Exchange rate 1075

User Rating: 4 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Inactive
 

fireworks at miradorNovember is fiesta time in Benidorm, a celebration of the towns Patron Saint - "La Virgin del Sufragio". There are five days of celebrations – they certainly don't do things by halves here and today was officially the Day 1. All the events are concentrated in the Old Town – where the streets are transformed with bunting and embellished with floral decorations and Holy Artwork hanging from the balconies.

crowds at miradorReligion plays a major part of the fiesta and almost every day there will be a mass held at the blue domed San Jaime church – located at the top of the Old Town at the Mirador followed by Solemn processions through the streets. A mass was held this morning followed by very loud fireworks let off from the Mirador at 12 noon.

boat burningEveryone then marched down to the town hall square where all the participating bands played. After a break for lunch things moved down to the Poniente beach for a re-enactment of the finding of the Virgin in the burnt out boat. The story was broadcast over a loudspeaker in Valenciano and Spanish – maybe one year they may think of doing it in English for all the visitors!

placing flowersIt was very visual to watch and saw the arrival of three horses and then the boat set alight. Obviously no occasion is complete without fireworks and a short display was let off before the next stage of the evening. All participants, along with fiesta queens in their beautiful dresses gathered at the beginning of Dove Park for the floral offering – each carrying a bouquet of flowers.

passing flowersAccompanied by the numerous bands, they all made their way to the San Jaime church, where the flowers were placed around the front of the church on a specially constructed metal frame. It was a long process and took literally thousands of flowers.

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Quote of the day

Accept that some days you're the pigeon and some days you're the statue

Latest Comments

  • Benidorm is ready and waiting for you

    Lynne Benali 29.06.2020 13:28
    Just booked to go Jet2 July 20 And looking out this window today pissing down I will b glad to go,UK ...
     
  • Benidorm is ready and waiting for you

    Tracy de Vere 29.06.2020 13:27
    if people dont go back there wont be any more holidays ....work home bed work home bed what a great life ...
     
  • Benidorm is ready and waiting for you

    Fiona Higgins 29.06.2020 13:26
    I know it might sound scilly but wouldn't people's temp be up been in a very hot weather

BENIDORM ON LOCKDOWN

NO EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN THE RESORT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

STAY SAFE, STAY INSIDE & ABIDE BY RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE

 

Cigarette Prices

  (per carton)

B&H 50.00€
Camel 47.00€
Embassy 50.00€
JPS 44.50€
L&B 48.50€
Marlboro 50.00€
Mayfair 45.00€
Silk Cut 50.00€

Tobacco 50gm x10

Golden Virginia 89.50€
Old Holborn 90€

mumsnet

What People Say

  • Upto date news and reports on things we have seen featured on tv

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9