Antequera : Correr La Vega

When : 13/04/17 to 14/04/17

Where : Antequera, Málaga, Spain

What : Correr la Vega

The Malaga city of Antequera, located at the main crossroads of Andalusia and known as “the heart” of the autonomous community, has been and is a must for travelers and travelers of all time. Its magnificent monumental complex is the result of its historical past, and is reflected in more than fifty buildings of religious and civil architecture dating from the Bronze Age to the 18th century.

Correr La Vega

One of the elements that identifies its Holy Week is the “Correr la Vega”, a long-awaited tradition both for its inhabitants and for the numerous tourists that are approaching at that time to the town and whose origin, apparently, is due to an ancient Tradition that was to take the images to the highest point of the city to bless the lands of La Vega de Antequera.

Correr La Vega

On Thursdays and Fridays, at the end of the procession, the “brothers” of the cofradías who process those days, with the exception of La Soledad, take the thrones marching to the beginning of a slope or hill and, with The bell warning, start a very emotional race carrying the thrones to where the fields of la Vega are to be seen, so they can be blessed.

Correr La Vega

Museo Picasso Malaga

Picasso museum Málaga – Museo Picasso

Het Picasso Museum Málaga is gevestigd in het mooie Palacio Buenavista, niet ver van waar Picasso is geboren. Zonder twijfel het bekendste museum van Málaga dat dagelijks een grote hoeveelheid bezoekers mag ontvangen.

Werken van Picasso in Málaga

Het Picasso museum in Málaga bestaat nog niet heel erg lang. Het is in 2003 geopend en mede mogelijk gemaakt door de familie Picasso. De vaste tentoonstelling bestaat voor een groot deel uit familiebezit en laat vooral werken van de eerste en laatste periode van de meester zien.

Museo Picasso Malaga

Museo Picasso Malaga

Veelzijdig, onbekend en verrassend

De collectie is veelzijdig met schetsen, schilderijen en beelden. Veel kunstwerken in Picasso museum Málaga zullen waarschijnlijk minder bekend bij het grote publiek. De meer bekende werken van Picasso zijn vooral te vinden in het Picasso museum in Barcelona en het Picasso museum in Parijs. Het topstuk van de eigenzinnige kunstenaar, Guernica, hangt in Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.

Desondanks blijft de collectie in Málaga erg bijzonder. In Málaga zie je een aantal stukken van Picasso welke nooit eerder in een ander museum getoond zijn. Het Picasso museum hoort mede daarom zeker thuis in het rijtje van bezienswaardigheden in Málaga.

Museo Picasso Malaga

Museo Picasso Malaga

Picasso Museum in paleis

Behalve het werk van Picasso is ook het museumgebouw erg bijzonder. Het museum zelf mag dan jong zijn, het gebouw is dat zeker niet. Palacio Buenavista is een paleis uit de eerste helft van de 16e eeuw en gebouwd op de resten van een Moors paleis. Er zijn nog altijd overblijfselen te zien uit deze periode, zoals de toren aan de oostzijde.

De eerste bewoner van het paleis was Diego Cazalla die namens de Katholieke Koningen Málaga onder zijn hoede had. Later is het nog bewoond door de graven van Buenavista.

Archeologische Vondsen

Archeologische Vondsten

Het paleis is gelegen in de oude Joodse wijk en ligt aan het karakteristieke straatje San Augustin. Met de komst van het Picasso museum is het gebouw prachtig gerestaureerd.

Archeologische vondsten

In de kelder van het Picasso museum zijn resten te zien zien uit het verre verleden van de stad. Dit gaat tot ruim 3000 jaar terug. Opgravingen laten verschillende constructies zien uit de tijd van de Feniciers en de Romeinen.

