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Horse racing on the beach at Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz

Festivals in Spain in August

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In August there are a multitude of gastronomic festivals and local celebrations. For some cities, such as Málaga, Bilbao and San Sebastián, it’s also the month when they hold their most important celebrations. And for flamenco lovers, August has something very special in store: the Festival del Cante de las Minas. Summer in Spain offers masses of opportunities for enjoying music, sport, good food and history, and above all for having lots of fun. The International Descent of the River Sella, horse racing on the beach in Sanlúcar de Barrameda and the Tomatina in Buñol are just a few examples.Here you can see some of the festivals that usually take place in Spain in August.