Max’s Caravan

21Oct

Max’s Caravan is one of the most legendary tourist attractions on Costa del Sol.Max's Caravan - Hotel Ángela Fuengirola

Located in Mijas Pueblo, this peculiar museum opened its doors in 1972 becoming one of the many appeals this beautiful town has.

Professor Max was the stage name of Juan Elegido Millán, a magician and hypnotist from Guadalajara who also studied medicine.

Its bohemian and adventurous spirit made him travel the world. In these travels, he started to get and collect miniatures.

The collection exhibited counts with 360 pieces. The most popular of them are the portrait of Abraham Lincoln on a pin head or Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Dinner on a rice grain.

Max’s Caravan is a unique museum on Costa del Sol and around the world. It is open daily and it is situated in Avenida Del Compás, one of the main streets in Mijas.

If we have managed to awaken your curiosity and you are one of those who appreciate peculiar stuff Hotel Angela recommends you to go to Mijas and visit this special museum.

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Malaga Raisins

14Oct

We know that many of you are loyal guests of Hotel Angela and that you have visited us for many years and you love Costa del Sol, for this reason, as you possibly don’t know much about it, today we would like to talk about the most traditional side of our beautiful region.Malaga Raisins - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

We tend to relate Costa del Sol to sea, sun, fishing and holiday makers, and we forget that here agriculture is also important, to the point that the muscatel grape industry is one of the most outstanding in the region.

The famous muscatel grapes grow in the Axarquía (Eastern Costa del Sol) and Manilva areas (Western Costa del Sol bordering the province of Cadiz).

These grapes get ripe by the end of July or beginning of August and once they have been collected they can be used as table grapes, for wine production or as raisins.

The drying process is a very old technique that consists of drying them under the sun.

The grapes have an even dark reddish colour, an intense sweet flavour and some seeds.

In Malaga and Andalusia, possibly because of our Arabic heritage, raisins have an important role in our gastronomy as they are usually used to go with meat, to create sauces or to prepare some sweets or desserts.

Did you know how important raisins were on Costa del Sol? Have you tried any dish which contained them during your stay at Hotel Angela? What are the typical products of your region? We are very curious and we would like to know it, so if you fancy you can tell us on our Facebook page.

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

And the Fair continues

08Oct

The fair continues in Fuengirola and at Hotel Angela we keep on celebrating. We had our first activity about the fair last week and today, Tuesday the 8th of October, at 1:00 P.M. by the pool we will have our second one. Today’s activity is very interesting as we will talk about the flamenco dress and its matching accessories and we will also show you how to wear them and how to clap to flamenco.Fair of Fuengirola 2013 - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

Tomorrow the 9th of October at 5:00 P.M at the lounge our most popular activity about the fair will be on: the sevillanas dancing class.

If there is something typical of the fair this is the sevillanas. Sevillanas is the most danced regional dance in Spain and also abroad.

Sevillanas tend to be danced in pairs and are divided in 4 parts, though in our activity we will just teach you how to dance the first one which is the easiest to remember. If you love a challenge, you love dancing and you would like to learn this beautiful Spanish dance we expect your attendance.

Besides, you will be able to put everything you have learnt in practice on Thursday the 10th of October as in the evening from 8:00 P.M Hotel Angela will celebrate its party dedicated to the fair, one of the most beautiful and popular of the year.

Try not miss it and continue enjoying the fair at Hotel Ángela, your hotel in Fuengirola!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations