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Unicaja Malaga in Play-off

The 2019 Playoff of the Endesa League arrives. In addition Unicaja Malaga is in the Play-off for the title of champion of Spain. Eight teams fight to win the championship crown defended by Real Madrid. An intense month of June with the best of the ACB.

The teams that accompany Unicaja Malaga in Play-off

  1. Real Madrid.
  2. Baxi Manresa
  3. F.C. Barcelona Lassa
  4. Divina Youth Insurance
  5. Kirolbet Baskonia
  6. Tecnyconta Zaragoza
  7. Valencia Basket Club
  8. Unicaja of Malaga.

They are the eight best classified of the regular league ACB that will face in a play-off to win the title of champion. Which right now is the reigning champion. In addition each knockout will be the best of five games. And also will have the field factor the best classified in the regular league.

First Round

Unicaja faces Valencia Basket with the court factor in their favor, but now the overall result is 2-1 in favor of Valenca Basket Club.

Historically Unicaja Malaga in play-off

Unicaja Malaga is a team that is always in the play-offs of the ACB league. Because since the 94/95 season is a fixed in the final round of the ACB. He was also proclaimed champion in 2005/06.

So if you like good basketball you can not miss any game in the Jose Maria Martin Carpeta Pavilion.

Curiosities of Unicaja Málaga in Play-off of the ACB League

In the 2004/05 season Unicaja was the first team to overcome a series of PlayOff that was losing by 2-0, winning 2-3, in the quarterfinals round against Etosa Alicante.

In the 2007/08 season Unicaja was the first eighth classified in the regular phase of the ACB league that eliminates in the quarterfinals round of the PlayOff Regular League champion that year.

And you can enjoy the best basketball in the best league in Europe just 5 minutes from Malaga Airport in your rented car.

Concerts in Malaga to enjoy your time while listening

Summer is approaching and with it concerts, festivals and open-air music. And in Malaga five minutes from Malaga Airport in your rented car you can enjoy many concerts in Malaga.

Malaga lives the music with intensity for each of its streets, so there are large concert halls and large venues equipped for it as the Municipal Auditorium of Malaga, the Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena or the Plaza de Toros de La Malagueta, but also small premises and rooms where they also play live music in Malaga as Paris 15, La Cochera Cabaret or Sala Trinchera.

In Malaga you can find pop, rock, indie, alternative, electronic, flamenco, jazz… so you will have no problem finding the style of music you like best and being able to see your favourite artist live.

In addition, Malaga has numerous festivals such as the Ojeando Festival, the Weekend Beach Festival or the Chanquete World Music. Because you like music in this post we present some of the most outstanding concerts in Malaga this summer:

List of the most outstanding Concerts in Malaga:

  • Viva La Fiesta concert in Malaga, 15/06/2019 at 20:00 in Cortijo de Torres Municipal Auditorium.
  • Niña Pastori “Bajo tus Alas” in Málaga on 12 July, at 22:30 in Cortijo de Torres Municipal Auditorium.
  • Vanesa Martín in Málaga, on 20/07/2019 at 22:30 in Cortijo de Torres Municipal Auditorium.
  • Hombres G on August 2, at 22:30 in Cortijo de Torres Municipal Auditorium.
  • Mónica Naranjo in Málaga, on 19/10/2019 at 20:00 in Palacio de los Deportes de Málaga.

All these and many more concerts in Malaga. Here we bring you only the most outstanding. And remember that you can get to Malaga by renting a car at Malaga International Airport. And to be in your favorite concert in Malaga in less than 5 minutes.

Finally only we must say, please don’t miss them.

Malaga Water Parks that you want to go and have fun!

Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol, Golf and the beach. In addition, thanks to its extraordinary climate, you can enjoy aquatic activities from the end of May to October. That’s why in this post we show you Malaga Water Parks.

Remember that in your rented car at the airport you can get to any part of Malaga in a few minutes.

Malaga Water Parks

Aquavelis, Malaga water parks in Torre Del Mar

Axarquía-Costa del Sol Water Park offers fun for everyone. With a great variety of attractions such as the Kamikaze with its 80 meters of descent at full speed. The most spectacular soft slopes of the Costa del Sol or our magnificent Virtual Reality Arcade VRFun.

In addition the VRFUN is a virtual reality arcade located at AQUAVELIS where you will travel to a new world in every experience you try, the possibilities are endless.

Other services of this Malaga Water Parks:

Around our large green areas we offer services such as hammock rental, changing rooms with shower and locker rental.

There is a large parking area exclusively for our customers.

Aqualand

This is the largest water park on the Costa del Sol and offers more than 30 slides. It also has an area of 70,000 m2. Where also the most daring can try the highest slide in Europe, the Kamikaze and many more attractions.

