Manilva Wine Museum opens its doors

The Manilva Wine Museum located in the CIVIMA Wine Centre in Manilva, will be open to the public every weekend from 11 am to 2 pm.

The Museum is being operated by the wine tourism company Nilva Enoturismo and there are two options for visitors.

  1. – Unguided visit (no need to book). Entry is 3 euros per person (Free for residents of Manilva).
  2. – Guided Tour by reservation. Visitors can include the winery and the Peñoncillo Vineyard in the tour. Visit includes wine tasting and snack. Call 609 290 370,or email: argi.2@telefonica.net for details and prices.

The Wine Centre also includes a theatre with seating for 240 persons for various events and a shop where visitors can purchase wine and other related products produced in Manilva.

Call 609 290 370, email: argi.2@telefonica.net or visit the Facebook page for more information.

CIVIMA Manilva Wine Centre and Museum

Trip to Jerez and Arcos

Manilva’s Foreign Residents Department is organising a day trip to the ‘Fronteras’, Jerez and Arcos, on Saturday 31 January.

Leaving from the Castle in Castillo de la Duquesa at 8.30 am the cost of 30 euros includes return coach travel, breakfast and lunch, along with guided tours in Arcos and Jerez.

For more information or to reserve your place call 952 893 548

Arcos de la Frontera

Night visit to the Alhambra Palace in Granada

Manilva’s Foreign Residents Department is organising a trip to Granada on April 18 and 19 which will include a night visit to the world famous Alahambra Palace.

The price of 80 euros includes one night bed and breakfast at a 3* hotel in the city centre and entrance to the Alhambra.

For more information or to reserve your place call 952 893 548 or visit the Foreign Residents office in the Castle.

Alhambra in Granada

Trip to Cazorla, Ubeda and Baeza

Manilva’s Foreign Residents Department is organising a trip to Cazorla, Ubeda and Baeza, in Andalucia’s Jaen province, from 20 to 22 February.

The trip costs 165 euros per person which includes two nights full board accommodation in a 4* hotel, return travel and guides.

For more information or to reserve your place call 952 893 548 or visit the Foreign Residents office in the Castle.

Cazorla

Three Kings parades

Three Kings Cavalcade

The finale to the Christmas festivities is Three Kings or Los Reyes Magos on the 6th of January.

Three Kings is traditionally when the Spanish give and receive their presents, although some have also started to give gifts on Christmas Eve/Day in line with the rest of Europe.

The highlight of this festival is the Cabalgata de Los Reyes, or the Three Kings Cavalcade, on the evening of the 5th January. This can only be described as a mobile riot and takes place in every city, town or village throughout Spain.

The cavalcade starts off at the Castle in Castillo at around 5.30 pm, before transferring to Sabinillas, and finally makes its way up to Manilva. Timings depend on the speed of the cavalcade, but expect the parade in Sabinillas anytime after about 6.30 and Manilva about 8.30 ish. It’s better to be there earlier rather than later as once they get moving they don’t hang about.

The cavalcade normally consists of three floats, each of which carries one of the ‘Kings’ and his entourage, there are also various performers, musicians, etc. As the procession wends its way through the streets the Kings and Co. hurl some two tonnes of sweets into the attendant crowd of children and adults, as you can imagine it’s everyone for themselves and you will see most of the children coming away with bags full of ‘caramelos’.

The routes are as follows: In Castillo – Avda. Europa, Baños Romanos, C/ Mero, C/ Pescadores, C/ San Jose and Avda. Europa.

In Sabinillas – Calles José Cadalso, C/ Duquesa de Arcos, C/ Duquesa de Arcos, C/ Aurora de Albornoz, C/ Miguel Delibes, C/ Pablo Picasso, C/ Marques de Larios, Avda. de Manilva.

Manilva – Calles Mar, C/ Iglesia, C/ Cuartel, C/ Cruces, C/ Jimena, returning to, C/ Mar.

One thing to remember is to watch out for the parking restrictions posted on the lamp posts on the procession route. You will be towed away if you ignore them.