Benicassim Festival 2023

Benicassim Festival

Every year, in the middle of July, the Benicassim Festival – FIB Festival Internacional de Benicàssim) – transforms a small, rather upmarket coastal town north of Valencia on the ‘Orange Blossom Coast’ into Spain’s biggest and best outdoor modern music festival. FIB or Beni, as it’s often known, has been …

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Carthaginians and Romans Festival in Cartagena

Carthaginians and Romans Fiesta

For ten days during the 2nd fortnight of September, the Spanish city of Cartagena in Murcia hosts the annual Carthaginians and Romans Festival. A huge festival site is transformed into an ancient city where both locals and tourists take part in the reenactment of historical events which took place in …

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Festivals in Cordoba

Semana Santa Celebrations

Whilst there are festivals in Córdoba throughout the year the ones which are best known outside the city are as follows: Semana Santa Córdoba is my city of choice for Holy Week. Whilst the incredible street processions which take place every evening in the week leading up to Easter Sunday …

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Fería de Torremolinos

Cart Wheel at the Fería

San Miguel Fiesta The main fiestas in Torremolinos take place towards the end of September every year. Locally they are referred to as La Fería de San Miguel as they are centred around the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel on 29th September. La Romería de San Miguel:Typically celebrations …

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Gay Pride Week in Madrid

Madrid Pride

La Semana del Orgullo en Madrid Madrid is one of the world’s great gay friendly cities where the gay barrio of Chueca explodes into life at the end of June or start of July when residents and visitors come together to celebrate LGTB (lesbian, gay, transsexual and bisexual) Pride Week. …

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La Rioja Wine Festival

La Rioja-Briones

Las Fiestas de San Mateo During my first year living in Madrid I bought my first ever car, a red Volkswagen Golf which ended up living with me for 15 years clocking up over a quarter of a million kilometres in the process. For the very first weekend away Kirsty …

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Play the Spanish Christmas Lottery

Spanish Christmas Lottery Ticket

December 22nd is a very special day on every Spanish family’s calendar. It’s the day of the Christmas lottery which is better known worldwide as ‘El Gordo’ … the fat one! The total prize money to be shared out in this month’s draw is €2.3 billion and thanks to a …

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Benidorm Fiestas

Sunset Over Benidorm

The annual Benidorm fiestas take place in honour of the town’s patron Saints ‘la Virgen del Sufragio’ and ‘San Jaime Apóstol’. They always begin on the Friday of the second weekend of November and officially end the following Wednesday. During these days there are all kinds of street parties, open …

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Celebrations in Spain

Celebrations in Spain

When I first set up Spanish-Fiestas.com I hadn’t really given much thought to the wonderful world of festivals in Spain. At the time I was working at San Pablo CEU University in Madrid and started organising weekends for British football fans who wanted to see a Real Madrid game. Shortly …

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