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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.

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.
The thief (or thieves) broke into the electric candle stand, and destroyed it. It only held a pittance, and the damage caused was far more than the amount stolen. The thief also stole a gold ring attached to the hand of the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows by a transparent cord. The ring was a gift from a member of the congregation many years ago. This theft has caused bad feelings in the pueblo as there haven´t been any robberies in the church for many years.
Make a stained glass window for your house! The course goes from 23 August to 4 September. Maximum number of students is 15, so sign up today!

The course will be given by a Prodesor of Formación profesional, and his web site is

The cost per pupil is 100 euro plus materials, depending on how large the piece is.
More information: 660 663 368 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it....
Thursday, August 5:
8p.m. Last evening of the Triduum at the church San Sebastián in honor of Our Lady of the Snows, the patron of Gaucín
10:45 p.m.: The Court of Honor, 2010, leaves the Convento de Carmelitas in carriages, and goes in a parade to the fair grounds
Midnight: Official Inauguratión of the Feria 2010, by the Mayor, President of the Town Hall of Gaucín
00:30 a.m.: The Court of Honor 2010 is crowned
1 a.m.: Performance by the great orchestra "Natura" until the wee hours of the
• The Tapas contest is winding down. If you haven´t taken part, use this weekend to try the tapas and to vote for the best one. Be sure to put your voting paper in one of the urns in the various tapas bars. There will be a drawing for a dinner for two at the Fructuosa.
• Friday, at 10:30p.m. in “El Convento:” Conferencia Flamenca with Manuel Bohórquez.
• Saturday at 10:00 a.m.: excursión to the cork forest for an Exhibitión of cork cutting by the gaucineños Francisco Lermos and Matías