Ruta de Tapas Almunecar 2016

II Annual Ruta de Tapas Almunecar 2016

What looks like becoming an annual event, the second “Ruta de Tapas” is currently running until 10th April.  Sponsored by the local department of trade, the idea is to help promote the smaller establishments, as well as being an excellent way to spend an evening or three.  Some 33 local tapas bars and restaurants are competing this year, so you are guaranteed to find some pretty excellent tapas!

Hot chorizo tapas
Hot chorizo tapas

The idea is that you use a “passport” to collect proofs of visits, and then vote on the best three tapas received. The winning bars will receive awards with the overall best getting free exhibition fees at the annual Gastro Fair in Majuelo Park later in spring.

To participate, simply pick up a “passport” from any of the bars listed.  You’ll need to collect at least five stamps from separate bars to be able to vote.  To count as votes, your passports can be posted at the Palacete de Najarra, the Tourist Office on Paseo Atilla or at the Ayuntamiento.

The following tapas bars & restaurants are competing this year:
· 1. BAR LA JARANA (Calle Mariana Pineda, 1)
Nombre de la tapa: “SECRETO”

· 2. BAR LA SACRISTÍA SEXITANA (Calle Jesús Nazareno, 2 Bajo)
Nombre de la tapa: PULPO SACRISTÍA

· 3. RESTAURANTE LA CORRALA (Calle Antigua, 11)
Nombre de la tapa: BROCHETA DE PESCADO Y LANGOSTINO CON SALSA DE MANGO, CURRY Y HUEVAS DE PESCADO

· 4. ASADOR CASA LA PARRA (Calle Parra, 7)
Nombre de la tapa: TARTAR DE ATÚN CON AGUACATE

· 5. BAR EL VIEJO PORTÓN (Calle Bilbao, 2)
Nombre de la tapa: POLLO EN ESCABECHE

· 6. BAR LA TERRAZA DEL ACUARIO (Plaza Kuwait,)
Nombre de la tapa: PITUFO CON JAMÓN ASADO

· 7. MESÓN LOS ARCOS (Avenida Cala, 11)
Nombre de la tapa: ALBÓNDIGAS CASERAS CON TOMATE Y GUISANTES

· 8. CA LA CAPERU (Calle Trinidad, 6)
Nombre de la tapa: TIBURÓN DE ENSALADILLA CON BOQUERÓN Y GAMBA AL PIL-PIL

· 9. LA BODEGA SEXITANA (Plaza Kuwait)
Nombre de la tapa: “NAVEGANDO”

· 10. BAR LA TRASTIENDA (Plaza Kelibia)
Nombre de la tapa: CANELÓN CON BASE DE TOMATE RELLENO DE ESPINACAS Y PIÑONES BAÑADO CON BECHAMEL Y QUESO RALLADO

· 11. MESÓN PETETE (Calle Mar de Plata)
Nombre de la tapa: CARRILLADA IBÉRICA

· 12. BAR GRANOS DE CAFÉ (Plaza Los Higuitos)
Nombre de la tapa: PITUFO ESPECIAL

· 13. MESÓN EMILIANO (Calle Fuente Nueva, 9)
Nombre de la tapa: MILHOJAS RELLENO DE BACALAO CON JULIANAS DE SETAS

· 14. BAR LA TRALLA ( Calle Manila, 10)
Nombre de la tapa: LA TRALLA

· 15. BAR LA TASCA ( Calle Manila)
Nombre de la tapa: TORTILLA DE CAMARONES CON UN TOQUE TROPICAL

· 16. BODEGA FRANCISCO I ( Calle Real, 7)
Nombre de la tapa: BACALAO 1951

· 17. BAR CASA CHATO ( Carrera de la Concepción, 8)
Nombre de la tapa: HINOJOS

· 18. CAFETERIA LA ÉPOCA (Calle Cristóbal Colón, 9)
Nombre de la tapa: BACALAO DORADO

19. BAR EL TEMPLO (Calle Puerto de la Cruz)
Nombre de la tapa: BURRITOS CON GUACAMOLE

· 20. MESÓN MARI Y MIGUEL ( Avenida Andalucía, 18)
Nombre de la tapa: GAMBAS AL PIL-PIL

· 21. CALABRE (Paseo San Cristóbal)
Nombre de la tapa: SAN CRISTÓBAL

· 22. BAR EL MOLINO (Calle Cerveteri, 3)
Nombre de la tapa: CUSCÚS

· 23. MI BAR (Calle Pablo Iglesias, 2)
Nombre de la tapa: ALBÓNDIGAS CASERAS EN SALSA DE TOMATE Y CEBOLLA CON PATATAS BASTÓN

· 24. RESTAURANTE GASTROBAR DE LA FLOR (Avenida Europa, 25)
Nombre de la tapa: FALSO TOMATE DE FOIE Y TIERRA DE ACEITUNA NEGRA

· 25. BAR AKAL BILI (Calle Torres Quevedo, 5)
Nombre de la tapa: “ENFRITÁ” DE PULPO

· 26. LA TABERNA DEL GALA (Calle Granada, 25)
Nombre de la tapa: SOLOMILLO IBÉRICO CON QUESO DE CABRA Y CEBOLLA CARAMELIZADA

· 27. BAR EL TIMÓN (Avenida Costa del Sol, 9)
Nombre de la tapa: BROCHETA DE MARISCO

· 28. CERVECERÍA LA MORAGA (Calle Bilbao esquina con Calle Montevideo)
Nombre de la tapa: ROSADA A LA CREMA DE MARSICO

· 29. DE LA FLOR KELIBIA SNACK BAR (Plaza Kelibia)
Nombre de la tapa: ¿TORTILLA DE PATATAS?

· 30. MESÓN ROCIO (Calle Granada, 6)
Nombre de la tapa: TOSTA DE MORCILLA CON PIMIENTOS DEL PIQUILLO Y QUESO MANCHEGO

· 31. BAR EL LERELE (Plaza Kelibia)
Nombre de la tapa: ESENCIA DE ABRIL

· 32. BAR INTERNATIONAL KELIBIA (Plaza Kelibia)
Nombre de la tapa: TOSTA MODERNA KELIBIA

· 33. RESTAURANTE LA CHINA (Paseo de Cotobro, 5)
Nombre de la tapa: LASAÑA CASERA DE LA CHINA

April 2016 Almunecar Cultural Agenda

April 2016 “What’s On” / Cultural Agenda for  Almunecar

The April 2016  “What’s on” or Cultural Agenda for Almunecar has been published by the town hall.

A varied selection this month, with the Andalucia Institute for Flamenco with a flamenco ballet, piano concerts, a guitar orchestra, the Moscow Ballet performing Don Quijote, the Youth orchestra of southern Spain performing Beethoven’s 5th & Shostakovich’s 9th and R&B with Red Rombo, amongst others.

Click on image below to enlarge…

April 2016 Almunecar Cultural Agenda
April 2016 Almunecar Cultural Agenda

Almunecar Easter Processions 2016

Almunecar Easter Processions 2016

A few photos taken of just one night’s processions for Easter (or Semana Santa as it is known here).  As noted in the previous post these processions are every day from Palm Sunday onwards and are a  “must see” if you are in the area.

Enjoy!

Easter Processions 2016

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San Jose Fiesta 2016

San Jose Fiesta 2016

A bit late off the mark, but the translation into English of the itinerary for this year’s Fiesta in honour of San Jose, the patron saint for La Herradura, is below.  The fiesta runs for four days from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th March.

We will once again be supporting the Corrida de Cintas a Caballo held on Playa del Carbón on Saturday (which Google has translated as ” Tape Run Horse. Coal beach.”!).

San Jose

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This is an annual favourite where local riders compete for, usually, a jamon by trying to spear spooled ribbons suspended on a wire over the beach. Sharp eyes will detect the cheats using their fingers instead of the small wooden sticks provided…

Other events well worth attending are the police dog & falconry displays as well as the firework show by local maestro Martin of Motril.  Many of the dances and processions will be accompanied by locals in full flamenco regalia, so this can usually be a opportunity traditional costumes.

The full itineraries are below – or you can download as a PDF from the local fiesta details page on the activity holidays web site.

Fiesta de San Jose 2016
San Jose 2016

THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016

10: 30h. Awards ceremony for the children’s literary contest “will come”. 10th Edition. Organize library Coral collaboration with Tenure Mayor of La Herradura. Theatre Civic Center.
13: 00h. Home Fair Day. Eucalyptus Street.
16:30. Bike ride, organized by the cycling club of La Herradura. Departure from La Plaza de la Independencia.
20: 00h. Aroma Performance Dance, professional school. Official Box Party.
20: 30h. Performance of the School of Dance “Alma Flamenca”. Official Box Party.
21: 30h. Inauguration of the Exhibition Centre and turning the lights of the holidays. Portico entrance to the exhibition. Burst of fireworks and thunder, announcing the start of the Festivities.
23: 00h. Verbena in the Municipal box. Entertainment by the group “Alalba” and Orchestra “Temptation”

