Beyond the Cadiz Carnival, the Crosses of May in Malaga and Cordoba or the pandemonium of the world famous April Fair in Seville, there is an outstanding date: the Day of Andalusia, a celebration that takes place every 28th February to commemorate the day that the people from Andalusia voted by referendum for autonomy of their land.
Andalusia celebrate their great day with a vibrant calendar of commemorative acts and leisure activities which should not be missed if you have decided to spend a few days at a boutique hotel in Seville or a charming hotel in Malaga, two of the many options offered by Petit Palace.
During this day (and in many cases, also during the previous and posterior weeks), thousands of the locals decorate their wrought iron balconies with their green and white flag and at the same time many others decorate their patios with coloured flowers so that the general public (neighbours and tourists) can enjoy the decoration. All in a festive atmosphere with music, flutes and drums and with first class gastronomy that you should be included on your to do traveller’s list.
Lovers of culture will live this day in a special way. At any place in Andalusia, you can enjoy the theatre, concerts and even try gastronomic delights free of charge and open to the public. What are the best plans for Seville and Malaga? Today we will give you a few recommendations:
- A world of exhibitions: Seville as well as Malaga celebrate the Day of Andalusia by opening to the public their theatres and cultural centres. In Seville, the place to be is from the Andalusian Centre for Contemporary Art (CAAC), situated in La Cartuja, to the Roman ruins of Italia, in the neighbouring area of Santiponce. In Malaga we can also enjoy the recommendation of a free visit to Picasso’s house.
- Music and Street Entertainment: From Larios street in Malaga to the Alameda in Seville, music and entertainment are always present every 28th February. Throughout the day you can enjoy the concerts that Malaga has to offer at many of the local theatres and additionally the amusing street entertainment organized in Seville.