Flamenco en la Feria
If you’re looking to get a glimpse into authentic Malaga, head to the Pasaje de Chinitas, especially if you’re in town during the raucous Feria de Agosto. The street itself is an icon of the city – within its narrow confines, countless flamenco artists, writers, and poets have come to meet, drink, work, and fight. These days it has obviously cleaned up a bit, but it’s still a place loved by locals where you can escape the hyper-touristy Calle del Marques de Larios area for a few minutes and enjoy some good music, cold drinks, and company.
We drunkenly came upon Pasaje de Chinitas during the Feria de Agosto and we immediately decided it was the place for us. The upstairs neighbors had brought out their stereo equipment onto the balcony and were blasting flamenco and rumbas while all the locals packed into the street were dancing, clapping their hands, and drinking unthinkable quantities of this sickly sweet wine called Cartojal. We ended up spending the rest of the day there and had more fun than we had in the rest of the fair combined.