Virgen del Carmen celebrations in Los Boliches

10Jul

If you have stayed here before this time of year you might already know that this week is very important in Fuengirola and in the beautiful area of Los Boliches.

From Wednesday the 12th to Sunday the 16th of July is the Fair of Los Boliches, so if right now you are here having a great holiday at Hotel Florida Spa, we recommend you to visit the fairground  as the fair is held there.

Sunday the 16th of July in fact is one of the most important days of the year in Los Boliches as it is the day of Virgen del Carmen.

Although this is celebrated everywhere in Fuengirola in Los Boliches it is lived in a more intense way as this Virgin is the patron saint of this charming fishermen’s quarter.

Being a man of the sea is a very hard and risky job, so due to the protection they believe the Virgin gives them every 16th of July many of them take her out in procession as a way to express their gratitude.

If you are free this Sunday evening we recommend you not to miss this beautiful procession where the Virgin ends up in the sea surrounded by boats and fireworks.

You possibly have never experienced something so magic!

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