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Torremolinos cultural festival attracts thousands of visitors over the hottest weekend of the year

Keeping cool in the shade during last weekend's cultural festiavl.
Keeping cool in the shade during last weekend's cultural festiavl. / T. B.
  • Fourteen countries from four continents presented their typical gastronomy, arts, crafts and traditional folklore

Last weekend saw temperatures rise to the highest so far this year and the glorious weather enticed thousands of locals and tourists to visit the Festival de las Cultures in Torremolinos.

The festival was held in the Plaza La Nogalera, where 14 countries from four continents presented their typical gastronomy, arts, crafts and traditional folklore.

Thailand, Germany, Italy, Morocco and Cuba were among the countries participating in the four-day event. Visitors enjoyed live music and dance shows from the shaded terrace, around which sculptures of several world land marks were displayed to add to the cosmopolitan ambience created during the festival. Each country presented its traditional music and dance and the performances ranged from flamenco, to Cuban jazz, Romanian folk and Mexican ballet.

Brian and Dawn Finch, who were on holiday from Devon, told of their delight to be able to 'experience a little bit of the world' while staying in Torremolinos.

"This is third time we have come to Torremolinos and it doesn't matter what time of year we arrive, there always seems to be something going on. The only surprise is that the UK is not represented," Dawn told SUR in English.