23rd International Festival of Fuengirola

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Are you currently having a great holiday with us at Hotel Florida Spa? If that is the case, you can consider yourself lucky as this week that has just started is one of the most important and awaited in Fuengirola.

What makes this week so special is the International Festival of Fuengirola, one of the most popular events in Costa del Sol.

As usual the festival will be hosted at the fairground, and this year it will be on from Friday the 27th of April till Tuesday the 1st of May.

Tuesday the 1st of May is in fact a bank holiday in Spain as it is International Workers Day, so many will surely visit the festival to make the most of its last day.

The International Festival of Fuengirola is one of the most consolidated and successful events in Costa del Sol as this will be its 23rd edition.

Although it has been hosted for many years, there is always something new and exciting about it. This year for example Puerto Rico, South Africa and Ukraine will participate in it for the first time.

The fairground will home a total of 33 countries from across the globe, so this is no doubt the perfect opportunity to discover their local dishes, culture and typical music and dances without leaving Costa del Sol.

While the festival is on, from 1:00 P.M to 4:00 A.M there will be lots of things going on and lots  to do at the fairground, though the most expected day is always Saturday as it is when the traditional parade takes place. This stunning parade will start around 11:30 A.M in Plaza de España (town centre) and will arrive to the fairground at around 1:00 P.M.

Same as in previous editions there will be a free entry International Trade Fair that will contain 41 stalls where you will have the chance to buy food products.

Do not miss the International Festival of Fuengirola! You will surely have a brilliant time!!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Micro exhibitions about women at CAC Mijas

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About a month ago here on the blog of Hotel Florida Spa we recommended you visit CAC Malaga … but did you know that there is another Contemporary Art Centre in Mijas Pueblo?

CAC Mijas opened about 4 years ago an it has become a very popular museum in little time as it has exhibited pieces of art of international artists as important as Pablo Picasso.

On the 8th of March, due to International Women’s Day, CAC Mijas opened a new triple exhibition about women. 

The first of them is called “WOMAN – Inspiration facing the mirror” by Lol Malone.

The second micro exhibition is by Asuncion Retamero and it is a collection of haute couture dresses called “Light of a Woman”.

The third one is called “Women’s fight” and it contains 12 pieces and it is by artist Juan Jesús Díaz Ariza.

All of them can be visited until Wednesday the 30th of May. The regular entry price to access all facilities of the museum is 3 euros, and the price for groups and over 65s is only 2 euros.

CAC Mijas is in the centre of Mijas Pueblo, in calle Malaga, and it is open Monday to Saturday from 10 P.M to 6 P.M.

If you love art, Hotel Florida Spa, your hotel in Fuengirola, recommends you not to miss the opportunity of visiting this great museum!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Fuengirola’s Holy Week 2018

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Holy Week is here, so if right now you are staying at Hotel Florida Spa and you fancy attending some fantastic religious events, you might find this blog post quite useful as here we detail the events scheduled for the upcoming days:

This Wednesday, the 28th of March, at 9:30 P.M. the images of Captive Jesus Christ and the Virgin of Los Dolores will be taken out from their brotherhood headquarters, located in Los Boliches in Avenida Jesús Cautivo, by the fairground, very close to our hotel.

This procession will pass through the main streets in Los Boliches and will finish around 02:00 A.M.

The following day, on Thursday the 29th, The Fusionada Brotherhood will take their images of Jesus Christ and the Virgin out in procession at 8:30 P.M.  At that time they will leave the brotherhood headquarters located in Fuengirola town centre by Salón Varietés Theatre and will pass through some of the most important streets in town like Plaza de la Constitución and Avenida Condes de San Isidro before finishing their route at about 01:00 A.M.

That same day, also at 8:30 P.M. the Pasión Botherhood will also take their Virgin and Jesus Christ figures out in procession. They will start their route in Calle Cordoba and will pass through Avenida de Mijas, Avenida Condes de San Isidro and Plaza de la Constitucion among a few other streets. This procession will end at around 02:00 A.M.

On Friday the 30th of March, Good Friday, at 8:30 P.M., The Fusionada Brotherhood will take 2 other figures out in procession from their headquarters in Fuengirola centre and will pass through the main streets in town like Avenida Condes San Isidro, Plaza de la Constitucion and Plaza de los Reyes Catolicos, ending its route at about 01:30 A.M.

That same day the Yacente Brotherhood will take their figures out in procession, leaving their headquarters located by Bioparc Fuengirola at 8:00 P.M., and the Pasion Brotherhood will also go in procession at 8:15 starting their route in Calle Cordoba. The first procession will end at about 01:00 A.M and the second one at about 11:30 P.M.

To finish off the Week of Passion, on Sunday the 1st of April, known as Resurrection Sunday, at 11:30 the Cautivo Brotherhood which headquarters are located by the fairground, will take the image of their resurrected Christ out in procession at 11:30, passing through the main streets of Los Boliches and taking it back in its temple at around 2:30 P.M.

If you have the fortune of being on holiday at Hotel Florida Spa right now, we recommend you not to miss one of the most impressive Holy Week representations in Costa del Sol!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations