Calendar of events taking place in Andalucia: ferias, fiestas, sporting events, Cadiz's Carnival, Jerez Flamenco Festival, Jerez Moto Grand Prix or Jerez circuit, Sanlucar horse racing, Seville Tapas Fair...
Calendar of events taking place in Andalucia: ferias, fiestas, sporting events, Cadiz's Carnival, Jerez Flamenco Festival, Jerez Moto Grand Prix or Jerez circuit, Sanlucar horse racing, Seville Tapas Fair...
Calendar of events taking place in Andalucia: ferias, fiestas, sporting events, Cadiz's Carnival, Jerez Flamenco Festival, Jerez Moto Grand Prix or Jerez circuit, Sanlucar horse racing, Seville Tapas Fair...
Calendar of events taking place in Andalucia: ferias, fiestas, sporting events, Cadiz's Carnival, Jerez Flamenco Festival, Jerez Moto Grand Prix or Jerez circuit, Sanlucar horse racing, Seville Tapas Fair...
Calendar of events taking place in Andalucia: ferias, fiestas, sporting events, Cadiz's Carnival, Jerez Flamenco Festival, Jerez Moto Grand Prix or Jerez circuit, Sanlucar horse racing, Seville Tapas Fair...
Calendar of events taking place in Andalucia: ferias, fiestas, sporting events, Cadiz's Carnival, Jerez Flamenco Festival, Jerez Moto Grand Prix or Jerez circuit, Sanlucar horse racing, Seville Tapas Fair...
Calendar of events taking place in Andalucia: ferias, fiestas, sporting events, Cadiz's Carnival, Jerez Flamenco Festival, Jerez Moto Grand Prix or Jerez circuit, Sanlucar horse racing, Seville Tapas Fair...
Calendar of events taking place in Andalucia: ferias, fiestas, sporting events, Cadiz's Carnival, Jerez Flamenco Festival, Jerez Moto Grand Prix or Jerez circuit, Sanlucar horse racing, Seville Tapas Fair...
Calendar of events taking place in Andalucia: ferias, fiestas, sporting events, Cadiz's Carnival, Jerez Flamenco Festival, Jerez Moto Grand Prix or Jerez circuit, Sanlucar horse racing, Seville Tapas Fair...
Calendar of events taking place in Andalucia: ferias, fiestas, sporting events, Cadiz's Carnival, Jerez Flamenco Festival, Jerez Moto Grand Prix or Jerez circuit, Sanlucar horse racing, Seville Tapas Fair...
Calendar of events taking place in Andalucia: ferias, fiestas, sporting events, Cadiz's Carnival, Jerez Flamenco Festival, Jerez Moto Grand Prix or Jerez circuit, Sanlucar horse racing, Seville Tapas Fair...
Calendar of events taking place in Andalucia: ferias, fiestas, sporting events, Cadiz's Carnival, Jerez Flamenco Festival, Jerez Moto Grand Prix or Jerez circuit, Sanlucar horse racing, Seville Tapas Fair...
 
 

 

Calendar of events taking place in Andalucia: ferias, fiestas, sporting events, Cadiz's Carnival, Jerez Flamenco Festival, Jerez Moto Grand Prix or Jerez circuit, Sanlucar horse racing, Seville Tapas Fair...
Calendar of events taking place in Andalucia: ferias, fiestas, sporting events, Cadiz's Carnival, Jerez Flamenco Festival, Jerez Moto Grand Prix or Jerez circuit, Sanlucar horse racing, Seville Tapas Fair...
Calendar of events taking place in Andalucia: ferias, fiestas, sporting events, Cadiz's Carnival, Jerez Flamenco Festival, Jerez Moto Grand Prix or Jerez circuit, Sanlucar horse racing, Seville Tapas Fair...

 

What to see (and when)

JUNE

26 June. Corpus Christi when El Gastor is transformed - the houses and streets are decorated with palms and flowers. Processions and music, eating and drinking, laughing and socialising are the order of the day.

01 June - 30 July. Granada's International Festival of Music and Dance, a celebration of flamenco and classical music that attracts excellent musicians.

AUGUST

05 - 08 August. El Gastor Feria – Festivities start at 10pm and go on until the sun comes up. Fireworks and Toro del Fuego (translates as “bull of the fire” - needs to be seen!). Bull running, Pamplona style, in the streets on Saturday & Sunday.

August - Sanlúcar de Barrameda is home to some of the oldest horse races in Europe, which take place along the beach.  www.carrerassanlucar.es

SEPTEMBER

01 - 05 September. The Pedro Romero Fair takes place in and around the Ronda Bullring. The Goyesca-costumed bullfights are the highlight of the event.

OCTOBER

07 October. Festival of El Gastor’s patron saint – Virgen del Rosario

DECEMBER

18 December. Belen - live nativity which takes place around the centre of the village of El Gastor.

JANUARY 2012

06 January. Festival of the Three Kings - more important to the Spanish people than Christmas itself  http://three-kings-day.123holiday.net/

FEBRUARY

In February the city of Seville devotes itself completely to catering for the annual Tapas Fair - it is one of those occasions when, although as many as 50 restaurants and bars officially participate in the Festival 'proper', all over the city other 'unofficial' establishments will be offering their own individual specialties for people's delight. See Seville Tapas Fair for more info.

MARCH

25 February - 12 March. The Jerez Flamenco Festival has become one of the most important in the world  www.festivaldejerez.es

13 - 13 March. Cadiz's Carnival is perhaps the most famous in the world - outside of Brazil. El Gastor also has its own carnival with groups of youngsters in fancy dress and roaming from bar to bar singing their comical and satirical songs  www.carnavaldecadiz.com

APRIL

01 - 03 April. The Moto Grand Prix in Jerez is one of the leading events of the motorcycle racing season.  www.circuitodejerez.com

18 - 25 April. Holy Week (Semana Santa) - Celebrated throughout Spain with processions all week culminating in a day of joy on Easter Sunday for the resurrection of Jesus - See Semana Santa for more information.

MAY

03 - 08 May. Every year Seville celebrates La Feria de Abril (April Fair - even though it is in May this year!) with round-the-clock flamenco parties

http://www.spanish-fiestas.com/spanish-festivals/seville-april-fair.htm

07 & 08 May. Romeria - The town turns out to walk with the patron saint, Virgen del Rosario, through the town and out into the “campo” (countryside) for two days of non-stop partying.

08 - 15 May. Jerez hosts its annual Horse Fair (declared to be of International Tourist Interest) - See Feria del Caballo for more info.

ALL YEAR

Some of Spain’s most spectacular prehistoric art  www.cuevadelapileta.org

Antiques and art museum in Ronda with live flamenco shows at night www.flamencoronda.com

Ronda, the oldest bull ring in Spain  www.rmcr.org

Organic wineries in Ronda

www.bodegajf.es and www.chinchillawine.com and www.f-schatz.com

General tourist information on Ronda  www.turismoderonda.es

For all things Andalusian  www.andalucia.com

Royal Andalusian Riding School in Jerez  www.realescuela.org

 

 

Simple words but meaningful - THANKS A LOT!!! Your 

charming B&B got nominated the BEST place we have ever stayed in. Special thanks for los vinos. Happy New Year

Woyti and friends - Poland - January 2009

John & Jackie McAngus, Calle Las Palmeras 20, El Gastor, 11687 Cadiz, Spain

Tel (0034) 956 123 640 • Mobile (0034) 677 722 842 • info@elgastor.co.uk