Virgen del Carmen in Marbella

Virgen del Carmen 2017

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Virgen del Carmen 2016

Virgen del Carmen is a festival celebrated every year in Marbella on 16 July.

The Virgen is the patron saint of fishermen and her statue is carried through the streets from the chapel in Marbella’s old town where it is stored to the Puerto de la Bajadilla (Marbella’s fishing port) accompanied by a band and local dignitaries. Crowds of people gather, cheer and throw white carnations at the procession.

When she arrives at the fishing port, the fishing boats are blessed. The throne is then transferred to a boat which makes its way by sea to Puerto Banús accompanied by local fishermen, pleasure boats and jet skis. It then returns to the Puerto Deportivo in Marbella.

During the journey, flowers are thrown into the sea as an offering to all the fishermen who have lost their lives at sea and a blessing is given. On its arrival in Marbella’s Puerto Deportivo, it is carried through the streets of Marbella on its way back to the chapel in the old town.

This procession always draws large crowds and this year was no exception. People lined the streets and the ports to cheer the procession. The Virgen del Carmen was as usual followed on both land and sea.

As usual MarbellaAzul.com was there to bring you images of this important event.

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Virgen del Carmen 2015

Virgen del Carmen is celebrated every year in Marbella on 16 July. She is the patron saint of fishermen and her statue is carried through the streets from the chapel where she is stored to the Puerto de la Bajadilla (Marbella’s fishing port), accompanied by a band and a number of local dignatories. Crowds gather, cheer and throw white carnations.

On arrival at the fishing port, the fishing boats are blessed . The throne is then transferred to a boat and she makes her way by sea to Puerto Banús accompanied by local fishermen, numerous pleasure boats and jet skis. On the return journey, the flowers are thrown into the sea as an offering to those who lost their lives at sea and a blessing is given. The procession then returns to the Puerto Deportivo (Marina) in Marbella and makes its way through the streets of Marbella back to her chapel.

The procession always draws large crowds. People line the streets, the ports, She is followed on land and on sea. You will see numerous boats of all sizes with as many people as possible on board to view this specticle and join in the procession. T

The Marina is always packed with people for the return journey on the front line and on the terraces above.

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