San Sebastian Fiesta in Benamargosa 2024


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.

Dates of the Fiesta de San Sebastian in Benamargosa

The Fiesta will be held on 20 January 2024.

Here’s the programme for the day, which will end with a concert and then music until 5am!

benamargosa fiesta san sebastian 2024

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 cave of Nerja

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 for your holidays in Andalucia

Easy and economical bookings


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Door of Forgiveness – Seville Cathedral

Here you will find everything you can see in Seville in 3 days. And for those who will stay longer you will also find information on secret Seville and the Santa Cruz and Triana districts.


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Visit Cadiz, a city with an incredible past and great beauty, on the Costa del la Luz.


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And of course, visit Cordoba, the caliphate city, and the Juderia district


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

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