, Spain
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.
Just a reminder that Art Gaucín Open Studios 2016 takes place on the weekends of 20-22 and 27-29 May. Come and visit and see the artists and their work in their studios!

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An exhibition of artwork by Jim Rattenbury, entitled 'The Hidden Library', will be held in El Cuartito, Calle Nueva, 70, Gaucín from Friday 13 - Sunday 29 May 2016. The opening will be on Friday 13 May at 19:00hrs.

Jim Rattenbury expo May 2016
Learn to cook bread and pastries in the wood ovens of Hermanos Guerrero, Benalauria. For more details contact Maite on 667 661 658 (English spoken).

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Here are some photos from the Toma de Gaucín festival celebrated in wonderful sunshine last weekend. The event was a great success with many people joining the 'action' dressed as either French soldiers or local bandoleros. Many thanks to Maria Jose Marquez Calvente for her photos!

The bandoleros march into the village:
Toma 2016 1

French soldiers:
Toma 2016 2

The bandoleros stand firm!
Toma 2016 3

Under fire from the French:
Toma 2016 4

And again!
Toma 2016 6

There were skirmishes across the village:
Toma 2016 10

The Mayor is free and the Spanish flag flies once again:
Toma 2016 7

But not before many bandoleros are lost:
Toma 2016 11

The French soldiers of Gaucín (in the uniforms they made!):
Toma 2016 9
"La Posada", a new gourmet shop, has opened in Calle Los Bancos, Gaucín. The shop will sell wines, cheeses and specialist meats as well as other delicatessen products. Good luck to Tere Guillen Morales and Paco in their new venture. We need entrepreneurs like them! Congratulations!!

La Posada 1

La Posada 2

La Posada 3