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Pilgrimage of San Isidro Labrador in Almuñécar

Pilgrimage of San Isidro Labrador in Almuñécar


Almuñécar is already preparing for one of its spring traditions, the pilgrimage in honor of the patron saint of farmers, San Isidro. This year the eleventh edition of this pilgrimage is celebrated. Which will be on Sunday, May 19, starting from the Torrecuevas neighborhood. Every year it is celebrated on the first Sunday just after May 15, or on May 15 itself if it falls on a Sunday.

Itinerary of the San Isidro Pilgrimage

The departure is scheduled from the Church of El Salvador at nine in the morning; At the end of the celebration of the Holy Mass, and from the door of the temple the procession led by the Carriage that carries the image of San Isidro Labrador pulled by oxen, will go to Puerto de la Cruz Street, and then take Tetuán Street towards the street dedicated to the Granada heroine Mariana Pineda, and all this until reaching the Andalucía roundabout. Next, the procession will continue along the Avenida del Rey Juan Carlos I towards the Carrera de la Concepción and the Carretera del Suspiro del Moro, to later deviate along Calle Molvízar, towards the Camino de la Vega Primera, until reaching Caicillos, until the rambla. from Torrecuevas, where the floats will camp, in which the floats and pilgrims will be placed in order of arrival.

In addition, it should be noted and appreciated that the entire route will be signposted and will have the special collaboration for the event of members of the Local Police of Almuñécar, as well as Civil Protection and the Sexitan Fire Department, which will ensure safety. of all the participants, followers, tourists and visitors who come to enjoy the pilgrimage in honor of San Isidro Labrador.

Event organization

The organization of the Pilgrimage in honor of San Isidro Labrador is carried out by the Virgen Madre and San Isidro Brotherhood of the Torrecuevas neighborhood of Almuñécar, the oldest city bathed by the Mediterranean Sea in Spain. That requests the pertinent permits that will be granted by the Sexitano City Council to carry out the route, with its traffic cuts and the decoration of the entire city for the celebration of the event.
The aforementioned Brotherhood already has a history of more than a quarter of a century and in addition to the Pilgrimage of San Isidro Labrador, in honor of the patron saint of farmers, farmers and field workers (shepherds, ranchers, farmers, irrigators…), it also organizes the solemn cult every year on October 12 in honor of the Virgin Mother, who is the patron saint of the Torrecuevas neighborhood.

What does the Pilgrimage consist of?

It is a religious and social event that each year has a greater number of neighbors, floats, participating horsemen, visitors and tourists, which will begin with its relevant Mass in the Church of the traditionally peasant neighborhood of Torrecuevas, the church of San Salvador.

The term pilgrimage comes from rosemary, which was the name given to pilgrims who went to do penance in Rome, headquarters of the Vatican, the nerve center of Christianity and Catholicism, and later the term was extended to pilgrims who went to Rome. any Christian-Catholic sanctuary.

But today, the pilgrimage is a Catholic festival consisting of a trip or pilgrimage, either in decorated carriages or floats (also adapted automobiles), on foot or on horseback, all heading together to a hermitage or a sanctuary of a saint or saint. some specific Invocation of the Virgin Mary, which is frequently found in a country or mountain location. And in Spain this tradition has deep roots, especially in Andalusia, where traditional folklore (costumes, music, decorations, gastronomy…) joins religious and Catholic tradition.

Enjoy the San Isidro Labrador Pilgrimage

Come to Almuñécar, specifically to the Torrecuevas neighborhood to enjoy next Sunday, May 19, the Pilgrimage in honor of San Isidro Labrador.

Don’t wait for them to tell you and discover all the devotion and fervor for this Patron Saint of farmers.


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