Aquamijas

This park is not too big or too small, is a place where everything is at hand, the attractions are varied and the minimum height to climb them is 1.15 cm.

They have 11 different attractions. The attractions are as follows:

  • River Adventure
  • Soft slopes
  • Labyrinth of Slides
  • Rio Bravo
  • Kamikaze
  • Wave Pool
  • Children’s Swimming Pool
  • Lagartos Island
  • Blue Lake
  • Jacuzzi
  • Diverdragon

For all of them there are also special rates and bonuses to go several times during the summer. So don’t think twice and come and enjoy the water parks near Malaga in your rented car from Malaga Airport.

Famous Theatre Plays of Malaga in 2019, enjoy this season!

Famous theatre plays of Malaga because this city has a great tradition of theatre plays and concerts. Because it’s normal that every season famous and classic plays are premiered or performed. In this post we want to show you some of the most famous plays that will be seen this year.

The best plays of the 2018-19 season: the curtain rises:

On May 20, 2,019 at the Teatro Cervantes:

First of all, Manu Sánchez returns to give his picturesque, funny and musical rally as The Good Dictator, third and last installment of the trilogy on Monarchy (The King Only), Church (The Last Saint) and State.

A demagogue politician with a populist and easy discourse that will, as it already did, delight the respectable and impressionable public.

A wolf in the skin of a lamb that will propose the most infallible of systems, the one that has not failed because it is the only one that remains to be tested. The solution to all problems: a good people dictator.

May 24th and 25th:

The Orquesta Ciudad de Málaga will perform this concert:

W.A. MOZART, C.M. von WEBER,

  1. HINDEMITHDirector MANUEL HERNÁNDEZ SILVA
  • Concert Symphony in E flat major, K. 364, W.A. Mozart
  • Yana Deshkova violin
  • Evdokia Ershova viola
  • Overture ‘Oberon’, C.M. von Weber
  • Symphonic metamorphosis on a topic by C.M. von Weber, P. Hindemith

From 18 July to 4 August, Famous Theatre plays of Malaga

The most Famous Theatre Plays of Malaga: WEST SIDE STORY

The original Broadway classic. With a duration of 2 hours and forty minutes, this musical will  perform in the Cervantes Theatre.  From 18 July to 4 August 19. West side Story is the most famous theatre plays of Malaga this summer.

Because from the first note to the last breath, West Side Story is one of the most important and representative musicals of the universal theatre.

In addition, the story continues as moving and current as the first day. Because its music recognize unanimously  as one of the best in the history of musicals. Also their original choreographies they occupy a place of honor in the legend of contemporary dance.

The plot takes place in the 1950s. New York becomes the setting for the musical version of the greatest love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet.

Capuletos and Montescos become two rival youth bands: the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. They dispute the dominance of the streets of the New York West Side. Which is a neighborhood almost entirely by immigrants.

Their struggle to survive in an atmosphere of hatred, violence and prejudice shapes one of the most exciting, heartbreaking, beautiful and relevant stories of musical theater.

Finally just to say that all these plays and many more you can visit by renting a car at Malaga Airport.

The Concepcion Historic Botanical Garden in Malaga

The Concepcion Historic Botanical Garden is an English garden with more than one hundred and fifty years of history. It is one of the few gardens with subtropical plants that exist in Europe.

Also it has more than one hundred different species of palms, bamboos, aquatic plants and its historic garden.

It was a recreational estate of a family of the high bourgeoisie of the city of the nineteenth century. But in 1990 it became the property of Malaga City Council.

At that time the Municipal Botanical Board ‘Ciudad de Málaga’ was founded for its management.

The Concepcion Historic Botanical Garden:

Historic garden

This is the name given to the garden area, which declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1943. The historic garden is where the most monumental and important examples of the garden can be found.

Some of which are unique in Spain and Europe. And composed of the following sub-gardens:

The Concepcion Historic Botanical Garden

  • The Glycinia Supper
  • The Nymph
  • Loringiano Museum.
  • Modern Gardens

Modern garden

From the acquisition of the property by the City Council of Malaga, different gardens created with the modern characteristics of a botanical garden. With the following sections:

  • Around the world in eighty trees
  • World map of palm trees
  • Succulent Garden
  • Biodiversity Rocket
  • Hot stove
  • Historical heritage
  • In addition to its botanical heritage, the Jardín de La Concepción also boasts an important historical heritage.

During the nineteenth century La Concepción built numerous noble buildings:

  • Palace-House,
  • Little house of the cypresses,
  • Loringianola Museum, home of the administrator,
  • The gardener’s house and the little school;
  • Two iron greenhouses;
  • A large gazebo
  • Fountains, staircases, a beautiful viewpoint,

The aqueduct of San Telmo from The Concepcion Historic Botanical Garden

From the Jardín de la Concepción you can also see the San Telmo Aqueduct. Which brings water to the city. The San Telmo Aqueduct is the most important hydraulic engineering work of the 18th century in Spain.

