Virgin Carmen Festival Alcanar
Virgin Carmen Festival Alcanar-Festivitat de Mare de Déu del Carme – 16th July
On a lovely summer’s night, you can enjoy a beautiful vision out at sea, during the Les Cases d’Alcanar Festival of Saint Carmen. Carme (in Catalan) or Carmen is the patron saint of sailors and fishermen, so of course any fishing town worth its salt (obviously sea salt!!) puts on a super celebration for her.
Boats are decorated, and they take an effigy of the Virgin Carmen out to sea, and what you can see is a beautiful sea procession. The first time I saw this, I was very impressed …and continue to be. There is also dancing and exhibitions in Les Cases d’Alcanar.
Find out a bit more about the tradition of this festival of the patron saint of sailors and fishermen Festival of Saint Carmen
If you are not familiar with Alcanar or Les Cases d’Alcanar, which is a lovely fishing village for relaxing holidays, which has very good food, then consider checking out our Alcanar Travel Guide
Also, worth a mention, is that both the town of Alcanar and the fishing village of Les Cases d’Alcanar have a good choice of quality restaurants, and we like a number of these. However I would like to mention one in particular, as we did have an exceptional experience there, and I have reviewed it, follow the link to find out more about this great restaurant in Alcanar – Please note that this restaurant has now moved to Peñiscola – which is worth the trip, as it’s a lovely spot also.
Les Cases d’Alcanar
Phone: 977 737 639
(Town Hall) Ajuntament d’Alcanar
Phone: 977 732 013