The 3 Cultures Festival of Frigiliana – Thursday 22nd of August 2013 to Sunday 25th of August 2013
This is a mixture of festivities and culture and was created in 2006, the idea came from the local government group who wanted to promote the village as a quality tourist destination within the province combining culture, cuisine, music and theatre…. An amalgamation of activities that attracts literally thousands of people to Frigiliana.
Without a doubt the tapa route is one of the most popular activities with the vast majority of visitors taking part. The idea is simple, we offer a wide range of tapas that include a drink for just 1,50€. It wasn´t created as a competition however, every year hundreds of people pack the streets to complete the route so they can collect their commemorative festival t-shirt. Other people prefer to enjoy the celebrations at a slower pace with friends. Gastronomy is also very apparent at the festival, each year, various restaurants design menus that are relative to the 3 cultures theme offering Sephardic, Arabic or Christian menus, not usually offered throughout the rest of the year.
Frigiliana´s 3 Cultures Festival is lived on the street and revolves around the 3 Cultures Market area. There are over a 150 stalls throughout the historic part of Frigiliana, this is inevitably the place to be should you visit during the festival.The festival however goes way beyond the market area, whilst here you will encounter various artists providing street entertainment; even fire shows at night, not to mention the various workshops and craftsmen… there are thousands of people wandering through the streets.
There is also the Cultural Centre, a 17th century building that houses film screenings, conferences and exhibitions especially sourced for each annual festival.In addition, the cultural centre situated in the casa del Apero offers the perfect, cosy setting for outdoor concerts shown every evening throughout the festival. The larger crowd pulling concerts will be based only 500 metres away in the Plaza de las 3 Culturas.
All day long, from the church square to the Parque de Andalucia, the streets of Frigiliana emanate life and are full of fun and festivities.Theatre groups are active throughout the day, on our walk through the streets you could be attacked by medieval characters performing live thatre! Or we could be met by performing belly dancers. If we manage to get to Calle Zacatin, we will see the craftsmen at work in this, the most emblematic street in the village. Whilst walking through the streets background music will be continually playing, transporting us to times gone by.
The Frigiliana 3 Cultures Festival offers the visitor a fun-filled experience hard to match in other areas of the province. The culture is represented by way of conferences and film, giving us an insight in to our past and other cultures.We can´t forget the gastronomy, tapas or specially prepared cultural menus, nor can we forget the music, a selection of music prepared for the festival, leaving the more commercial sounds for the rest of the year.
The concerts are all free and take place in the Plaza de las 3 Culturas (the square above the new car park where the weekly market is held) or in the Casa de Cultura/Apero (until full).
22-08-Banda Municipal de Música
22-08-El Canijo de Jerez – Plaza de las 3 Culturas
23-08-Mara Aranda – Casa del Apero
23-08-Javier Ruibal – Plaza de las 3 Culturas
24-08-Vaibén – Casa del Apero
24-08-Fatoumata Diawara – Plaza de las 3 Culturas.
25-08-Wafir – Casa del Apero
25-08-La Banda Morisca – Plaza de las 3 Culturas
The normal bus service should also be in operation at these times from Nerja –
7:20 – 9:45 -11:00- 12:00 – 13:30- 15:00 – 16:00- 19:00 – 20:30, with returns from Frigiliana at these times – 7:00 – 8:00 – 10:30- 11:30 – 12:45- 13:45 – 15:30- 16:30 – 19:30- 21:00. Bus times will be posted at the bus station, so please check on the day for any changes.