Finally just to say that you can also visit the Botanical Garden with your rented car from Malaga Airport. And it only takes a few minutes.

Activities for the Dia de la Cruz in Malaga

In El Barrio de Palma Palmilla de Málaga, is where the Day of the Cross is most fervently lived in Málaga. Several events take place throughout the month. Here there are a lot of Activities for the Dia de la Cruz in Malaga.

However, the most interesting moment in terms of tourism is the delivery of the premise of the May Crosses Contest. In addition obviously before the award ceremony we can go to visit each cross that are exhibited throughout the neighborhood.

Groups, Communities and Neighbours participate in the traditional competition, both in groups and individually.

Because its aim is the promotion and participation of neighbors and collectives in the realization of an activity of great tradition in those dates. In addition, this activity revitalizes the neighborhoods that make up the district and the commerce of the area in which they present their May Cross decorated in an original way.

The popular festivities also promote as the identity of the different neighbourhoods. Date of the Activity: Deadline for registration: 11 May 2019 Visit of the Jury: between 6 and 8 May Awards ceremony: 17 May.

What does the competition consist of?

Each group, neighborhood association, builds a cross about three meters high, which adorns with flowers and typical motifs. You can always find an apple pricked by scissors which means “without butts”. In addition to the cross there is traditional music, a bar for an aperitif, etc..

Family Day Party District 11 Teatinos-University

Crosses May Malaga

Also in El Barrio de Teatinos de Málaga. There are other celebrations in this period although they are not directly related to the festivity of the Day of the Cross.

However, here we make reference if it is to your liking. Celebration of a children’s party with inflatable castles, dances, workshops and much more. The 1st of May 2.019.

Also there are another brotherhoods a long the city make some celebrations.

And all this just a few minutes from Malaga Airport in your rented car.

Neighbourhoods celebrating Crosses May in Malaga

Streets decorated with flowers and squares decorated with altars announce the arrival of the  Crosses of May in Malaga. Although of religious origin, this colourful festival has become a tribute to spring.

We can enjoy its aromas, tonalities and own flavors. And although Crosses of May in Malaga capital is not yet a very deep-rooted party if it is true that in some neighborhoods if there are celebrations throughout the month of May.

Because the May Crosses, depending on the neighbourhood, start on the 1st, 3rd, 5th or taking advantage of a weekend. It is a traditional festival in which the crosses are decorated with great care, with flowers, mantles and shells. The exact day varies according to the neighbourhood.

May Crosses arrive Malaga

The May Crosses were originally celebrated “a lo grande” in Granada. Although the Town Hall a few years ago had to limit the festivities that were classified as excessive.Although as we have already commented from the Airport of Malaga in rented car.

It is possible to arrive easily to Granada. Because in Granada the Day of the Cross is one of the most important festivals in the city. In addition in all the districts, squares and schools we can find crosses and verbenas.

However, it seems that this tradition is beginning to arrive in Malaga. Because last year the May Crosses in Malaga were held in the Parque del Norte with Paella. Also in La Palmilla, El Perchel and some brotherhoods and brotherhoods or in El Barrio de El Palo.

In the capital of the Costa del Sol in May you can see more than a hundred crosses adorning neighborhoods. Also houses of brotherhood and headquarters of associations. The Perchel, in the church of El Carmen. And also in El Palo, with a marked seafaring flavour, are among the most outstanding.

The Perchel

Crosses May Malaga

On May 4 and 5, the Cruz de Mayo Misionera of the Perchel. This neighborhood takes place in the Plaza de la Libertad. It is behind Mercado del Carmen. The parish of Carmen an Proclade Betica organizes this festival. The inauguration will take place on Saturday 4 May at 1.30 pm.

In addition, the benefits obtained will be for charitable causes.

Symbols and Colors of Holy Week, get to know them!

Holy Week is a time when the most important religious events for Christians are remembered. In this post we want to clarify the symbols and colors of Holy Week.

You can visit the whole of Andalusia with your rented car from Malaga Airport.

The different religious acts use different symbols and colors  of Holy Week referring to the life, passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The First Symbol: palms and bouquets

Palms and bouquets are symbols of victory. When Jesus arrived in Jerusalem, riding on a donkey. A multitude of people received them with palms or bouquets in order to greet and congratulate the messiah.

That’s why on Palm Sunday believers bring a palm leaf or an olive branch to Mass. This bouquet is also placed in houses for religious protection.

The Lord’s Supper

This was the last meal Jesus had with his disciples on Thursday night. Because that same night the Romans captured him for the betrayal of Judas.  It established the first Mass and the most important symbols of the Mass for Christians.

In addition it is one of the most important moment and symbol of Holy Week.

