WHEN TO COME
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.
MARCH / APRIL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gibraltar (GIB) 40.7 km to Gaucin.
Malaga (AGP) 75.8 km
Seville (SVQ) 113.1 km
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
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
RENTAL CAR, TRANSFERS, LOCAL BUS, AND LOCAL TRAIN
TAXIS, BUS AND LOCAL TRAIN
Gaucín: +34 664 68 66 17
Sabinillas: +34 952 802 900
Ronda: +34 952 874 080
La Línea: +34 956 174 800
Málaga (airport): +34 606 503 818
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:
Central tourism office where you will find all the information about Gaucin: maps, brochures, walking routes, etc.
Winter timetable: Open every day from 10 to 2pm.
Summer timetable: Open from Monday to Saturday from 09 to 2pm. / Open every evening from 18h to 20h except Sunday
Adress: Paseo Ana Toval, s/n – 29480 Gaucín
Telephone: +34 952 15 00 85
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
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.
GAUCIN MEDICAL CENTRE
Málaga Airport: 15-20 min.
Gibraltar airport : 30-60 min.
Médicos de Ronda: 30 min.
Hospiten, Estepona: 30 min.
Cenyt hospital Estepona: 30 min.
C/Alta, 1 29491 Algatocín
Telephone for emergencies: +34 951 031 437
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)