Virgen del Carmen, in English, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. In Spain the Virgen del Carmen is also called Virgen of the sea.
Every year this event is celebrated the 16th of July.The first act is a flower offer this Saturday, the 14th of July at 19.00hrs. Sunday the 15th of July 2012, from 22:00 hrs onwards the typical Moraga will take place. A Moraga is a typical Spanish feast celebrated on the beach and consists of life music, eating (mainly fish) and drinking.
Monday the 16th of July a holy mass will take place in honour of the Virgen del Carmen in the “El Salvador” church of Nerja.
After the holy ceremony some musical performances will take place, followed up by the procession through the centre of Nerja. This procession ends at Playa Torrecilla, where the Virgen del Carmen will be carried into the sea. The statue will be put on a boat and paraded along the coastline, and brought back to Playa Calahonda where fireworks will be lighten upon her arrival.
An typical event in Nerja which should not be missed during your stay in Nerja!
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!
The Pilgrimage of San Antonio XXXVI in Torrox 2012 will be take place the 8th to 10th of June 2012.
The Pilgrimage starts Friday with dance performances and a concert in the main “caseta”.
On Saturday, the 9th of June 2012, at 10.30 h. the carriages will pick up the statue of San Antonio at the church.
The carriages and horseback-riders will pass different streets in the village, starting from the neighbourhood “las Nieves”
Around 15:00 there will be food at Calle Rincon de la Victoria and the statue of San Anton will be brought back to the church at 20.00h.
More information on the website of Tourism Torrox
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.