The washing of feet:

During the Last Supper Jesus washed the feet of his disciples as an example of what they should put into practice. The footwashing is a symbol of humility and surrender of Jesus Christ to others.

This act is repeated in the Holy Thursday Eucharist. Both the Pope and other priests do it in their communities.

The Bread and Wine:

The bread and wine symbolize the union of the faithful with their Christian faith. For Jesus Christ at the Last Supper blessed them and passed them on to his disciples. They also symbolize the body and blood of Jesus Christ who died on the cross for the forgiveness of sins.

That is why on Holy Thursday the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper is celebrated in which reference is made to the Lord’s Supper.

The Cross

For Christians the cross has a very valuable meaning, since it symbolizes so much the suffering, passion and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. But also salvation, reconciliation and union with Jesus Christ. The cross is the main symbol of faith and the Catholic Church.

The Easter Bunny and Eggs

Both the rabbit and the eggs represent life. That is, the life of the risen Jesus Christ. Jesus defeats death.

All over Andalusia people live with fervor and you can see the symbols in every church, on television, shops, houses… and you can visit it with your rented car from Malaga Airport.

Plans for spending the day with your family at Easter together!

Easter is very close. And those of us who have children know that with the little ones we cannot abuse the processions. That’s why in this post we want to show several plans for spending the day with your family at Easter.

La Pollinica Procession on Palm Sunday

First of all the procession of La Pollinica.There are several singularities of this brotherhood: the children, the palms and, of course, the donkey.

Everything makes this procession an attraction for children. There are also many ‘mini Nazarenes’ who carry the palms. They are also struck by the fact that the figure of Jesus is on top of a donkey.

Another plan to enjoy with the children in Holy Week:

Excursion through the Torcal of Antequera

A second option is an excursion to an incredible and singular place: El Torcal de Antequera. There are three venderos but the most recommended with children is the green, 1.5 km and circular sense, as it is the shortest.

Perfect to spend a morning outdoors. To be able to jump from stone to stone, play hide and seek to see mountain goats and observe a different landscape to the one they are accustomed to.

Afterwards, we will go to the Visitors’ Centre to find out how the Natural Park was formed, its fauna, vegetation and history.

Júzcar the Town of the Smurfs

This village in the Ronda highlands became the first Smurf village in the world in 2011. Because Sony Pictures chose it to promote the film ‘Los Pitufos 3D’. Júzcar changed the traditional white houses, characteristic of the area, for the unmistakable smurf blue.

And they have kept them that way because of the great tourist boom they experienced. In addition there are many activities related to the world of Smurfs.

Other plans for spending the day with your family at Easter

Although in the province of Malaga there are many more activities that can be done with children in Easter. Especially with a rented car at Malaga Airport:

  • Visit the Caves of Nerja.
  • Visit the Cuevas del Tesorillo in Rincón de la Victoria.
  • Go to the different Zoos of Fungirola, Torremolinos, Estepona.
  • Or the Benalmádena aquarium and the butterflyarium.

So go ahead and rent a car with our cheap car hire in Malaga and discover all this tradition with your family!

Easter Week Tours

In Malaga, Holy Week is experienced in a very special way. In addition, Malaga is a five-minute rental car ride from Malaga Airport. That’s why in this post we show you the Easter Week Tours of the processions.

Each procession has a route from its church to return to it. But in addition, they all have to pass through the Cathedral and several main streets, this is what is called the Official Route.

Official Easter Week Tours:

The official route is the route that all the brotherhoods and brotherhoods must make. This is managed by the Agrupación de Cofradías de Semana Santa de Málaga.

It is also responsible for placing chairs and grandstands for spectators throughout the tour.

But the Official Route of the Holy Week of this year is conditioned by the works of the underground in the Alameda Principal.

The Association decided to modify the traditional official route, almost 100 years old. The new itinerary starts at Cisneros Street. And then the march continues along Larios Street and the passage through the Alameda has been shortened.

So the entrance of the cortejos to the cathedral through a door different from the usual.

With the change of Easter routes. This Easter of 2.019 will be historic. And in addition there will be 400 meters more of route in each procession.

According to the changes agreed for the time being. This new model will involve significantly advancing the exits and the running of the bulls. So there will be fewer and fewer early morning processions.

The Agrupación de Cofradías de Málaga:

The Agrupación de Cofradías de Málaga, founded in 1921, is the umbrella organisation and coordinator of the passion guilds of Málaga.

It was founded to promote Christian piety and charity, channelling into the greatest fervor of Holy Week in Malaga. And it is also the entity that organizes the tours.

Of course it is also in charge of all the formalities of the brotherhoods and brotherhoods before the rest of the civil institutions.

And to enjoy all this and much more, just take the car rented at Malaga Airport and drive five minutes.

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