Many of the local fairs and festivals in Málaga's inland villages have been declared Unique Provincial Tourist Attractions. These events are intrinsically linked to its cuisine, tradition and history, and offer the perfect opportunity to discover the culture and unique character of these villages.
Don't miss Ronda Romántica, celebrated at the end of May. This fair is a historical recreation based on 14th century travellers' accounts of the city of the Tajo gorge. September is another important month for Ronda, with the Pedro Romero fair and the traditional Corrida Goyesca bullfight. A magnificent opportunity to discover bullfighting culture in this town.
Also in September is the Luna Mora Festival in Guaro. For two weekends this tiny village in the Sierra de las Nieves mountains is lit up by more than 20,000 candles, in homage to its Christian, Muslim and Sephardic past. The Al-Andalus Enchantment of Carratraca is another festival in honour of the legacy of Al-Andalus. The town's streets are decorated to recreate an authentic medieval souk, which by night is illuminated by thousands of candles and torches.
Frigiliana celebrates the Festival of Three Cultures at the end of August, where you can enjoy local products, film screenings, theatre, music and cultural activities. The Flour Carnival in Alozaina (February), the Festival of Moors and Christians in Benalauría and the Genalguacil Art Encounters (both in August), are just some of the festivals declared Unique Provincial Tourist Attractions, but there are many more.
If you are looking for a different and truly memorable way to discover Málaga's inland villages, check the calendar of events, fairs and festivals in Málaga, and you won't miss a thing during your time on the Costa del Sol.