Feria de Málaga (Málaga Fair) is one of the most popular festivals in Spain and it’s celebrated annually during the month of August and it gets thousands of visitors that come to enjoy this eventful week full of fun, music, dances, food and drink across the city.
The historical reason of this festival is to commemorate the re-conquest of Malaga by the Catholic Monarchs in the 15th century, after taking it from the Muslims that were in the city for almost eight centuries.
The Spanish Kings ordered the creation of the Malaga City Council with the purpose of organizing the city. It was decided that a Malaga festival would be arranged every year to celebrate the re-conquest of the city by the Spaniards. The Malaga Fair was dedicated to the Virgin Victoria, the new Saint Patron of the city. (more…)