Olive oil Feestival Riogordo 2024 : The Molienda

The Molienda de Riogordo is an exceptional olive oil event

Here is what you can find out about the Molienda (old way of making olive oil) in Riogordo:

  • A few words about Riogordo
  • The dates of the Molienda
  • The programme of the Molienda
  • Where is Riogordo?
  • What to do in Riogordo?
  • Booking accommodation
  • some useful links

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Molienda de las aceitunas en Riogordo

A few words about Riogordo

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

Riogordo vista pueblo campo en Axarquia

The Molienda de Riogordo is a cultural, ethnographic and gastronomic festival based on extra virgin olive oil (AOVE).

The olive oil here is mainly made from the Verdial variety of olives, the emblem of upper Axarquia. It is the liquid gold of these villages.

The dates of the Molienda

Dates of the Riogordo Molienda: 23, 24 and 25 February 2024.

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The programme of the Molienda

  • exhibitions,
  • live cooking demonstrations (cooking workshops in the Riogordo etnographic museum)
  • conferences,
  • guided tours,
  • miller’s breakfasts
  • the use of a 16th century mill for the “molienda” of olives
  • a visit to the olive groves
  • the olive stone throwing competition!
  • a market with local products
  • a dance show

2024 Programme :

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As an aside: If you’re interested in the olive harvest, olive oil production and how to taste and recognise good olive oil, here’s an idea,
A local and English speaking guide in Nerja and Torrox offers an olive oil excursion to discover and understand everything. I have some wonderful memories of this day.

Where is Riogordo?

What to do in Riogordo?

Paseo caballo en Andalucia 7

In the surroundings of the village, 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 in Andalucia
  • snorkeling
  • visit Nerja cave

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.

Booking accommodation

Below you will find a direct link to the available accommodation in Riogordo and the surrounding area.


Some useful links (car hire, ideas for visits)

Easy and economical bookings

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

If you are in Andalucia as part of a tour with several major cities to visit, here are some links that may be of interest:


Seville, the capital of Andalucia, is a city full of treasures to discover and monuments to visit.

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.


cadix cadiz cathedrale catedral cathedral cattedrale

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


When you reach the Costa del Sol you will find in this link all must-sees in Malaga :

Street art next to the Picasso Museum Malaga


Discover what to see in Granada, and visit the Albaicin and Sacromonte districts:



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


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

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