This year the day of the Muscatel grape in Iznate will be celebrated the 4th of August 2012.
Iznate is an Andalusian white village, located at only 32km from Torrox Costa and can easy be reached by the A7 Motorway when staying at Fuerte Calaceite Torrox.
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The town of Iznate is located at an altitude of 310 metres which gives you a superb views of the region. This reagion is famous of the muscatel grape vineyards. These grapes are the reason for this feast. This day there will be performances of music bands, a gastronomic route (a walk through the village) where you can taste typical dishes such as gazpacho, stew, honey pancakes and of course: Muscatel wine!
During the day of the Snail, the town hall of Riogordo serves their visitors a total of about 350 kilograms of cooked snail in sauce (Caracol en caldo). Last year about 5000 people have visited this popular event of Riogordo.
This snail is a land snail typical in the Axarquia (Andalusia) and is prepared the traditional way and served to all visitors for free with olives, beer and or local wine.
During this day you can also see dance shows, street musicians. There are also prices to win.
Together with this festival another event is celebrated in Riogordo: Feria de ganado, a 3 day during cattle fair based on the ancient custom of muleteers to buy and sell their animals.
Riogordo is a white village situated on the borders of the Mountains of Málaga (Axarquía), at 55km of Nerja. This village received its name because of the River of the Cave (Río de la cueva)
From apartments Calaceite it is very easy to access Riogordo, follow the A7 towards Velez Malaga and then take the mountain road towards Colmenar.