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016
10: 00h Alegre wake up with Charanga “yes or”
12: 00h falconry display at the Sports Beach.
13: 00h Fair Day Eucalyptus Street..
13: 15h Retransmission of the festivity by the Bay FM Radio. (Fair Day).
15: 45h Departure from the Civic Center Cabezudos accompanied by Charanga “Yes or what.”
16: 00h Traditional Corrida Tape on Calle Real. Serrano ham First Prize donated by the Friends of La Herradura.
18: 00h Floral Offering. Departure from the Civic Center. Women’s Association organized S. XXI and collaboration of Coro Andaluz “Our Things”. We invite all attendees to participate wearing their flamenco dresses.
20: 00h Exhibition Aerobics and Pilates in the Official Hut, organized by the Association of Women Fusion Body and Mind, directed by Marian Serrano Ruiz.
22: 00h Grand Castle Fireworks Pyrotechnics by Martin. Pyro-Musical extravaganza. “A fusion of light and sound, where the fire dance to the music under the stage of heaven”
23: 00h Verbena in the Municipal booth. Enlivened by the “Alalba” group and the Orchestra “Temptation”

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016
09: 00h peal of bells from the Church of San Jose, on the occasion of the day of our patron.
10: 00h Alegre wake up with the “Charanga Calipso”
10: 15h VI Rise tourist to Castillejos cycle. Cycling Club organizes La Herradura. Departure from the Official Caseta Party.
12: 00h Mass in honor of our patron San Jose. Musical accompaniment by the Choir “Horseshoe Bay”, Led by Maria Angeles Ruiz Román teacher.
12: 30h Concert in the Plaza of the Church of San Jose, offered by the Band of Historical Music Almuñécar.
13: 00h Fair day. Eucalyptus Street.
13: 30h Opening Dr. Angel Galdo Street. Barranquillo.
16: 00h Tape Run Horse. Coal beach.
17: 00h Games and cucañas in the Civic Center Plaza. Neighborhood Association organizes Rambla del Espinar. airbeds, Mechanical Bull and many more diversions.
20: 00h Solemn procession in honor of our Patron San José, accompanied by the Band of Historical Music Almuñécar. Itinerary: Temple; C / Canalejas; Calle Las Flores; C / Real; C / Acera del Pilar; Paseo Andres Segovia, Calle Eucalipto; C / Alhambra; C / Barranquillo; Confinement in his temple.
23:00 Verbena in the Municipal booth. Enlivened by the “Alalba” group and the Orchestra “Temptation”

SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016
08: 00h Fishing Contest in the Bay of La Herradura. (Registration at Sports Tempo until Friday March 18th.)
Cast posts at 8: 00h am at the entrance to the Municipal Market. Sports organizes Tempo.
09: 00h to 18: 00h Livestock Show next to Hostal Los Verdiales.
10: 00h Spinning Master Class in Sports Beach sports. Organizers: Feel Sport
10: 15h display model airplanes. FunFly RC Costa Tropical. Model airplane club organizes Costa Tropical. Coal beach.
11: 45h Fitness Combat Sports CKB in Playa. Organizers: Feel Sport
12: 30h Departure Fair of characters, stories and cartoons accompanied by Majorette La Herradura.
13: 00h Fair Day Eucalyptus Street..
13: 15h Award Ceremony 2016 San Jose Pepe Gamez Exhibition Hall. Civic Center.
14: 00h Choir Performance Rociero “Our Things”. Fair Day.
16: 30h Free Cinema. Civic Center, “Capture the Flag”.
17: 00h Exhibition Canina Local Police Almuñécar and Granada and other security forces. Drug detection dogs, rescue and intervention. Beach sports.
19: 30h Performance Dance School Solange Janssens.
20: 00h Performance by Dance School “Sabor Andaluz” – Official Caseta Party
Verbena 11:00 p.m. in the Municipal booth. Enlivened by the “Alalba” group.
24: 00h fireworks finale

More Info

For more info on fiestas in Almunecar please see our main web site – or for the riding activities and holidays please see the riding holidays in Spain site.

 

Semana Santa – Easter Week – In Almunecar

Semana Santa (Easter Week)

Once again Easter week, or Semana Santa as it is known here, approaches.  The week will be marked as usual with a series of religious processions starting on Palm Sunday and continuing through to Easter Sunday.

