12th of October: Hispanity Day

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The 12th of October is National Spain Day as we commemorate the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.

Therefore this Friday is a national holiday for all Spaniards and it is the day when the traditional military parade takes place in Madrid. This parade is very important and it is attended by the King, the Royal Family and other members of the government.

The 12th of October is known as “Hispanity Day” though it is also known as “Pilar Day” as it is also the day of the Virgin del Pilar, patron saint of Aragón (North of Spain).

This year as the 12th is a Friday it means that we will have a longer weekend, so there is no better option than enjoying the Bank Holiday while relaxing in Hotel Ángela and enjoying the beautiful sunny weather we still have in Costa del Sol.

Besides, the 12th of October is the last day of the fair of Fuengirola, so if you have the pleasure of being in Hotel Ángela make the most of your stay and visit the fair for the last time this year… Happy Hispanity Day and happy ending to the fair!! …Next year, much more!!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

The fair is about to start!

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The fair of Fuengirola, in honour of its patron saint Virgen del Rosario, is round the corner as, like every year, it will start on the 6th and will finish on the 12th of October.

The fair is one of the most important in Costa del Sol and it takes place in the fairground (Recinto Ferial) though you will also be able to feel it in the streets and bars of the city centre because during these days they will have a very special festive atmosphere everywhere in town.

The fairground has 32 “casetas” open to all visitors. There you will be able to taste good wine and eat tasty Spanish ham among many other things, enjoy the typical music and dancing and also look at beautiful flamenco dresses.

On Friday the 6th, first day of the Fair, is when the opening speech and the lightning take place.

The 7th is the most important day as it is the day of the patron saint Virgen del Rosario and for this reason there is a flamenco mass in her honour. The mass is held in the centre of Fuengirola, in Plaza de la Constitución by the church named after this virgin.

After this popular mass there will be a beautiful parade of carriages and horses towards the fairground because horses and equestrian activities are of great importance in this fair.

In Fuengirola the fair is enjoyed day and night. During the afternoon wine and sevillanas dancing are the highlight, while later in the evening the spotlight is shared with the fair attractions.

If you are lucky to be at Hotel Ángela during the fair do not hesitate a second, visit Fuengirola city centre and the fairground and get to live and enjoy the fair. We are sure that you have never seen something like this.

Besides, during that week Hotel Ángela will organize some classes related to the fair that you will surely love, so pay attention to our Facebook page and do not miss any detail. The experience, no doubt, will be unforgettable and unique, so we would really love you to share with us your pictures, your opinions and comments about the fair through our Facebook page.  ¡¡Olé!!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Feel Great Britain

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Next Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th of September, Miramar Shopping Centre has many very British activities stored for you.

Visitors will be able to enjoy live music, typical dancing and plays. There will be free tastings of delicious British cakes and the typical Fish and Chips and you will also have the chance of having lots of fun playing darts or minicroquet among many other things.

If you want to take a look at all the activities that have been prepared for you to enjoy, click here in order to have access to the complete programme

The shopping centre is one of the most important in Costa del Sol, it is located in the castle area of Fuengirola and it is easily accessible by bus. There are several bus stops in Los Boliches, though the closest one if staying in Hotel Ángela is the one located in Avenida de los Boliches in the corner of the hotel. It couldn’t be easier!!

If you require further information about buses and their schedules please click on the link.

This wonderful initiative will make you enjoy British culture like never before, so if you are lucky to be in Hotel Ángela these days do not miss it…discover the British side of Costa del Sol and have fun!!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations