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A late night of music, museums and monuments

A live musical performance in Malaga last year.
A live musical performance in Malaga last year. / SUR
  • This year more than 200 activities in over one hundred establishments will be on offer, the majority free, for the eleventh edition of 'Noche en Blanco'

This Saturday, 12 May, Malaga will be celebrating the eleventh edition of 'Noche en Blanco'.

The popularity of the event has increased from 30,000 attendees on the first Noche en Blanco in 2008 to over 230,000 last year.

The councillor for culture, Gemma del Corral, commented: “Last year we saw what we could call the Noche en Blanco generation on the streets; these are the young people who went to the first edition with their parents and are now coming with their friends. In addition, I believe that the success is due to the quality and diversity of the proposals.”

Last year there was an app available called Noche en Blanco which was downloaded 4,654 times and social networks also helped to promote the event with the hashtag #NocheenBlancoMLG becoming the second most popular trending topic nationally, reaching more than a million people.

This year more than 200 activities in over one hundred establishments will be on offer, the majority free. The events will start at 8pm and carry on into the early hours of Sunday morning. The Alcazaba is one of the monuments offering free entry again this year, from 9pm until 2am. However you will need to collect a ticket from the Alcazaba reception. Limited tickets are available from 8am, 11 May. There will also be live concerts and dance performances and free entry to galleries and museums.

A full list of the events in pdf format (in Spanish) can be found here.