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The Fair of Los Boliches 2019 and the Day of Virgen del Carmen

15Juil

If you have had the fortune of having stayed with us before this time of year you might already know that these last few and upcoming days are very important in Los Boliches.

From Friday the 12th to Tuesday the 16th of July the Fair of Los Boliches is on, so if right now you are on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, we recommend you visit the fairground as the fair is held there.  

Tomorrow, Tuesday the 16th of July is in fact the most important day of this event as it is the day of Virgen del Carmen, the patron saint of Los Boliches.

Although this is celebrated by all locals in Los Boliches it is lived in a different and a more intense way.

Tomorrow in fact at 12:00 P.M. there will be a mass in honour of the Virgin in the Church of Los Boliches. 

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. 

This procession starts at 8:45 P.M. is considered by many as the most unique and special of the year so if right now you are on holiday at Hotel Florida Spa we recommend you to go to Los Boliches tomorrow evening to see this beautiful procession that ends with the Virgin in the sea surrounded by small boats and fireworks.

Enjoy one of the most awaited events of the year in Fuengirola!

Beatriz Muñoz

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Virgen del Carmen Day

16Juil

If you have had the fortune of having stayed at Hotel Florida Spa this time of year you might already know that today is very important day in Fuengirola.

The Virgen del Carmen festival is celebrated in many coastal towns and village across Spain, and the Costa del Sol is one of the best places to enjoy it.

The history of Virgen del Carmen appears in the Old Testament where it is said that during Pentecost prophet Elias saw the Virgin on a cloud and he then built a temple in Mount Carmelo in her honour.

Virgen del Carmen is now the patroness and protector of sailors, fishermen, scuba divers and even the Spanish Army, so they always ask her to provide good conditions for fishing and protect their boats.

In Fuengirola, the procession of Virgen del Carmen will start this evening at around 20:45 from the Virgen del Carmen Church in Los Boliches. This is considered by many as the most unique and special procession of the year as it ends with the Virgin in the sea surrounded by small boats and fireworks.

If you are in Fuengirola this evening we definitely recommend you not to miss this amazing celebration.

We hope you enjoy one of the most awaited events of the year in Fuengirola!

Fernando González

Virgen del Carmen celebrations in Los Boliches

10Juil

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!