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GAUCÍN: Balcony of the Ronda Mountains where the Holy Child appeared to St. John of God.
The illustrious, always noble, very hospitable village of Gaucín.
"La Posada", a new gourmet shop, has opened in Calle Los Bancos, Gaucín. The shop will sell wines, cheeses and specialist meats as well as other delicatessen products. Good luck to Tere Guillen Morales and Paco in their new venture. We need entrepreneurs like them! Congratulations!!

La Posada 1

La Posada 2

La Posada 3
Friday 29 April

16:00hrs – Walk to the threshing circle of ‘Los Hinojales’. Leave from Paseo Ana Toval (opposite the petrol station); head up Sierra del Hacho and return to Gaucín.

20:00hrs – Presentation of costumes made at the ‘taller de bandoleros’ that will be worn during the ‘Toma de Gaucín’.

21:00hrs – Presentation of traditional costumes from the ‘romantic era’ and the Serranía de Ronda - by Faustino Peralta Carrasco.

Saturday 30 April

13:00hrs – We welcome our friends from the historical-cultural association ‘Villa de El Bosque’ who will be joining us as the ‘French Army’ during the ‘Toma’ celebrations.

18:00hrs – The celebration will begin as the Municipal Band ‘Villa de Gaucín’ passes through the village streets.

20:00hrs – The ’invading’ French troops will enter the village and march from Calle Convento to the ‘Town Hall’ (Calle Larga) which they will occupy. During their journey there will be battles between the French soldiers and local residents! Once the town hall has been taken the French troops will set up guard posts and the Mayor will be paraded through the village centre to humiliate the locals.

All residents are invited to dress up in costume and fight against the French invaders!

Sunday 01 May

11:00hrs – We welcome our friends from Montejaque and Estación de Gaucín who will meet with local residents in Paseo de Ana Toval to form the army of guerrillas from the Serranía de Ronda.

12:00hrs – The guerrillas of the Serranía will enter the village and pass through the streets. On their way to the town hall they will be involved in several skirmishes with the French troops.

13:00hrs – The town hall will be re-taken from the French and, after the Mayor has been freed, the Spanish flag will be hoisted once again on the castle tower.

14:00hrs – Party in the centre of the village attended by both the French soldiers and the guerillas of the Serranía!

The 7th Toma de Gaucín, the celebration of the French invasion and subsequent re-taking of the village by local bandoleros, will take place from Friday 29 April - Sunday 01 May. This fiesta is now well-established and has become a firm favourite with Gaucineños and visitors alike. More details to follow......

Toma cartel 2016
Since January, Josefi Corbacho, in partnership with the Ayuntamiento de Gaucín, has run the 'taller de los bandoleros' workshop with the aim of developing the collaboration and participation of Gaucín residents in the re-enactment of the 'French invasion' or 'Toma de Gaucín'. The workshop was organized to help the people Gaucín produce uniforms for those participating in the event helping to foster a sense of ownership whilst saving the costs of hiring outside participants.

Urbano, a designer who has been involved with the Ronda Romantica festival since its inception, has been running workshops for the creation of hats and other headwear.

Some of the amazing hats and uniforms for the 'Toma de Gaucín' created by the 'taller de los bandoleros':

Toma hats1

Antonio García Corbacho's new book of poems, 'Solo Quiero Versarte', will be presented in the Casa de la Juventud on Saturday 16 April at 19:30hrs with accompanying Flamenco singing.

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On Saturday 23 April there will be a 'Full Moon walk', a circular route below Las Palas of approx. 13.5km, leaving from the Plaza de Santo Niño at 21:00hrs. It's recommended that you bring food/water, a torch and that you wear some reflective clothing.

Full moon walk Apr 2016
On Saturday 23 April is the Carrera Popular - the race through the streets of Gaucin - distances from 300m for young children up to 7.5km for adults. Starting time will be approx. 11:00hrs. You can register at the Gaucín gym, GuadalInfo, or on the day.

Carreras Populares 2 April 2016
The official video of the 2016 Gaucín Bull Run will be screened in the old convent at 20:30hrs on Saturday 09 April.

Toro de cuerda film
The restaurant will reopen for the season on Friday April 1st.
Lunch on Sundays from 1:00
Dinner Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday from 8:00
Richard, Lisa, Aurelia and Juan look forward to welcoming you back.

El atico spring 2016
Luc Waring exhibition

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