What’s on in Andalusia?

With so much to do in El Puerto, its hard to imagine having the time to travel elsewhere during you stay with us, but if you do get a free moment, we have compiled a list of festivals going on in others towns! Let us know how you get on!

 

Virgin del Carmen: 15 -16 July

This festival is celebrated in towns along Andalucía’s coast, from Huelva to Almeria. The Virgen del Carmen is the patron saint of fishermen and the statue is taken from her church through the streets of her town. The statue the goes around the harbor to bless the fishing boats. Towns where you can see this fiesta include Marbella, Malaga and of course, El Puerto de Santa Maria, to name a few!

 

 

Cordoba Jazz Festival: 5th – 17th July

Joaquin Cortes tries his hand at guitar on the 14th July while ZZ Top (on 16 July) headline this annual celebration of Andalucía’s favourite musical instrument, which features the best names in rock, flamenco and jazz!
Nerja, Malaga Intl. Music and Dance Festival: 12th – 16th July

This annual event, held in Nerja’s famous caves, continues to draw major artists: this year, you can see the National Spanish Ballet group performing Carmen (14-15 July).


Cadiz, Recinto Ferial Festival: 22 – 23 July

With over 15 groups in this summer festival in Chiclana de la Frontera (Cádiz). Two days of great atmosphere and an excellent natural paradise complemented by long stretches of beach.

Pamplona, Fiesta of San Fermin: 6 -14 of July

Not many events in Spain grab attention like the “Encierro” or “The Running of the Bulls” during San Fermín. Although Pamplona is not close to Andalucia, every year, many from the Andalucian neck of the woods make their way to Pamplona!

Don´t forget to check back in a week or so to catch our July post about all the exciting happenings in El Puerto this July..!!

Buñol, Valencia, La Tomatina: 31st of August

I know its not occuring until the 31st of August, but I just couldn´t resist adding in the tomato throwing festival! “La Tomatina” takes place in Buñol, Valencia, and dates back to the 1950´s, when the council first allowed the awesome party/one day festival to occur!

 

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