Here at Rubik Activos we are getting ready for Semana Santa, not only as
it gives us a weekend to enjoy with family and friends, but also as it is a
busy period for us as estate agents. With the Easter holidays looming in the
UK, we are receiving more and more viewing requests from clients who are
visiting Spain during the holiday period, in search of their very own place in
If you are one of the lucky few who are heading to Spain for Semana
Santa, you will have the opportunity to experience many of the traditions of
In our localities we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the Holy Week
processions, this year in Mojacar we have the ‘Procesion del Nazareno y la
Virgen de los Dolores’ on Thursday 28th March at 22.30h. The parade
winds through the streets of the beautiful and quaint Mojacar Pueblo,
accompanied by the musical talents of the municipal band. It really is not to
be missed, the pueblo comes alive creating a magical atmosphere.
In Vera, Semana Santa is one of the most vibrant and liveliest times in
the town. Its history goes back to the Christian conquest, with brotherhoods
that date back to the Seventeenth Century. The brotherhoods still parade
through the town during the Holy Week. The ‘ayuntamiento’ (town hall) guide
depicts the exact routes and times, making sure you don’t miss a thing. The
comprehensive guide can be found on the town hall’s website.
Food is something that the Spanish take very seriously; steeped in
history the cuisine of Semana Santa is no exception. It is a time when
Catholics would abstain from meat, so you will find an abundance of fish and
seafood dishes on offer in local restaurants. When it comes to seafood, you
must visit Garrucha. Locally and nationally it is renowned for its ‘Garrucha
prawns’, this particular species of prawn exists in small numbers and can only
be found off the coastline here. They really are a delicacy not to be missed!
You can also enjoy other gastronomic delights such as ‘los bollos de
bacalao’ (cod buns) and ‘el potaje de bacalao’ (a wonderful stew of chickpeas,
spinach and cod), and for those of you with a sweet tooth you can sample
traditional desserts such as ‘arroz con leche’ (rice pudding), ‘torrijas’
(bread soaked in milk, sugar and cinnamon, which is then fried until golden)
and ‘pestiños’ (a deep fried sesame dough glazed with honey) traditional to
Andalucia and southern regions of Spain.
Wherever you are celebrating Semana Santa, we at Rubik Activos hope you have
a fantastic holiday period!
Useful links -
Turismo de Mojacar