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Fair of Mijas 2018

03Sep

Just two weeks ago here on the blog of Hotel Florida Spa we recommended you go to Mijas to enjoy its fantastic Contemporary Art Museum.  

Today, however, we would like you to go to Mijas for a very different reason as this week its fair is on.

This fair, in honour of the patron of Mijas, Virgen de la Peña, is celebrated every year in early September.

The Fair of Mijas 2018 will start on Wednesday, the 5th of September, and will be on until Sunday the 9th of September.

Out of all these days the 8th of September is the most important one as it is the day of Virgen de la Peña and because of this the Virgin is taken out in a beautiful procession in the evening.

This, in fact, is one of the most beautiful religious acts in Costa del Sol, so it is worth seeing.

As you might already know getting to Mijas from Fuengirola is quite easy thanks to the fantastic bus service that connects both towns.

Buses to Mijas depart every 25 minutes from Fuengirola bus station and during the fair they tend to be operative for longer than normal to make sure lots of people can enjoy the fantastic fair.

We hope you follow our recommendation and have lots of fun in Mijas!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

 

Aragonese Mass in Fuengirola

09Oct

Many of you who have the fortune of being on holiday at Hotel Florida Spa might already know that Fuengirola is still on a festive mood as our fair is still on and will continue until the 12th of October.

As we explained to those who attended our special activity about the fair on Friday, the Fair of Fuengirola is one of the most important ones in Costa del Sol due to the big amount of visitors it receives and the many special events the City Council organises while it is on.

Some of these events are religious masses. The most important mass, no doubt, is the flamenco mass of the 7th of October, held in Plaza de la Constitucion in honour of Virgen del Rosario.

This is the most important but not the only one as on Thursday the 12th of October, national holiday in Spain, at 11:00 A.M. there will be an Aragonese mass in Fuengirola city centre.

This mass will be held in the Del Carmen Church ( in Parque de España, near the Town Hall) and will be in honour of Virgen del Pilar, patron of Aragon ( Region in Northern Spain).

In Fuengirola there is always lots to do, but during the fair even more so!

Have fun!

 

Beatriz Muñoz

Guest Relations