Nerja festivals – calendar for the year There are numerous dates in Nerja festivals calendar. Throughout Andalucia, fiesta’s are an intrinsic part of community life and Nerja is no exception. Listed below are some of the most significant of the Nerja Festivals. San Anton 16-17 January This festival has been celebrated since the XVII century […]
Romeria del Rocio
La Romeria del Rocio – one of the most extraordinary spectacles in Europe North of Matalasconas, in the province of Huelva is located the extraordinary village of El Rocio, in the marshlands of the Guadalquivir River. The Sanctuario de Nuestra Señora del Rocio (The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Dew), this statue is believed to […]
FIESTAS! Streets full of people, fireworks, flamenco, guitar playing!
What can be better than arriving in a random town and realising that everyone is celebrating their local fiesta? Most fiestas will include some sort of parade, which could be behind either some holy image or people in fancy costumes surrounded by gigantones, giant figures. There are many festivals throughout the year in Andalucia, however […]
Calendar of fiestas in Andalucia
It’s a shame to miss Andalucia’s fiestas just because you didn’t know about them! Make sure you don’t miss another one with this great calendar of events. January 1-2 La Toma celebration of the entry of the Reyes Catolicos into the city – at Granada. 5 Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos – Epiphany parade at […]
Nerja tourist information
Have you been wondering about Nerja? Read on for some great nerja tourist information. 16 kilometres of beaches with fine, powdery sand, water as clear as the blue summer sky – this is Nerja of Andalusia. This quaint community is known for its varied landscapes, friendly people and also for being one of the most […]
La Noche de San Juan!
This feast is held each year on the evening of the 23rd June and goes on into the early hours of the 24th (Dia de San Juan). It is the old pagan midsummer celebration which has been ‘Christianified’ by tacking it on to a convenient Saint’s day. There are a number of traditional ways of […]
Malaga City Bullring
La Malagueta bullring For those interested in bullfighting, you should visit the Malaga city bullring during the Feria de Malaga which is held in August. During the Malaga Fair week (or Feria de Agosto as it is also known) the best bullfighters in the whole of Spain will go to La Malagueta (Malagas bullring) for […]
Semana Santa is an elaborate event!
Semana Santa – Easter week processions compete with each other… Semana Santa is celebrated during the week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday. Easter week processions compete with each other, with their elaborate costumes and decorations. The processions start at each of the towns churches with members of the religious brotherhoods (Hermandades) carrying their floats […]
Virgen del Carmen
Tradition has it that the Carmelite monks, who inhabited the slopes of Mount Carmel and worshipped the Virgin Mary who had appeared there in a vision, were forced to flee by a Saracen invasion force. During this eviction the Virgin appeared to them again and promised to be their “Star of the Sea” and to […]
Costa del Sol Attractions
The Top Ten Costa Del Sol Attractions If you are planning on visiting southern Spain and the Costa del Sol and are a first time visitor, then you may not know what there is to see and do in the area. With this in mind, here is a top ten list of the best Costa […]