If you are in Costa Tropical during the month of June, you may hear people speaking of Fiesta de San Juan or Noche de San Juan. You likely assumed it was some sort of celebration, but it may also leave you with several questions. Who is San Juan? What is the fiesta de San Juan in celebration of? Why do some people say it is June 23rd and other people say it is June 24th? Let us help you figure it all out!
Friday Market Almunecar Mercadillo Almuñécar
The market’s real name is “Almuñécar Mercadillo Los Viernes”, The Friday Market or to some Almunecar Friday markt. The entrance right in the heart of the town at the Arc de Triomphe Puerta de Almuñécar (Blas Infantes Arches), this is also the main fairgrounds in the month of August. It lies between the main road (N-340) and the one and only “McDonald’s”. Continue reading
If boating is your thing, then you must visit Marina del Este La Herradura. The Marina is nestled in a protected cove, between Almuñécar and La Herradura, with a perfectly protected situation protected by natural rock and a manmade wall. La Herradura is the closest pueblo to the Marina, just over the natural headland called Punta de la Mona. This area is full of summer fun with many activities year-round as well, including many beaches, coves, hiking trails and more, it is the perfect getaway for everyone.
Expect to see covered wagons, floats, horses, traditional costumes and a large turnout for the Almuñécar La Romería de San Isidro. Though Dia de San Isidro is May 15th, the Pilgrimage of San Isidro will be Sunday, May 19th, 2019. The event is organized by the Hermandad Virgen Madre y San Isidro de Torrecuevas and the support of the Ayuntamiento of Almuñécar.
El Majuelo Park & Botanical Garden
El Majuelo Park and botanical garden is full of amazing plants, sculptures, and paths to meander. You will also find authentic artisan workshops where you may see the artists work and purchase goods. In addition, the view of the historic Phoenician and Roman Fish-Salting Factory and Castle are the best. The Pièce de résistance are the wide variety of botanical plants within this park. Often events are held in the botanical garden.Continue reading
.Peñones del Santo is a natural monument with the addition of a man-made cross. You may climb to the top of Peñones del Santo for vast views of Almuñécar and the beautiful cost of Granada beaches. There is a large plaza at the top with a very large cross at the highest point. The surrounding metal railings have become a location for people to leave behind their locks of love.
If you like to find a good bargain, then the Almuñécar Sunday Market or Rastro Almuñecar Domingo is the place to be! Every Sunday you can socialize, browse and purchase the most unusual things. This is a flea market dedicated to antiques and second-hand items! Located in the fairgrounds near the Blas Infante Arches, it has now grown to take up the entire lot on both sides. This market is frequented by so many people now, it is just as popular as the Friday Market.
The monument to Phoenicians is located along the upper level of the Paseo del Altillo. This is a tribute to the Phoenician culture and its contribution to the history of Almuñécar. It was built after the Phoenician Necropolis was unearthed nearby and their ancient mysteries discovered.
When it comes to learning about Almuñécar Spain, this A-Z guide should help you out. We are just having a little fun, while sharing more about the Costa Tropical area. Come along with us and enjoy Almuñécar Spain!
Whether you are spending 1 day in Almuñécar, 1 week, 1 month or all year, we share with you the best 25 things to do in Almuñécar with kids! This isn’t just a list of great things to do with kids, but it has been kid-tested over and over again, with rave reviews. Yes, we have kids and friends, so this list comes to you with much experience and expertise. Enjoy your family time in Almuñécar with kids! By the way you don’t need to be a kid to have a blast, so join in on the fun.