San Sebastian Fiesta in Benamargosa 2023

The Fiesta de San Sebastian in Benamargosa takes place every year in January

Here is the essential information about the Fiesta de San Sebastian in Benamargosa

  • A few words about Benamargosa and the fiesta
  • The dates of the Fiesta
  • Where is Benamargosa?
  • What to do in Benamargosa?
  • Staying in Benamargosa
  • Some useful links

A few words about Benamargosa and the fiesta

Benamargosa is an authentic white village in Axarquia, in the province of Malaga.

benamargosa-calle tipica en Axarquia
Benamargosa, calle tipica

To find out more about the village, you can find all the information you need at the link visit Benamargosa. Here you can find out why this village has long been known as ‘Little Gibraltar’.

San Sebastian is a saint celebrated in many villages around Velez Malaga, of which he is the patron saint.

Sebastian was originally a Roman soldier in the 3rd century. He later fought against the Roman emperor of the time in defence of the Christians. A pope made him the “Defender of the Church” and the patron saint of Christian soldiers and knights. When Velez Málaga was reconquered by the Catholic kings (as with other towns), King Fernando often ordered the construction of a hermitage or church in his name.

The story goes that during the reconquest of the fortress of Velez Málaga, a man named Sebastian gave his life by standing in front of King Fernando as he was about to be killed by an arrow.

The dates of the Fiesta de San Sebastian in Benamargosa

The Fiesta will be held on 21 January 2023.

Where is Benamargosa?

What to do in Benamargosa?

In the area surrounding the village, it is possible to find some great activities:

  • horse riding, on the beach or in the mountains
  • diving in Nerja and Torrox
  • guided tours (villages of Axarquia, Cordoba, Alhambra,…)
  • via ferrata (Caminito del Rey,…)
  • hiking (El Saltillo with the hanging bridge,…)
  • canyoning (in the rio Verde,…)
  • astrotourism
  • snorkeling
  • visit of caves

Use the following link to access all the activities to do. during your holidays. This link provides you with all the details of each activity.

Book accommodation

Enter the desired dates to find out about availability in the village.

Some useful links

Here is the platform that lists all the main car rental agencies in Andalucia or more specifically at Malaga airport : book a rental car.

Find out all about the most spectacular fair of the year in the province of Málaga: Malaga Fair

And finally, here are some other experiences to do around Benamargosa

Discover other great places in Andalucia in the Andalucia blog pages.

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