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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.
SantoNino808SmlThis Friday, 4 February, Father Javier will celebrate Mass in the castle at the ermita of the Santo Niño Dios, at 5 p.m., as is usual every first Friday of the month. The bells of the tower at the castle will be rung to announce the event an hour beforehand. Remember that devotion to the Santo Niño is not something that happens only once a year: we have the opportunity to celebrate mass in the ermita every month! Don´t miss it!
Mercado509Restoring the old market place, having the option to purchase products directly from the land and the villagers, an area to recover the craft, these and other goals are driving the monthly farmers market of Gaucin, on the first Saturday of each month from March to October. 

The farmer's market in Gaucin´s takes place in the historical 'plaza del Santo Niño', with a very nice atmosphere and a good range of products, although the Tourist Association would like to see more people from Gaucin using this opportunity to sell surplus garden product to bring quality and increase local trade.
RomeriaBurroSmlAll are welcome to join these free walks and to get to know the marvelous nature that surrounds Gaucin. (Guides also speak English):
Sunday, 6 March: 10:30 hras. Al río Genal. Approximately 3.5 hours. Leaving from the Plaza del Santo Niño. Difficulty: medium
Sunday 13 March: 10:30 Smugglers route. Approximately 3 hours. from the Plaza del Santo Niño. Difficulty: medium
Sunday 20 March: 10:30. The Castle and the town. Approximately 1.5 hours. Leaving from the Plaza del Santo Niño. Difficulty: medium.
Sunday, 27 March: 10:30. Train station of Jimera de Líbar to Benaoján, anmd return in train. Approximately 3 hours. Leaving from la Plaza del Santo Niño. Difficulty: medium. We will eat at Benaoján. More info: Julian at 658 612 989 or visit

Walks are guided by members of the Association. Comfortable clothing and water to carry are suggested. For more information: Julian – 658 612 989 or visit www.turismo

Pilar910iiFriday, 25 February and Friday, 11 of March, the Parilla del Pilar, just off the plaza of the fountain (Plaza del Santo Niño,) is offering an adult menu for 15 euro per person, with a children´s menu for 8 euro. The menu includes a bottle of wine for two people and soft drinks for the children. Music will be provided by Juan Jesús from Benarrabá, on keyboards, a very popular entertainer in the Ronda mountains.

SJuanDios310_002Schedule of the day: 6:30 p.m.: The reliquary of San Juan de Dios will be brought down in procession from the Ermita del Santo Niño Dios at the castle to the parish church.

7 p.m.: Mass will be celebrated in the parish church by parish priest D. Javier Garcia Pascual. The homily will be preached by the seminarian-deacon D. Rafael Navarro Cortés, who is serving this year in Ronda and the white villages. He is from Granada and since childhood he has been part of the Basílica de San Juan de Dios in Granada, where the saint is buried. After Mass awards will be given to those members of the Hermandad who served during 1990-1993.