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The best feasts to visit Andalusia in Summer 2018

We are already in the wonderful summer and, in addition to its good vibrations, good weather and the floral colours that flood our streets, we have the most famous feasts in Andalusia. With a memorable tradition, an unbeatable atmosphere and a southern art which you can only discover with a trip to this community during these dates.

We are already in the wonderful summer and, in addition to its good vibrations, good weather and the floral colours that flood our streets, we have the most famous parties in Andalusia. With a memorable tradition, an unbeatable atmosphere and a southern art that you can only discover with a getaway to this community during these dates.

Many of the traditional festivals of Andalusia take place with the arrival of summer. They are local festivals with religious traditions and historical dates. There are also popular festivals in Andalusia that have as protagonists gastronomic products characteristic of their villages. Take note of the 8 Andalusian parties that take place in summer.

Festival of ajoblanco, Almáchar (Málaga)

The first Saturday of September is the day in which Almáchar dresses in his best clothes to receive visits to its Fiesta del Ajoblanco. This dish is a cold soup based on water, garlic, vinegar, olive oil and salt. In this beautiful village axarquico, you can taste this recipe in a day considered of Tourist Interest of Andalusia. People take to the streets to enjoy the big day of the town to the sound of verdiales pandas, rocieros choirs and flamenco. Do not hesitate to approach this enclave to experience first-hand one of the most deeply rooted traditions of the region.

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Regional contest of Fandango de Huelva

In the small municipality of Villa de Paterna del Campo, in Huelva, the regional Contest of Fandango de Huelva takes place every summer. A unique form of flamenco that has spread throughout Spain and which is one of the most heartfelt and admired branches. This year you can enjoy this event from the 2nd to the 22nd of August. If you travel to the province this August do not miss it because you will not be disappointed. To the sound of the Spanish guitar, the best voices will compete to show all their art on stage. A young tradition that is consolidated year after year.

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Wine harvest, Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)

Jerez de la Frontera is a municipality in Cádiz with a great reputation for the quality of its wines. Every year in the second fortnight of September the harvest festival is celebrated, where you can observe all this process from the treading of the grape to the wine tasting. This is one of the oldest fairs in Spain since it dates from 1948. You can not miss this fair where you can taste the best of Spanish cuisine. A good plate of ham with a wine of Jerez is the perfect combination to spend these days of folklore in the south of Andalusia.

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Fair of Nuestra Señora de las Virtudes, Conil (Cádiz)

The incomparable frame of white houses in a marine environment that supposes the municipality of Conil, in Cádiz, is more than sufficient not to miss its celebrations in honour of their Virgin. Also included in this fair is a traditional artisan and gastronomic display in the Plaza de la Torre de Guzmán and a great parade with Giants and Cabezudos. The festivities end with a great display of fireworks, not before having squandered all the art dancing sevillanas and flamenco and enjoying the best tapas in this first week of September. An appointment that you can not miss if you are on these dates in the province of Cádiz.

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Night of the wine, Cómpeta (Málaga)

The 15th of August is the big day of Cómpeta. Land of vineyards and farmers, this unique village of the Axarquia of Malaga is preparing for its most characteristic day, "the Night of the wine", between typical dances and pandas de verdiales. In the morning, the traditional grape treading is done in the Vendimia square, where the music of the Cómpeta fandangos (a descendant of flamenco) sounds. At midday, the traditional campero lunch is offered to all the visitors and at nightfall, the dance and songs bathed with arrobas of wine, migas, salads and cod between the neighbours and visitors.

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Fair of Pedro Romero, Ronda (Málaga)

It is the most important and renowned local festival of all those held in Ronda. It is when the exclusive Goyesca Corrida takes place, in the emblematic Plaza de Toros of the city. Obligatory appointment of the most outstanding figures of the bullfighting of the moment and of famous and personalities of the world of politics. During a whole week, the typical Andalusian fair is held in the fairgrounds. Booths, gadgets, musical performances and other leisure activities. It is usually held between the end of August and the beginning of September. Normally, the Goyesque Corrida takes place on the Saturday of the first weekend of September.

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Festival of the Mora Moon, Guaro (Málaga)

It has been celebrated for more than 20 years, during the afternoons-nights of two days at the beginning of September. Parades, workshops, storytelling, craft souk and Arab-Andalusian-Sephardic music in the streets and squares of the old town of Guaro. All illuminated by more than 25,000 candles. A show of light, colour, smell and flavours of the Andalusian culture. This local party also includes great concerts at the Moral Moon Auditorium.

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Festival of the Three Cultures, Frigiliana (Málaga)

In the Festival of the Three Cultures of Frigiliana culture, gastronomy, music and dozens of activities that make each year this town of Malaga have more public at their parties. This year you can enjoy it from August 23 to 26. The Festival Frigiliana 3 Cultures is lived in the street and revolves around a nerve centre that is the Market of the 3 Cultures. With more than 150 stalls in the historic centre of Frigiliana, this is the place where we will inevitably have to go if we visit Frigiliana during the days of the festival. Undoubtedly, the most important event of this summer festival, which takes place in the last week of August, is the Tapa Route, where Sephardic, Arab and Christian cuisine are mixed, and you can taste dishes that are not usually included in the Letters from restaurants. All accompanied by theatre groups, a market full of shows and craft workshops, and a film and conference cycle.

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Where to stay

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