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Málaga Fair: Background

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Málaga Fair: Background

Málaga Fair: Background

This traditional fair commemorates Málaga’s annexation to the Kingdom of Castile and the arrival in Málaga of the Catholic Queen and King on 19 August 1487.

In 1491, the Municipal Council organised a popular festival to be held on 15 August. In 1887, marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Catholic Queen and King in Málaga, the fair reached a new level of magnificence and popularity.

Today, Málaga’s August Fair is the most important summer event in town – an international, cosmopolitan affair rooted in tradition, held in two different venues at once: the Historic District and the Cortijo de Torres Fairground.