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Málaga Events


Seven weeks before Easter, Málaga kicks start the carnival with a series of colourful parades. On the last day, the climax is the burial of the anchovy, which involves a funeral procession with mourners taking the anchovy to the seafront where a huge bonfire will soon consume it.

Date: 26 February 2022 - 06 March 2022


Festival de Málaga (Málaga Film Festival)

A high-profile festival in which many Spanish feature films, short films and documentaries are screened.

Date: 18 March 2022 - 27 March 2022
Venue: Various theatres


Semana Santa (Holy Week)

During the last week of Lent, large-scale religious processions take place across Málaga; each has floats featuring Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary and other saints.

Date: 10 April 2022 - 16 April 2022
Venue: City centre.


Fiesta de San Juan

Beachfront bonfires and fireworks celebrate the solstice.

Date: 23 June 2022 - 23 June 2022


Feria de Málaga (Málaga Fair)

Feria de Málaga is divided into the Day Fair and the Night Fair. The Day Fair, taking place in the city centre, features concerts and a wide range of entertainment. The Night Fair, taking place in Cortijo de Torres, has many rides. Must-dos for tourists include attending a panda de verdiales (typical Malaga music and dance) in Calle de Larios and drinking cartojal (cold, sweet wine).

Date: 13 August 2022 - 20 August 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: The city centre and Cortijo de Torres


International Jazz Festival

The festival hosts jazz performances across several locations.

Date: 05 November 2022 - 11 November 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.


Bienal de flamenco Málaga

This event features an incredible mix of singing, dancing and guitar performances.

Date: 08 July 2023 - 29 September 2023
(Date to be confirmed)


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Featured Hotels


Gran Hotel Miramar

Originally opened in 1926 by King Alfonso XIII, and at one time Malaga's law courts, this beautifully-restored hotel is set by the sea in the upmarket area of Caleta. The polished rooms have all the mod-cons; some have a Moorish theme or Mediterranean touches but only 25% have sea views. Amenities include a spa, a gym, a swimming pool and several restaurantsa.

Hotel Alameda

Clean, cheap and central, this hotel occupies the 8th floor of an apartment building and has obliging owners and free Wi-Fi. What it lacks in modernity, it makes up in personality, and all rooms come with private bathrooms. The views over the bullring are nigh on unbeatable too.

Hotel Molina Lario

Opposite the Cathedral, this 4-star hotel has elegant, contemporary rooms - the best have balconies and views of the Cathedral. Amenities include an outdoor garden-terrace serving tapas, a stunning rooftop pool with late night bar and a terrace grill restaurant.

Room Mate Larios

Right on pedestrianised Calle Larios, in the heart of Málaga, this rebranded hotel, part of a chain of hotels around the world, has a light, stylish contemporary feel with spacious rooms, free Wi-Fi and an impressive roof terrace with a late night bar. Breakfast is served until a civilized midday.

Hotel Eurostars Astoria

A short walk west of the centre, near the Alameda train station, this compact hotel only has 57 rooms but is modern and offers excellent value for money. Its sparkling cleanliness helps, but do try and get a room overlooking the River Guadalmedina.

Hotel La Chancla

Hidden in Pedregalejo, a small fishing community in Malaga, this tiny hotel only has nine rooms but it packs a punch with its outdoor hot tub and mini sauna. Rooms are a little on the pokey side, but the views over the Alboran Sea can't be beaten. Taxis take around 10 minutes into the city centre but a stroll along the beach is the most romantic route.