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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.

This year, to mark the fiesta of the patron of Gaucin, Our Lady of the Snows, a triduum is being organized. It will take place on 3, 4 and 5th of August (the feast of Our Lady of the Snows.)
Following is the program:
Tuesday, 3 August: 8 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the rosary, the prayers of the Triduum, and Mass
Wednesday, 4 August: 12 noon. Church bells will be rung to anounce the feast on Thursday.
8 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the rosary, the prayers of the
Organized by the Asociación de Iniciativas Turísticas, the contest will continue through next week, ending next Sunday, 1 August.

Participants must try a minimum of 3 tapas in order to vote. All bars have an urn in which to deposit your voting sheet, and voting is open util August 2.
Following is the program:
Friday, 30 July at 10:30 p.m. in the Convento: Conference on flamenco with Manuel Bohórquez “El Cartel Maldito”. Aperitivos and drinks courtesy of Vinos de Gaucín.

Saturday, 31 July, 10:30 p.m. in the Pabellón Municipal:
Singers: Andrés Lozano, Juan Pinilla, Laura Román, Diego Reyes, Melchior Gavilán (a local fan of flamenco).
Dancer: Juan Andrés Maya.
Al toque: Paco Javier Jimeno, Juan Habichuela, Pepe Maya, Alberto Torres, Javier Pineda Patajito.
Presented by Paco
The Asociación de Iniciativas Turísticas organizes a contest for the best tapas every year, and everyone, locals and foreigners included, are invited to visit the bars and restaurants of the village and to vote for their favorites.

The contest takes place between July 16 to August 1, and each bar/restaurant has its own specialties. Voting papers are found in the bars and can be deposited in the urns until August 3.
In the foto: José Prieto Martín, last year´s winner, at his bar/cafe El Puente.
The Municipal Band is organizing a concert in the Convento.  It will take place on Friday, July 23, at 8p.m. at the Casa de Cultura, the Convento.

There will be a bar and tapas. The event is planned to raise money for the Band, which is in dire straights given the economic situation at the Town Hall. The Town Hall is collaborating in this project. Don´t miss it, and let´s be generous with contributions.
This afternoon, 5 July, boys from Malaga´s primary school seminary will visit Gaucin parrish

They are having a summer holiday, during which they visit various sights in the Province of Málaga. This year Gaucin has been chosen. There are 60 boys and will be accompanied by 8 seminarians. This afternoon they will visit the church, and then climb to the castle, where they will spend the night. Tomorrow they will walk to Benarrabá. Gaucín welcomes them!

CasaFachada608smlOn Thursday, July 1, Casa Convento will appear on the Television program on channel 6, “¿Quién vive ahí?”.

This program, produced by Globomedio, reports on houses and living quarters that, for whatever reason, are original. The owner shows the property and tell of the life and history of the house, and the spectators see other manners of living.

Ruta nocturna fotos

Ruta nocturna fotos1

Ruta nocturna fotos2

Photos by Maria Jose Marquez Calvente.
Gaucin's first Pipirrana (typical salad from Málaga) and Gazpacho workshop/demonstration will be held on Saturday 03 September at 13:30hrs in Paseo Ana Toval:

Gazpacho festival
Wednesday 07 September

09:00hrs: Procession through the streets accompanied by the Municipal band

12:00hrs: Solemn tolling of bells to announce the eve of the Santo Niño festival

19:00hrs: The statue of Santo Niño will be brought down from the castle to the church where the eighth Mass of the nine novenas of Santo Niño will be celebrated

23:00hrs: Fiesta in the Plaza del Santo Niño - music from 'Dinamic' and 'Latidos'

Thursday 08 September

09:00hrs: Procession through the streets...