Noches en Blanco

Velez at Night

Velez’s big summer culture weekend is this weekend – and you won’t want to miss out. Late night museum openings, artisan stalls, dance, art workshops, delicious food, beer by the barrel-load and live music in the shadow of the old walls are just a small taste of what to expect.

With an authentic street-fiesta buzz spreading throughout the town, it’s all set to be an unforgettable – and very late – couple of nights.

Where is it? The historic centre of Velez, with the Mercado de San Francisco being the heart of the action.

When is it? The Noches en Blanco will start at 20.00hrs on Friday 9th August, and in typically Andaluz style, will slowly wind down in the early hours of the morning. Everything starts again at around 20.00hrs on the 10th, giving you plenty of time to rest and recuperate from the long night before.

Why should you go? It’s the biggest weekend of what’s been a culture-packed summer in Velez. What else do we need to say?

How much is it? All events are completely free.

Velez Noche en Blanco

More Information

There’s A LOT going on over the two nights, so we’ve pulled together a few highlights. (You can find a full schedule at the bottom of the page.)

  • Late night museum and gallery openings (until 00.00hrs).
  • Children’s stories in the MVVEL museum (21.00hrs).
  • Guided visits to the Fortaleza, Casa Cervantes, the historic walls, the Palacio de Beniel, the CAC and the Cerro de San Cristobal (make sure you’re up there to watch the sunset over the Axarquia).
  • Various dance performances at the Plaza del Carmen.
  • Woodwork and ceramics workshops from Francisco Quintero and Pepe Galvez in the Plaza Santa Maria (20.30-00.00).
  • Live music and crochet, papier mache, dance, chalk paint and furniture restoration workshops with El Desván and Sábatha Atelier in the Mercado de San Francisco.
  • Theatre depicting the history of Velez at the Fort (21.00hrs and 23.00hrs).
  • Guided visit of the Ermita de la Virgen de los Remedios with the artist who painted the frescos inside – Evaristo Guerra (20.30 and 00.00hrs).
  • Visiting the bell tower of the Church of San Juan.

Friday 9th August

Here are a few things you won’t want to miss…

Evaristo Guerra

  • Guided tour of the inside of the Ermita de la Virgen de los Remedios with the painter Evaristo Guerra (20.30 and 00.00hrs).
  • Live flamenco in the auditorium of the Cerro 21.30 – 23.30hrs – more information here.
  • Sefardic music in the Casa Cervantes at 21.00hrs.
  • Tour of the Mihrab arch at 20.30 and 00.00hrs.
  • Tour of San Juan Church including bell tower 20.30 and 00.00hrs.

Flamenco Velez-Malaga

Saturday 10th August

  • History of Spanish Dance in the patio of Santa Maria church at 21.00 – 22.15hrs.
  • Tour of the Mihrab arch at 20.30 and 00.00hrs.
  • Tour of San Juan Church including bell tower 20.30 and 00.00hrs.
  • Guided tour of the inside of the Ermita de la Virgen de los Remedios with the painter Evaristo Guerra (20.30 and 00.00hrs).
  • Astronomy with Carlos Castro at the Cerro 20.30 and 00.00hrs.

Thinking of coming to Velez for the Noches en Blanco? You can see the full schedule (in Spanish) below:

Noche en Blanco Velez-Malaga

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