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Procesión de la Virgen del Carmen -  Agenda de Ocio Cultural de la Provincia de Málaga y su Costa del Sol

Our Lady of El Carmen Procession


Every year, in the context of St James and St Anne's Festival, a procession is organised to honour Our Lady of El Carmen. It is a deeply-rooted tradition among fishermen.

Men and women wearing grey costumes carry the statue of Virgin Mary to the beach, where She goes on board to sail along the coast, escorted by bedecked fishing boats. Popular wisdom has it that you should not go swimming until the water is blessed by Our Lady of El Carmen.

Torre del Mar is a district annexed to Vélez-Málaga on the Western Costa del Sol. It offers a wide variety of tourist attractions: beaches, restaurants, recreational sports, outdoor activities, accommodation, etc.


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  • Out of doors
  • Recommended for families

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