Roasted chestnuts

23Oct

Autumn seems to be here now and the temperatures in Costa del Sol have started to descend a bit. When autumn arrives roasted chestnuts also do so. They are a traditional and hot snack typical from autumn that can be bought in the streets, in any of the many kiosks that this time of year are settled in our towns.

Their smell is something very typical in Spain from October till the end of the festive season.

Chestnut sellers have set up their kiosks in our neighbourhoods filling the air with that particular smell which is so inviting that when the dark comes we all feel temped to buy a cone of hot chestnuts.

Roasting them is not as easy as it seems, it is a skill that in families of sellers passes from parents to children.

A pair of pots with holes are put over a fire. Then scored chestnuts are put on the pot and some salt is added. From time to time the chestnut seller moves the pot to ensure an even roast. Once they are roasted they are put on a big tray and sold in cones.

In Spain eating them is not only a tradition but also a tasty pleasure… Is this done in your towns too or you had never heard about this great snack?

If you are staying with us in Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, and you want to taste them go and buy some in one of the kiosks in Los Boliches. Not only they are warm and lovely, they are delicious too!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Fair Poster exhibition

16Oct

The Fair of Fuengirola ended on Thursday the 12th of October, but in Fuengirola the festive atmosphere continues for a few more days thanks to the beautiful exhibition currently housed in Casa de la Cultura.

The exhibition, can get visited till the 20th of October, and includes all the advertising posters of the fair from 1984 till 2017. Besides que posters all the booklets of the fair edited by the City Council since then are also there on display.

If you are currently on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, and you are feeling a bit down because the fair is over we recommend you visit this beautiful free exhibition in Fuengirola City Centre.

It will surely cheer you up!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Sevillanas

09Oct

The Fair of Fuengirola continues this week as it is on until the 12th of October.  

As we explained on Friday, during our special activity about the fair, the Fair of Fuengirola is one of the most important in Costa del Sol, and thinking about it is thinking about beautiful flamenco dresses and the sound of “sevillanas” playing in the background.

Although the “sevillanas” is a typical dancing and singing originally from Sevilla it is heard and danced in all fairs and festivals in Andalusia. 

“Sevillanas” is divided in 4 parts and it is usually danced in pairs. The lyrics can talk about many different topics like everyday life or important religious and love events among many other things.

Its origin is set around the Catholic Monarchs times and nowadays it is the most danced regional dance in Spain and abroad.

If right now you are on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, and have not visited the fair yet, we recommend you do it as there is still plenty of time.

You will surely have fun there and might enjoy seeing locals dancing this mesmerising dance!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations