Algarrobo Festival of San Sebastian 2024

algarrobo fiesta san sebastian 2024

San Sebastian Festival in Algarrobo in January

Here is what you can find out about the Festival de San Sebastian in Algarrobo:

  • A few words about Algarrobo and this fiesta
  • The dates of the Fiesta
  • The programme of the Fiesta
  • Where is Algarrobo?
  • What to do in Algarrobo?
  • Sleeping in Algarrobo
  • Some useful links
  • Other experiences around Algarrobo

A few words about Algarrobo and the fiesta

Algarrobo is an authentic white village in Axarquia, in the province of Malaga.

Algarrobo cementerio vista

If you want to know more about the village, you can find all the information on the link visit Algarrobo.

Saint Sebastian is the patron saint of Algarrobo. He was originally a Roman martyr from the 3rd century, born in Narbonne (256-258) and leader of a praetorian cohort in Rome. He helped the Christians and was given the title of defender of the Church by Pope Gaius. Throughout history, the cult of this holy martyr has been very popular.

Tradition has it that the villagers of Algarrobo ask San Sebastián for water, “so that there will be a good harvest”, and for anchovies, as the town has an agricultural and fishing tradition.

Dates of the Fiesta de San Sebastian

The Fiesta de San Sebastian will be held on 20 January 2024.

The programme

During this day, we will be able to attend :

  • the procession of the village’s patron saint, San Sebastian, at the end of the day
  • listen to and watch a verdiales show
  • taste migas accompanied by a vino del terreno (parque de la escalerilla)
  • a musical show

The full programme for previous days:

algarrobo san sebastian festividad 2024

Where is Algarrobo?

What to do in Algarrobo?

In the surroundings of the village, it is possible to find very nice activities:

  • horse riding, on the beach or in the mountains
  • diving in Nerja and Torrox
  • guided tours (villages of Axarquia, Cordoba, Alhambra,…)
  • Nerja cave entrance
  • via ferrata (Caminito del Rey,…)
  • hiking (El Saltillo with the hanging bridge,…)
  • canyoning (in the rio Verde,…)
  • astrotourism
  • snorkeling in Torrox and Nerja

Use the following link to access all the activities to do. during your holidays. This link provides you with all the details of each activity.

Book accommodation

Below, you will find live rentals or accommodation available in Algarrobo and the surrounding area

Some useful links (car hire, other ideas for visits)

Other experiences to do around Algarrobo

Easy and economical bookings

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