Javea Festivals

Javea Fiestas

Javea’s main festival take place during the last week of August and the first week of September in the port area of the town and is in honour of Our Lady of Loreto. Rather than set up a temporary bullring and have bullfights as is the case in the majority …

Read more

Nerja Festivals

Group of Girls in Flamenco Dress at La Feria de Abril

As is the case in all of Andalucia the people of Nerja love to party and never more so than for the annual Nerja Festival (Feria de Nerja) which takes place for four wild days in October. Nearly everyone seems to take the week off work and there are street …

Read more

Almunecar Festivals

Fireworks in Almuñecar

If you’re in the vicinity of Almunecar in mid-August be sure to visit the town on the evening of 15th for La Fiesta de la Virgen de la Antigua. This is by far the biggest Almunecar festival of the year and is highly recommended as the firework display is quite …

Read more

Seville Festivals

Cart Wheel at the Fería

Three factors seem to characterise my many visits to the magnificent city of Seville: glorious blue skies, beautiful women and the sound of neighbourhood bands practicing for some upcoming festival. And at least part of my observations stand in good company considering the words of Lord Byron in his epic …

Read more

Madrid Festivals

San Isidro Fiesta in Madrid

Whilst Madrid is notorious for its lively nightlife it can’t compete with the wonders of Andalucia and other parts of Spain when it comes to specific festivals. The main annual event is San Isidro which celebrates the city’s patron saint and there are other fiestas specific to Madrid such as …

Read more

Barcelona Festivals

Les Festes de La Mercè

All year round there are festivals in Barcelona, some only take place in the city whilst others are celebrated throughout Catalonia or nationwide. The biggest Barcelona festival is Festes de la Merce which takes place in September and consists of giant wooden figures roaming the city streets. There are some …

Read more