A Day Trip To Vélez de Benaudalla from Almuñécar

Take a day trip to Vélez de Benaudalla from Almuñécar and the Costa Tropical.  Discover an amazing canyon, nature walks, a castle, a Nasrid garden, & a dam!  It is the perfect place to get out and explore beyond Almuñécar for the day!  There are neat little hidden gems to see and we’ve created a route for you to follow.  You just choose what is of interest to you and stop along the way.

Take a day trip to Vélez de Benaudalla from Almuñécar and the Costa Tropical.  Discover an amazing canyon, nature walks, a castle, a Nasrid garden, & a dam!  It is the perfect place to get out and explore beyond Almuñécar for the day!  Read more on Almunecarinfo.comContinue reading

Día de Andalucía February 28

The Día de Andalucía is a holiday celebrated in southern Spain.  You will find many local events to keep you entertained and quite often there will be free access to some of the cultural sites.

The Día de Andalucía is a holiday celebrated in southern Spain, with cultural events and celebrations. Often with free access to some of the cultural sites, Almuñécar. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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New Luxury Villas in Costa Tropical Spain For Sale

There’s a new wave of luxury villas in Costa Tropical Spain and they can be found at SANNTONIO.  Perched on the hill above La Herradura, you will find 10 luxury properties with amazing sea and mountain views, a community atmosphere and ideal terraces for entertaining or a romantic night at home.

Luxury villas in Costa Tropical Spain, named Sanntonio.  Perched above La Herradura, with breathtaking sea & mountain views and a village community. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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La Herradura & Almuñécar Carnival 2020

Costumes, masquerade, parades, singing, dancing, music, activities, food & drink.

This is what you will experience when you celebrate La Herradura & Almuñécar Carnival!  The parades begin at one location and end at the party event locations. This year the party locations are at Plaza Kuwait in Almuñécar and at the Plaza de la Independencia in La Herradura.  Keep on reading for detailed events and locations.

La Herradura and Almuñécar Carnival Costumes, masquerade, parades, singing, dancing, music, activities, food and drink.  This is what you will experience when you celebrate La Herradura & Almuñécar Carnival! Read more at Almunecarinfo.com

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2020 Calendar La Herradura & Almuñécar Holidays, Ferias & Fiestas

The 2020 Holiday calendar below provides you with the days and dates for La Herradura and Almuñécar public holidays (local & national), ferias, fiestas and additional public school days off.

La Herrradura Almuñécar Holidays, Festivals, Ferias. Festivals of Almuñécar & La Herradura, plus annual calendar. A calendar with the dates for La Herradura and Almuñécar holidays (local & national), ferias, fiestas and additional public school days off. Read more on AlmunecarInfo.com

 

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Wetlands of Motril – Bird Watching at Charca de Suárez

Enjoy a day out bird watching at Charca de Suárez in Motril.  This is the most important wetland on the coast of Granada, with over 160 species of birds, as well as wildlife and numerous plants and vegetation.  This 15.6 hectares (almost 40 acres) environmental site has plans to double in the future, which is critical for the endangered bird species in the area and their survival.  This is the ideal refuge for many species in addition to a strategic location for migration.

Enjoy a day ou bird watching at Charca de Suárez in Motril. This is the most important wetland on the coast of Granada, with birds, wildlife, & vegetation. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

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Fiestas de San José La Herradura Feria

In the middle of March we are always in for a treat with the La Herradura Feria and Fiestas de San José!  This is the place to be in order to celebrate San José, Father’s Day, the coming of Spring, and all people named José.  Be prepared for a few days and nights with activities, events, food, drink and parties.

Las Fiestas Patronales de San José, Every March it's the La Herradura Feria and Fiestas de San José (Patron Saint) ! A few days of fun with activities, rides, events, food, drink & parties. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Fiestas de La Candelaria de Lobres, Salobreña

Fiestas de La Candelaria is celebrated in the small village of Lobres, part of the municipality of Salobreña.  This Romería is celebrated the weekend closest to February 2.  You can enjoy a Pilgrimage in honor of la Candelaria, as well as activities, entertainment, food, and fun.  This is a popular fiesta with mass and processions in honor of the Virgen de la Candelaria.

Fiestas de La Candelaria de Lobres, Salobreña. photo from Facebook: Asociación Ntra Sra de la Candelaria de Lobres.photo from Facebook: Asociación Ntra Sra de la Candelaria de Lobres.


What is La Candelaria?

La Candelaria is a popular fiesta celebrated by Catholics, which celebrates the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, the Purification of the Virgin after childbirth and the Virgin of the Candelaria.

Who is the Virgin of the Candelaria?

The Virgin of the Candelaria or Our Lady of Candelaria is a Marian invocation of the Catholic religion.  This invocation originated in the 15th century in Tenerife, Spain.  It’s derived from a candle that refers to the holy light that leads to the good path, redemption, and faith in God.

When is Día de la Candelaria?

It takes place on February 2 and this is Candelaria Day.  Many times the fiesta is held on the nearest weekend to Día de la Candelaria or February 2nd.  In some places, it is celebrated over several days.

 

Where is the Fiesta de la Candelaria?

The fiesta takes place in the small fishing village of Lobres, located in the municipality of Salobreña.  It is just a few minutes east of Salobreña town center and slightly inland.  You may access from the A7 highway at exit 322, the first exit after going through the tunnel de Itrabo if you are heading east from Almuñécar.  Once you exit the highway, you should see signs leading you to the village of Lobres.  We’d recommend parking as you enter the village and just walk into the center.

Lobres, Salobreña

 

 

Fiestas de La Candelaria de Lobres Schedule 2020

Fiestas de La Candelaria de Lobres, Salobreñaphoto from Facebook: Asociación Ntra Sra de la Candelaria de Lobres.

Friday – January 31

17:00  Floral Offering to Our Lady of La Candelaria.  In the Parish Church of San Antonio.
Church San Antonio Lobres, Salobreña

Saturday – February 01

11:00  Departure of the XIII Pilgrimage in Honor of the Virgen De La Candelaria from the bus stop towards “La Presa”, accompanied by the Rociero Choir El Buen Pastor de Granada.  The return time will be at 18:00.

22:00  The big party in the enclosed tent near the Casa de la Cultura.  Entertainment with Dj Txuanki.
Casa de Cultura Lobres, Salobreña

Sunday – February 02

07:00  Traditional Rosario De La Aurora. Departing from the Parish Church of San Antonio.

08:00  Free chocolate and churros for all those attending Rosario De La Aurora.  In the tent installed in the enclosure of La Casa De La Cultura.

10:00  Diana in charge of Salobreña Music Band directed by Mr. Jorge García Quirantes.

11:00  Classic Motorcycle Route.  Lobres has been included in the classic motorcycle route organized by Vespa Club Motril and others from Almería, Málaga, and Granada.  They will tour Lobres at 11:00.

12:00  Holy Mass in Honor of Our Lady of La Candelaria.  Parish Church of San Antonio.

12:30  Procession in Honor of Virgen de La Candelaria and San José accompanied by the Salobrena Music Band.
Departing from the Parish Church of San Antonio on its usual route:  (Plaza Iglesia, C / Nueva, C / Sacristia, C / Ingenio, C / Enrique Montero, Plaza De La Libertad, C / Noria, Avda. Andalucía, C / Murillo, C / Poco Trigo, Plaza De La Libertad, C / Bonifacio Caro and Plaza De La Iglesia).

15:00  Popular Food:  Paella (paella dish for three euros), for the benefit of the 2020 Lobres festivities.  On the premises of La Casa De La Cultura.

15:00  Entertainment enlivened by el Dúo de Copas.

17:00  Grand performance of the Ipop Covers.

 


VIERNES 31 DE ENERO

17:00:  Ofrenda Floral a Ntra. Sra. Virgen de La Candelaria. En La Iglesia Parroquial De San Antonio.

SÁBADO 01 DE FEBRERO

11:00:  Salida de la XIII Romería en Honor a la Virgen De La Candelaria desde la parada del autobús con dirección a “La Presa” acompañada del Coro Rociero El Buen Pastor de Granada. Su regreso será a las 18:00 horas.

A partir de las 22:00 horas:  Gran fiesta en la Carpa instalada en el recinto de La Casa De La Cultura con la animación de Dj Txuanki.

DOMINGO 02 DE FEBRERO

07:00:  Tradicional Rosario De La Aurora. Salida desde La Iglesia Parroquial de San Antonio

08:00:  Chocolate y churros gratuitos para todos los asistentes al Rosario De La Aurora. En la carpa instalada en el recinto de La Casa De La Cultura.

10:00:  Diana a cargo de Banda De Música De Salobreña dirigida por D. Jorge García Quirantes.

11:00:  Ruta de Motos clásicas. Lobres ha sido incluido en la ruta de motos clasicas organiuzada por Vespa Club Motril y otros de Almería, Málaga y Granada. Recorrerán Lobres a las 11:00 horas.

12:00:  Santa Misa en Honor a Ntra. Sra. Virgen de La Candelaria. Iglesia Parroquial De San Antonio.

12:30:  Procesión en Honor a Ntra. Sra. Virgen de La Candelaria y San José acompañada por La Banda De Música De salobreña dirigida por D. Jorge García Quirantes. Salida desde la Iglesia Parroquial De San Antonio en su recorrido habitual recorrido de la procesión (Plaza Iglesia, C/ Nueva, C/Sacristía, C/Ingenio, C/Enrique Montero, Plaza De La Libertad, C/Noria, Avda. Andalucía, C/Murillo, C/Poco Trigo, Plaza De La Libertad, C/Bonifacio Caro y Plaza De La Iglesia).

15:00:  Comida Popular: Paella (plato de paella a tres euros), a beneficio de las fiestas de Lobres 2020. En el recinto de La Casa De La Cultura.

15:00:  Verbena amenizada por el Dúo de Copas.

17:00:  Gran actuación de los Ipop Covers.

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Hermitage San José y Santa Rita Punta de la Mona

The hermitage of San José and Santa Rita is located in a privileged place at the top of Los Berengueles.  It was built by architect Francisco Prieto Moreno in the 1970s.  You can find it perched in the pines near the Punta de La Mona lighthouse, tucked between the bays of Almuñécar to the east, and La Herradura to the west.  It is a nice area for reflection, meditation, and organized events.

The hermitage of San José and Santa Rita is located in a privileged place at the top of Los Berengueles.  It was built by architect Francisco Prieto Moreno in the 1970s.  You can find it perched in the pines near the Punta de La Mona lighthouse, tucked between the bays of Almuñécar to the east, and the Herradura to the west.  It is a nice area for reflection, meditation, and organized events. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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La Herradura & Almuñécar Places of Worship

We are often asked about the location or availability of places of worship in the area.  There are several places of worship in the area and not all of them are obvious as you walk past.  We will share with you the names of each place of worship and they have also been pinned on a map.  We don’t have the details of mass for all of them but feel free to search online based on their name.

There are several places of worship in Almunecar & La Herradura. We will share the churces and ermitas with you, also showing locations pinned on a map. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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