Almuñécar Feria & Fiestas Virgen de la Antigua (August) 2020 celebrations Altered

The full Feria is cancelled for August 2020 due to Covid 19, but there will be a few special celebrations.

The second week of August means it’s time for the Almuñécar Feria and Fiestas Virgen de la Antigua.  Time for celebrations in honor of the town’s patron saint, Virgen de la Antigua.  It’s nearly a week full of food, drinks, music, carnival rides, and a procession.  It all ends on August 15th with the biggest night in Almuñécar ‘s list of annual festivals and the most spectacular fireworks display around!

The second week of August means it's time for the Almuñécar Feria and Fiestas Virgen de la Antigua.  Time for celebrations in honor of the town's patron saint,  Virgen de la Antigua.  It's nearly a week full of food, drinks, music, carnival rides, and a procession.  It all ends on August 15th with the biggest night in Almuñécar 's list of annual festivals and the most spectacular fireworks display around! Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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How To Get Married In Spain

How do I get married in Spain?

Quite frankly, the process to get married in Spain can potentially be hugely frustrating, but once you understand the different options then it is easy to have a stress-free wedding in the Spanish sunshine.

Quite frankly, the process to get married in Spain can potentially be frustrating, but once you understand the different options then it is easy to have a stress-free wedding in the Spanish sunshine. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Confused? Almuñécar, Almunecar, Sexi, Sexitanos

How do you say the name?  Is it Almuñécar or Almunecar?  Why do we sometimes see the word Sexi and hear about Sexitanos?  Don’t worry, we will do our best to explain it to you!  Let’s learn about the name “Almuñécar”, how to pronounce it, and a tiny bit of history.

What's in a name?  Is it Almuñécar or Almunecar?  Why do we sometimes see the word Sexi and hear about Sexitanos?  Don't worry, we will do our best to explain it to you!  Let's learn about the name "Almuñécar", how to pronounce it and a tiny bit of history. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

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Costa Tropical – Tropico Express Tourist Train

Tropico Express Tourist Train

Trópico Express Tourist Train

The Trópico Express Train takes you on a tour along the beaches and paseos of Almuñécar.  Continue 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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Calle Real Fountain – Almuñécar

As you meander the pedestrian streets of old town Almuñécar, you are bound to happen upon the Calle Real Fountain.  This fountain was originally built in 1559, with remnants of the Roman aqueduct encased in glass beside the fountain.  It 1994, the Calle Real Fountain was restored to its current state.  

Almunecar Old Town Calle Real Fountain

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Hermitage of San Sebastián, Almuñécar

The neighborhood of San Sebastián is one of the oldest in Almuñécar and has some ancient treasures to discover.  Not only will you see one of the several sections of the Roman aqueduct, but there is another little treasure.  Tucked away in the narrow streets of the neighborhood is the small hermitage of San Sebastián.

Ermita de San Sebastián - The neighborhood of San Sebastián is one of the oldest in Almuñécar and has some ancient treasures to discover.  Not only will you see one of the several sections of the Roman aqueduct, but there is another little treasure.  Tucked away in the narrow streets of the neighborhood is the small hermitage of San Sebastián.

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Fiestas de Torrecuevas (Fiestas de la Chirimoya) Almuñécar

The barrio of  Torrecuevas Almuñécar hosts the Fiestas de la Chirimoya to celebrate the harvest of the chirimoya (a custard apple), in honor of the Virgen Madre.  The Chirimoya Festival of barrio Torrecuevas, usually includes 4 days of celebration, activities, music, dancing, eating and drinking.  The Fiestas de la Chirimoya usually takes place around the 12th of October, which is also Día de la Hispanidad (Hispanic Heritage Day) and Fiestas de Pilar.

The barrio of  Torrecuevas Almuñécar hosts the Fiestas de la Chirimoya to celebrate the harvest of the chirimoya (a custard apple), in honor of the Virgin Madre.  The Chirimoya Festival of barrio Torrecuevas, usually includes 4 days of celebration, activities, music, dancing, eating and drinking.  The Fiestas de la Chirimoya usually takes place around the 12th of October, which is also Día de la Hispanidad (Hispanic Heritage Day) and Fiestas de Pilar. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

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Schools in Almuñécar / La Herradura

There are several public and private schools in Almuñécar. Covering infant through high school (grade pre k to 12).
There is also one International school (British Curriculum), which serves for the entire coastal area.

  • CEIP –  Infant and Primary School (preschool – grade 6) (Colegio de Educación Infantil y Primaria)
  • IES – Secondary (grade 7-10)
    Instituto de Educación Secundaria
  • Bachillerato (grade 11-12)  Optional
    Currently only located at Antigua Sexi and Al Andalus (Bi-Lingual)

Schools in Almuñécar - La Herradura

 

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Peñones del Santo – Natural Monument of Almuñécar

.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.

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