In the south of Andalusia is located Malaga, on the Costa del Sol, a city that many consider the best to be born and that many other tourists want to visit and enjoy it for its varied options on what to do or what to see, but there are very few who really live it as a local person, thus losing the true essence of being in its streets. This is because many of the secrets of the city are not told or have been forgotten with the passage of time, which we can not let it continue to happen, so in this blog we bring you a series of curiosities that you did not know about it, which will make you want to go or return immediately, that if you have not been lucky enough to be from there, although with this blog you can consider yourself a real “boquerón” Malaga.
Considered the oldest cemetery for non-Catholic Christians in Spain, it was founded in 1831 by William Mark, English consul in the city, who was concerned about the eternal rest of his fellow Englishmen in the city. To solve this problem once and for all, the consul bought some land on which he built the cemetery, which is currently located in a remarkable area of the city, near the Plaza de Toros and the Limonar (bourgeois neighborhood in the nineteenth century). To access it we will do it for free or we also have the option of making a small donation for its conservation, after this we will go up its paths, surrounded by vegetation, observing the impressive mausoleums or sculptures that are there, we can also visit the Anglican church of St. George (1891) or the tombs of Roberto Boyd or José María Torrijos, famous liberals shot. The tours available are guided tours in both Spanish and English or even night tours.
Every December 28, ie, April Fool’s Day is celebrated in Malaga the Verdiales Festival, with 50 past editions, one of the most popular festivals throughout the year due to its folklore, music, colors and dances that make it so special. The name of this festival comes from the “Verdial”, that is, a composition of popular music and traditional dances used by men to woo women during the harvesting of the verdial olives, these songs are considered the first fandangos malagueños. Depending on the geographical area is considered a different verdial style, but not only by the area, you can also differentiate according to the instrument they play such as guitars, tambourines, violins, etc.. Or by the type of dance style comares, montes style and Almogía style. On the other hand, the clothes they wear do not have a unique design, but they all have the same color, as it is one of the main attractions of this festival.
This brotherhood that has its headquarters in the chapel of Veracruz and its origin in the year 1558 as Brotherhood of Jesus Nazareno and in 1756 could be renamed as it is currently known. This brotherhood is so popular in the city and in many other places because of the particularity that Carlos III granted them in the eighteenth century, which gave them the magnificent possibility of being able to release, every Wednesday procession, a prisoner for minor conviction, after a time when the plague ravaged the city and there were no volunteers to carry the images so the prisoners volunteered to carry them through Malaga. The choice of the prisoner is not by the brotherhood but by the Corps of Penitentiary Institutions in the province of Malaga and with the President of the Provincial Court.
Throughout the city of Malaga we can enjoy and visit more than 30 spectacular museums that raise the cultural level of the whole city and in this blog we are going to show you the 12 most interesting museums for visitors.
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