Museo Picasso Malaga

Museo Picasso Malaga

Openingstijden Picasso museum

  • November tot februari : Dagelijks 10.00 – 18.00 uur
  • Maart tot juni : Dagelijks 10.00 – 19.00 uur
  • Juli tot augustus : Dagelijks 10.00 – 20.00 uur
  • September tot oktober : Dagelijks 10.00 – 19.00 uur
  • Tijdens Semana Santa : Dagelijks 10.00 – 20.00 uur

Waar is de Picasso Museum

By : Marianne Pape
Romeins Theater Malaga

Romeins theater – Teatro Romano Málaga

From our new series : Málaga Jewels in Dutch

Het Romeins theater in Málaga ligt aan de straat Calle Alcazabilla midden in het historisch centrum van Málaga. Het Romeinse amfitheater uit 200 jaar na Christus, het werd per toeval ontdekt in de tweede helft van de 19de eeuw.

Romeins Theater Malaga

Romeins Theater Malaga 1970´s

Dit oude Romeinse theater in Málaga is niet het grootse Romeinse theater dat in Spanje is gevonden maar het is wel een van de oudste Romeinse theaters.

Romeins Theater Malaga

Romeins Theater Malaga ´s avonds

Zover men na kan gaan is het al in de eerste eeuw voor Christus gebouwd, dit was nog ten tijde van keizer Augustus het theater werd gebruikt tot einde van de derde eeuw. En er worden nog steeds nieuwe voorwerpen uit de Romeinse tijd bij opgravingen gevonden.

Bij de opgravingen van het Romeins theater is men tot de conclusie gekomen dat een deel van het theater niet meer aanwezig is. Zowel de Romeinen als de Moorse overheersers hebben delen van het Teatro Romano verbouwd.

Romeins Theater Malaga

Romeins Theater Malaga nu

Een deel van het theater is gebruikt voor de bouw van het Alcazaba. In het Moorse fort zijn marmeren Romeinse pilaren gebruikt van het Romeinns theater.  Hoe het Theatro Romano er ongeveer uit gezien moet hebben is nog wel goed zichtbaar.

Romeins Theater Malaga

Romeins Theater Malaga Plattegrond

By : Marianne Pape

Bobastro in El Chorro, Spain

Bobastro : A stronghold of the Christians against the Arabs in El Chorro

Access is from the road-Ardales Alora, about 2 km north of El Chorro and the south side of the Gaitanes Gorge and the Caminito del Rey. From here is a paved path that climbs the hill of Las Mesas de Villaverde.

Part of the ruins of Bobastro can be accessed by foot. At the top of the hill you can enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding area and you will find there the remains of an ancient fortress. There is also a water tank, the water is pumped at the top to at night to get electricity for the daytime.


Bobastro in El Chorro, Spain

Bobastro in El Chorro, Spain

Omar Ben Hafsun fled to Bobastro in the late ninth century and rebelled against the Emir of Cordoba. He conversted to Christianity in 899 to build this church. The carved rock was probably performed in the late first century IX or X.
The Mozarabic church is the only known of al-Andalus. It was destroyed by Abdel Rahman III, when, after opposition as a separate kingdom it was conquered after more than 50 years by Cordoba kingdom. It was taken on January 19, 928.

Bobastro in El Chorro, Spain

Bobastro in El Chorro, Spain

Unearthed in Sand Stone there is a basilica with three naves separated by horseshoe arches, transept and three territories, the central horseshoe arch and the rectangular sides.
Perfectly situated on the east and has a length of 16.50 m long and 10.30 meters wide. In the area there are remains of other buildings that belonged to other people who sought refuge there for hundreds of years.


Visiting Bobastro can be done from the nearby town of Ardales and Alora. These are just 45 minutes from the coast.

The roads are good, but the signals ar not very clear if you’re not from there.

-By Car

We recommend that you take the route from Malaga on the A-357 and then take the exit of Pizarra-Alora. After passing through the beautiful town of Alora you will see the signs for Bobastro. Like everything else in Spain on the way to Bobastro there are many things worth visiting such as: El Chorro Lakes, Gaitanes Gorge and Caminito del Rey, the town of Alora, El Quiosco Restaurant, Restaurante El Mirador and more.

-By Bus

Time tables keep changing and it’s impossible to get an updated timetable for buses to El Chorro. Also, the buses from Malaga, for example, go to the town of Alora, and then you have to wait and change for a bus to El Chorro. With that in mind and as the village of El Chorro sits on a railway station I am going to recommend the train and forget the bus. (see above for trains to El Chorro)


The archeological remains are open all week as follows and though the guided tour is in Spanish the signs and information boards are also in English.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 3pm there is a guided tour Approximately every hour (in Spanish)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 am to 3pm (no guided tours on these days).


