Christmas Markets on the Costa del Sol, Spain 2017

Post by: Gerarda on 28 Nov 2017

Christmas is just around the corner. I can hear the Hallelujah Chorus playing in my head from the many times I have either heard it being performed live, sung it in a choir myself, or listened to a recording of it. It is a reminder that the beautiful time of the year is upon us when people are kinder to each other, the light is just that little bit brighter and homes are starting to have that glorious scent of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. The aroma that says, Christmas cookies are in the oven.

It wouldn´t be Christmas without the traditional markets. Once again, the Costa del Sol is alive and buzzing with markets from Gibraltar to Malaga and many points in between selling everything from decorations to food.

If you are wondering when the markets are on then wonder no more. Have a look at the list below and arrange to meet your friends, taste the mulled wine and buy that special something you were looking for?

Benalmadena

Date: December 6th – January 5th
Place: Entrance of Puerto Marina
Time: 11:00 – 20:00

Arroyo de la Miel / Benalmádena

Date: December 1st – 10th
Place: Plaza Austria

Marbella

Date: December 3rd
Place: German School
Time: 14:00

Puerto Deportivo Marbella

Location: Muelle Teresa Zabell Wharf
Date: Every Sunday in December
Time: 12:00 -18:00

Cartias

Date: December 23rd – 26th
Place: Palacio de Congresos, Marbella
Time: 11:00 – 22:00

Torremolinos

Date: Month of December
Place: Palma de Majorca Avenue – Costa del Sol Square

Estepona

Date: November 25
Place: Palacio de Congresos
Time: 11.00 – 15.00

Date: December 3rd
Location: The Kempinski Hotel, Bahia Estepona
Time: 16:00 – 19:00

Malaga

Date: November 24th
Place: Calle Larios
Time: 19:00

Puerto Banús

Date: No date given
Place: Antonio Banderas Square

Categories: Christmas,Costa del Sol News,Marbella News,Puerto Banus News

Posted on Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 3:39 pm

Starlite Festival 2016

Post by: Gerarda on 10 Aug 2016

Starlite 2016

 

There are only a few nights left if you want to catch an act at the Starlite Festival. A magical night under the stars is a reality at this festival.

August 1st – Tom Jones

August 3rd – Il Divo

August 4th – José Luis Perales

August 5th – El Gusto es Nuestro

August 6th – The Starlite Gala

August 8th – Malú

August 9th – Alejandro Sanz

August 10th – Bertin Osborne

August 12th – en Rock

August 14th – Aihua Cirque des Sens

August 16th – The Corrs

August 17th – Estrella Morente & Antonio Canales

August 18th – Noche Movida

August 19th – Status Quo

August 20th – Best of Musicals

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Posted on Wednesday 10th August 2016 at 8:06 am

Semana Santa / Holy Week San Pedro 2016

Post by: Gerarda on 18 Mar 2016

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San Pedro Processions

 

Palm Sunday – Jesus´ entry into Jerusalem
Time: 12:00
Location: Parroquia San Pedro de Alcántara

Spy Wednesday – Judas betrays Jesus
Time: 21:00
Location: Parroquia San Pedro de Alcántara, Plaza de la Iglesia

Maundy Thursday – Last Supper
Procession # 1
Time: 21:30
Location: Parroquia San Pedro de Alcántara

Procession # 2 – In silence
Time: 01:30
Location: Parroquia San Pedro de Alcántara

Good Friday – Crucifixion of Jesus
Time: 21:30
Location: Parroquia San Pedro de Alcántara

Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil
Jesus rested in the tomb
No procession

Easter Sunday – Jesus rises from the dead
Time: 12:00
Location: Parroquia San Pedro de Alcántara

 

Note: The schedule for the Semana Santa / Holy Week processions was correct at the time of publishing, provided by the Marbella Town Hall.

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Posted on Friday 18th March 2016 at 3:20 pm

Holy Week – Semana Santa 2016

Post by: Gerarda on 18 Mar 2016

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Holy Week is a sacred time in the Christian calendar that commemorates and remembers the last week of Jesus´ life on earth. The season of Lent, a time of self-denial, culminates on Easter Sunday with a great feast.

Holy Week is important for all Christians, as it focuses on the events that led up to  the Passion or suffering and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The last three days before Easter are known as the Triduum and are especially important for Catholics.

In churches everywhere on Holy Thursday, the Last Supper is reenacted, the night Jesus was betrayed and arrested. Good Friday, the day of His Crucifixion and death there is the veneration of the Cross. A service is held at 15:00 (the hour He is believed to have died) and another later in the evening. Holy Saturday, the Easter Vigil is held, the day Jesus rested in the tomb. Easter Sunday  is the day where Jesus rose from the dead.

The following is a schedule of processions in Marbella.

Palm Sunday “Domingo de Ramos” – Jesus´ final entry into Jerusalem
Date: March 20th
Begin: 20.00
Location: C / San Juan de Dios, Plaza José Paloma

Holy Monday – “La Columna” – The cleansing of the Temple
Date: March 21st
Begin: 20:30
Location: Capilla Santo Cristo, Plaza Santo Cristo

Holy Tuesday – “Santa Marta” – Sermon on the Mount
Date: March 22nd
Begin: 21:00
Location: Plaza de la Iglesias, C/ Carmen

Spy Wednesday – “Nazareno” – Judas agrees to betray Jesus
Date: March 23rd
Begin: 20:30
Location: Plaza de la Iglesias, C / Salinas

Maundy Thursday – “Calvario” – The Last Supper
Date: March 24th
Begin: 18:00
Location: Plaza de la Ermita, C / Huerta Belón

Holy Thursday – “Cristo del Amor” – Jesus is arrested
Date: March 24th
Begin: 20:00
Location: Plaza de los Naranjos

Good Friday – “Yacente” – Trial, crucifixion and burial of Jesus
Date: March 25th
Begin: 21:00
Location: Plaza Santo Sepulco

Good Friday – “Soledad” 
Date: March 25th
Begin: 21:30
Location: Plaza de la Iglesia

Holy Saturday – Jesus rested in the tomb
Saturday – No Procession
Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday – The Resurrection

 

Note: The schedule for the Semana Santa / Holy Week processions was correct at the time of publishing, provided by the Marbella Town Hall.

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Posted on Friday 18th March 2016 at 2:30 pm

A Facelift for Antonio Banderas

Post by: Gerarda on 22 Feb 2016

Antonio Banderas Plaza 2016

If you are Antonio Banderas the actor, then you don´t need a facelift as you are so darn handsome. However, if you are on the other hand, Antonio Banderas the 20 year old plaza in Puerto Banús, then you definitely need a make-over.

The Ayuntamiento has spent €434,000 on this new appearance for Puerto Banús. If you come to Banús now you will see the results of five month´s work, a newly renovated plaza with giant pergolas that provide shade from the summer sun, ample seating to rest your weary bones from soaking up that sun and shopping in the numerous stores in town. The marble floor has been restored and a new lighting system installed so you no longer have to look so carefully where you are putting your feet.

The Ayuntamiento is hoping that now since the plaza has been refurbished, it will become a destination and not just a place to walk through on your way elsewhere.

Come and enjoy the new look!

 

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Posted on Monday 22nd February 2016 at 12:05 pm