As every year, it is time to celebrate the festivity that traditionally starts the summer in Torremolinos. The night of San Juan is as special as it is magical, although the whole municipality is celebrating when this night so linked to the sea and our coastal traditions arrives, the neighbourhoods where this festivity is most felt are La Carihuela, Montemar Alto and Cantarranas.
The night of 23rd to 24th June in Torremolinos has the smell of smoke, the sound of laughter and the colour of excitement. Students finish classes, the nights get longer and the good times are more after this festivity that opens the doors to summer, the sun and the beach.
Whether you want to welcome the summer enjoying the traditional bath at 12 midnight, or surrounded by the bonfires where you say goodbye to the bad memories of the year by writing them on a piece of paper and throwing it into the bonfire. In La Carihuela, friends and families gather around the bonfires and barbecues, which can also be found on all the beaches of Torremolinos.
In this area the Hermandad de la Virgen del Carmen, the brotherhood that honours the patron saint of sailors, takes centre stage. We recommend that you don’t miss the moraga held by the Brotherhood of the Virgen del Carmen in Torremolinos, which is usually located on the Playa del Remo beach, with a great live music concert by various groups such as, this year, Mr. Propper and Capitán Vinilo. There is also a bar service with tapas, espetos, drinks and a great atmosphere.
The concert gives way to the burning of the júas and, if you have never been to a júas burning, this consists of the burning of a doll that usually has a notorious symbolism, making a satire to some moment of the present. The burning of the júas starts at midnight and continues with shows until the early hours of the morning.
The celebration of the fiestas of San Juan in Torremolinos does not stop at La Carihuela. In Montemar Alto the San Juan fair is also celebrated in style, on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of June and the main protagonists are, above all, the children. The venue is the Pista Deportiva C/ Decano Jacinto de Mesa, starting at 9 pm until 3 am.
On 24 June, at 6 p.m., the Procession of San Juan begins through the streets of Montemar Alto, the itinerary being as follows:
Convent of the Barefoot Carmelite Sisters, Avenida del Carmelo, Calle Loma de los Riscos, Calle Periodista Sánchez Romero, Calle Periodista Juan Rejano, Calle Periodista Felipe Sánchez, Calle Jamaica, Calle Periodista Sánchez Romero, Calle Loma de los Riscos, Calle Decano Jacinto de Mesa.
And San Juan in Montemar Alto is celebrated in style with a large fair with an amusement park, next to the Marcha Verde, where the youngest members of the family have a great time. Montemar Alto is a good option to celebrate San Juan with family or friends, as music, gastronomy and fun is something for everyone and not just for the little ones.
This neighbourhood of Torremolinos celebrates the burning of the júas on the night of Friday 23rd June and the Feria de San Juan on Saturday 24th, from 9 pm to 3 am in the morning in C/ Madame Bovary, at number 6.
On the magical night of the 23rd there is the traditional burning of the júas at midnight and at the fair, on the 24th, you can enjoy musical performances and a bar service with drinks and food.