Each Easter procession marks the events that happened in the days leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection, and even if you are not a particularly religious person you cannot help but to be moved by them.  Each parade will be accompanied by bands, as well as church going folk bearing various icons and religious effigies.  With a large mount of ceremonial incense being burnt, along with the candle lit night processions these can be quiet emotive occasions. The music played adds to the ambience, with a heavy resounding drum beat and strident brass playing – sometimes more enthusiastically than professionally!

A key feature is the wearing of ceremonial robes or ‘nazarenos’  by some of the participants, especially those bearing the large ornate carved pasos or floats.  Usually consisting of a tunic, the most marked item is the large hood, often with a  conical point, called a capirote (a potent iconology which was was highjacked and adopted by the Klu Klux Klan in America) –  some cofradias also wear cloaks. These robes and masks were used by early adopters of the faith to hide their identities in historic times – the bright colours nowadays marking the different processions as well as the different brotherhoods (cofradias) responsible for carrying the paso.

Many of the night time ones will not set off until arround 21:00 or later and won’t return until around 02:00, so there is little excuse not to catch at least a few of these while you are here.

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Easter Procession Timetable – 2016

The week’s timetable, at present, is as follows.  Please note that here are generally two main starting / finishing points: Iglesia de la Encarnación (Main church behind the Town Hall), Iglesia de El Salvador (Temple in P4) along with one procession from the Ermita de San Sebastián

HORARIOS E ITINERARIOS (Times & Itineraries).

DOMINGO DE RAMOS (Palm Sunday)

-COFRADÍA DE LA ENTRADA TRIUNFAL DE JESÚS EN JERUSALÉN.

HORARIO:

Bendición de las Palmas: 10:00 h.
Salida del Templo: 11:30 h. (al término de la Misa)
Entrada Carrera Oficial: 14:30 h.
Entrada al Templo: 15:30 h
ITINERARIO:
Iglesia de la Encarnación, Puerta de Granada, Carrera de la Concepción, Avda. de Cala, Puerta Vélez, C/ Vélez, Plaza de la Constitución, C/ Real, C/ Alta del Mar, Plaza de la Rosa, C/ Alcalde Julio Fajardo, Plaza Madrid, Avda. Andalucía, CARRERA OFICIAL, Carrera de la Concepción, Puerta de Granada y a su Templo.

-HUMILDE Y FERVOROSA HERMANDAD DE PENITENCIA DE NUESTRO PADRE JESÚS DEL GRAN AMOR DESPOJADO DE SUS VESTIDURAS Y MARÍA SANTÍSIMA DE LA SALUD.

HORARIO:
Salida del Templo: 17:30 h.
Entrada Carrera Oficial: 19:15 h.
Entrada al Templo: 01:00 h.
ITINERARIO:
Iglesia de El Salvador, Plaza Stmo. Cristo de la Buena Muerte, C/ Pintor Manuel Rivera, C/ Hurtado de Mendoza, Plaza Madrid, Avda. Andalucía, CARRERA OFICIAL, C/ Derrumbadero, C/ Angustias Vieja, C/ Puerta de Granada, C/ Jesús Nazareno, Plaza de la Constitución, C/ Vélez, Puerta de Vélez, C/ Santa Isabel, C/ Orovia, C/ Antigua, C/ San Joaquín, C/ Angustias Moderna, C/ San Miguel, C/ Carmen, C/ Cueva Siete Palacios, C/ Carmen Baja, Cuesta del Carmen, C/ Cántaro, Paseo del Altillo, C/ Alcalde Julio Fajardo, Plaza Madrid, C/ Hurtado de Mendoza, C/ Pintor Manuel Rivera, Plaza Stmo. Cristo de la Buena Muerte, y a su Templo.

LUNES SANTO (Monday 21)

-COFRADÍA DE NUESTRO SEÑOR DE LA ORACIÓN EN EL HUERTO.
HORARIO:

Salida del Templo: 21:00 h.
Entrada Carrera Oficial: 00:30 h.
Entrada al Templo: 01:30 h.
ITINERARIO:
Iglesia de la Encarnación, Puerta de Granada, Carrera de la Concepción, Avda. Juan Carlos I, Paseo Puerta del Mar, C/ Helga Söhnel, C/ Alcalde Julio Fajardo, Plaza Madrid, Avda. Andalucía, CARRERA OFICIAL, Carrera de la Concepción, Puerta de Granada, y a su Templo.

MARTES SANTO (Tue 22nd)

-COFRADÍA DEL SANTÍSIMO CRISTO ATADO A LA COLUMNA (CRISTO DE LOS GITANOS).

