Picture above is the entrance to La Mamola from the N340 LA MAMOLA - La Mamola is a small village in the real Spanish style. Village populations is about 900 people, there are 2 supermarkets, 2 Fishmongers, 4 bars and restaurants (8 over season time), Chemist, Post office, Bank, 2-3 small gift shops, bakery and a doctors surgery and a lot of very nice people in the Village. This is an agricultural area, with greenhouses and fields supplying vegetables and fruit for the supermarkets of Europe and sheep and goats grazing the hills. The best selling novels 'Driving over Lemons' and 'A Parrot in the Pepper Tree' by Chris Stewart are set only a few miles away. In addition to the drives through the local countryside and the other beaches of the Costa Tropical, the location is ideal for anyone looking for peace and quiet. Just an hour away you can enjoy skiing & snowboarding in the Sierra Nevada. You can also drive up through all the beautiful mountain villages of The Alpujuras.
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La Mamola, Polopos
The tower Cautor is part of the network of watchtowers built along the Granada coast in oldern times to monitor the possible arrival of ships, enemies or pirates. The Cautor tower of La Mamola, is one of the oldest in the coastal province as it was built in the mid-sixteenth century.
View From The Tower
Road to La Torre, La Mamola
Photograph of Stall holder at La Mamola Thursday Market
Photograph by Val Aldridge
La Mamola has Restaurants and bars including Beach Bars in the Summer. It also has 2 supermarkets, Bakers, Fish shop, paper shop, Tobaconnist, Chemist and various other shops. It has a Doctors surgery and post Office. The closest village South is Castillo de Baños and that has a large Fish Restaurant, Camping site with Restaurant, Patio Bar and Swimming pool and a well stocked small Coviran supermarket.
April 15th - Maundy Thursday - Jueves Santo
(Thursday celebrated in many regions
April 16th- Good Friday - Viernes Santo
Holy Week (Semana Santa) has its most elaborate and dramtic celebrations in Andalucia. You'll find memorable processions of floats and penitents at Sevilla, Malaga, Granada and Cordoba and to a lesser extent in smaller towns such as Jerez, Arcos, Baeza and Ubeda. All culminate with dramatic candlelight processions at dawn on Good Friday, with Easter Day itself more of a family occasion.
Religious Virgins are hugely popular in Andalucia; they are normally handcrafted from wood and porcelain and spend 99.9 per cent of the year in glass-covered alcoves at the local church. Most are dusted down and placed on flower-decked thrones at Easter-time when they are lovingly and solemnly borne through the streets.
Granada's Easter week celebrations have been given a national tourism award and last from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.
Last week of April (approximately 2 weeks after Easter) Week-long feria de Abril at Sevilla: the largest fair in Spain. A Small April fair - featuring bull runing - is held in Vejer.
THE VIRGIN OF JAEN. One of Andalusia’s most colourful pilgrimages is held in Andujar (Jaén) on the last weekend in April to honour the Virgen de la Cabeza, commemorating the appearance of the virgin to a local shepherd in the 13th century. Festivities last several days leading up to the pilgrimage on the last weekend in April.