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The Festival of Three Cultures in Frigiliana

The Festival of Three Cultures in Frigiliana, Malaga province, Andalucia

By Julie Evans | Updated 12 Sep 2022 | Málaga | Events | Login to add to YOUR Favourites or Read Later

A four night party

In late August, the white village of Frigiliana turns from a relatively peaceful town into a melting pot of cultures, for four days, Frigiliana celebrates the three main cultures: Christian, Arabic and Sephardic through food, music, arts and traditions.


Market of Three Cultures in Frigiliana

The central market is the main focus of the festival. There are more than 150 stalls to buy food, clothes, and products belonging to the three cultures. Situated in the historic city centre of the town.


Music in the streets

The streets of Frigiliana fill with music of all types. Music is played by street artists and the Festival hosts eight concerts. They take place in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas and the Casa del Apero


Ruta de la Tapa

You are given the opportunity to taste different tapas for €2 each in 19 bars and restaurant of the town. There is a card with the map showing the bars and restaurants that are participating, have the card marked by each bar you visit, if you complete one of the two Tapa tours (Moorish and Mudéjar), you will be awarded a t-shirt.

Church of San Antonio de Padua

Images of the three cultures are displayed on the white walls of the church

Dancing in the Plaza de las 3 Culturas

Music belonging to a different part of the world is played every night of the festival and a display of fireworks is held on the first and last night of the festival. Image Copyright - Malaga Tourist Board

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  • Jennifer Kenny - 15 May 2021
    Is there a festival of the three cultures this August 2021?
    • Nick Nutter - 16 May 2021
      Hi Jennifer, its too early to say. Perhaps a decision will be made in the next stage of 'Normalisation' after 31st May.
  • Monika Hilperath - 12 Aug 2020
    Will there be some kind of tres culturas fiesta be ,this year
    • Nick Nutter - 13 Aug 2020
      As far as we know it is still on ring the tourist office 952 53 42 61 to check.
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