You need a full morning to visit including the trip. Good thing is that there is plenty to see around there to fill the day. Good location, good walking areas and good food!

Remember that now the ruins of Bobastro are cared for and are only open to the public certain hours of the day. Previously you could just walk in there and do your own “discoveries”.

Ask a guide to what other things there are to see such as the fortress of Bobastro, the old city walls, the princesses house and several artificial caves that were used by hermits.


You can also visit other attractions such as: La Huma Mountain, Escalera de los republicanos, Caminito del Rey, Ardales, Alora, Gaitanes Park and the park of the Conde del Guadalhorce.

Bobastro in El Chorro, Spain

Bobastro in El Chorro, Spain

Dia del Caracol Riogordo 2015

Riogordo : 28th May Day of the Snails 2015

Snails Day in Riogordo

Sunday, 31st of May 2015

Riogordo is one of seven municipalities in the Axarquía that make up the Route of Oil and Mountains. Each May, the inhabitants invite you to try one of the specialties that characterize the cuisine of the municipality: the snails in broth. This unique dish is prepared the local way, cooked in its own juices and served with olives and wine ground.

Dia del Caracol Riogordo 2015

Dia del Caracol Riogordo 2015

Coinciding with this day, along with a big party enlivened with a parade of street musicians, bands and groups choir and dance, a cattle fair is installed, which for three days, following the tradition, you can buy and sell all livestock.

Dia del Caracol Riogordo 2015

Dia del Caracol Riogordo 2015

Tourist information: Town Hall, Plaza de la Constitución, 14 (29180). Phone: (+34) 952 732 154 Fax: (+34) 952 732 380

Rent a Car an enjoy the party !


Noche en Blanco Malaga 2015 : Free entrace to museums and culture

Tonight 16th May 2015 Between 8pm and 2am on Saturday, Noche en Blanco, a city-wide night of culture, will submerge Malaga. With a total of 183 cultural activities planned over a six-hour period, the evening has become a mainstay in … Sigue leyendo



TODAY 03 MAY 2015, AT 09:30

The Verdiales Spring festival takes place today Sunday May 3, 2015 from 9:30 am with the “rise of the flags” at the known as Ermita de las Tres Cruces, located in the limits of Almogía, Alora, Cártama and Pizarra.

Verdiales Festival in Tres Cruces Chapel

Verdiales Festival in Tres Cruces Chapel

The verdiales groups from cited four villages spend the day between songs and dances, dancing the “Churripampa” performing the traditional clash between pandas and conduct the popular raffle.

The first references of this festival date back to 1722, that’s why it has been declared of National Tourist Interest in Andalusia and National Tourist Singularity of Andalusia.

From 11.00h to 20.00h there will be 10 verdiales of three different styles, together with the traditional greeting at the door of the chapel after walking around it.

Verdiales, history

Verdiales (or Verdiales dance) are a festive manifestation of ancient and peasant origin, socio-musical nature peculiar to certain geographical areas in the province of Málaga (Axarquía, Valle del Guadalhorce and Montes de Málaga).

roman verdiales

roman verdiales

Verdiales Festival is one of the cultural expressions related with storngest attachment to the region of Montes, which have been forged and developed without any regulations, done by ancient roads, tracks, isolated cortijos or travelling, by sales or wineries, showing the people the the roughness of these lands, with some specific forms of representation linked to such places.

Origins of the Verdiales

The root of the Verdiales is a controversial issue, and at times identified as pre flamenco or before the Christian and Arab invasion, but even before the romans and Phoenicians. That is over 2500 years old.

dancing verdiales

dancing verdiales


Chapels, with their adjoining squares, are significant frameworks, places with high relevance for the Malaga community of verdiales and evocative of eco-cultural identity. These hermitages are Verdiales, Three Crosses, of Jeva, and Loma la Boticaria.

Verdiales customs

Verdiales customs