Running of the Bulls in Pamplona – San Fermin

Street Band During San Fermín

The festival of San Fermín, or the Running of the Bulls as it’s more commonly known outside Spain, officially begins at midday on 6th July every year with the ‘Chupinazo’ which takes place on the balcony of the Casa Consistorial in Pamplona. Thousands of people congregate in the square awaiting …

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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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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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