WHEN TO COME

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28 FEBRUARY

ANDALUSIA DAY

Andalusia Day commemorates de 28 February 1980 referendum in which the Andalusian electorate voted to make Andalusia an autonomous community of Spain. Gaucin town hall celebrates this day with institutional acts, music and a popular paella.

 

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MARCH / APRIL

HOLY WEEK

Throughout Easter week, religious ceremonies and processions take place in the village when statues of the village saints are carried in elaborate floats on the shoulders of the different hermandades or brotherhoods. This is an especially attractive time for tourism, which flows into Gaucín every season.

 

 

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EASTER DAY

BULL RUN

The fiesta consists of running bulls tied by the horns through the streets of the village, while people watch behind barriers or run ahead to avoid the bull´s charge. It is generally led by young men with proven experience and knowledge in handling the rope and the animal.

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JULY

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL

The Flamenco Festival “del Corcho Valle del Genal” has been declared a Festival of unique tourist interest , by the the Diputación Provincial de Málaga, and it is one of the most famous in the province of Málaga.

 

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AUGUST

VILLAGE FAIR

 It is celebrated in memory of the livestock fair on the day of the Virgen de las Nieves. Locals, visitors and emigrants return at this time of year to meet up with family and friends, celebrate the festivities with dances, stalls, competitions, parades, fireworks and sporting competitions.

 

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SEPTEMBER

FESTIVITY OF THE SANTO NIÑO

Festivities celebrated with great religious fervour in honour of Santo Niño and San Juan de Dios which begin on the last Sunday in August with a pilgrimage and rociera mass with a traditional choir in finca la Adelfilla, commemorating the apparition of the Child Jesus to San Juan de Dios on his way to Gibraltar in 1536.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

There are various options to get to Gaucin, by plane, train, bus or by car.

BY PLANE

Closest airport:

 Gibraltar (GIB) 40.7 km to Gaucin.

Other airports:

 Malaga (AGP) 75.8 km

 Seville (SVQ) 113.1 km

 

BY TRAIN

By high speed rail to:

 María Zambrano train station in Málaga: 118 km

 Santa Justa station, Seville: 155km

 From the above stations you can take a train to Gaucin Station (El Colmenar, estacion de Gaucin).

 Other nearby stations:

 Ronda station Adif: 41  km

BY CAR

From Madrid: 585 km aprox.

 A-4 Toll road

 A-5 and A-66

N-420 and A-4

 From Malaga: 126 km aprox.

AP- Toll Road A-377

A-7 and A377

From Ronda:

A-369

 

RENTAL CAR, TRANSFERS, LOCAL BUS, AND LOCAL TRAIN  

CAR RENTAL

Car rental from main airports and train stations.

Malaga airport: Rentacar

En Gibraltar: Economy rentals

En Ronda: Rondarentacar

In Maria Zambrano train station, Malaga Rentalcars

 

TRANSFERS

From Malaga airport:

www.airporttransfersmalaga.com/

From Maria Zambrano station, Malaga:

www.zonetransfers.com/

From Gibraltar:

www.suntransfers.com

TAXIS, BUS AND LOCAL TRAIN

TAXIS

Sabinillas: +34 952 802 900

Ronda: +34 952 874 080

La Línea: +34 956 174 800

Málaga: +34 952 114 060

Málaga (airport): +34 606 503 818

BUS

From Gaucín you can travel by bus directly to Ronda and Algeciras, with stops in the various  villages along this route. The bus stop is located next to Venta El Socorro, on the 369 Ronda-Algeciras road.

The Standard timetable is as follows:

  •The Bus departs Algeciras to Ronda is at 06:00
  • Arriving at Gaucín at 07:30
  • Then reaching its final destination at Ronda (Hospital) at 08:30
For the return journey the bus leaves Ronda to Gaucín at 16:30
  •Arriving in Gaucín at 17:30
  •and then in Algeciras at 19:30
For information on possible schedule changes, please check: https://www.busbusgo.com/
 
TRAINS
The closest railway station to Gaucín is located 7 km from this town.  In the town Barriada del Colmenar (Gaucín Station)
Currently there are only two daily trains from Algeciras to Ronda / Ronda to Algeciras with a stop at Gaucín Station
  • First departure from El Colmenar (Est. Gaucín) to Ronda is at 07:13
  •Second departure from El Colmenar (Est. Gaucín) to Ronda is at 18:19
  • First departure from Ronda to El Colmenar (Est. Gaucín) 11:08
  •Second departure from Ronda to El Colmenar (Est. Gaucín) 21:22
 For more information on possible schedule changes check https://www.thetrainline.com/es

 

TOURIST OFFICE

Information point

Central tourism office where you will find all the information about Gaucin: maps, brochures, walking routes, etc.

Open every day from 10 to 2pm.

Adress: Paseo Ana Toval, s/n – 29480 Gaucín

Telephone: +34 952 15 00 85

turismo@gaucin.es

http://www.gaucin.es/

Ethnographic Museum

The pieces you can see here will give you an idea of what life was like in rural Andalusia, many of the tools and objects here were used by the inhabitants of Gaucin every day not so long ago.

Open every day from 10 to 2pm.

Address: Paseo Ana Toval, s/n – 29480 Gaucín

Telephone: +34 952 15 00 85

 

WHERE TO STAY

Gaucin is the ideal place to spend your holidays. A quiet corner of Andalusia where you will find an ample offer of hotels, houses and villas to rent for all budgets.

WHERE TO EAT

Savour the great variety of places to eat on offer in Gaucín. Tapas bars and restaurants serving Mediterranean, international, organic and traditional food. A great place to spend some quality time with friends.

HEALTH SERVICES

GAUCIN MEDICAL CENTRE

C/ Jacobo real 7  29480  GAUCIN

TelEPHONE: +34952159550

Opening hours : Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 15,00h

Appointments

Salud responde +34 955 54 50 60

ClicSalud App

Salud Responde

 

 

COVID TESTING

Málaga Airport: 15-20 min.

+34 91826 7742

www.travelcovidtestcenter.com 

Gibraltar airport : 30-60 min.

+ 350 200 44038

www.covidrapidtest.gi

Médicos de Ronda: 30 min.

+ 34 952 16 13 28

www.medicosderonda.com

Hospiten, Estepona: 30 min.

+34 952 76 06 00

www.hospiten.com/centros-y-hospitales/hospiten-estepona

Cenyt hospital Estepona: 30 min.

+34 952 80 81 00

www.cenythospital.com

EMERGENCIES ALGATOCÍN

C/Alta, 1   29491 Algatocín

Telephone for emergencies: +34 951 031 437

RONDA HOSPITAL

Carretera Ronda – San Pedro, Km 2, 0, 29400, Ronda

Telephone for emergencies: +34 951 03 14 37

Main switchboard + 34 951 065 000

Helpline:  +34 951 06 50 97

ANDALUCIA SEGURA (travel insurance)

https://www.andalucia.org/en/travel-assistance-insurance 

 

 

TOURISM TRYPTICH.

MAP OF GAUCIN

 

Download the brochure for Gaucin where as well as a map of the village, you will also find information on where to eat, where to shop, what to visit…..