value seats. Coupled with the excellent value low season prices offered on all of our accommodation this means that if you book quickly you could secure yourself a fantastic value winter break here in Spain.

Thanks for taking the time to read our newsletter and we look forward to bringing you more news and offers next month.

¡Hasta luego!

Steve & Emma

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