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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.

thumb_LaFuente5091La Fuente restaurant now offering fresh Irish soda bread, baked to order

The restaurant will be closed until later in January, for R&R and redecoration, but they are now offering fresh Irish soda bread, baked to order. These large round and yeast free loaves weigh over a kilo and freeze beautifully. Variations are endless but already tried, tested and delicious.

Types available include White flour and oats with muscatel raisins, Whole wheat flour and oats with flax and sunflower seeds, White

All are welcome to join these free walks. (Guides also speak English)-
FlamencoSmlIt will be on Saturday, 4 December at 10:30 p.m. in the Peña Flamenca (next door to the Post Office.)
The artistas are the following: Singing (Al cante) – Antonio Macías, Carlos Macías Flores y José Manuel Blanco. Guitarists (Al toque) – Eduardo Macías y Cesareo Mejías. Presented by Francisco Prieto in colaboration with the Peña Flamenca de Gaucin.
GaucinenflorSaturday, December 4, at 7 p.m., the book “Gaucín en Flor” by Francisco Benítez Márquez will be presented to the public in the Bar El Puente. The book has marvelous color plates not only of the flowers of the region, but also of the town. The book is on sale in the Papelería.
Sara de Graah HunterFor those who didn't get to the Almuña Christmas Fair, the last of Sarah DeGraaf-Hunter´s lovely Indian Textiles and silver Jewellery will be on sale at Madeline Humphries house Calle Teodoro de Molina 9 (opposite The Casablanca) on Wednesday, 15th December, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. All items - bedspreads, cushion covers, table cloths, mats, napkins, silk scarves and silver jewellery will be at rock-bottom prices as Sarah wants to clear her stock before returning to India in January to buy
WalksSml All are welcome to join these free walks. (Guides also speak English:

Sunday, 2 January 10:30 hras. Al Hacho.Approximately 3 hours. Leaving from the gas station. Difficulty: high
Saturday 09 January: 10:30 Around the village.Approximately 1.5 hours. Leaving from the Plaza del Santo Niño. Difficulty: medium.
Sunday 16 January: 10:30 La Guarda.Approximately 2 hours. Leaving from the Plaza del Santo Niño. 15 mins. In car. Difficulty: medium.
Sunday, 23 January:10:30 El Montoro.Approximately 3 hours.
A group of Mothers of students in the local school are going to begin Sevillana dance classes. It will be open to the public, and the group urges those interested to sign up. People from the village are needed in order to lower the cost of the teacher. The classes will begin in November in the La Peña Flamenca  (next to Correos). Posters advertising the classes will soon go up in the village, with the time and the exact day.

The classes are for all ages, and for men and women. Look for the
PanoramicViewSmlAll residents and tourists who may be with us now are invited on these guided walks, no charge, to get to know the marvellous natural environment we have here in Gaucin. Guides speak Spanish and English. It is advisable to wear good walking shoes and to bring some water.

Sunday, 5 September: Forest walk. Approximately 3 hours. Medium difficulty --- gradual decents and climbing. Leaving from the Centro Sanitario in el Portichuelo at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, 12 September: La Corchuela. Approx 3 hours.
The most popular tapa this year was offered by the BAR EL PUENTE. The voting went as follows:
Tapa Establecimiento Nº votos
"Solomillo con queso fundido y cebolla caramelizada" Bar El Puente 56
"Berenjena rellena de pistacho, feta y salsa de tomate" La Casita 41
"Albóndigas en Salsa" Bodeguita Chaparro 17
"Zorrito" La Taberna del Zorro 12
" Jibia en salsa de almendras" Casa Antonia 11
"Costilla en adobo" El Pajuelo 7
"Montadito de Bacalao" El Portesuelo 7
"Codorniz en salsa" Rest. La Fructuosa
Saturday 21 August:
V Gala dinner at 10 p.m. at 10 p.m.. Price: 35 euros/person. Informatión and reservations: 653 272 323º This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.