The 6th of May 2012 the town of Sayalonga will celebrate their annual Day of Medlar (Día del Nispero)
Nispero, also called Medlar, was imported from the Orient many centuries ago. One of the most imporant places of Spain regarding the production of the medlar is the area that surrounds the village of Sayalonga.
During this festival, celebrated in the middle of the harvest season of the Medlar, thouseands of kilo´s of this special fruit will be eaten, accomanied by local wine and a spirit made of Medlar.
At the stage put ip on the main square there are performances of “rondallas”, which are ancient dances, and performances of dancers who dance “fandangos” and “sevillanas”.
This important day also includes free tastings of products derived from this fruit as jam and medlar liquor, and other typical local products such as wine. Also the “golden Medlar”will be handed over to the best Medlar producer of Andalusia.
Sayalonga is at only a few minutes drive from our apartments in Torrox.
Next upcomming festival in this area is: 27 de mayo 2012, the day of the Snail (dia del Caracol) in Riogordo