Virgen del Carmen 2016, Nerja

The Virgen del Carmen celebrations in Nerja always include an evening of sardines and entertainment in Plaza Fabrica de los Cangrejos. The little fishes, skewered on bamboo sticks, are slowly cooked over a huge charcoal fire.

The fire is set up in one of the petanca courts (for the want of a better word). After an eternity of queuing, the milling throng gets to sample this traditional fare. The entertainment this year was provided by Nuevo Compás.

Apparently, 240 kilos of sardines were consumed during the festivities.

Virgen del Carmen 2016, Nerja

Virgen del Carmen 2016, Nerja

Virgen del Carmen 2016, Nerja

Virgen del Carmen 2016, Nerja

Virgen del Carmen 2016, Nerja

Virgen del Carmen 2016, Nerja

Virgen del Carmen 2016, Nerja

Virgen del Carmen 2016, Nerja

Virgen del Carmen 2016, Nerja

Virgen del Carmen 2016, Nerja