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

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

Fuengirola’s Holy Week 2016

21Mar

Last week here on the blog of Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, we told you about Malaga’s Holy Week and the fantastic guided tours available this year.Fuengirola's Holy Week 2016 - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

If right now you are having a great holiday with us and you fancy celebrating Holy Week by participating in some fantastic religious events withouth having to go too far, we definitely recommend you not to miss the ones organised here in Fuengirola.

Here you have some more details about what our town has in store for you this week:

This Wednesday, the 23rd, at 9:30 P.M. the images of Captive Jesus Christ and the Virgin of Los Dolores will be taken out from their brotherhood headquarters, located in Los Boliches in Avenida Jesús Cautivo, by the fairground, very close to our hotel.

This procession will pass through the main streets in Los Boliches and will finish around 02:00 A:M.

The following day, on Thursday the 24th, The Fusionada Brotherhood will take two of their images of Jesus Christ and the Virgin out in procession at 8:30 P.M.  At that time they will leave their brotherhood headquarters located in Fuengirola city centre by Salón Varietés Theatre and will pass through some of the most important streets in town like Plaza de la Constitución and Avenida Condes de San Isidro before finishing their route at about 01:00 A.M.

This same day, also at 8:30 P.M. the Pasión Botherhood will also take their Virgin and Jesus Christ figures out in procession. They will start their route in Calle Córdoba and will pass through Avenida de Mijas, Avenida Condes de San Isidro and Plaza de la Constitucion among a few other streets and will end at around 02:00 A.M.

On Good Friday, at 8:30 P.M., The Fusionada Brotherhood will take 2 other figures out in procession from their headquarters in Fuengirola City centre and will pass through the main streets in town like Avenida Condes San Isidro, Plaza de la Constitucion and Plaza de los Reyes Catolicos, ending its route at about 01:30 A.M. This same day the Yacente Brotherhood will also take their figures out in procession, leaving their headquarters located by Bioparc Fuengirola at 8:15 P.M., and the Pasion Brotherhood will also go in procession starting their route in Calle Cordoba. The first procession will end at about 01:00 A.M and the second one at about 11:30 P.M.

To finish the Week of Passion off, on Sunday the 27th, known as Resurrection Sunday, at 11:30 A:M El Cautivo Brotherhood which headquarters are located by the fairground, will take their image of resurrected Christ out in procession, passing through the main streets of Los Boliches and taking it back to its temple at around 2:30 P.M.

Enjoy your holiday at Hotel Angela and try not to miss one of the best Holy Week representations in Costa del Sol!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations