Torrox Migas Fair 2023
Torrox organizes the Fiesta de las Migas – Migas Festival – every year in December
The information on the Torrox fair is as follows:
- A few words about Torrox
- The dates of the Fiesta
- The programme of the Fiesta
- Where is Torrox?
- What to do in Torrox?
- Accommodation in Torrox
- Some useful links (car rental, other ferias of the current month)
A few words about Torrox and the migas
The fiesta de las Migas (literally: the festival of crumbs) is an occasion to celebrate a very traditional and popular dish. Several regions in Spain have developed a unique recipe.
The basic recipe consists of oil, garlic, water, bread crumbs (or flour) and salt! In this link you will find the recipe for las migas (in Spanish), originally a dish for the workers in the fields made from the remains of dry bread crumbs (migas) with some other ingredients.
The village of Torrox has made it a local speciality. You can find the posters of the previous editions at the bottom of this page.
Dates of the Fiesta
The 41th edition of the fiesta de las Migas will take place on Sunday 17 December 2023. The fiesta is always held on the Sunday before Christmas. It is one of the most popular fiestas in the province of Malaga. It attracts around 40,000 people every year.
The programme of the fiesta de las migas 2023
Each year 1700 kilos of semolina flour are used to prepare the migas. Of course, the migas will be served with the famous vino del terreno to accompany the dish. There will also be the “arriera” salad (composed of oranges, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, olives).
The Migas festival will begin at 11am in the Plaza de la Constitution
Several choral groups will give a concert. At 1.30pm, people will walk to the llano de la Almazara (parking at the top of Torrox pueblo). The party will continue with the official start, which always begins by blowing into a famous mollusc shell.
There will be a demonstration by the Panda de Verdiales “Coto Tres Hermanas”. Then, at around 2 p.m., the migas will be distributed for lunch. Then, at 3.30 p.m., in the Plaza de la Constitución, a concert will begin that will continue into the evening.
This fiesta has been declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest in Andalucia.
Migas are originally a country dish. The time for eating in the fields was signalled when a man blew into a conch shell (the shell of a large mollusc) to emit a powerful sound across the valley.
The same procedure was used to warn of the arrival of rain from one valley to another. The aim was to quickly protect the grapes that were drying in the sun on the paseros.
Symbolically, at the beginning of the feria, before the tasting of the migas prepared by the “migueros”, there is a man blowing into a conch.
Location of Torrox
In the following link you can see Torrox pueblo on the map
What to do in Torrox?
Competa is well known for hiking. However, 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 (rio Chillar, El Saltillo with the hanging bridge,…)
- canyoning (in the rio Verde,…)
- visit of caves
Use the following link to access all the activities to do in Torrox. This link provides you with all the details of each activity.
Accommodation in Torrox
Please enter the desired dates to check availability :
Some useful links
Here is the platform that lists all the main car rental agencies in Andalusia 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
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