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Sweet black molasses and May crosses

Visitors get a tour of the Ingenio at a previous event.
Visitors get a tour of the Ingenio at a previous event. / E. C.
  • The village of Frigiliana will be combining its fifth Día de Miel de Caña with the annual May Cross Day on Saturday 28 April

The village of Frigiliana will be combining its fifth Día de Miel de Caña (molasses day) with the annual May Cross Day on Saturday 28 April. The event will start at 10am and finish at 3.30pm. Most activities will be centred around the village's Ingenio (molasses factory) and will include guided tours during which visitors will have the opportunity to see the old machinery and molasses-making process. There will also be tastings of the dark, sweet liquid, which is used in a variety of traditional recipes.

El Ingenio Nuestra Señora del Carmen is the only working molasses factory in Europe. However, from the 16th until the early 20th Century Malaga province was home to a number of such buildings. In the 16th Century the Frigiliana Ingenio was home to the Count and Countess of Frigiliana.

On the same day, visitors will also be able to walk around the village taking in its May Crosses, each of which is decorated in typical spring flowers. There will be traditional dancing and music to accompany both events. For further information visit: www.frigiliana.es