Andalucia Diary – Seasonal Travel Notes


‘Virgen del Carmen…guapa!!’ – celebrating the patron saint of fishermen, sailors and coastal communities

It’s that time of year again, when along the coast fireworks light up the sky and the streets are filled with the sound of music and cries of ‘Virgin del Carmen……Guapa!!’

 Los Boliches Virgen del Carmen

Yes, it’s the annual celebrations for the coastal fishing communities.  Their patron saint is the Virgen del Carmen, dating back to old Testament stories. Her icon is held aloft through the streets and then carried out to sea.

Virgen del carmen 3

You can see a few more photos in my post last year. For all summer holiday makers, July 16th should be in their diary – it’s a wonderful, atmospheric night to be on the beach.

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