Palm Sunday

19Mar

This Sunday, the 25th of March, is Palm Sunday, so the official start of Holy Week in Spain.

If right now you are on holiday at Hotel Florida Spa, your hotel in Fuengirola, and you fancy experiencing a traditional Spanish Palm Sunday we have good news for you as you will not have to go too far to enjoy it. Although the processions that take place in Malaga city are stunning and better known in Fuengirola we also have some amazing ones.

On Sunday in fact there will be a small procession in Los Boliches. It will start at 10:30 A.M.in El Cautivo Brotherhood Headquarters, located right by the fairground, and it will go pass Avenida Jesús El Cautivo, Calle Concepcion Guidet and Calle Iglesia and it will finish at 11:00 A.M. in Los Boliches Church.

Besides this religious ceremony in Los Boliches, there will be other special events in other 2 churches in town.

In Del Carmen Church, located right in the town centre of Fuengirola by the Town Hall and Bioparc, at 10:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. there will be special Palm Sunday masses.

In San Jose Church, located near Avenida de Mijas, at 12:00 P.M. a stunning procession will start. This procession will go pass the main streets in Fuengirola town centre, included Constitution Square at around 1:45 P.M., and it will finish in its Brotherhood Headquarters around 3:30 P.M.

If you like Spanish traditions we recommend you not to miss these special events, and not to forget your camera… You will certainly have the chance of taking some amazing photos!

Enjoy Holy Week in Costa del Sol!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

New exhibition in Fuengirola

12Mar

A few days ago, on the Facebook page of Hotel Florida Spa we mentioned that the 8th of March was International Women’s Day. Because of this, the 8th of March was chosen as the opening day for an interesting exhibition in Fuengirola about women.

The exhibition is displayed in Fuengirola’s Town Hall and it includes handmade pieces in clay, pottery, sculptures, bookbinding works, restored books and objects and pieces done with recycled materials.

All works there included have been made by women who attend the evening art related classes organised by the City Council.

The exhibition is totally free and can get visited till Wednesday the 28th of March, so if you are currently staying with us in Fuengirola we recommend you visit it as it will make you see how talented the women of Fuengirola are.

Enjoy arts and crafts in Fuengirola!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Cave art in Ardales

05Mar

Did you know that in late February the prestigious magazine “Science” published that the paintings found in a cave in Malaga were done 20.000 years before the arrival of our species?

The cave is in Ardales, a beautiful village in inland Malaga, about 43 miles away from Fuengirola, famous for its “Caminito del Rey” (“King’s Pathway”), which we already recommended a while ago here on the blog of Hotel Florida Spa.

This cave was found by chance in 1821 after an earthquake and has over a thousand paintings. These paintings are the oldest in Europe as they were not done by Homo Sapiens but by Neanderthals.

The Cave of Ardales can be visited all year round, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 A.M., prior reservation by calling (+0034) 952 45 80 46.

Entry price is 10€ for adults and 5€ for childen, but this price not only includes a visit to the cave but also a visit to the History and Tradition Museum of Ardales.

If you are planning to come to Hotel Florida Spa, and you are interested in prehistory, we certainly recommend you visit it as we think you will really enjoy it.

All you need is some comfy shoes and to be a bit of an adventurer.

Make the most of your holiday at Hotel Florida Spa and discover Ardales!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations