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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 festival takes place in Ronda from Friday to Monday and celebrates the culture, history and identity of the Serranía. Each village is represented in a procession and we are all invited to attend wearing traditional clothes of the era - basically the bandoleros costumes that were seen in our "toma de Gaucín" last week. This Friday, the 26th May, there will be a free bus going to Ronda for anyone in costume. Please contact the Ayuntamiento for more details of times etc. It is a beautiful...
Please note that, due to ongoing improvements, the A-377 Gaucín-Manilva road will be closed from May 17 to July 7 between the turning to Casares and the roundabout for the AP-7 toll road. The alternative route to the coast will be via the A-7150 and MA-8300 (around the back of Casares and down to the A7 coast road).
If you are travelling from Malaga to Gaucín you can leave the AP-7 at Estepona, km 153, and pick up the A-7 coast road then turn right onto the MA-8300 at Casares Bahía. An
Friday 12 May

20:00hrs – Old Convent building - Presentation of costumes made at the ‘taller de bandoleros’ that will be worn during the ‘Toma de Gaucín’.

Saturday 13 May

13:00hrs – We welcome our friends from the historical-cultural association ‘Villa de El Bosque’ who will be joining us as the ‘French Army’ during the ‘Toma’ celebrations. 

18:00hrs – The celebration will begin as the Municipal Band ‘Villa de Gaucín’ passes through the village streets. 

20:00hrs – The ’invading’ French troops
Just a reminder that the wonderful Art Gaucin Open Studios weekends are coming up....Come and visit the village, have a tapa or two and see the artists and their work in their studios!

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On Friday 05 May at 8pm in the Casa de la Juventud there will be a presentation and reading of a book by the author Salvador Martín de Molina. Salvador was an author, born in Gaucín, who died last year and this was his last book entitled "Carmen la Desconocida".

Book launch May 2017
The 8th Toma de Gaucín, the celebration of the French invasion and subsequent re-taking of the village by local bandoleros, will take place from Friday 12 - Sunday 14 May. This wonderful fiesta, complete with lots of audience participation, has become a firm favourite with Gaucineños and visitors alike. Dress up as a bandolero from the Serrania, make some noise and defend the pueblo!

Toma cartel 2017
Due to the forecast for rain on Saturday 29 April, the Gaucin village fun run will now take place on Saturday 01 July.
Restaurant Azulete is now going to open for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 13:30hrs to 15:30hrs!
This is a great, inclusive, village event and is open for all ages from toddler to "ancianos". Participants are divided into categories depending on age and the toddlers run just 300 metres. Anyone over 16 is challenged to complete the 7.5 k. There are medals and trophies and it is normally a very well organized event.
Anyone interested can sign up online at the address shown or at the Ayuntamiento (town hall) before April 27. Alternatively you can sign up on the day up to 30 minutes before the...
Semana Santa 2017