Comares Festival San Hilario de Poitiers in Comares 2023
Comares is organising the Festival of San Hilario de Poitiers on Saturday 14 January 2023.
Here is what you can find out about the festival of San Hilario de Poitiers in Comares :
- A few words about Comares and San Hilario
- The dates of the Fiesta
- The programme of the Fiesta
- Where is Comares?
- What to do in Comares?
- Accomodation in Comares
- some useful links
- Ideas for experiences to discover
A few words about Comares and San Hilario
Comares is a wonderful white village in Axarquia, in the province of Malaga.
To find out more, you can find all the information on the link visit Comares.
Saint Hilaire de Poitiers is the patron saint of the village. He can be seen in the church Ntra Sra de la Encarnacion.
Saint Hilaire was a French bishop who died on 13th January 367 and is known for defending Christianity against Arianism.
This bishop has become the patron saint since a historic date. On 13 January 1142, the anniversary of the death of Saint Hilaire, the Mozarabs of the village took up arms against the Muslim rulers of Comares, invoking the protection of Saint Hilaire.
Dates of the Fiesta
Festivities of San Hilario de Poitiers are celebrated every 13th of January (or the Saturday following this date).
The programme of the Fiesta
During this day, several festivities take place: – Concert of panda de verdiales de Comares – Mass in honour of San Hilario – Procession through the village – Popular festival in the “Balcon de la Axarquia” square – A popular paella is offered accompanied by “vino del terreno” to continue the party until late in the evening
This is an opportunity to experience the traditional, popular and typical festivities of Axarquía.
Where is Comares?
Book accommodation in Comares
Enter the desired dates to see the availability in the village.
What to do in Comares?
- horse riding, on the beach or in the mountains
- diving in Nerja and Torrox
- guided tours (villages of Axarquia, Cordoba, Alhambra,…)
- via ferrata (Caminito del Rey,…)
- hiking (rio Chillar, El Saltillo with the hanging bridge,…)
- canyoning (in the rio Verde,…)
- visit of caves
Use the following link to access all the activities to do in Comares. This link provides you with all the details of each activity.
Some useful links
Here is the platform that lists all the main car rental agencies in Andalusia or more specifically at Malaga airport : book a rental car.
Discover the other ferias and fiestas this month in the area.
Find out all about the most spectacular fair of the year in the province of Málaga: Malaga Fair
And finally, here are some other experiences to do around Comares
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