The Cudeca Cancer Foundation held a moving ceremony on 27 December in memory of loved ones that suffered the disease.
The white balloons were sold to people attending for a donation to the cancer charity which is based in Benalmádena.
The tenor Rodrigo Orrego, sang the hymn Adestes Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithfull) as the balloons were released in the Plaza de la Merced in Malaga centre.
This event followed the Light a Light annual event held at the Cudeca Hospice, which saw the lights outside the centre turned on by Cudeca founder Joan Hunt OBE. Those who participated in the event also lit candles in memory of loved ones. There was also a performance by the Sunny View School choir. The director of the school presented the charity with a cheque for 1,500 euros.