During Holy Week, Malaga is much more than devotion and processions. Its bullfight on the Saturday of Glory is much more than an event included in the liturgical programme. And even more so this year, when the 15th anniversary of its Picassiana is being commemorated. Come in and discover the secrets of this unique event.Read more
BULLFIGHTING FAIR MALAGA 2024
Málaga bullfighting tickets
The August Fair or, simply, Feria de Málaga, is undoubtedly the most important bullfighting event of the year in Malaga.
The Malaga Fair has its origins in 1487, when on August 19 the Catholic Monarchs took the city and incorporated it into the Crown of Castile. It was then agreed to commemorate the date on an annual basis, and thus, from the year 1491 popular festivities were established on those dates. That year a procession was held in which the royal standard with which Malaga was won was carried from the Cathedral to the church of Santiago, and a bullfight was held. From the 17th century onwards, rockets and fireworks displays began to be used.
And they come to our days as the great festival of the summer on the Costa del Sol. They begin with the proclamation and fireworks. During the pilgrimage, horsemen, carriages and locals accompany the standard bearer of the fair to the Santuario de la Victoria. The city is filled with booths, lanterns, flowers, parades, musical shows with flamenco and copla as the main protagonists.
It can be said that in the center there is a daytime Fair, and in the Cortijo de Torres, which is the fairgrounds, a nighttime Fair, although it maintains activities throughout the day.
The bullfighting fair is one of the most important and the main bullfighters perform in it.