Main religious and Christian events of Orihuela´s Easter Week

Images coming from http://www.semanasantaorihuela.com/ In the previous post we knew the main charms of Orihuela´s Easter Week. It's time to discover the various events this city of Alicante celebrates annually to commemorate the life, death and resurrection of Christ. Ash Wednesday “Cuaresma” or Lent begins with a mass in which the ash is imposed. Thus begins a series of moves of processional...

Welcome to Paradise, a beach in Villajoyosa with natural charms

Villajoyosa (also known as La Vila Joiosa) has over twelve kilometers of beaches and coves in the Costa Blanca Mediterranean Sea. Most are fine golden sand, but also with smooth loose stone and pebbles. For the more adventurous, Villajoyosa has also several coves and sea caves that are accessible walking, swimming or in small boats. The mutual point to...

Enjoy the Holy Week holidays to explore beaches and natural places surrounding the environment of Torrevieja

Torrevieja´s Easter Week image. Font. Declared of provincial tourist interest, Torrevieja´s Easter Week is one of the most interesting in the region of Vega Baja, after Orihuela. From Eastern Friday until resurrection Sunday, this city of Alicante celebrates several religious ceremonies and mainly processions that relate the life, death and resurrection of Christ. Below you will find the most interesting with...

Excursion to Ifach Rock in Calpe

Many visitors from Finestrat and surrounding areas go to Calpe to visit one of the most lovely, tourist and natural landscape sites in Costa Blanca. Only a little more than 30 minutes from this beautiful seaside town is Mediterranean Garden Luxury Villas Residential by Mahersol located in Finestrat. The Natural Park of Ifach Rock is undoubtedly the most representative icon...

The history of Holy Week

The processions of Holy Week (Easter) are eagerly awaited by the Spanish because of the atmosphere during those days. Mystery, tradition, music and a familiar mood are present. The Holy Week festivities begin on Palm Sunday and continue with various processions.   However, do you really know its history? A procession is a religious parade in which people take a walk...

Do you know the story of Black Friday? Do not miss it through this post

Historia Black Friday
Black Friday is a very important date in our calendars. It takes place during the last Friday of November. And we can find thousands of offers for all kinds of products. But have you ever wondered what your story is? The truth is that there are several theories regarding this tradition. The first revolves around small American merchants. Who, after a year of...

Discovering Santa Bárbara’s Castle, located in the beautiful city of Alicante

QUIEROPLAYA-CASTILLO SANTA BARBARA
Once again, we get immersed in one of the most important historic memorials in the province, the Santa Bárbara´s Castle. We can find this great fortress over the Benacantil mountain, which has an altitude of 181,54 metres. From there, we can see the whole Alicante's harbour and its surroundings. It is considered an advantage as it gives, or used...

Orihuela´s Holy week is declared of international touristic interest

Image: “El Lavatorio” (1758). Font: http://www.semanasantaorihuela.com/ In Spain, during the Holy Week we commemorate a Christian tradition: the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ. Depending on the lunar calendar, Holy Week takes place in spring, between months of March and April. The first day is Easter Wednesday. Until Easter Sunday many of the cities and towns of Spain celebrates numerous processions....

It is now time for one of the most charismatic festivals of the year, Halloween

Halloween is a holiday that is celebrated on 31 October and today, although its origin is very different, is intended for young people, who, during the eve of this day, come to the doors of their neighbours with the famous trick or treating for sweets and candy. This festivity, of Anglo-Saxon origin, is celebrated in many parts of the world such as the...

61th International Contest of Habaneras and Polyphony

From 19th until 25th July the historical open area of Eras de la Sal holds the 61th Anniversary of the International Contest of Habaneras and Polyphony, declared of International Tourist Interest and Medal of Cultural Merit by Generalitat Valenciana. The opening night, starting at 23:00 pm, will be starring by vocal soloist gala with Indira Ferrer, Mario González, Juan Gallego,...