Flamenco Festival 2023 in Velez Malaga


Juan Breva Flamenco Festival in Velez Malaga

Here is the essential information about this flamenco festival in Velez Malaga :

  • A few words about Velez Malaga
  • The dates of the festival
  • The programme
  • Where is Velez Malaga?
  • What to do in Velez Malaga?
  • Booking accommodation
  • Some useful links

A few words about Velez Malaga

Velez-Malaga is the capital of Axarquia in the province of Malaga. It is located 40km from Málaga, which is considered the big sister.

église Velez Malaga Santa Maria de la Encarnacion

Velez-Malaga is a small town off the beaten track with an incredible historical and cultural heritage, rich in 3000 years of history.

A few words about Juan Breva

This festival is famous and bears the name of the greatest flamenco singer in Malaga: Juan Breva (real name: Antonio Ortega Escalona). He was born and raised in Velez-Malaga.

This flamenco singer gave his last recital in Velez-Malaga in 1918.

He is known for his body of work and the extent of his repertoire, and he sang all the “palos” and “fandangos”: fandango verdial, fandango abandolao, fandanguillos, malagueñas, soleares, peteneras and guajiras.

Today, for all flamenco lovers, a visit to the Flamenco Art Museum of the Peña Juan Breva in Malaga is a must.

He has also inspired poets such as Rubén Darío or Federico García Lorca, who will write a poem in his name.

Statue of Juan Breva – Velez Malaga –

Federico Garcia Lorca poem about Juan Breva – Velez Malaga –

Dates of the Juan Breva de Velez Malaga Flamenco Festival

The date for this magnificent evening is 12 August 2023, 10:30 PM, ,at the Cerro de San Cristobal auditorium.

The 2023 programme:


This Juan Breva Flamenco Festival in Velez-Malaga is an opportunity to discover some of the best current flamenco artists, whether in the baile, cante or toque.

Where is Velez-Malaga?

What to do in Velez-Malaga?

In the surroundings, it is possible to find very nice 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 an accommodation

Below you will find the available accommodation in Velez Malaga. Simply enter the desired dates.


Some useful links

Here is a great car rental agency in Andalusia and 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: The Malaga Fair

And finally, here are some other experiences to do Malaga province :

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