Torrecuevas is a historic neighbourhood, mainly dedicated to agricultural work, of the oldest town on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, Almuñécar, which has a large entity and therefore each year celebrates its own local festivities, dedicated to the beginning of the harvesting season of custard apples and other tropical fruits and in honour of the Virgin Mother.
But after two years of obligatory stoppage due to the world pandemic caused by the Covid19 virus, and all the restrictions that this has entailed, this year 2022 the festivities are taken with much more enthusiasm and excitement than ever, since this celebration has existed since the end of the 60’s of the 20th century.
The date, as every year, will be 4 days around the bank holidays of the 12th of October dedicated to Hispanidad and the Virgen del Pilar, in which the Torrecuevas neighbourhood of Almuñécar is decked out for all the locals and visitors to enjoy all the activities, lots of music, dancing and of course food and drink in abundance, in honour of the beginning of the harvesting season of all the subtropical fruit such as the mango, the avocado and the most symbolic of all, and which gives its name to this festival, the custard apple, which has also created a strong economy thanks to its production and has earned its legal certification as the “true” source of the fruit.
Although it should also be noted that all these exquisite tropical fruits grow in the fertile lowlands of Almuñécar and La Herradura thanks to its privileged subtropical climate, almost unique in the whole of the old European continent.
As we have already mentioned, these festivities have had a relatively long tradition since the end of the 60s of the 20th century, when the school complex and the chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mother were inaugurated.
The main venue for the main attractions of all the celebrations is the square of the Roman aqueduct, which is one of the symbols of the city of Almuñécar, discovered thanks to archaeological excavation and known as El Convento; a 75-metre stretch of vaulted channel 1.00 metre high inside and between 0.36 and 0.40 metres wide at the base.
In addition, the 12th October is a bank holiday throughout Spain, so there is no excuse not to come and enjoy the fiestas in Torrecuvas, and on that day there is also the procession of the Virgin, which culminates in a spectacular firework display.
All in an atmosphere of coexistence between all residents and visitors, so if you are passing through any part of the Costa Tropical of Granada or even the province of Granada or the neighbouring Costa del Sol, Discover Almuñécar invites you to come and enjoy the Fiestas of the Torrecuevas district of Almuñécar, do not wait to be told about it, come and feel it first hand.
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