HORARIO:
Salida del Templo: 21:15 h.
Entrada Carrera Oficial: 23:45 h.
Entrada al Templo: 02:00 h.
ITINERARIO:
Iglesia de El Salvador, Plaza Stmo. Cristo de la Buena Muerte, C/ Puerto de la Cruz, C/ Tetuán, Avda Juan Carlos I, Carrera de la Concepción, Avda. Andalucía, CARRERA OFICIAL, Plaza Madrid, C/ Hurtado de Mendoza, C/ Mariana Pineda, C/ Tetuán, C/ Pintor Manuel Rivera, Plaza Stmo. Cristo de la Buena Muerte, y a su Templo.

MIÉRCOLES SANTO (Wed 23rd)

– COFRADÍA DEL SANTÍSIMO CRISTO DEL PERDÓN, MARÍA SANTÍSIMA DEL CONSUELO, NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL CARMEN, SANTAS VERÓNICA Y MARÍA MAGDALENA.

HORARIO:
Salida del Templo: 21:00 h.
Entrada Carrera Oficial: 22:00 h.
Entrada al Templo: 00:30 h.
ITINERARIO:
Iglesia de la Encarnación, Puerta de Granada, Carrera de la Concepción, Avda. Andalucía, CARRERA OFICIAL, Plaza Madrid, C/ Alcalde Julio Fajardo, Paseo del Altillo, C/ Cántaro, Arco del Cine, C/ Alta del Mar, C/ Real, Plaza de la Constitución, C/ Jesús Nazareno, y a su Templo.

– COFRADÍA DEL DESCENDIMIENTO Y SANTA MARÍA DEL ALBA.

HORARIO:
Salida del Templo: 21:45 h.
Entrada Carrera Oficial: 23:15 h.
Entrada al Templo: 02:20 h.
ITINERARIO:
Iglesia de la Encarnación, Puerta de Granada, Carrera de la Concepción, Avda Andalucía, CARRERA OFICIAL, Plaza Madrid, C/ Alcalde Julio Fajardo, Paseo del Altillo, Paseo Prieto Moreno, Plaza de Abderramán, C/ Bikini, C/ Geranio, Cuesta del Castillo, Explanada de San Miguel, y a su Templo. (Capilla de San Miguel)

– COFRADÍA DEL SANTÍSIMO CRISTO DE LA EXPIRACIÓN (SILENCIO).

HORARIO:
Salida del Templo: 23:00 h.
Entrada Carrera Oficial: 01:45 h.
Entrada al Templo: 02:30 h.
ITINERARIO:
Iglesia de la Encarnación, Puerta de Granada, C/ Jesús Nazareno, Plaza de la Constitución, C/ Vélez, Puerta de Vélez, Callejón del Silencio, C/ Nueva, C/ Orovia, C/ Antigua, C/ San Miguel, C/ Carmen, C/ Cueva Siete Palacios, Cuesta del Carmen, C/ Cántaro, Paseo del Altillo, C/ Julio Fajardo, Plaza Madrid, Avda. Andalucía, CARRERA OFICIAL, Carrera de la Concepción, Puerta de Granada y a su Templo.

JUEVES SANTO (Thu 24th)

-VENERABLE Y ANTIGUA COFRADÍA DE PENITENCIA DEL SANTÍSIMO CRISTO DE LA BUENA MUERTE, MARÍA SANTÍSIMA DE LA AMARGURA Y SAN JUAN EVANGELISTA.

HORARIO:
Salida del Templo: 18:30 h.
Entrada Carrera Oficial: 22:00 h.
Entrada al Templo: 00:30 h.
ITINERARIO:
Iglesia de El Salvador, Plaza Stmo. Cristo de la Buena Muerte, C/ Puerto de la Cruz (aparcamientos), C/ Tetuán, C/ Puerto de la Cruz, C/ Cristóbal Colón, Avda. Mariana Pineda, Avda. Juan Carlos I, Paseo Puerta del Mar, C/ Helga Söhnel, C/ Julio Fajardo, Plaza Madrid, Avda. Andalucía, CARRERA OFICIAL, Carrera de la Concepción (hasta rotonda Bandera), Avda. Juan Carlos I, C/ Tetuán, Plaza Stmo. Cristo de la Buena Muerte y a su Templo.

ANTIGUA E ILUSTRE COFRADÍA NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA ESPERANZA.

HORARIO:
Salida del Templo: 19:00 h.
Entrada Carrera Oficial: 22:30 h.
Entrada al Templo: 01:00 h.
ITINERARIO:
Iglesia de El Salvador, Plaza Stmo. Cristo de la Buena Muerte, C/ Puerto de la Cruz (aparcamientos), C/ Tetuán, C/ Puerto de la Cruz, C/ Cristóbal Colón, Avda. Mariana Pineda, Avda. Juan Carlos I, Paseo Puerta del Mar, C/ Helga Söhnel, C/ Julio Fajardo, Plaza Madrid, Avda. Andalucía, CARRERA OFICIAL, Carrera de la Concepción (hasta rotonda Bandera), Avda. Juan Carlos I, C/ Tetuán, Plaza Stmo. Cristo de la Buena Muerte y a su Templo.

-REAL, MUY ANTIGUA, ILUSTRE Y VENERABLE COFRADÍA DE NUESTRO PADRE JESÚS NAZARENO.

HORARIO:
Salida del Templo: 18:00 h.
Entrada Carrera Oficial: 23:15 h.
Entrada al Templo: 01:30 h.
ITINERARIO:
Iglesia de la Encarnación, Puerta de Granada, Carrera de la Concepción, Avda. Costa del Sol, Avda. Europa, Avda. de Cala, Carrera de la Concepción (frente edf. Carbonell), Avda. Juan Carlos I, C/ Hurtado de Mendoza, Plaza Madrid, Avda. Andalucía, CARRERA OFICIAL, Carrera de la Concepción, Puerta de Granada y a su Templo.

-COFRADÍA NUESTRA SEÑORA VIRGEN DE LOS DOLORES.

Salida del Templo: 19:00 h.
Entrada Carrera Oficial: 23:45h.
Entrada al Templo: 01:30 h.
ITINERARIO:
Iglesia de la Encarnación, Puerta de Granada, Carrera de la Concepción, Avda. Costa del Sol, Avda. Europa, Avda. de Cala, Carrera de la Concepción, (frente edf. Carbonell), Avda. Juan Carlos I, C/ Hurtado de Mendoza, Plaza Madrid, Avda. Andalucía, CARRERA OFICIAL, Carrera de la Concepción, Puerta de Granada y a su Templo

VIERNES SANTO  (Good Friday 25th)

CELEBRACION DE “EL PASO”
ORGANIZADO POR LA PROPIA AGRUPACIÓN CON LAS COFRADÍAS:
SANTA VERONICA, NTRO. PADRE JESÚS NAZARENO, SAN JUAN EVANGELISTA, NTRA. SRA VIRGEN DE LOS DOLORES.

HORARIO:
Salida del Templo: 10:30, 10:45, 11:00, 11:15 horas.
Entrada al Templo: 15:30 h.
ITINERARIO:
Iglesia de la Encarnación, Puerta de Granada, C/ Aire, C/ Trinidad, C/ Pósito, C/ Jesús Nazareno, Plaza de la Constitución, “PASO DE SIMÓN”, C/ Vélez, Puerta de Vélez, C/ Nueva, C/ Santa Isabel, recorridos varios para la ubicación de las Imágenes, CELEBRACIÓN DE “EL PASO”, C/ Real, C/ Alta del Mar, Plaza de la Rosa, C/ Baja del Mar, C/ Real, Plaza de la Constitución, C/ Jesús Nazareno y a su Templo.

VIERNES SANTO

-COFRADÍA DE PENITENCIA DEL SANTÍSIMO CRISTO DE LA MISERICORDIA, NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA PIEDAD Y SAN SEBASTIÁN MÁRTIR.

HORARIO:
Salida del Templo: 18:00 h.
Entrada Carrera Oficial: 21:45 h.
Entrada al Templo: 00:30 h.
ITINERARIO:
Ermita de San Sebastián, Plaza de La Ermita, Carretera Suspiro del Moro, Carrera de la Concepción, Avda. Juan Carlos I, C/ Hurtado de Mendoza, Plaza Madrid, Avda. Andalucía, CARRERA OFICIAL, Carrera de la Concepción frente fachada edificio Carbonell, Carretera Suspiro del Moro, Plaza de La Ermita y a su Templo (Ermita de San Sebastián).

– PRIMITIVA ARCHICOFRADÍA DE LA SANTA VERA CRUZ Y REAL HERMANDAD DEL SANTO ENTIERRO DE NUESTRO SEÑOR JESUCRISTO.
– COFRADÍA DEL SANTÍSIMO CRISTO DEL PERDÓN, MARÍA SANTÍSIMA DEL CONSUELO, NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL CARMEN, SANTAS VERÓNICA Y MARÍA MAGDALENA.
– COFRADÍA NUESTRA SEÑORA VIRGEN DE LOS DOLORES.

HORARIO:
Salida del Templo: 20:45 h.
Entrada Carrera Oficial: 23:15 h.
Entrada al Templo: 01:00 h.
ITINERARIO:
Iglesia de la Encarnación, Puerta de Granada, C/ Jesús Nazareno, Plaza de la Constitución, C/ Vélez, Puerta de Vélez, C/ Nueva, Callejón del Silencio, Avda. Europa, Avda de Cala, Carrera de la Concepción, Avda. Andalucía, CARRERA OFICIAL, Plaza Madrid, C/ Alcalde Julio Fajardo, Paseo del Altillo, C/ Cántaro, C/ Arco del Cine, C/ Alta del Mar, C/ Real, Plaza de la Constitución C/ Jesús Nazareno, Puerta de Granada y a su Templo.

MADRUGADA DEL SÁBADO:  (Sat 26th)

-VÍA CRUCIS PARROQUIAL SANTÍSIMO CRISO DE LA MISERICORDIA Y MARÍA SANTÍSIMA DE LA SOLEDAD.

HORARIO:
Salida del Templo: 00.30 h.
Entrada al Templo: 02:30 h.
ITINERARIO:
Iglesia Parroquial de la Encarnación, Puerta de Granada, C/. Aire, C/. Trinidad, Plaza Nueva, C/. Vélez, Puerta de Vélez, Callejón del Silencio, C/. Santa Isabel, C/. Orovia, C/ Antigua, C/. Vélez, Plaza de la Constitución, C/. Real, C/. Baja del Mar, Plaza de la Rosa, C/. Alta del Mar, Arco del Cine, C/. Cántaro, Paseo del Altillo, C/ Alcalde Julio Fajardo, Plaza Madrid, Avda. de Andalucía, C/ Derrumbadero, Puerta de Granada y a su Templo.

DOMINGO DE RESURRECCIÓN  (Easter Sunday 27th)

– COFRADÍA DE LA GLORIOSA RESURRECCIÓN DE NUESTRO SEÑOR JESUCRISTO Y SANTA MARÍA DEL TRIUNFO, REINA DE LOS CIELOS.

HORARIO:
Salida del Templo: 11:00 h.
Entrada Carrera Oficial: 13:30 h.
Entrada al Templo: 15:45 h.
ITINERARIO:
Iglesia de la Encarnación, Puerta de Granada, Carrera de la Concepción, C/ Empedraillo, C/ Los Cactus, C/ Río Sol, C/ Horno Pan Cocer, Avda. Costa del Sol, Carrera de la Concepción, Avda. Andalucía, CARRERA OFICIAL, Plaza de Madrid, C/ Hurtado de Mendoza, C/ Cariñena, C/ Biblioteca Antigua, Avda. Juan Carlos I, Carrera de la Concepción, Puerta de Granada y a su Templo.

*La Agrupación de Cofradías y Hermandades de Semana Santa de Almuñécar se reserva el derecho a cambiar los horarios e itinerarios en cualquier momento por fuerza mayor o causa que lo justifique, una vez comunicado a las Autoridades pertinentes.

More Info

More information on Almunecar can be found on our family activity holidays  site or our dedicated riding holidays in Spain site.

New Activity Holiday Hotel

We’ve had our eyes on Hotel Casablanca for ten years now, and at long last we are now offering accommodation here for our activity holidays this year.

If you like the more quirky style rather then the corporate sameness of the big chains then this pick is going to be just right for you.  Featuring a great interpretation of Moorish architecture and decoration, with all the modern facilities you’d expect Casablanca is not going to disappoint – and with all your activities sorted out you’re pretty well guaranteed a fabulous holiday.

Hotel Casablanca

Hotel Casablanca

Hotel Casablanca

Foyer

Foyer

Balcony sea view

Balcony sea view

Bar

Bar

The location is also spot on – right next to the Penon del Santo where Abderraman I landed in 755 AD from Damascus, before going on to establishing the Emirate in Cordoba, ushering in 730 years of Moorish influence over the Iberian peninsular (the Arabs eventually left in 1489 after the eventual fall of Granada in 1492, at that time governed by Boabdil, to the opposing Christian forces under Ferdinand & Isabel – but more of that, if you wish, on Monday evening’s free guided wander around the old town).

A super hotel with a traditional Moorish theme and decorations, which is ideally situated next to the Penon del Santo and main San Cristóbal beach. The castle and Majuelo park are literally just around the corner jand the old town with all it’s tapas bars and restaurants is just a couple of minutes walk further on past the park.

Casablanca only gets graded as a two star, as it does not has a swimming pool, but the beach at San Cristobal is literally over the road and the decorations in the hotel more than make up for it, especially as being relatively small it is very atmospheric with its Moorish decor and intimate feel.

The hotel has WiFi internet access, restaurant, cafeteria and bar and a terrace overlooking the plaza, where at the weekends a small local craft market is held around the fountains, where locally made bargains of jewellery, ceramics, leather bags etc. can be found.

Wherever possible we try to obtain front facing rooms with balconies overlooking the plaza for our activity holiday clients, but please note these are limited and subject to availability. They are all allocated on a “first come – first served” basis – so early booking is absolutely vital (due to their popularity if you are looking for July to September then bookings should be made by end of January).

More information can be found on our website at activity holidays at Hotel Casablanca

 

New sculptures on Paseo San Cristobal

We’ve been wondering what the two plinths laid on the paseo were going to be used for.  Well, the answer is two new sculptures, which have been donated to the town.

They are  the creations of an Italian sculptor, Giuseppe Strano Spitu based in Zaragoza, and a local artist, Toni Quirós.  Both pieces come from the continued collaboration of the Meeting Art in Almunecar initiative (MAA) and the local Town Hall or Ayuntamiento.

Impossible Balance
Impossible Balance

Giuseppe’s piece “Impossible Balance” appears to be made of several elements, and stands some 1.8m tall.  The illusion is given that is made from several overlapping stones balanced on top of each other, but the work is in fact made from a single piece of stone.

Venus Esteapogia
Venus Esteapogia

Venus Esteatopigia”, by Toni Quirós, is again around the same height, but in the sculptors words “messes around with the concept of universal feminine beauty”.  The stone for both works was kindly donated by the local well known construction company “Construcciones Carbonell”.

Carnaval 2016

The dates for the main events for Carnaval this year have been announced by the town hall. Carnaval2016

In a nut shell fasting for Lent starts on Ash Wednesday.  Carnaval is the period immediately before the fasting, in which the last of the winter stocks would be consumed before they spoiled.  Also, it is usually associated with a license for misbehaviour, wearing masks to mock to authority and drinking to excess.

The “Gran Fiesta” normally showcases the fancy dress acts and costumes – in previous years this has been in the town hall square but for 2016 it looks as if it will be all happening around Los Bajos on Feb 6th from 22:00 onwards, so a lively night is to be expected.  A very lively night..  For a look at some of last years entries see our YouTube channel or click on Almunecar Carnaval 2015.

See you down there!!

 

Luxury Travel Guide – Global Awards Shortlist

We’re very proud to have been short listed for this year’s Luxury Travel Guide awards, having received notification that Totally Sorted Sports has been nominated as a potential winner in the 2016 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards.Luxury Travel Guide Shortlist 2016

Sponsored by United Airlines, these annual awards celebrate & reward excellence in many areas, and recognise companies regardless of size or location across categories including:

• Service Excellence
• Local Knowledge
• Online Visibility
• Use of Technology
• Marketing & Branding
• Employee Satisfaction
• Cultural Understanding
• Diversity
• Communication Skills
• Disability Provisions

The awards are based over feedback received over the past 12 months – they have been receiving votes for individuals & companies throughout Europe, with subscribers, hotel guests, travel agencies and industry experts all voting on who they feel is most deserving.

Ski Conditions Improving at Sierra Nevada

This last few days has seen a welcome bit of snow up at Sierra Nevada.  The resort has been heavily dependent on the snow cannons to date, but now with the last dump things are starting to look up and skiing conditions are set to improve.

Sierra Nevada 7 Jan 2016
Sierra Nevada 7 Jan 2016

There’s a bit more of the white stuff forecast for the end of the week and weekend, but along with most of Europe this has not been the best start to the ski season, with some sources reporting this is the worst start to the season since 1986.

The forecast lowering of the temperatures, however, will mean the freezing line is looking to descend from 2200m to 1600m, so the snow cannons will again be working full time to give us the best possible skiing and snow boarding conditions.

On the plus side, the good weather has meant a marvellous start to the year down here on the coast – just an hour and a half away it’s been nudging 22C today!

Ah well, they do say “There’s no such thing as bad weather – only inappropriate clothing”!

Winter Activity Holidays

As always, you can find more info on our winter activity holidays and skiing days on the main web site.